1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Industry, Academia, or National Lab Post-Doc

  1. Feb 3, 2007 #1

    I am wondering if anybody has any advice on which direction is better for somebody who hopes to work as a tenured university professor. I am a PhD candidate in Material Science. My work is 70% experimental (ion implantation, SEM,Auger, and XPS) and 30% computational (ab-initio, and MD modeling). What do universities prefer? Thanks.

    Best Regards

  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 3, 2007 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    A postdoc is a postdoc. Grab 'em while you can no matter where.

    The only difference being that, on average, the postdoc appointment at National Labs tends to have higher pay than universities.

Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook