>Since I'm new here...

Mar 21 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

>I know that it is 2010, and there is really no excuse. But I just started looking at blogs a few days ago. Imagine my surprise when I discovered all the useful and interesting information floating about! Anywho, I clearly missed out on a lot of great conversations. SO, just to put it out there this is where I come down on a topic that I have stumbled across on several different blogs: I LOVE my postdoc. I am sad that it is ending, even as I am super-excited to be starting up my own lab. I am sure that there are a lot of unfortunate postdocs out there. But mine was fantastic. I got a chance to learn a lot from some really smart people in a great place. I got to learn to be independent and do science, but without having to deal with all (or at least most) of the stupid politics and red tape. Grad school, on the other hand, wasn't such a utopia. I'm sure I'll get back to that later. My postdoc gave me a safe place to do some really fun science, and my advisor always treated me with respect as a colleague and was concerned with making my career successful. As I move to the other side of the desk, I am determined to act in the same manner. I am sure this will be more difficult as a newbie than for the tenured superstar I work for now.

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