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 6: Your Postdoc

"Your Postdoc" covers the characteristics of the current appointment, the postdoc's field(s) of research, how the postdoc found the position, and the postdoc's goals when taking the position.

RE01. Which of the following characteristics describes your current position? [Fewer details]
Check all that apply.
  Men Women
4 = You are expected to publish the result of your research 77.0% (3023 / 3927) 78.7% (2303 / 2927)
1 = Your position is temporary (i.e., there is a time limit associated with your position; there may be a renewal process.) 76.3% (2998 / 3927) 73.2% (2142 / 2927)
3 = Your postition involves substantially full-time research or scholarship 67.7% (2660 / 3927) 67.7% (1982 / 2927)
2 = Your position is primarily for the purpose of training in research or scholarship. 42.9% (1686 / 3927) 52.8% (1545 / 2927)
5 = You work under the supervision of a senior scholar or department 30.9% (1213 / 3927) 34.8% (1019 / 2927)
6 = You are a clinical fellow 3.2% (124 / 3927) 5.8% (169 / 2927)
7 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3927) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2927)
8 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3927) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2927)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 9.8 % (428 / 4355) 8.0 % (255 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.5% (412 / 4355) 7.6% (243 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (16 / 4355) 0.4% (12 / 3182)
 
RE02. What is the highest academic degree that you hold? [Fewer details]
(If you have earned more than one TYPE of doctorate-level/terminal degree, check more than one degree)
  Men Women
1 = Ph.D. 82.0% (3225 / 3933) 82.1% (2408 / 2932)
3 = M.D. 13.5% (530 / 3933) 12.6% (369 / 2932)
7 = Non-U.S. Ph.D. equivalent 11.4% (448 / 3933) 8.8% (258 / 2932)
12 = Please specify your highest academic degree ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3933) 1.5% (43 / 2932)
6 = D.V.M. ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3933) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2932)
4 = D.D.S. ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3933) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2932)
2 = Sc.D. ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3933) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2932)
10 = Pharm.D. ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3933) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2932)
8 = Non-doctoral terminal degree (e.g. MFA) ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3933) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2932)
5 = D.O. ≤1.0% (≤40 / 3933) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2932)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 9.7 % (422 / 4355) 7.9 % (250 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.5% (413 / 4355) 7.7% (244 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (9 / 4355) 0.2% (6 / 3182)
 
RE04. In what year did you earn you highest academic degree? [Fewer details]
If you have earned more than one doctorate-level/terminal degree, please specify the year in which you received the most recent degree.
  Men Women
Mean 2000.3   2000.8  
Standard deviation 32.9   2.7  
Minimum 5   1976  
25th percentile 2000.0   2000.0  
50th percentile 2001.0   2001.0  
75th percentile 2003.0   2003.0  
Maximum 2004   2004  
 
Numerical response 96.6% (3713 / 3842) 97.6% (2798 / 2868)
Don't know 1.4% (54 / 3842) 0.7% (21 / 2868)
Refuse to answer 2.0% (75 / 3842) 1.7% (49 / 2868)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 11.8 % (513 / 4355) 9.9 % (314 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.6% (417 / 4355) 7.8% (248 / 3182)
     Not answered 2.2% (96 / 4355) 2.1% (66 / 3182)
 
RE05. Counting all your postdoctoral postitions together, for how many months have you been working as a postdoc? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
Mean 29.3   28.8  
Standard deviation 21.9   23.0  
Minimum 0   0  
25th percentile 12.0   12.0  
50th percentile 24.0   24.0  
75th percentile 40.0   40.0  
Maximum 200   360  
 
Numerical response 96.5% (3774 / 3910) 97.2% (2831 / 2914)
Don't know 1.5% (60 / 3910) 1.3% (38 / 2914)
Refuse to answer 1.9% (76 / 3910) 1.5% (45 / 2914)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 10.2 % (445 / 4355) 8.4 % (268 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.6% (417 / 4355) 7.8% (249 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (28 / 4355) 0.6% (19 / 3182)
 
RE25. Are you a postdoc? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who did not satisfy all the criteria for the postdoc definition. People who answered No are not included in the aggregate data.
Condition: 1 not in RE01 or 2 not in RE01 or 3 not in RE01 or 4 not in RE01 or 5 not in RE01 or RE02=8 or RE02=9 or RE04<1998 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 98.2% (3025 / 3082) 98.4% (2141 / 2175)
2 = No ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3082) ≤1.0% (≤22 / 2175)
3 = Don't know 1.1% (35 / 3082) 1.1% (23 / 2175)
4 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3082) ≤1.0% (≤22 / 2175)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 23.2 % (1011 / 4355) 24.5 % (781 / 3182)
     Logical skip 13.4% (585 / 4355) 16.5% (525 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 9.6% (418 / 4355) 7.9% (251 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (8 / 4355) 0.2% (5 / 3182)
 
