Definition of postdoc in English:

postdoc

noun

informal
  • 1A person engaged in postdoctoral research.

    ‘a young postdoc’
    • ‘I don't treat the undergrads any different than I treat my grad students and postdocs.’
    • ‘Almost anyone who grinds through grad school and postdocs to get a faculty job as a scientist could be making more money for less work doing something else.’
    • ‘He joined nearly 40 other psychologists, advanced graduate students and postdocs for a crash course on ways psychologists can use fMRI to design informative experiments.’
    • ‘And the institute is offering a weeklong summer program for graduate students or postdocs who want to make this area a focus of their research.’
    • ‘Unlike graduate students, postdocs have the sophistication to be highly productive in the laboratory or in a research group of senior scientists.’
    • ‘Remarkably, 43 percent of first authors of research articles in Science were postdocs, according to a 1999 study.’
    • ‘I would also suggest that you reflect on contacts you've made during your two postdocs as well as your undergrad/grad studies.’
    • ‘After surviving graduate school and three postdocs, she ended up in Berkeley.’
    • ‘The book will be most suitable for research students, postdocs and academics.’
    • ‘Students, postdocs, and colleagues were inevitably the beneficiaries of lessons in geography and foreign cultures as an added bonus of his trips abroad.’
    • ‘Also, students and postdocs have noted that outreach work re-energizes them and rekindles their excitement in bench science.’
    • ‘I have known and admired him since the early 1970's when we were postdocs together at Cambridge University.’
    • ‘His experience in South Africa, he says, ‘made me realize how hard I have to work to get students and grad students and postdocs involved.’’
    • ‘Campus career services are usually geared exclusively toward undergraduates, occasionally graduate students and only rarely postdocs.’
    • ‘Graduate students, postdocs and new and established faculty are invited to apply.’
    • ‘Science Fictions should be required reading for postdocs and graduate students in biomedical research labs.’
    • ‘Other graduate students and postdocs joined me there.’
    • ‘She was free to work on any problem she wished - a policy that Emerson encouraged among his graduate students and postdocs.’
    • ‘In a small department without graduate students or postdocs, that extra dimension adds perspective.’
    • ‘In his laboratory, over the years he hosted a large number of young American postdocs, out of a wish to give back something of what America had given to him.’
    1. 1.1[mass noun]Postdoctoral research.
      • ‘The new postdoc training program aims to increase education research.’
      • ‘I am on the job market after another postdoc, and the job openings that would justify educating more scientists just aren't there.’
      • ‘Students can look to the magazine for everything from overviews of emerging trends in psychology practice, research and education to advice on finding an internship or postdoc.’
      • ‘Internship and postdoc sites will now inform students whether they'll be interviewed’
      • ‘Science training is notorious for stretching out the doctoral / postdoc process, in part because the researchers heading labs benefit from having all that cheap, talented help.’
      • ‘Using the rate of postdoc employment to infer general trends may or may not work in general.’
      • ‘There followed a decade of short-term, low-ranking jobs in out-of-the-way places, like the succession of postdoc appointments so many graduates face today.’
      • ‘Three years postdoc Harvard Society of Fellows; PhD in economics from M.I.T.; BA, summa cum laude, in economics from Harvard University.’
      • ‘Other factors contribute to lengthening postdoc training.’
      • ‘This is a great source for internships, postdoc opportunities, and research positions to enhance career potential.’
      • ‘Up to then, PhD funding and postdoc research grants had fallen at her feet, thanks to the success of her departmental head.’
      • ‘Or is that what they're doing for the last 6 years of postdoc - making themselves ridiculously qualified for positions nobody could possibly be qualified for?’
      • ‘There is little chance that these postdoc jobs will be in the same country never mind the same area you live in which means you up sticks and move every two years or you loose out.’
      • ‘They want to complain that there's not enough innovation in science, but they're looking for the wrong thing if all they're hiring are people who did 8 or 9 years of postdoc.’

Pronunciation:

postdoc

/pəʊs(t)ˈdɒk/