Keep learning:

  • Postdoctoral fellows enroll in a comprehensive Responsible Conduct in Research course. The purpose of the course is to promote the awareness among postdoctoral fellows of the ethical challenges confronted by laboratory researchers, and explore approaches for successfully navigating them. This course is mandated by the National Institutes of Health as a part of every scholar’s training.
  • We offer an Introduction to Experimental Statistics for Biologists, a six-lecture course covering basic statistical concepts and methods for clear data summary and presentation.
  • Other offerings include the Career Discovery Seminar Series, a monthly professional development workshop and access to the Keck Graduate Center's Certificate in Bioscience Management.
  • Professional Development Monthly Seminars every 2nd Wednesday of the month. 

Individual Development Plan

Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) annually. An IDP is an annual self-assessment career benchmarking program that assists you in defining your goals and needs, planning your research, tracking your performance and measuring progress towards your next steps. We strongly suggest that you review your IDP with your principle investigator.
The Postdoctoral Training Office offers one-on-one counseling to help with your IDP, explore career options, develop job search strategies, create a self-marketing campaign and improve your networking skills. Networking is further enhanced with free membership in the National Postdoctoral Association.
Additional IDP resources are also provided.
To make an appointment to review your IDP contact Stephanie Alexander. 

Pursuing a Career in Academia

Launching a Career Outside of Academia

The Professional Organization(s) within your discipline may offer career advice, access to mentors and job searches.

Career Training Programs/Fellowships for Ph.D.s

Finding a Position

A complete list of our open positions can be found here