RE07. Please select the name of the primary academic department, institute, school, research division, or directorate with which your current postdoctoral position is affiliated. [Fewer details]
Note: Choices are institution-specific
Condition: len(survey.getInstitution().getDivisions()) > 0 [?]
  Men Women
1 41.6% (1298 / 3120) 43.0% (984 / 2286)
2 15.0% (468 / 3120) 12.9% (296 / 2286)
3 8.7% (270 / 3120) 8.2% (188 / 2286)
4 9.7% (302 / 3120) 10.0% (228 / 2286)
5 4.4% (138 / 3120) 3.4% (77 / 2286)
6 4.1% (129 / 3120) 3.6% (82 / 2286)
7 2.2% (68 / 3120) 2.1% (47 / 2286)
8 3.6% (113 / 3120) 3.7% (84 / 2286)
9 2.2% (68 / 3120) 2.7% (61 / 2286)
10 2.1% (67 / 3120) 3.4% (77 / 2286)
11 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) 1.2% (27 / 2286)
12 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
13 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) 1.3% (30 / 2286)
14 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
15 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
16 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) 1.3% (29 / 2286)
17 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
18 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
19 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
20 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
21 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
22 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
23 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
24 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
27 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
29 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
30 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
32 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
39 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
43 ≤1.0% (≤32 / 3120) ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2286)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 22.3 % (969 / 4355) 21.2 % (676 / 3182)
     Logical skip 10.1% (441 / 4355) 11.0% (351 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 10.0% (434 / 4355) 8.0% (253 / 3182)
     Not answered 2.2% (94 / 4355) 2.3% (72 / 3182)
 
RE08_revised. In what field of study is your current postdoctoral research? [Fewer details]
Note: The taxonomy of research fields was derived from a (pre-final) version of the National Research Council's taxonomy of graduate programs

Select the field or fields that most accurately describe your current research from the list.  Note that we are asking about your research, not the field associated with your current department or affiliation.

(Please check no more than five)


  Men Women
8 = Molecular Biology 21.8% (845 / 3872) 26.8% (772 / 2878)
2 = Cell Biology 18.2% (703 / 3872) 23.1% (666 / 2878)
1 = Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology 20.3% (785 / 3872) 15.9% (457 / 2878)
5 = Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics 12.3% (476 / 3872) 13.7% (393 / 2878)
9 = Neuroscience and Neurobiology 10.9% (422 / 3872) 12.6% (363 / 2878)
6 = Immunology and Infectious Diseases 9.7% (374 / 3872) 10.1% (290 / 2878)
81 = Chemistry 10.7% (413 / 3872) 5.1% (146 / 2878)
3 = Developmental Biology 6.4% (249 / 3872) 7.9% (228 / 2878)
7 = Microbiology 6.0% (231 / 3872) 6.7% (194 / 2878)
55 = Oncology 4.4% (170 / 3872) 4.7% (136 / 2878)
82 = Physics 6.4% (248 / 3872) 1.8% (53 / 2878)
10 = Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Environmental Health 3.8% (146 / 3872) 3.7% (107 / 2878)
11 = Physiology 3.9% (152 / 3872) 3.5% (100 / 2878)
101 = Psychology 2.0% (77 / 3872) 4.6% (131 / 2878)
50 = Neurosciences 2.9% (111 / 3872) 3.1% (88 / 2878)
4 = Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 3.0% (118 / 3872) 2.8% (80 / 2878)
95 = Materials Science and Engineering 3.0% (116 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
12 = Plant Sciences 1.9% (75 / 3872) 1.8% (51 / 2878)
36 = Cardiology 1.7% (64 / 3872) 1.6% (47 / 2878)
98 = Biomedical Engineering 2.2% (85 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
45 = Hematology 1.8% (69 / 3872) 1.2% (35 / 2878)
86 = Earth Sciences 1.4% (56 / 3872) 1.5% (44 / 2878)
80 = Medical Sciences Other, Please specify ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) 1.8% (53 / 2878)
91 = Electrical and Computer Engineering 1.9% (75 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
79 = Immunology and Infectious Diseases 1.5% (57 / 3872) 1.1% (31 / 2878)
85 = Computer Science 1.9% (73 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
33 = Life Science Other, Please Specify 1.2% (48 / 3872) 1.1% (32 / 2878)
93 = Chemical Engineering 1.6% (63 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
67 = Psychiatry ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) 1.6% (46 / 2878)
77 = Epidemiology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) 1.8% (52 / 2878)
83 = Applied Mathematics 1.5% (57 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
62 = Pharmacology 1.2% (47 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
15 = Animal Sciences ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) 1.2% (35 / 2878)
61 = Pediatrics ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) 1.5% (44 / 2878)
89 = Astrophysics and Astronomy 1.3% (51 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
90 = Engineering 1.3% (49 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
49 = Neurology 1.0% (40 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
68 = Public Health ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) 1.3% (36 / 2878)
92 = Mechanical Engineering 1.3% (51 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
14 = Nutrition ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) 1.3% (37 / 2878)
34 = Medicine, General ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
73 = Pulmonary Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
87 = Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
88 = Statistics and Probability ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
56 = Ophthamology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
42 = Gastroenterology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
94 = Civil and Environmental Engineering ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
106 = Sociology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
16 = Entomology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
100 = Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering Other, Please specify ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
46 = Internal Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
51 = Nuclear Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
69 = Radiation Biology/Radiobiology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
75 = Medical Genetics ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
84 = Mathematics ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
76 = Biostatistics and Clinical Trials ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
71 = Urology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
40 = Dermatology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
54 = Obstretrics and Gynecology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
58 = Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
107 = Anthropology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
60 = Otorhinolaryngology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
35 = Anesthesiology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
102 = Economics ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
66 = Preventative Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
96 = Aerospace Engineering ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
97 = Biological and Agricultural Engineering ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
52 = Nuclear Radiology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
74 = Critical Care Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
39 = Dentistry ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
63 = Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
112 = History ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
13 = Food Science and Engineering ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
105 = Political Science ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
99 = Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
48 = Neurological Surgery ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
44 = Geriatric Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
108 = Geography and Regional Science ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
110 = English Language and Literature ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
113 = History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
122 = American Studies ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
43 = General Surgery ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
47 = Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
70 = Thoracic Surgery ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
53 = Nursing ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
64 = Plastic Surgery ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
104 = Linguistics ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
114 = Philosophy ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
38 = Dental/Oral Surgery ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
78 = Community and Environmental Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
103 = Agricultural and Resource Economics ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
123 = Global Cultural Studies ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
37 = Colon and Rectal Surgery ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
117 = Comparative Literature ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
41 = Family Medicine ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
57 = Optometry ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
109 = Communication ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
111 = Music (except performance) ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
121 = Theater and Performance Studies ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3872) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2878)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 11.1 % (483 / 4355) 9.6 % (304 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 10.4% (451 / 4355) 8.2% (261 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (32 / 4355) 1.4% (43 / 3182)
 
