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My last day as postdoc

My last day as postdoc

Today I finished the last day officially being a postdoc. I cried partially because it felt like a breakup. It took 6 years and change of three continents to gain enough clarity that, working as an academic professor is not where I want to be personally and professionally. Have I just failed?

Biological age or academic age

Biological age or academic age?

The major research institutions have decided to base their judgement with regard to excellence in research on the academic age (i.e. the years of active research) and not on the biological age (i.e. the years of one’s life). This is meant to even out twists and turns in the CV, such as parental leave. This is an important change of rules.

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How to become a professor – what hiring committees are looking for

How to become a professor – what hiring committees are looking for Published: January 20, 2021   Dreaming of becoming a professor one day? Then it might be worthwhile to know what universities are looking for and plan your career strategically. We spoke to scientists who regularly attend hiring committees to find out what the …

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