From what i have heard it can vary.
I am trying to be on top of that (after my experience of not matching during the first phase of the match last year). I already applied for one postdoc that was a PERFECT fit for me. And I already got a phone interview (I think they do a screener on the phone before extending site interviews). A lot of sites seem to begin reviewing postdoc apps in January.
Originally Posted by blindchaos
Any idea as to how long sites typically take between the deadline and the time they start notifying people of interviews? I'm sure it fluctuates and depends on site, but didn't know if there was some sort of general time span (ie: for internship, a lot notify within a month of their deadline, if not sooner). I hope to hear from the postdoc I already applied to before the holidays, but I don't believe they are required to say anything if they are not considering an applicant any further so I may never hear from them. Who knows :P The site says nothing about timeline. Doesn't even state how many positions they are offering.