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I have no hesitation to say or claim that this is the first of it's kind blog written for PostDocs by a PostDoc (I have spent many years in postdoctoral positions and also a year as young faculty (Two PostDoc Positions: one at UConn main campus (2 years), and the Second Postdoc at UConn Health Center (4 years) and a Special invited position of Associate Scientist (young faculty position at Yale Med School).  
I moved up and out of being merely a postdoc ever since I left the UConn.  However, my thoughts are with the postdoc community and their welfare is dear to me. I am mindful and my writings are aimed to be mindful to help and promote postdoc welfare world wide, this is a blog dedicated for postdocs plights. I have spent a lot of time to initiate this Blog just after our successes in creating and building a PostDoc Unionization, the very first PostDoc Union ever to happen in American Universities, we created the first one at the UConn Health Center, located at Farmington, CT.
Since then, the journey is spectacular, after my Blog was put up on the net, few other bloggers started writing on postdoc issues and several others followed. The following list includes some of those postdoc Blogs, but also includes besides postdoc blogs are those sites and blogs that are relevant to PostDocs in more than one way or other!........... Enjoy the ride!.
Preliminary list but Yet to be Updated...!!!
Postdoc Blogs:
PostDoc World/PostDoc Unions:
Lab Rat
The Naked Scientists: Team of Scientists, doctors and communicators educate public
Daily Transcript, a graduate student's [now a postdoc in Canada] fine Blog
The Science Blogs, great site for all things scientific?

An Ex-Postdoc, rants

My Science Careers: Science Magazines career pages

Postdoc, a jobs site

Higher Eds and other sites:
1. Inside Higher Ed:
2. The Chronicles of Higher Ed:
3. MedEd Mentoring
4. Postdocs as Intellectual Entrepreneurs
5. PostDoctoral Web-Survery
6. Science, Labour and Postdocs, collection of articles at Scripps!?
7. The Truth tellers it seems!? Unbossed
PostDoc Associations and University sponsored groups:
Brown University- PostDoc Association
Yale University PostDoc Association
Harvard PostDoc Association
Cornell Postdoc Association
MIT PostDocs
UC PostDocs

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