Sigma Xi Postdoc Survey

Results by Gender, All Institutions

Survey results by gender for all institutions aggregated together. Excludes respondents who indicated that they were not in fact a postdoc (question RE25 in "Your Postdoc")

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Page 8: Career Plans

"Career Plans" asks about the postdoc's career plans and his/her interest in work for various types of employers.

CP01. Are you currently looking for a job? [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 44.2% (690 / 1560) 36.5% (406 / 1111)
2 = No 49.6% (774 / 1560) 57.7% (641 / 1111)
3 = Prefer not to answer 6.2% (96 / 1560) 5.8% (64 / 1111)
 
CP02. Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations? [More details]
Note: Asked of people currently looking for a job
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02A. Research university [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 87.5% (575 / 657) 81.4% (315 / 387)
2 = No 12.5% (82 / 657) 18.6% (72 / 387)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02C. Primarily undergraduate institution/Liberal arts college [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 37.2% (197 / 530) 33.0% (107 / 324)
2 = No 62.8% (333 / 530) 67.0% (217 / 324)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02D. Industry [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 66.5% (409 / 615) 60.7% (213 / 351)
2 = No 33.5% (206 / 615) 39.3% (138 / 351)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02E. Government [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 52.9% (296 / 560) 50.3% (167 / 332)
2 = No 47.1% (264 / 560) 49.7% (165 / 332)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02F. Communications/Media/Publishing [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 6.4% (32 / 499) 14.2% (44 / 310)
2 = No 93.6% (467 / 499) 85.8% (266 / 310)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02G. Nonprofit [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 19.0% (98 / 516) 27.9% (89 / 319)
2 = No 81.0% (418 / 516) 72.1% (230 / 319)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02H. Legal services [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 5.8% (29 / 502) 6.5% (20 / 308)
2 = No 94.2% (473 / 502) 93.5% (288 / 308)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02I. Consulting [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 21.4% (110 / 514) 20.2% (65 / 321)
2 = No 78.6% (404 / 514) 79.8% (256 / 321)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02J. Self [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 11.2% (56 / 502) 10.6% (33 / 312)
2 = No 88.8% (446 / 502) 89.4% (279 / 312)
 
Are you looking for a job at any of the following types of organizations?
CP02K. Other [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 8.6% (39 / 454) 8.6% (23 / 266)
2 = No 91.4% (415 / 454) 91.4% (243 / 266)
 
CP04. Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations: [More details]
Note: Asked of people not currently looking for a job
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04A. Research university [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 3.0% (23 / 765) 5.7% (36 / 631)
2 = Somewhat Interested 19.7% (151 / 765) 26.9% (170 / 631)
3 = Very Interested 77.3% (591 / 765) 67.4% (425 / 631)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04B. Primarily undergraduate institution/Liberal arts college [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 47.8% (327 / 684) 44.3% (257 / 580)
2 = Somewhat Interested 40.2% (275 / 684) 39.1% (227 / 580)
3 = Very Interested 12.0% (82 / 684) 16.6% (96 / 580)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04C. Industry [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 16.8% (123 / 733) 26.0% (157 / 603)
2 = Somewhat Interested 48.7% (357 / 733) 42.8% (258 / 603)
3 = Very Interested 34.5% (253 / 733) 31.2% (188 / 603)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04D. Government [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 27.2% (194 / 713) 32.9% (193 / 587)
2 = Somewhat Interested 48.0% (342 / 713) 46.5% (273 / 587)
3 = Very Interested 24.8% (177 / 713) 20.6% (121 / 587)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04E. Communication/Media/Publishing [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 77.0% (529 / 687) 70.9% (406 / 573)
2 = Somewhat Interested 20.1% (138 / 687) 23.6% (135 / 573)
3 = Very Interested 2.9% (20 / 687) 5.6% (32 / 573)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04F. Nonprofit [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 58.8% (406 / 690) 53.8% (313 / 582)
2 = Somewhat Interested 35.4% (244 / 690) 35.6% (207 / 582)
3 = Very Interested 5.8% (40 / 690) 10.7% (62 / 582)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04G. Legal services [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 85.1% (575 / 676) 84.5% (484 / 573)
2 = Somewhat Interested 13.5% (91 / 676) 13.4% (77 / 573)
3 = Very Interested 1.5% (10 / 676) 2.1% (12 / 573)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04H. Consulting [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 52.9% (363 / 686) 59.2% (342 / 578)
2 = Somewhat Interested 39.5% (271 / 686) 33.2% (192 / 578)
3 = Very Interested 7.6% (52 / 686) 7.6% (44 / 578)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04I. Self [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 58.7% (399 / 680) 72.4% (412 / 569)
2 = Somewhat Interested 33.1% (225 / 680) 21.3% (121 / 569)
3 = Very Interested 8.2% (56 / 680) 6.3% (36 / 569)
 
Please indicate how interested you are in working for the following types of organizations:
CP04J. Other [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: CP01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all Interested 85.7% (449 / 524) 86.2% (356 / 413)
2 = Somewhat Interested 12.0% (63 / 524) 10.4% (43 / 413)
3 = Very Interested 2.3% (12 / 524) 3.4% (14 / 413)
 
CP08. Are you required to return to your country of citizenship upon completion of your postdoctoral position? [More details]
Note: Asked of non-US citizens
Condition: AY06=3 or AY06=4 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 25.0% (607 / 2430) 22.6% (315 / 1393)
2 = No 59.2% (1438 / 2430) 64.2% (895 / 1393)
3 = Don't know 12.7% (309 / 2430) 9.9% (138 / 1393)
4 = Prefer not to answer 3.1% (76 / 2430) 3.2% (45 / 1393)
 

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