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Definition of "postdoctoral" [postdoctoral]

  • Of, relating to, or engaged in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "postdoctoral" in a sentence
  • "The grants will give women incentives – financial, but also social, personal and professional – to engage in postdoctoral research in leading labs around the world."
  • "In the meantime I took a very short-term postdoctoral position working with Joel Parks at the Rowland Institute, helping him design and build a Paul trap for ionized atomic clusters."
  • "Insight into Science and Academia from the perspective of a tell-it-like-it-is postdoctoral engineer."