The postdoc stage

Freshly anointed as a doctor, you emerged from the thesis defense and writing, hoping for a smooth post-doctorate life. But research after the PhD is often very far from a stable and serene environment in which to develop projects. The contracts are un-tenured, sometimes only part-time, the competition for funds picks up, as do the job applications. Combine all this with the requirement to do a postdoc stay abroad, with maybe a family or a partner researcher, and you have the perfect storm. And each time you suceed and get another grant, another postdoc, it becomes harder and harder to consider alternatives.

To help you address all these human and scientific challenges, the following pages contain tips, links, and information on what is available to you as a postdoc at UNIL.

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