Postdocs at UC Berkeley

Postdocs at UC Berkeley

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Outcomes Data for Postdocs

The VSPA is pleased to provide outcomes data for the postdoc population at UC Berkeley. These data represent the cohort of postdocs that completed training in a specific calendar year, and include demographic information, data on the median time in postdoc training, and career outcomes. Currently, data is available for the 2017 cohort, which you will find below, and represents postdocs who completed their postdoc training at UC Berkeley in 2017. The VSPA expects to have data on the 2018 and 2019 cohorts by the end of the 2021 calendar year.

Postdoc Demographics
Year Total # of
Postdocs
Citizenship Gender URG
  International USPR* Female Male Underrepresented Groups**
2017 409 57% (233) 43% (176) 34% (140) 66% (269) 8.2% (31)

* United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
** Underrepresented groups are African American, Chicano/Latino, and Native American/Alaska Native. URG data was available for 379 Postdocs. 

Time in Postdoc Training at UC Berkeley

Population <1 year 1-2 years 2-3 years 3-4 years 4-5 years 5-6 years <6 years
2017 Postdoc Cohort 9.29% (38) 47.68% (195) 22.00% (90) 10.76% (44) 7.09% (29) 2.69% (11) .49% (2)
gender              
female 3.91% (16) 15.65% (64) 8.31% (34) 3.18% (13) 2.20% (9) 1.00% (4) 0.00% (0)
male 5.38% (22) 32.03% (131) 13.69% (56) 7.58% (31) 4.89% (20) 1.71% (7) .49% (2)
               
citizenship              
international 4.65% (19) 30.81% (126) 11.49% (47) 4.89% (20) 3.67% (15) .98% (4)

.49% (2)

USPR 4.65% (19) 16.87% (69) 10.51% (43) 5.87% (24) 3.42% (14) 1.71% (7)

0.00% (0)

 

Career Outcomes (All departments)

  2017 2017
Sector One Year After UCB Postdoc Four Years After UCB Postdoc
Academia 54.28% (222) 50.86% (208)
For-profit 23.47% (96) 28.12% (115)
Non-profit 3.18% (13) 2.69% (11)
Government 7.33% (30) 5.62% (23)
Other 1.47% (6) 1.22% (5)
Unknown 10.27% (42) 11.49% (47)

 

Academia 2017 (222) 2017 (208)
Job Function within Academia One Year After UCB Postdoc Four Years After UCB Postdoc
Tenure Track Faculty 52.25% (116) 75.00% (156)
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 4.95% (11) 1.92% (4)
Postdoctoral Scholars 23.42% (52) 10.10% (21)
Research Staff 15.77% (35) 10.58% (22)
Administration 0.00% (0) .96% (2)
Other 3.60% (8) 1.44% (3)

 

For-profit 2017 (96) 2017 (115)
Job Function within For-profit One Year After UCB Postdoc Four Years After UCB Postdoc

Group Leader

0.00% (0) 0.00% (0)
Postdoctoral Scholar 4.17% (4) 0.00% (0)
Research Staff 44.79% (43) 40.87% (47)
All other science-related

42.71% (41)

50.43% (58)
Other 8.33% (8) 8.70% (10)

 

Non-profit 2017 (13) 2017 (11)
Job Function within Non-profit One Year After UCB Postdoc Four Years After UCB Postdoc
Group Leader 7.69% (1) 0.00% (0)
Tenure-Track Faculty 15.38% (2) 18.18% (2)
Postdoctoral Scholar 38.46% (5) 18.18% (2)
Research Staff 15.38% (2) 27.27% (3)
All other science-related 7.69% (1) 27.27% (3)
Other 15.38% (2) 9.09% (1)

 

Government 2017 (30)  2017 (23)
Job Function within Government One Year After UCB Postdoc Four Years After UCB Postdoc
Tenure-Track Faculty 0.00% (0) 4.35% (1)
Research Staff 43.33% (13) 65.22% (15)
All other science-related 6.67% (2) 4.35% (1)
Postdoctoral Scholar 50.00% (15) 21.74% (5)
Other 0.00% (0) 4.35% (1)