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The impact of postdoctoral training on early careers in biomedicine

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While postdocs are necessary for entry into tenure-track jobs, they do not enhance salaries in other job sectors over time.

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Acknowledgements

We acknowledge financial support from NIH Grant R01-AG036820. The use of NSF data does not imply NSF endorsement of the research, research methods, or conclusions contained in this report. We thank H. Garrison, W. Schaffer, P. Stephan, and D. Zuk for helpful comments.

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  1. Shulamit Kahn is in the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department, Questrom School of Business, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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  2. Donna K. Ginther is in the Department of Economics and Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, and National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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