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postdoc breakfast

Three Cheers for Postdocs!

Today marks the first annual “National Postdoc Appreciation Day” to celebrate the significant contribution that postdocs make to the U.S. scientific endeavor. What’s a “postdoc?” Few non-scientists are aware of this brief phase in many scientists’ careers, after they have already spent five to six years earning a Ph.D. It’s often an intense period of research, so it’s rare to find so many postdocs gathered in one place, as they are above for an annual postdoc breakfast at WHOI. Read more about postdocs on Oceanus, or about postdoctoral programs at WHOI. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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