Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies
National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
National Academies Press, Oct 8, 2000 - Education - 212 pages
The concept of postdoctoral training came to science and engineering about a century ago. Since the 1960s, the performance of research in the United States has increasingly relied on these recent PhDs who work on a full-time, but on a temporary basis, to gain additional research experience in preparation for a professional research career.