Sigma Xi Postdoc Survey

Results by Underrepresented Minority Status, All Institutions

Survey results by underrepresented minority status for all institutions aggregated together. Includes only US citizen and permanent resident postdocs who answered questions AY09 and AY12 in "About You". Excludes respondents who indicated that they were not in fact a postdoc (question RE25 in "Your Postdoc")

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Page 2: About You

"About You" provides basic demographic information (sex, race/ethnicity, age, citizenship, time as a postdoc, and so on).

Columns
  • Underrepresented Minority US citizens and permanent residents who indicated they are Hispanic/Latino and/or Black/African American and/or American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Non-Underrepresented Minority US citizens and permanent residents who indicated they are not Hispanic/Latino and not Black/African American and not American Indian/Alaska Native
AY01. Are you... [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Male 37.1% (91 / 245) 49.5% (1490 / 3013)
2 = Female 62.0% (152 / 245) 50.4% (1518 / 3013)
3 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3013)
 
AY02. In what year were you born? [More details]
Type the 4-digit year in the space below.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
Mean 1969.3   1970.3  
Standard deviation 5.4   5.2  
 
AY03. In what country did you earn your doctorate (or equivalent degree)? [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = United States 92.2% (226 / 245) 89.9% (2717 / 3022)
37 = China ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) 1.8% (54 / 3022)
78 = India ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) 1.2% (35 / 3022)
184 = United Kingdom ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
66 = Germany ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
83 = Israel ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
32 = Canada ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
86 = Japan ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
143 = Russia ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
167 = Sweden ≤1.0% (≤3 / 245) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
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AY04state. Please select the state in which the university that granted your doctorate or equivalent degree is located. [More details]
Note: Asked of people who earned their doctorates in the US
Condition: AY03=1 [?]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
California = California 13.6% (29 / 214) 14.4% (378 / 2616)
NewYork = New York 8.9% (19 / 214) 8.0% (208 / 2616)
Pennsylvania = Pennsylvania 5.6% (12 / 214) 6.3% (165 / 2616)
NorthCarolina = North Carolina 7.5% (16 / 214) 5.7% (150 / 2616)
Illinois = Illinois 4.7% (10 / 214) 5.1% (134 / 2616)
Massachusetts = Massachusetts 3.3% (7 / 214) 5.2% (135 / 2616)
Maryland = Maryland 3.3% (7 / 214) 4.5% (118 / 2616)
Michigan = Michigan 6.5% (14 / 214) 4.2% (110 / 2616)
Texas = Texas 4.7% (10 / 214) 3.7% (97 / 2616)
Wisconsin = Wisconsin ≤1.0% (≤3 / 214) 3.7% (96 / 2616)
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AY04. Please select the university where you received your doctorate (or equivalent degree) from the list below. [More details]
Note: This question was used to estimate the National Research Council ratings of participants' doctorate granting departments with data from Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change.
Condition: AY04state <> None [?]
If your institution is not on the list, type your answer in the space below.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
280 = Other (please specify) 4.7% (10 / 214) 3.0% (79 / 2614)
211 = University of Michigan 3.7% (8 / 214) 3.0% (78 / 2614)
75 = Johns Hopkins University ≤1.0% (≤3 / 214) 3.0% (78 / 2614)
177 = University of California-Berkeley 1.9% (4 / 214) 2.6% (69 / 2614)
260 = University of Wisconsin-Madison ≤1.0% (≤3 / 214) 2.8% (72 / 2614)
224 = University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 3.3% (7 / 214) 2.4% (64 / 2614)
269 = Washington University 1.9% (4 / 214) 2.2% (58 / 2614)
62 = Harvard University 1.9% (4 / 214) 2.1% (56 / 2614)
145 = Stanford University ≤1.0% (≤3 / 214) 2.1% (54 / 2614)
38 = Cornell University ≤1.0% (≤3 / 214) 2.0% (52 / 2614)
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AY05_revised. In what field of study did you earn your most recent doctorate? [More 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 doctoral research from the following list.  Note that we are asking about your research, not the field associated with your doctorate-granting department.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
8 = Molecular Biology 9.3% (22 / 237) 14.4% (429 / 2973)
1 = Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology 9.7% (23 / 237) 13.0% (387 / 2973)
2 = Cell Biology 6.8% (16 / 237) 9.1% (271 / 2973)
81 = Chemistry 6.3% (15 / 237) 8.1% (241 / 2973)
9 = Neuroscience and Neurobiology 7.2% (17 / 237) 7.1% (210 / 2973)
101 = Psychology 8.0% (19 / 237) 6.0% (178 / 2973)
5 = Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics 4.2% (10 / 237) 6.1% (180 / 2973)
7 = Microbiology 6.3% (15 / 237) 5.3% (159 / 2973)
6 = Immunology and Infectious Diseases 5.1% (12 / 237) 5.4% (160 / 2973)
34 = Medicine, General 7.6% (18 / 237) 4.4% (130 / 2973)
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AY06. What is your citizenship? [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = U.S. citizen, native born 76.9% (190 / 247) 77.6% (2350 / 3027)
2 = U.S. citizen, naturalized 10.9% (27 / 247) 8.3% (250 / 3027)
3 = Non-U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident ("green card" holder) 12.1% (30 / 247) 14.1% (427 / 3027)
4 = Non U.S. citizen, with temporary U.S. visa ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
5 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
6 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
 
