John Bohannon announces for ScienceCareers that not only does the Whitehead Institute rank as one of the best places to be a postdoc, they might also make you feel better about yourself by taking glamour shots and promoting you on their website! The website is definitely worthchecking out! Makes me a little jealous… but good for them!
Postdocs rarely get much love. Considering that they’ve survived the ring of fire of the Ph.D. and still decided to continue with academic research, you might think they’d be more valued by society and their academic employers. And it’s not just the shortage of tenure-track jobs that causes postdocs to be taken for granted: Postdocs are often underpaid, and the work they do can be thankless and grueling.