Articles: Postdocs

Postdoctoral fellows trade long hours and hard work for mentoring and career momentum

If The Wistar Institute was an independent company, it would dwarf many of the biotech start-ups in the area, with one notable difference: junior researchers like Wistar’s postdoctoral fellows — or postdocs, as they’re more commonly called — don’t bring home stock options or high salaries. Instead, they get paid in a different coin of the realm — the chance to build their own research programs while working alongside world-renowned senior scientists.