You are 6-12 months from defending your PhD research dissertation. Now, you must decide among your options. Do you want to continue in research? If yes and an academic career is your goal, then a postdoc is the next step. Choosing a postdoc position is easier if you have an idea on what kind research motivates you and what specific projects you may want to do. But, with whom and where should you do it? Obviously, it helps you to start planning your postdoc sooner than later, and doing it properly. Here are some tips to make this key career decision.