"If you want to pursue a postdoc, your best bet from the compensation angle is to look for a private institution with a postdoc office or association."
"The message that we need to do something to standardize these practices comes through very clearly!"
"In all three cases, UAB, the CCR, and LANL, it was the administration that, faced with recruitment and retention issues, took the initiative to establish programs for postdocs."
A look at successful organizations suggests that encouraging postdoc involvement is critical. Orkin put it bluntly: "There is only so much that can be brought about by trickle down from the top."
Reform efforts will have to be collaborative. While the postdocs themselves must play a role, the major responsibility for change lies with those who have the most power." --COSEPUP report (2000)
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