Post Doc - how to pick

jcoleman at jcoleman at
Thu Jan 25 16:49:56 EST 1996

On this issue of how to get the right Postdoc....when is it appropriate to
start writing to lab heads and seeing if they might have a position or be
looking for someone? How would you like to see this letter phrased? When
you go to visit their labs, how specifically should you know what you want to
do? Should you have a rough "proposal" of what you would like to do in their
lab or is more for them to tell you what project they'd like to see you on?

Also has any one here done a Postdoc and spent that time away from your
partner? Like bicoastal? or intercountry relationships? Is this really


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