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Old   August 28, 2009, 03:36
Default How to know if a post-doc position if suitable?
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Hi,

I've just passed my oral defense for my phd n I'm looking around for a post-doc position. I saw a job advertisement in the job section of this forum which is closely related to my area of research and interest.

I did a search and found that the university ranking is between 800 to 1000. However I was told before that it's actually the publication of the Prof in your lab that's more important.

He's a young assistant prof and has worked under someone quite well-known in the field after graduation from UCLA. In recent years (2005-2008), he has 5 conference papers and 7 journal papers.

So based on these criteria, how should I decide? What other factors should I consider? I wonder how much experience I can gain and whether it will value add?

Thanks alot!
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It depends on what you plan to do in future. If you are interested in academics, the name of the university matters a lot. If you are more focussed towards industry, look for real time projects over fundamental research.
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Old   August 31, 2009, 23:59
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Thanks harishg! In the future, I 'm either going into academics or working as a research fellow in a lab. So maybe that's not too good a place to try ...
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