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Saturday, April 14, 2007


Best Places to Work 2007: PostDocs-North America

The Scientist, the magazine of the life sciences, recently released its 5th annual survey result of Best Places to Work for Postdocs. The survey covered 11 categories in which respondents judged their respective institutions. Categories included the quality of mentoring, the level of communication, and opportunities for networking and career development. The most important factor cited was the quality of training and career preparation offered by an institution.

The Top 15 Institutions in North America:

1. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
2. The J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco
3. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park
4. Genentech, South San Francisco
The University of Iowa, Iowa City
6. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver
7. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park
8. Emory University, Atlanta
9. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca
10. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
11. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla
12. University of British Columbia, Vancouver
13. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda
14. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
15. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Source: The Scientist

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