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Postdoc Snapshot 2017

This report provides a July 1, 2017 snapshot of information related to University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry postdoctoral appointees.

A Postdoctoral Appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship. It is a transitional position and is viewed as preparatory for an academic and/or research career. The appointee is not part of a clinical training program. The appointee was recently awarded the PhD or equivalent doctorate, works under the supervision of a faculty member and has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

Appointment Information

There are a total of 147 postdoctoral appointees in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Titles and Job Codes

  • 101 (69%) hold primary appointments as Postdoctoral Associates (job code 0093). Postdoctoral Associates are typically funded by research grants or institutional funds.
  • 27 (18%) hold primary appointments as Visiting Postdoctoral Fellows (job code 0094). Visiting Postdoctoral Fellows are typically funded by organizations other than the U of R.
  • 19 (13%) hold primary appointments as Postdoctoral Fellows (job code 0095). Postdoctoral Fellows are typically funded by training grants or individual postdoctoral fellowships.
  • 6 (4%) hold dual postdoctoral appointments.

Departments and Advisors

There are postdocs appointed in more than 35 basic science and clinical departments and divisions throughout the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

The five departments/divisions/centers with the largest number of postdocs are Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, Environmental Medicine, Biochemistry and Biophysics, and the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology.

96 School of Medicine and Dentistry faculty members advise at least one postdoc.

Fellowship Support

7 Postdocs are funded by individual postdoctoral fellowships: American Heart Association (2) and National Institutes of Health (5).

Demographics

Age

The average age of School of Medicine and Dentistry postdocs is 32.

  • The average age for Postdoctoral Associates is 33.
  • The average age for Visiting Postdoctoral Fellows is 31.
  • The average age for Postdoctoral Fellows is 34.

Citizenship

  • 89 (61%) postdocs are foreign nationals.
  • 55 (37%) postdocs are US citizens.
  • 3 (2%) postdocs are US permanent residents.

Foreign nationals represent 19 countries throughout the world including: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China (incl. Hong Kong) (50), France (2), India (14), Iran (3), Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Namibia, South Korea (4), Spain (2), Sri Lanka, Taiwan (2), Thailand, United Kingdom.

Foreign nationals hold the following visa types:

  • J-1/J-2: 71 (80%)
  • F-1 OPT: 13 (15%)
  • H1-B: 5 (6%)

Gender

  • 62 (42%) postdocs are female.
  • 85 (58%) postdocs are male.

Race and Ethnicity (US citizens and permanent residents only)

4 (3%) are from racial and/or ethnic groups underrepresented in science (Hispanic or Latino/a, African American or Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)

Education Information

Doctoral Degrees Held

Title

PhD

MD

MBBS

Other

Multiple

Postdoctoral Associate

94

2

1

1

3

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

2

20

2

1

2

Postdoctoral Fellow

18

-

-

1

-

Totals

114

22

3

3

5

 

Countries in Which Doctoral Degrees were Earned

Doctoral degrees were earned in 16 countries throughout the world including: Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, China (incl. Hong Kong), Czech Republic, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States.

Doctoral degrees were earned in more than 100 institutions throughout the world.

Discipline/Degree Field

Postdocs received their degrees in the following disciplines:

  • Anatomy (2)
  • Anthropotomy and Histoembryology (1)
  • Biochemistry (8)
  • Biological Sciences (6)
  • Biomechanics (1)
  • Biomedical Engineering (3)
  • Biomedical Sciences (5)
  • Biometrics and Biostatistics (1)
  • Biotechnology (2)
  • Cancer Research/Oncology (1)
  • Cell Biology (3)
  • Chemistry (1)
  • Clinical Psychology (1)
  • Developmental Biology/Embryology (3)
  • Developmental Psychology (1)
  • Electrical and/or Computer Engineering (3)
  • Environmental and Resource Economics (1)
  • Environmental Health (1)
  • Genetics (4)
  • Immunology (10)
  • Kinesiology (1)
  • Medicine/Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1)
  • Medicine, Clinical (MD) (31)
  • Microbiology (9)
  • Molecular Biology (7)
  • Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (1)
  • Neuroscience (10)
  • Nursing/Health practice Research (1)
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Molecular Reproductive Science (1)
  • Pathology (6)
  • Pharmacology/Drug Discovery (2)
  • Physiology (5)
  • Plant Biology (1)
  • Psychology/Psychiatry (5)
  • Public Health (1)
  • Social Work (2)
  • Statistics (1)
  • Surgery (1)
  • Systems/Computational Biology (1)
  • Toxicology (4)
  • Veterinary Medicine (3)
  • Virology (1)