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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ

I have been working at Princeton University full-time (More than a year)

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Pros

Besides cutting edge research there are a lot of out-of-field opportunities.

Cons

Small town, as a postdoc you get a modest salary - not compared to other universities, but compared to other industries.

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    I worked at Princeton University as an intern

    Pros

    Generous stipends are available for undergraduate summer research if you get Princeton funding. If you have the right professor, you can learn a lot in the two to three months you're here

    Cons

    Princeton's not the best location for young people - there's not a lot going on. If you're a student here during the year, you'll find that working here over the summer, campus feels empty and boring.


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    postdoc at princeton

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place. academically very rigorous research agenda. good crowd. young and smart people. princeton is a good place to live and hang out. great campus, if you aren't satisfied with that stuff in your grad school.

    Cons

    this place can lack behind in the recent trends. also the profs are great in their field, but the system isn't designed to look after the foot soldiers (postdocs). often the postdocs will end up giving 3-4 prime years of their lives and might not lend a good opportunity afterwards. university and profs don't care much about that. if you are unsure about your post postdoc plans, you might want to think thoroughly before you want to put too much energy in your princeton postdoc. outside world values it, but its no business class ticket to a fulfilling career.

    Advice to Management

    better look after your postdocs. they are the ones who get things done afterall. all those fancy science and nature papers you get are the blood and sweat of postdocs. also for non-us postdocs do at least green cards, so they at least have lesser headache when out in the job market.


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