Postdoc and research papers


I've been having a discussion with a couple of friends about how many papers you think you need to get to get a postdoc (in science) assuming you were moving to another institution (or not getting position from someone you know eg you supervisor etc)

Obviously I know there is no set amount, I just wondered what people thought


dont really know, but I'd think where you've got stuff published could be as important as how many. Get one first author paper in Nature out of your PhD and I dont suppose you'd have many probs getting a post.


I ve also been told by both my supervisors that it is more important WHERE you publish that how much.