The postdoc might be the most controversial position in science. I think this is largely because the spectrum of what passes as "postdoc training" is enormous and the most variable of any career point. I've talked about postdocs before, oh wait.....
Ahhhh, that's better. Needed my postdoc discussion pants.
In any case, sometimes a post comes along that reminds me how different the postdoc experience can be from one field to the next. But one anecdotal observation is that the postdoc experience in the biomed-type fields seems to be very heavy in disgruntledocs compared with other sciences where postdoc training is an almost certain stage of one's career.
Perhaps this is just a numbers thing and all fields have a certain percentage of people who dislike their postdoc position, but given the sheer amount of biomed postdocs, they are a more vocal group. Could be. There are certainly PIs who do a terrible job of "training" in every discipline.
So today's poll is an effort to put some numbers to the question, "Are there more dissatisfied postdocs in bimed game than other fields or is this perception just an observer bias?" Now, I realize that a poll on a blog is its own observational bias and people can be "dissatisfied" for hundreds of reasons, but this is the venue and audience I have.
Apologies for excluding readers who have yet to, never did or never will do a postdoc. I have allowed multiple answers for those of you who did more than one postdoc.