Every year the magazine The Scientist conducts a reader response survey on the best places to work, including reactions on the best place to do a postdoctoral fellowship. The survey is based solely on reader response, as the editors explain:
"The Scientist posted a Web-based questionnaire and invited readers of The Scientist and registrants on The Scientist web site who identified themselves as non-tenured life scientists working in academia or other non-commercial research organizations to respond. We received 3,105 usable responses." ¬†- survey methodology from The Scientist.Com ¬† ¬†The survey includes universities, academic medical centers, science foundations and corporations.
This year Mayo Clinic ranked 10th nationally ¬†in the Best Places to Work for Postdocs. That's up from 24th last year. ¬†In the breakdown of strengths, Mayo was considered number one in the value of the experience one received from completing a fellowship here and third overall in terms of employment benefits. This seems to underscore the traffic we experience on our postdoc jobs page - it's one of the top visited sections of Mayo's research web site. ¬†For insights on doing a postdoc at Mayo, visit the Mayo Research Fellows Association.