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Episode Info: http://traffic.libsyn.com/phdinprogress/PhD_021.mp3Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on Stitcher This week we talk to Aleksandra Badura, a neuroscience post-doctoral researcher at Princeton University about the post-doc life and differences between the US and European PhD programs. (This episode was recorded a LONG time ago. We have all since defended and will catch up on the Coming to the US from Europe to be a post-doctoral researcher The “importance” of brand when accepting positions Choosing a post-doc laboratory Parallels between business world and academia Job security Applying for fellowships is vital for success in research fields Differences between European counties and US in PhD training Fewer courses in PhD program in Europe Masters degree (~2 years) is mandatory before pursuing a PhD Fewer European programs have a rotation system Work/life balance Considering starting a family There is no magic end point to your career Do you have more questions about being a post-doc? Get in touch with us by emailing feedback@phdinprogress.com or leaving a comment on phdinprogress.com/21 If you’d like to help out the show, the best way to do so is to leave an honest rating and review in the iTunes store. You can find the link in the show notes or just tap our logo to find the link. Each rating and review helps boost our visibility, so thank you! You can also help contribute to the costs of producing and distributing the show by backing us at Patreon.com/phdpodcast , where even 1 dollar a month supports the show. Also, let us know you’re listening! Say hi on Twitter. We’re @PhDPodcast. Finally, all this information and more can be found at PhD in Progress.com [Episode Card Image adapted from Flickr User Moyan Brenn's Image]Read more »

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