YP01a1. Please specify the month in which your current postdoctoral position began. [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = January 10.8% (417 / 3847) 10.7% (307 / 2874)
2 = February 5.7% (218 / 3847) 6.8% (195 / 2874)
3 = March 6.4% (245 / 3847) 5.8% (166 / 2874)
4 = April 7.5% (287 / 3847) 7.0% (202 / 2874)
5 = May 7.1% (274 / 3847) 5.8% (167 / 2874)
6 = June 8.1% (311 / 3847) 8.2% (235 / 2874)
7 = July 12.4% (477 / 3847) 14.7% (422 / 2874)
8 = August 9.8% (376 / 3847) 9.3% (268 / 2874)
9 = September 12.7% (489 / 3847) 12.5% (360 / 2874)
10 = October 9.3% (357 / 3847) 8.6% (247 / 2874)
11 = November 6.4% (247 / 3847) 6.8% (194 / 2874)
12 = December 3.9% (149 / 3847) 3.9% (111 / 2874)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 11.7 % (508 / 4355) 9.7 % (308 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 10.5% (459 / 4355) 8.5% (270 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.1% (49 / 4355) 1.2% (38 / 3182)
 
YP01b. Please specify the year in which your current postdoctoral position began. [Fewer details]
  Men Women
Mean 2002.3   2001.6  
Standard deviation 1.5   37.6  
Minimum 1986   2  
25th percentile 2002.0   2002.0  
50th percentile 2003.0   2003.0  
75th percentile 2003.0   2003.0  
Maximum 2004   2004  
 
Numerical response 97.8% (3789 / 3875) 97.8% (2828 / 2891)
Don't know 0.4% (17 / 3875) 0.4% (11 / 2891)
Refuse to answer 1.8% (69 / 3875) 1.8% (52 / 2891)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 11.0 % (480 / 4355) 9.1 % (291 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 10.6% (460 / 4355) 8.5% (271 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.5% (20 / 4355) 0.6% (20 / 3182)
 
YP02_revised. How long do you expect that your current postdoctoral position will last? [Fewer details]
Include the time you have already spent in your current position.
  Men Women
1 = 0-6 months 5.1% (183 / 3558) 4.2% (110 / 2612)
2 = 7-12 months 11.2% (397 / 3558) 9.0% (236 / 2612)
3 = 13-18 months 6.2% (222 / 3558) 5.1% (132 / 2612)
4 = 19-24 months 18.0% (640 / 3558) 17.2% (449 / 2612)
5 = 25-29 months 6.7% (238 / 3558) 6.5% (171 / 2612)
6 = 30-36 months 21.5% (766 / 3558) 23.7% (619 / 2612)
7 = 37-48 months 12.6% (449 / 3558) 14.4% (376 / 2612)
8 = 49-60 months 7.9% (281 / 3558) 8.9% (232 / 2612)
9 = More than 60 months 3.1% (111 / 3558) 3.7% (97 / 2612)
10 = Don't know 6.6% (236 / 3558) 6.4% (167 / 2612)
11 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤36 / 3558) ≤1.0% (≤27 / 2612)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 10.9 % (473 / 4355) 8.6 % (275 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 10.6% (460 / 4355) 8.5% (271 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.3% (13 / 4355) 0.1% (4 / 3182)
 
