A Voice for Postdocs:
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26 Sep 2008 – A Voice for Postdocs: The National Postdoctoral Association. Crystal R Icenhour, PhD. Chair, Board of Directors. University of Virginia ...

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The National Postdoctoral Association
Crystal R Icenhour, PhD Chair, Board of Directors
University of Virginia September 26, 2008
Overview
NPA Background
Recent Postdoc History
Focus on Mentoring
National Postdoctoral Association
www.nationalpostdoc.org
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Activities in four main areas:
• Resources • Outreach • Meetings
National Postdoctoral Association
Empowering Postdocs ~ Enhancing Research
NPA Background
www.nationalpostdoc.org
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NPA Resources
• Postdoc Data Collection • Database of Institutional Policies • International Postdoc Survival Guide • Diversity Clearinghouse
• Work with GREAT Group to develop Compact on Postdoc Training • Core Competencies for Postdocs • PDA/PDO resources
National Postdoctoral Association
www.nationalpostdoc.org
NPA Outreach & Meetings
• NPA Job Board • Website • Newsletter & E-mail Alerts • Speaker’s Bureau Research • Co-sponsorship of a legal seminar series for nternatona post ocs • The NPA has represented postdocs at more than 200 national and rioenal meetins since 2003 • 7th Annual Meeting in Houston, April 2009
National Postdoctoral Association
www.nationalpostdoc.org
Postdoc Defined
• Postdoc • Temporary mentored research/training • Pursue career path of choice • Ideal Postdoc Appointment • Skill development Î  career independence • Senior supervisor promoting development • Individual Development Plan • Primary focus on research • Publication of research • Adequate compensation/benefits National Postdoctoral Association
www.nationalpostdoc.org
Postdoc Statistics - people • >50,000 postdocs in US • 42% women -• 60% postdocs international • -, • 69% married/partnered • avec ren National Postdoctoral Association www.nationalpostdoc.org
Postdoc Statistics - dollars • 70% funded by US government , . • $36,000 for Internationals • 92% have access to health insurance • 25% have access to child care benefits National Postdoctoral Association www.nationalpostdoc.org
Postdoc Statistics – outcomes
• 3.8 years per postdoc  • 24% don’t consider advisors to be mentors
• 40% seek career development • 53% engaged in grant writing
National Postdoctoral Association
www.nationalpostdoc.org
Tenure Track Facts
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• 60% seek tenure-track academic positions positions • PhD Scientists in Tenure Track • -• 1973 – 57% • 1991 – 45% • 2001 – 38% • Most postdocs end up in ‘alternative’ careers
National Postdoctoral Association
www.nationalpostdoc.org