AY07. What type of visa do you have? [More details]
Note: Asked of people on temporary visas
Condition: AY06=4 [?]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
 
AY09. Are you Hispanic (or Latino)? [More details]
Note: Asked of US citizens and permanent residents (This question is based on a US census question)
Condition: AY06=1 or AY06=2 or AY06=3 [?]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Yes 44.1% (109 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
2 = No 55.9% (138 / 247) ≥99.0% (≥2996 / 3027)
3 = Don't Know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
 
AY10. Which of the following describes your Hispanic origin or descent? [More details]
Note: Asked of people who indicated that they are Hispanic/Latino (This question is based on a US census question)
Condition: AY09=1 [?]
Please select all that apply.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
5 = Other Hispanic 47.9% (46 / 96) *
1 = Mexican American or Chicano 28.1% (27 / 96) *
2 = Puerto Rican 13.5% (13 / 96) *
3 = Cuban 9.4% (9 / 96) *
4 = Don't Know ≤5.0% (≤5 / 96) *
6 = Prefer not to answer ≤5.0% (≤5 / 96) *
 
AY12. What is your race? [More details]
Note: Asked of US citizens and permanent residents (This question is based on a US census question)
Condition: AY06=1 or AY06=2 or AY06=3 [?]
Please select all that apply.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = White 39.3% (97 / 247) 80.9% (2450 / 3027)
5 = Asian ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) 17.9% (542 / 3027)
2 = Black or African American 51.0% (126 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
6 = Other. Please type your race in the space below. 11.7% (29 / 247) 2.0% (60 / 3027)
3 = American Indian or Alaska Native 10.5% (26 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
4 = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
7 = Don't Know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
8 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3027)
 
AY14. Which of the following groups best describes you? [More details]
Note: Asked of people who indicated that they are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders (This question is based on a US census question)
Condition: 4 in AY12 [?]
Please select all that apply.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
4 = Other Pacific Islander (please specify) * 71.4% (10 / 14)
1 = Native Hawaiian * ≤20.0% (≤3 / 14)
2 = Guamanian or Chamorro * ≤20.0% (≤3 / 14)
5 = Don't Know * ≤20.0% (≤3 / 14)
3 = Samoan * ≤20.0% (≤3 / 14)
6 = Prefer not to answer * ≤20.0% (≤3 / 14)
 
AY16. Which of the following groups best describes you? [More details]
Condition: 5 in AY12 [?]
Please select all that apply.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
2 = Chinese * * 49.8% (269 / 540)
1 = Asian Indian * * 20.9% (113 / 540)
5 = Korean * * 9.8% (53 / 540)
7 = Other Asian (please specify) * * 8.0% (43 / 540)
4 = Japanese * * 6.5% (35 / 540)
6 = Vietnamese * * 3.5% (19 / 540)
3 = Filipino * * 1.9% (10 / 540)
9 = Prefer not to answer * * 1.5% (8 / 540)
8 = Don't Know * * ≤1.0% (≤6 / 540)
 
AY18. Of which country are you a citizen? [More details]
Note: Asked of non-US citizens
Condition: AY06=3 or AY06=4 [?]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
37 = China ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 26.9% (108 / 402)
78 = India ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 12.9% (52 / 402)
66 = Germany ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 8.7% (35 / 402)
143 = Russia ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 5.0% (20 / 402)
32 = Canada ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 4.0% (16 / 402)
184 = United Kingdom ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 4.0% (16 / 402)
92 = Korea, South ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 3.0% (12 / 402)
86 = Japan ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 2.7% (11 / 402)
170 = Taiwan ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 2.5% (10 / 402)
83 = Israel ≤10.0% (≤3 / 29) 1.7% (7 / 402)
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AY19. Are you a person with a disability? [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Yes 2.0% (5 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
2 = No 97.6% (241 / 247) 98.4% (2974 / 3022)
3 = Don't Know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
4 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3022)
 