YP03. Is your position a full-time position, or is it a part-time or fractional position? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Full-time 97.3% (3769 / 3875) 97.1% (2811 / 2894)
2 = Part-time or fractional 1.6% (62 / 3875) 2.3% (68 / 2894)
3 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3875) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2894)
4 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3875) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2894)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 11.0 % (480 / 4355) 9.1 % (288 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 10.6% (460 / 4355) 8.5% (271 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.5% (20 / 4355) 0.5% (17 / 3182)
 
YP04. How does your institution classify your postdoctoral position? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
1 = Employee 37.5% (1457 / 3888) 28.6% (832 / 2906)
2 = Student 7.2% (278 / 3888) 7.4% (215 / 2906)
4 = Fellow (non-employee, non-student) 37.3% (1452 / 3888) 43.8% (1274 / 2906)
5 = Other, please specify 8.7% (337 / 3888) 10.4% (301 / 2906)
3 = Don't know 9.1% (352 / 3888) 9.6% (278 / 2906)
6 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤39 / 3888) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2906)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 10.7 % (467 / 4355) 8.7 % (276 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 10.6% (460 / 4355) 8.5% (271 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (7 / 4355) 0.2% (5 / 3182)
 
YP06. How did you learn about your current postdoctoral position? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (Medium 1 module) [?]
Select all that apply.
  Men Women
5 = Made contact with your postdoc advisor directly and asked about available openings 39.0% (874 / 2243) 39.3% (676 / 1720)
1 = Graduate advisor 20.7% (464 / 2243) 19.7% (339 / 1720)
6 = An adverstisement in a professional society journal or web site 14.3% (320 / 2243) 13.0% (223 / 1720)
3 = Another researcher at your institution 11.4% (255 / 2243) 12.4% (213 / 1720)
2 = Postdoc advisor 12.0% (269 / 2243) 10.5% (180 / 1720)
13 = Other, please specify 7.4% (165 / 2243) 10.4% (179 / 1720)
4 = A researcher at the institution at which you now work 7.8% (174 / 2243) 8.6% (148 / 1720)
8 = A conference 7.4% (167 / 2243) 6.0% (103 / 1720)
7 = An adverstisement in a publication or web site not affiliated with a professional society 5.3% (120 / 2243) 3.8% (66 / 1720)
12 = University HR site 1.2% (27 / 2243) 2.0% (34 / 1720)
11 = Postdoc office at your new institution ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2243) ≤1.0% (≤18 / 1720)
9 = A career fair ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2243) ≤1.0% (≤18 / 1720)
10 = A professional recruiter ≤1.0% (≤23 / 2243) ≤1.0% (≤18 / 1720)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 48.5 % (2112 / 4355) 45.9 % (1462 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 37.4% (1627 / 4355) 36.6% (1165 / 3182)
     Quit 10.8% (469 / 4355) 8.7% (278 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (16 / 4355) 0.6% (19 / 3182)
 
YP08. How many postdoctoral posititions did you apply for during your most recent job search? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (Low - Job Search module) [?]
  Men Women
Mean 5.9   3.5  
Standard deviation 13.1   4.2  
Minimum 0   0  
25th percentile 1.0   1.0  
50th percentile 3.0   3.0  
75th percentile 5.0   5.0  
Maximum 104   50  
 
Numerical response 90.6% (473 / 522) 90.9% (320 / 352)
Don't know 5.2% (27 / 522) 5.4% (19 / 352)
Refuse to answer 4.2% (22 / 522) 3.7% (13 / 352)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 88.0 % (3833 / 4355) 88.9 % (2830 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 77.2% (3362 / 4355) 80.1% (2548 / 3182)
     Quit 10.8% (469 / 4355) 8.8% (280 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.0% (2 / 4355) 0.1% (2 / 3182)
 
YP09. In how many telephone interviews did you participate? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (Low - Job Search module) [?]
  Men Women
Mean 1.0   0.8  
Standard deviation 2.0   1.4  
Minimum 0   0  
25th percentile 0.0   0.0  
50th percentile 0.0   0.0  
75th percentile 1.0   1.0  
Maximum 30   10  
 
Numerical response 92.5% (483 / 522) 93.1% (326 / 350)
Don't know 3.8% (20 / 522) 4.3% (15 / 350)
Refuse to answer 3.6% (19 / 522) 2.6% (9 / 350)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 88.0 % (3833 / 4355) 89.0 % (2832 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 77.2% (3362 / 4355) 80.1% (2548 / 3182)
     Quit 10.8% (469 / 4355) 8.8% (280 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.0% (2 / 4355) 0.1% (4 / 3182)
 
