<p>Best Non-US Institutions</p>

Postdocs in Canada and Europe are a lot like their compatriots in the United States. Institutions that provide relevant books, journals, and supplies, along with the training and experience to launch a successful career in science, earn top marks from postdocs.

"This is one of the best equipped centers in plant science that I've seen in Europe," says Frank Klimmek, at Umea Plant Science Center in Sweden, which ranked number one on our list of the Best Places to Work for Postdocs. "There's a very pleasant atmosphere, it's competitive but not unfair, and it offers a charming way of life," says Klimmek. Cardiff University in Wales, 12th on our list, is centrally located in a "vibrant and rapidly growing city," says Jeff Davies. "It's a great place to work and live."

As in the United States, tenured or permanent staff positions are in short supply for postdocs...

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