NRL Voted as a Top Place to Work for Postdocs

3/30/2010 - 48-10r
Contact: Amanda Bowie, (202) 767-2541

In a survey recently conducted by The Scientist magazine, the Naval Research Laboratory ranked 16th among 90 U.S. and international institutions as the best places to work for Postdocs.

During September through November 2009, email invitations were sent to readers of The Scientist and registered users on The Scientist web site who were identified as non-tenured life scientists working in academia or other non-commercial research institutions. Postdocs were asked to assess their working environment based on such criteria as quality of training and mentoring, value of Postdoc experience, career development opportunities and funding. Listed as two of NRL's biggest strengths were compensation and equity. The 16th place ranking positions NRL above other renowned government organizations like the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Standards and Technologies.

NRL is the Department of the Navy's corporate laboratory. NRL conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology, and advanced development. The Laboratory, with a total complement of approximately 2,500 personnel, is located in southwest Washington, DC, with other major sites at the Stennis Space Center, MS; and Monterey,CA.

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