A Guide for Graduate Students Interested in Postdoctoral Positions in Biology Education Research Journal Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • Postdoctoral positions in biology education research (BER) are becoming increasingly common as the field grows. However, many life science graduate students are unaware of these positions or do not understand what these positions entail or the careers with which they align. In this essay, we use a backward-design approach to inform life science graduate students of postdoctoral opportunities in BER. Beginning with the end in mind, we first discuss the types of careers to which BER postdoctoral positions lead. We then discuss the different types of BER postdoctoral positions, drawing on our own experiences and those of faculty mentors. Finally, we discuss activities in which life science graduate students can engage that will help them gauge whether BER aligns with their research interests and develop skills to be competitive for BER postdoctoral positions.

publication date

  • December 1, 2016

Full Author List

  • Aikens ML; Corwin LA; Andrews TC; Couch BA; Eddy SL; McDonnell L; Trujillo G

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Additional Document Info

start page

  • es10

end page

  • es10

volume

  • 15

issue

  • 4