YP10. In how many on-site interviews did you participate? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (Low - Job Search module) [?]
  Men Women
Mean 1.5   2.0  
Standard deviation 1.7   1.9  
Minimum 0   0  
25th percentile 0.0   1.0  
50th percentile 1.0   2.0  
75th percentile 2.0   3.0  
Maximum 12   10  
 
Numerical response 92.7% (483 / 521) 93.7% (327 / 349)
Don't know 3.5% (18 / 521) 3.7% (13 / 349)
Refuse to answer 3.8% (20 / 521) 2.6% (9 / 349)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 88.0 % (3834 / 4355) 89.0 % (2833 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 77.2% (3362 / 4355) 80.1% (2548 / 3182)
     Quit 10.8% (469 / 4355) 8.8% (280 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (3 / 4355) 0.2% (5 / 3182)
 
YP11. How many postdoctoral positions were you offered during your most recent job search? [Fewer details]
  Men Women
Mean 2.4   2.3  
Standard deviation 1.9   1.7  
Minimum 0   0  
25th percentile 1.0   1.0  
50th percentile 2.0   2.0  
75th percentile 3.0   3.0  
Maximum 33   22  
 
Numerical response 84.5% (3215 / 3806) 84.6% (2387 / 2823)
Don't know 10.6% (403 / 3806) 9.6% (271 / 2823)
Refuse to answer 4.9% (188 / 3806) 5.8% (165 / 2823)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 12.6 % (549 / 4355) 11.3 % (359 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 10.8% (469 / 4355) 8.8% (281 / 3182)
     Not answered 1.8% (80 / 4355) 2.5% (78 / 3182)
 
YP12. Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who had at most one job offer when looking for their current position.
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12A. Salary [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 11.3% (203 / 1795) 15.8% (211 / 1338)
2 = Somewhat important 53.1% (953 / 1795) 54.6% (730 / 1338)
3 = Very important 33.6% (604 / 1795) 27.4% (367 / 1338)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 1.9% (35 / 1795) 2.2% (30 / 1338)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 58.8 % (2560 / 4355) 58.0 % (1844 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (17 / 4355) 0.5% (15 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12B. Benefits [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 12.9% (230 / 1789) 15.4% (205 / 1332)
2 = Somewhat important 49.7% (889 / 1789) 47.9% (638 / 1332)
3 = Very important 34.4% (616 / 1789) 33.2% (442 / 1332)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 3.0% (54 / 1789) 3.5% (47 / 1332)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 58.9 % (2566 / 4355) 58.1 % (1850 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.5% (23 / 4355) 0.7% (21 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12C. Institution's reputation [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 4.3% (77 / 1792) 3.6% (48 / 1332)
2 = Somewhat important 27.1% (486 / 1792) 25.7% (342 / 1332)
3 = Very important 67.1% (1203 / 1792) 68.2% (908 / 1332)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 1.5% (26 / 1792) 2.6% (34 / 1332)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 58.9 % (2563 / 4355) 58.1 % (1850 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.5% (20 / 4355) 0.7% (21 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12D. Postdoc advisor's reputation [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 4.2% (75 / 1792) 3.0% (40 / 1331)
2 = Somewhat important 23.3% (418 / 1792) 20.7% (276 / 1331)
3 = Very important 70.7% (1267 / 1792) 72.3% (962 / 1331)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 1.8% (32 / 1792) 4.0% (53 / 1331)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 58.9 % (2563 / 4355) 58.2 % (1851 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.5% (20 / 4355) 0.7% (22 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12E. Type of institution (e.g. research university, government lab, industry lab, etc.) [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 9.0% (161 / 1780) 7.1% (94 / 1332)
2 = Somewhat important 34.7% (617 / 1780) 32.2% (429 / 1332)
3 = Very important 54.8% (976 / 1780) 58.6% (780 / 1332)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 1.5% (26 / 1780) 2.2% (29 / 1332)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 59.1 % (2575 / 4355) 58.1 % (1850 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (32 / 4355) 0.7% (21 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12F. Geographical location of institution [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 19.2% (343 / 1787) 11.9% (159 / 1335)
2 = Somewhat important 42.5% (759 / 1787) 32.8% (438 / 1335)
3 = Very important 37.2% (664 / 1787) 53.4% (713 / 1335)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 1.2% (21 / 1787) 1.9% (25 / 1335)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 59.0 % (2568 / 4355) 58.0 % (1847 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (25 / 4355) 0.6% (18 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12G. Opportunities for collaboration with researchers other than your postdoc advisor [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 15.5% (277 / 1788) 14.0% (187 / 1331)
2 = Somewhat important 44.9% (803 / 1788) 40.8% (543 / 1331)
3 = Very important 36.5% (653 / 1788) 39.7% (528 / 1331)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 3.1% (55 / 1788) 5.5% (73 / 1331)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 58.9 % (2567 / 4355) 58.2 % (1851 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (24 / 4355) 0.7% (22 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12H. Resources and facilities [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 4.7% (85 / 1793) 3.7% (49 / 1329)
2 = Somewhat important 32.8% (589 / 1793) 32.4% (430 / 1329)
3 = Very important 60.4% (1083 / 1793) 62.0% (824 / 1329)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 2.0% (36 / 1793) 2.0% (26 / 1329)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 58.8 % (2562 / 4355) 58.2 % (1853 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (19 / 4355) 0.8% (24 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12I. Funds for research and travel [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 9.5% (170 / 1784) 10.0% (133 / 1329)
2 = Somewhat important 40.3% (719 / 1784) 38.6% (513 / 1329)
3 = Very important 47.5% (847 / 1784) 48.0% (638 / 1329)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 2.7% (48 / 1784) 3.4% (45 / 1329)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 59.0 % (2571 / 4355) 58.2 % (1853 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (28 / 4355) 0.8% (24 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12J. Career development and professional training opportunities [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 12.1% (216 / 1788) 8.5% (113 / 1332)
2 = Somewhat important 34.7% (621 / 1788) 31.8% (424 / 1332)
3 = Very important 50.4% (901 / 1788) 55.9% (744 / 1332)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 2.8% (50 / 1788) 3.8% (51 / 1332)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 58.9 % (2567 / 4355) 58.1 % (1850 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (24 / 4355) 0.7% (21 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12K. Workgroup atmosphere/working environment [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 8.2% (146 / 1784) 5.0% (66 / 1330)
2 = Somewhat important 38.8% (693 / 1784) 30.4% (404 / 1330)
3 = Very important 49.8% (888 / 1784) 61.4% (817 / 1330)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 3.2% (57 / 1784) 3.2% (43 / 1330)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 59.0 % (2571 / 4355) 58.2 % (1852 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (486 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (28 / 4355) 0.7% (23 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12L. Anticipated level of supervision/independence [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 9.0% (160 / 1784) 6.2% (82 / 1329)
2 = Somewhat important 46.9% (837 / 1784) 40.0% (531 / 1329)
3 = Very important 41.0% (732 / 1784) 50.1% (666 / 1329)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 3.1% (55 / 1784) 3.8% (50 / 1329)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 59.0 % (2571 / 4355) 58.2 % (1853 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (487 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (27 / 4355) 0.8% (24 / 3182)
 
