Surveys

Survey Committee

For over 15 years, the Survey Committee has disseminated surveys to their peers in the Biological Sciences Division as a internal "status check" of the postdoctoral experience.  Through iterations of refinement, the postdocs on this committee have worked to establish a set of questions to be launched this year as the 2016 National Postdoc Survey.  You can find more information about the NPS at the website postdocsurvey.org.

Survey Archive

Background

The Biological Sciences Division Postdoctoral Association represents the interests of BSD postdocs directly to the University of Chicago faculty and administration. In order to fulfill this mission, it is necessary to collect comprehensive statistical information about postdoc issues, concerns, and problems. We therefore conduct regular surveys of BSD postdocs to efficiently obtain this information.

2011 survey of postdocs in the Biological Sciences Division - The survey was designed and analysed by Terrie Vasilopoulos. Assistance was provided by Soyang Kwon.

  • Executive Summary and Action Points (PDF)
  • Full Survey Results (PDF)

2009 survey of postdocs in the Biological Sciences Division - The survey was designed and analyzed by Benjamin Wolfe and Terrie Vasilopoulos.

  • Executive Summary and Action Points (PDF)
  • Full Survey Results (PDF)

2008 survey of postdocs in the Biological Sciences Division - The survey was designed and analyzed by Benjamin Wolfe, Natacha Bodenhausen, and Luciana Molinero.

2007 survey of postdocs in the Biological Sciences Division - The survey was designed and analyzed by Rifat Hasina and Benjamin Wolfe.

  • Executive Summary and Action Points (HTML) (PDF)
  • Full Survey Results (PDF)

2006 survey of postdocs in the Biological Sciences Division -The survey was designed and analysed by Nilesh Banavali. Assistance was provided by Rifat Hasina and Imogen Hurley.

  • Executive Summary and Action Points (HTML) (PDF)
  • Full Survey Results (PDF)
  • Summary of Survey Results (PDF)
  • Original Survey Questions (PDF)

2000-2001 survey of postdocs in the Biological Sciences Division