Postdoctoral Scholar

What is Postdoctoral Scholar?

Postdoctoral Scholar meaning An individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path. (See the NIH-NSF Definition of a Postdoctoral Scholar. (PDF – 85 KB))


reference: Glossary of NIH Terms