We were chatting about a number of people
we met in Salt Lake City this week when we
volunteered to help them with their resumes
and with interviewing. Most people who go
on to further their training with one or more
post-doctoral fellowships expect that this should
increase their starting salary when they land that
first job. How much should post doctoral work
In my experience, I have heard of it providing
no difference from recent Ph.D. graduates.
On the other hand some more reasonable
firms have factored in 1 year of experience for
each two years of post-doc. Using this and
an estimate of 2 or 3 % increase per year, one
can develop estimates of starting salaries for
chemists in the tables in the C&EN article.