|Emory University was ranked as the second best academic institution nationally and as the 17th best institution overall in The Scientist magazine's "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" 2008 survey. Emory was one of only two academic institutions ranked in the top 20 in the postdoc survey, along with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
The survey is published in the March issue of The Scientist.
Emory employs nearly 600 postdoctoral fellows in laboratories in the School of Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Among its strengths, Emory was cited for its strong training and mentoring programs.
After receiving their PhD degrees, life sciences graduates often launch their research careers by working for several years as postdoctoral fellows in the laboratories of established scientists.
"Our dedicated faculty work extremely hard to make our postdoctoral education programs successful for our students," says Mary Delong, PhD, assistant dean and director for postdoctoral education in Emory School of Medicine. "We are very pleased to be recognized as a leading institution for postdoctoral training."