To do or not to do the industrial postdoc. That's a question faced by many young scientists when they complete their Ph.D.s. Is doing an industrial postdoc a good career move, or will it hurt your chances for a job in industry. As each of the writers in this feature will tell you--there are both pros and cons to doing an industrial postdoc.
Choosing an Industrial Postdoc to Finally Get a Life . Janie Dubois explains that doing an industial postdoc has many benefits beyond the training experience ( also available in French).
The Pros and Cons of Doing an Industrial Postdoc . Rick Fields writes about the reality of life as an industrial postdoc in corporate America.
Similarities and Differences Between Industrial and Academic Positions . Omar Ouraishi explores the cultural differences between doing a postdoc in academia versus doing a postdoc in industry.
The Wave of the Present . Guy Levesque thinks doing an industrial postdoc is becoming a trend.