Top 15 North American Institutions

FEATUREBest Places to Work 2006: Postdocs Top 15 North American Institutions Rank in 2006 Rank in 2005 Name Country No. of postdocs in the life sciences Average annual postdoc salary (or salary range) Postdoc office, assc, or advisor? 1 12 The J. David Gladstones Institutes USA 83 $51,180 Office of Postdoct

Mar 1, 2006
The Scientist Staff

FEATURE
Best Places to Work 2006: Postdocs


Top 15 North American Institutions
Rank in 2006 Rank in 2005 Name
Country
No. of postdocs in the life sciences
Average annual postdoc salary
(or salary range)
Postdoc office,
assc, or advisor?
1
12
The J. David Gladstones Institutes
USA
83
$51,180
Office of Postdoctoral and Graduate Affairs
2
2
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
USA
280
$38,974
Student-Postdoc Advisory Committee
3
1
US Environmental Protection Agency
USA
22
$44,119-63,980
Human Resources Management Division
4
22
Emory University
USA
470
$30,000-55,000
Office of Postdoctoral Education
5
3
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
USA
225
$40,900-65,000
Office of Fellows' Career Development
6
40
Fox Chase Cancer Center
USA
119
$39,000
Postdoctoral Training Program
7
15
National Institute of Diabetes & Kidney Diseases
USA
325
$37,100-67,000
Office of Fellow Recruitment and Career Development
8
6
Wadsworth Center
USA
75
$37,500
Postdoctoral Coordinator
9
4 in nonUS
Dalhousie University
Canada
104
$39,710 (CAN)
Office of the Vice President Research
10
66
USDA Agricultural Research Service
USA
60
$54,000-65,000
Office of Personnel Management
11
9
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
USA
61
$53,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
12
-
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
USA
40
$31,700
Postgraduate Society
13
8
National Cancer Institute
USA
800-900
$41,000-56,000
Fellows and Young Investigators Association
14
-
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
USA
34
$35,000
Society of Fellows
15
28
Vanderbilt University
USA
530
$38,000-40,000
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Top 15 Institutions Outside of North America
Rank in 2006
Rank in 2005
Name
Country
No. of postdocs in the life sciences
Average annual postdoc salary
(or salary range)
Postdoc office,
assc, or advisor?
1
45
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Switzerland
60
84,000 CHF
Postdoc Association
(elected representative)
2
-
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
UK
125
£25,000-30,000
none
3
11
University of Bergen
Norway
100
372,000 NOK
none
4
26
Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel
127
93,600 NIS
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
5
-
Pasteur Institute
France
210
?25,200
Postdoc Office, and StaPa Trainees Assc
6
1
Umea Plant Science Center
Sweden
35
180,000-210,000 SEK
one part-time advisor
7
23
University of Dundee
UK
205
£20,004-43,850
SLS Postdoc Association
8
-
University of Basel Biozentrum
Switzerland
115
63,000-85,056 CHF
none
9
-
ETH Zurich
Switzerland
204
78,000-86,000 CHF
Academic Association of Scientific Staff
10
60
University of Manchester
UK
322
£20,044-30,002
Postdoc career development program
11
3
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Netherlands
102
?40,000-60,000
Postdoc Committee
12
24
Catholic University of Leuven
Belgium
N/A
N/A
N/A
13
46
University of Helsinki
Finland
300
?33,600-36,000
none
14
61
University of Nottingham
UK
59
£23,457-33445
none
15
35
University of Edinburgh
UK
347
£20,044-43,850
none