Have you seen anyone who got a postdoc job without a first-authored paper?

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08-Feb-20, 02:36
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Congrats. How far are you from completing your PhD? I have been thinking about when the best time to start applying for postdocs will be (also in science). I probably wouldn't be able to start a position until next Jan.
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08-Feb-20, 09:29
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If it is any comfort to you I just accepted a postdoc at a very good uni without publishing. The panel said they chose me over other candidates who all had had postdoc jobs already because they liked me and that I fitted in well with their team. It wasn't an easy process but I got there. My 3 main tips for this are: 1. ace the presentation of your thesis work, 2. emphasis you want to learn and 3. read up on all things related to the project. Also they love the question: where do postdocs in your department go on to do? If you can get any experience teaching project students or demonstrating they loved that.


Congrats! This is really encouraging!
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09-Feb-20, 12:31
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Congrats. How far are you from completing your PhD? I have been thinking about when the best time to start applying for postdocs will be (also in science). I probably wouldn't be able to start a position until next Jan.


Thanks :)

I just having my corrections post viva to complete. I started applying in September when I handed in. I applied for 14 postdocs got 5 interviews but my PhD was in something super niche. If you are thinking to start in January start applying around about Sep/Oct.
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09-Feb-20, 12:32
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Quote From sciencegirl3456:


If it is any comfort to you I just accepted a postdoc at a very good uni without publishing. The panel said they chose me over other candidates who all had had postdoc jobs already because they liked me and that I fitted in well with their team. It wasn't an easy process but I got there. My 3 main tips for this are: 1. ace the presentation of your thesis work, 2. emphasis you want to learn and 3. read up on all things related to the project. Also they love the question: where do postdocs in your department go on to do? If you can get any experience teaching project students or demonstrating they loved that.


Congrats! This is really encouraging!


Thank you!

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