By Caleph B. Wilson
Now that we have moved on from the structured world of the PhD candidate, taking the lessons learned with us is imperative for future success in the scientific enterprise within and outside of academia. Along the way, technical skills were gained, papers were published, and we somehow convinced our thesis advisors and at least two other people to write solid letters of recommendation.
For all of that have successfully obtained our PhDs, there is one thing that we can agree on, IT WAS AN EXERCISE IN SELF-‐MOTIVATION! We should begin to consistently view our postdoctoral experiences not just in terms of technical training but the development of your overall marketability…
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