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"Yery inspiring environment"

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
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I have been working at Princeton University full-time (More than a year)

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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    "postdoc at princeton"

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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 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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    "NSF postdoctoral life in the Dept of Astrophysical sciences"

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    Current Employee - NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A reasonably friendly and open department. A good postdoc life, yet as this group of folks changes at a fairly high rate, it's hard to know who your peers will be until you arrive. That said, they are bound to be sharp!

    Cons

    It's hard to imagine a scientific department at an Ivy League without big egos walking around the halls.

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