I know people in clinical and counseling psychology take post-docs in non-university settings. I was wondering if it were common for individuals in other fields to take post-doctoral positions in non-university settings, such as a research institute that is not university-affiliated.
Date: 24 Apr 2013 00:24
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I have known a few people who have done this. If the research institute allows you to continue to publish in your area of research and most of what you will be doing is writing grants/conducting research, it can be beneficial. It can allow you to boost your publication record nicely and often even gain valuable grant-writing experience.
I am developmental person and I have a post doc at a hospital. Many of their post docs are clinical but everyone I know has gotten a research position after, either at another hospital or university. It is beneficial that I am not a clinical person because I do not have to see any patients so I can spend all of my time publishing.