Thinking back to when you were looking for your current postdoctoral position, how did you rate the importance of each of the following factors?
YP12M. Family considerations [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11<=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 22.0% (392 / 1785) 18.4% (245 / 1333)
2 = Somewhat important 34.2% (611 / 1785) 30.7% (409 / 1333)
3 = Very important 39.2% (699 / 1785) 45.4% (605 / 1333)
4 = Don't know/Not applicable 4.6% (83 / 1785) 5.6% (74 / 1333)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 59.0 % (2570 / 4355) 58.1 % (1849 / 3182)
     Logical skip 47.2% (2057 / 4355) 48.2% (1535 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.2% (487 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (26 / 4355) 0.6% (20 / 3182)
 
YP13. Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice: [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of people who had at least one job offer when looking for their current position.
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13A. Salary [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 19.0% (387 / 2039) 25.7% (391 / 1522)
2 = Somewhat important 50.0% (1019 / 2039) 48.6% (739 / 1522)
3 = Very important 31.0% (633 / 2039) 25.8% (392 / 1522)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.2 % (2316 / 4355) 52.2 % (1660 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (18 / 4355) 0.4% (13 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13B. Benefits [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 21.9% (444 / 2026) 27.1% (409 / 1512)
2 = Somewhat important 47.8% (968 / 2026) 45.4% (687 / 1512)
3 = Very important 30.3% (614 / 2026) 27.5% (416 / 1512)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.5 % (2329 / 4355) 52.5 % (1670 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (31 / 4355) 0.7% (23 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13C. Institution's reputation [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 6.3% (128 / 2041) 7.7% (116 / 1512)
2 = Somewhat important 30.4% (620 / 2041) 30.6% (462 / 1512)
3 = Very important 63.4% (1293 / 2041) 61.8% (934 / 1512)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.1 % (2314 / 4355) 52.5 % (1670 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (16 / 4355) 0.7% (23 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13D. Postdoc advisor's reputation [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 4.3% (87 / 2038) 3.0% (45 / 1519)
2 = Somewhat important 20.3% (414 / 2038) 23.0% (349 / 1519)
3 = Very important 75.4% (1537 / 2038) 74.1% (1125 / 1519)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.2 % (2317 / 4355) 52.3 % (1663 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.4% (19 / 4355) 0.5% (16 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13E. Type of institution (e.g. research university, government lab, industry lab, etc.) [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 13.9% (282 / 2030) 14.6% (222 / 1516)
2 = Somewhat important 39.6% (803 / 2030) 37.9% (574 / 1516)
3 = Very important 46.6% (945 / 2030) 47.5% (720 / 1516)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.4 % (2325 / 4355) 52.4 % (1666 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.6% (27 / 4355) 0.6% (19 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13F. Geographical location of institution [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 17.0% (344 / 2024) 15.4% (233 / 1512)
2 = Somewhat important 46.3% (937 / 2024) 35.7% (540 / 1512)
3 = Very important 36.7% (743 / 2024) 48.9% (739 / 1512)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.5 % (2331 / 4355) 52.5 % (1670 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (33 / 4355) 0.7% (23 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13G. Opportunities for collaboration with researchers other than your postdoc advisor [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 17.0% (344 / 2021) 14.7% (222 / 1515)
2 = Somewhat important 46.5% (940 / 2021) 48.4% (734 / 1515)
3 = Very important 36.5% (737 / 2021) 36.9% (559 / 1515)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.6 % (2334 / 4355) 52.4 % (1667 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (36 / 4355) 0.6% (20 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13H. Resources and facilities [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 6.0% (122 / 2026) 5.5% (83 / 1514)
2 = Somewhat important 33.2% (672 / 2026) 30.4% (461 / 1514)