AY20. Which of the following categories describes your disability(ies)? [More details]
Note: Asked of people who indicated that they have a disability
Condition: AY19=1 [?]
Please select all that apply.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
3 = Physical/Orthopedic Disability * * 42.9% (12 / 28)
2 = Deaf/Hard of Hearing * * 17.9% (5 / 28)
4 = Learning/Cognitive Disability * * 17.9% (5 / 28)
6 = Other (please specify) * * 14.3% (4 / 28)
8 = Prefer not to answer * * ≤10.0% (≤3 / 28)
1 = Blind/Visually Impaired * * ≤10.0% (≤3 / 28)
5 = Vocal/Speech Disability * * ≤10.0% (≤3 / 28)
7 = Don't Know * * ≤10.0% (≤3 / 28)
 
AY21. Not counting your current postdoctoral position, how many previous postdoctoral positions have you held? [More details]
Count multiple reappointments to the same position at the same institution as only one position.
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = 0 76.1% (188 / 247) 72.6% (2185 / 3010)
2 = 1 20.2% (50 / 247) 22.4% (673 / 3010)
3 = 2 2.4% (6 / 247) 3.7% (110 / 3010)
4 = 3 ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3010)
5 = 4 ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3010)
6 = 5 ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3010)
7 = 6 or more ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3010)
8 = Don't Know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3010)
9 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤31 / 3010)
 
AY22. Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc. [More details]
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22A. Research university [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 4.0% (10 / 247) 5.3% (159 / 2995)
2 = Somewhat interested 21.9% (54 / 247) 22.9% (686 / 2995)
3 = Very interested 73.3% (181 / 247) 71.5% (2142 / 2995)
4 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2995)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 247) ≤1.0% (≤30 / 2995)
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22B. Primarily undergraduate institution/Liberal arts college [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 40.6% (93 / 229) 38.1% (1051 / 2756)
2 = Somewhat interested 38.4% (88 / 229) 42.0% (1157 / 2756)
3 = Very interested 18.3% (42 / 229) 18.3% (505 / 2756)
4 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 229) 1.5% (40 / 2756)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 229) ≤1.0% (≤28 / 2756)
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22C. Industry [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 29.6% (69 / 233) 27.0% (772 / 2855)
2 = Somewhat interested 44.6% (104 / 233) 46.3% (1322 / 2855)
3 = Very interested 25.3% (59 / 233) 25.6% (731 / 2855)
4 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 233) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2855)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 233) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2855)
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22D. Government [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 24.0% (56 / 233) 28.3% (794 / 2805)
2 = Somewhat interested 49.4% (115 / 233) 50.3% (1411 / 2805)
3 = Very interested 25.3% (59 / 233) 19.6% (549 / 2805)
4 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 233) 1.6% (46 / 2805)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 233) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2805)
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22E. Communications/Media/Publishing [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 73.2% (167 / 228) 76.8% (2094 / 2725)
2 = Somewhat interested 18.4% (42 / 228) 17.2% (468 / 2725)
3 = Very interested 4.8% (11 / 228) 3.0% (81 / 2725)
4 = Don't know 2.6% (6 / 228) 2.9% (79 / 2725)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 228) ≤1.0% (≤28 / 2725)
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22F. Nonprofit [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 49.8% (112 / 225) 57.4% (1577 / 2748)
2 = Somewhat interested 37.3% (84 / 225) 31.4% (863 / 2748)
3 = Very interested 9.3% (21 / 225) 7.4% (203 / 2748)
4 = Don't know 3.1% (7 / 225) 3.6% (98 / 2748)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 225) ≤1.0% (≤28 / 2748)
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22G. Legal services [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 85.0% (192 / 226) 85.6% (2339 / 2731)
2 = Somewhat interested 10.6% (24 / 226) 10.5% (287 / 2731)
3 = Very interested ≤1.0% (≤3 / 226) 1.4% (37 / 2731)
4 = Don't know 2.7% (6 / 226) 2.3% (62 / 2731)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 226) ≤1.0% (≤28 / 2731)
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22H. Consulting [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 53.5% (123 / 230) 56.1% (1543 / 2750)
2 = Somewhat interested 33.9% (78 / 230) 33.9% (931 / 2750)
3 = Very interested 10.4% (24 / 230) 7.5% (207 / 2750)
4 = Don't know ≤1.0% (≤3 / 230) 2.3% (64 / 2750)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 230) ≤1.0% (≤28 / 2750)
 
Please indicate how interested you were in a career at the following types of organizations at the time you first became a postdoc.
AY22I. Self [More details]
  Underrepresented Minority Non-Underrepresented Minority
1 = Not at all interested 57.0% (126 / 221) 66.3% (1801 / 2716)
2 = Somewhat interested 27.1% (60 / 221) 21.6% (588 / 2716)
3 = Very interested 5.9% (13 / 221) 5.8% (157 / 2716)
4 = Don't know 9.0% (20 / 221) 5.9% (159 / 2716)
5 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤3 / 221) ≤1.0% (≤28 / 2716)
 

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