Leveraging Industry’s Perception of Postdocs to your Competitive Advantage


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I recently came across two enlightening studies from CIHE and Vitae that highlight Industry's perceptions of postdocs as potential employees;  the conclusions are both dire and exciting. The consistent theme in these reports is that, although industries that actively recruit postdocs universally recognize their scientific problem solving and data analysis skills, they have significantly less confidence in leadership, communication skills and adaptability to non-academic environments and practices.