3 = Very important 60.8% (1232 / 2026) 64.1% (970 / 1514)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.5 % (2329 / 4355) 52.4 % (1668 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.7% (31 / 4355) 0.7% (21 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13I. Funds for research and travel [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 13.2% (266 / 2022) 11.5% (173 / 1509)
2 = Somewhat important 38.3% (775 / 2022) 39.6% (598 / 1509)
3 = Very important 48.5% (981 / 2022) 48.9% (738 / 1509)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.6 % (2333 / 4355) 52.6 % (1673 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (35 / 4355) 0.8% (26 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13J. Career development and professional training opportunities [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 13.1% (265 / 2020) 10.5% (158 / 1504)
2 = Somewhat important 36.6% (740 / 2020) 38.8% (584 / 1504)
3 = Very important 50.2% (1015 / 2020) 50.7% (762 / 1504)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.6 % (2335 / 4355) 52.7 % (1678 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (37 / 4355) 1.0% (31 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13K. Work group atmosphere/working environment [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 7.0% (141 / 2016) 5.0% (75 / 1513)
2 = Somewhat important 36.6% (738 / 2016) 27.3% (413 / 1513)
3 = Very important 56.4% (1137 / 2016) 67.7% (1025 / 1513)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.7 % (2339 / 4355) 52.5 % (1669 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.9% (41 / 4355) 0.7% (22 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13L. Anticipated level of supervision/independence [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 9.1% (183 / 2019) 6.7% (101 / 1512)
2 = Somewhat important 46.4% (936 / 2019) 38.6% (583 / 1512)
3 = Very important 44.6% (900 / 2019) 54.8% (828 / 1512)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.6 % (2336 / 4355) 52.5 % (1670 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.9% (38 / 4355) 0.7% (23 / 3182)
 
Please rate the importance of each of the following factors when choosing between the position you took and your second choice:
YP13M. Family considerations [Fewer details]
Condition: YP11>1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Not at all important 25.9% (524 / 2023) 29.0% (438 / 1512)
2 = Somewhat important 36.5% (738 / 2023) 32.1% (486 / 1512)
3 = Very important 37.6% (761 / 2023) 38.9% (588 / 1512)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 53.5 % (2332 / 4355) 52.5 % (1670 / 3182)
     Logical skip 41.5% (1808 / 4355) 42.5% (1353 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Quit 11.3% (490 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.8% (34 / 4355) 0.7% (23 / 3182)
 
YP14. What is your postdoc advisor's academic rank? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of postdocs at academic institutions (Included as part of a separate study of postdocs and their mentors)
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: survey.getInstitution().institution_type.endswith(academic) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Assistant professor 16.0% (109 / 683) 15.4% (81 / 527)
2 = Associate professor 20.4% (139 / 683) 18.4% (97 / 527)
3 = Full professor 59.4% (406 / 683) 60.9% (321 / 527)
4 = Other 1.6% (11 / 683) 2.8% (15 / 527)
5 = Don't know 1.5% (10 / 683) 1.9% (10 / 527)
6 = Prefer not to answer 1.2% (8 / 683) ≤1.0% (≤6 / 527)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 83.1 % (3618 / 4355) 82.0 % (2608 / 3182)
     Logical skip 7.9% (342 / 4355) 8.6% (274 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 63.7% (2776 / 4355) 64.0% (2037 / 3182)
     Quit 11.4% (495 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (5 / 4355) 0.1% (3 / 3182)
 
YP15. What is your postdoc advisor's sex? [Fewer details]
Note: (Included as part of a separate study of postdocs and their mentors)
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (Low - Advisor module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Male 85.3% (918 / 1076) 75.9% (642 / 846)
2 = Female 12.5% (135 / 1076) 22.8% (193 / 846)
3 = Prefer not to answer 2.1% (23 / 1076) 1.3% (11 / 846)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 75.3 % (3279 / 4355) 73.4 % (2336 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 63.7% (2776 / 4355) 64.0% (2037 / 3182)
     Quit 11.4% (495 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.2% (8 / 4355) 0.2% (5 / 3182)
 
