Superpostdocs reach for the stars

Cell. 2007 Mar 23;128(6):1023-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.03.005.


In the US and now also in Europe, a growing number of special fellowship programs, sometimes called "superpostdocs," offer newly minted PhDs instant independence and enable them to undertake pioneering research. Job prospects for fellows are rosy, but such early independence is not for everyone.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / economics*
  • Career Choice
  • Career Mobility*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Europe
  • Fellowships and Scholarships*
  • Humans
  • Research Personnel / economics*
  • Research Support as Topic
  • United States