The Office of Postdoctoral Research recognizes that a postdoctoral position is, by definition, a temporary period of training that is intended to serve as a launching pad for your professional career.
To make the most of this time, determine your career goals, and then begin gaining the skills and completing the tasks needed to be a competitive candidate.
Certainly much of your time and effort will, and should be, spent in the laboratory. However, you'll also want to remember to cultivate the additional skills that you will need to succeed in your next career move. Consider stepping away from the bench on occasion to develop these other needed skills.
Through events, emails, one-on-one career discussions, and the information provided on this site, the Office of Postdoctoral Research is one resource you can draw on to help you round out your postdoctoral training.
Please let us know if you are a College of Medicine postdoc who is not receiving the office's periodic email messages. These messages are an important way for you to learn about career development events, funding opportunities, and other training programs.
Did you receive an award? Or publish a paper? Share your good news with us! If you’d like us to highlight your accomplishment, please send details to us at email@example.com.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions related to this site or to the services offered by the Office of Postdoctoral Research, please feel free to contact us.