YP16. Does your postdoc advisor have children under the age of 18? [Fewer details]
Note: (Included as part of a separate study of postdocs and their mentors)
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (Low - Advisor module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 53.2% (575 / 1080) 58.9% (499 / 847)
2 = No 36.3% (392 / 1080) 35.9% (304 / 847)
3 = Don't know 8.8% (95 / 1080) 4.6% (39 / 847)
4 = Prefer not to answer 1.7% (18 / 1080) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 847)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 75.2 % (3275 / 4355) 73.4 % (2335 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 63.7% (2776 / 4355) 64.0% (2037 / 3182)
     Quit 11.4% (495 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.1% (4 / 4355) 0.1% (4 / 3182)
 
YP17. What is your postdoc advisor's country of origin? [Fewer details]
Note: Asked of postdocs whose advisors are from the US (Included as part of a separate study of postdocs and their mentors)
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (Low - Advisor module) [?]
  Men Women
1 = United States 66.9% (710 / 1062) 72.9% (613 / 841)
2 = Afghanistan ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
3 = Albania ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
8 = Argentina ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
10 = Australia ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
11 = Austria ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
13 = The Bahamas ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
15 = Bangladesh ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
18 = Belgium ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
23 = Bosnia and Herzegovina ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
25 = Brazil ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
27 = Bulgaria ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
32 = Canada 1.7% (18 / 1062) 1.4% (12 / 841)
36 = Chile ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
37 = China 5.7% (61 / 1062) 3.4% (29 / 841)
38 = Colombia ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
45 = Cuba ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
47 = Czech Republic ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
48 = Denmark ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
51 = Dominican Republic ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
53 = Ecuador ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
54 = Egypt ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
62 = France ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
66 = Germany 1.9% (20 / 1062) 2.3% (19 / 841)
68 = Greece ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
70 = Guatemala ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
71 = Guinea ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
74 = Haiti ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
76 = Hungary ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
78 = India 3.1% (33 / 1062) 2.4% (20 / 841)
79 = Indonesia ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
80 = Iran ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
82 = Ireland ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
83 = Israel ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
84 = Italy 1.2% (13 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
86 = Japan ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
87 = Jordan ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
89 = Kenya ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
92 = Korea, South ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
97 = Lebanon ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
104 = Macedonia ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
114 = Mexico ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
118 = Mongolia ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
125 = Netherlands ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
126 = New Zealand ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
128 = Niger ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
129 = Nigeria ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
130 = Norway ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
137 = Peru ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
139 = Poland ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
140 = Portugal ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
142 = Romania ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
143 = Russia ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
146 = Saint Lucia ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
153 = Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia) ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
161 = South Africa ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
162 = Spain ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
163 = Sri Lanka ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
168 = Switzerland ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
169 = Syria ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
170 = Taiwan 1.2% (13 / 1062) 1.2% (10 / 841)
178 = Turkey ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
181 = Uganda ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
184 = United Kingdom 3.3% (35 / 1062) 2.0% (17 / 841)
185 = Uruguay ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
186 = Uzbekistan ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
190 = Vietnam ≤1.0% (≤11 / 1062) ≤1.0% (≤9 / 841)
194 = Don't know 2.3% (24 / 1062) 1.3% (11 / 841)
195 = Prefer not to answer 1.8% (19 / 1062) 1.4% (12 / 841)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 75.6 % (3293 / 4355) 73.6 % (2341 / 3182)
     Logical skip 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 63.7% (2776 / 4355) 64.0% (2037 / 3182)
     Quit 11.4% (495 / 4355) 9.2% (294 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.5% (22 / 4355) 0.3% (10 / 3182)
 
YP18. What is your postdoc advisor's race? [Fewer details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 8 respondents (subject to the condition below) (Low - Advisor module) [?]
Condition: YP17=1 [?]
Please select all that apply.
  Men Women
1 = White 90.8% (644 / 709) 92.5% (567 / 613)
8 = Prefer not to answer 3.7% (26 / 709) 2.6% (16 / 613)
5 = Asian 2.5% (18 / 709) 2.3% (14 / 613)
7 = Don't know 1.4% (10 / 709) 1.5% (9 / 613)
6 = Other ≤1.0% (≤8 / 709) ≤1.0% (≤7 / 613)
2 = Black or African American ≤1.0% (≤8 / 709) ≤1.0% (≤7 / 613)
3 = American Indian or Alaska Native ≤1.0% (≤8 / 709) ≤1.0% (≤7 / 613)
4 = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander ≤1.0% (≤8 / 709) ≤1.0% (≤7 / 613)
 
Item nonresponse [?] 83.7 % (3645 / 4355) 80.7 % (2569 / 3182)
     Logical skip 8.6% (373 / 4355) 7.4% (237 / 3182)
     Sampling skip 63.7% (2776 / 4355) 64.0% (2037 / 3182)
     Quit 11.4% (496 / 4355) 9.3% (295 / 3182)
     Not answered 0.0% (0 / 4355) 0.0% (0 / 3182)
 

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