Postdoctoral fellowships offer opportunities to develop independence, focus research interests, hone academic and transferable skills, and explore career pathways. Because postdoctoral positions are generally-short term, typically 2-5 years, it is important that you develop a training plan early on in your fellowship.

To help you stay on track, the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) has developed a Postdoc Timeline. This resource is a suggested framework by which to incorporate Research Training and Productivity, Professional Development, Career Exploration, and Community Building and Networking into your training. Also included is a list of services and programs offered by ATOP. Use these tools to help you achieve your professional and career goals. To download them as a PDF, click here!

If you have any questions relating to this resource, please contact Sara Rego (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).




Job Openings

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Research Scientist-Tracer Biology Discovery at Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly Imaging/Avid Radiopharmaceuticals provides technical expertise for molecular imaging to Lilly Research Laboratories. The scientist will provide expertise for biological assay development for the discovery and characterization of novel PET imaging agents, with a focus on neuroscience or oncology imaging and other therapeutic areas. Several imaging projects have been identified that are ready to be executed, which will have a high impact on existing Lilly projects or programs. This scientists will work independently, coordinating experimental details of internal and external partnered projects, conducting experiments him/herself, performing data analysis, and presenting data to internal teams and the international scientific community.

For more information about this position, please click HERE.

Assistant Director (Team Lead for Fellowships) at Villanova University

The Assistant Director (AD) reports to the Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF) Director and works closely with the Associate Director, other Assistant Director, and the rest of the CRF team (Administrative Assistant, Graduate Assistants, and student employees). The AD is Team Lead on all CRF application processes and programming related to nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, and related awards. The AD advises all students, alumni, and faculty for nationally competitive fellowships and external summer research programs. The AD provides support for undergraduate research and the Presidential Scholars Program (PSP). Overall, the AD ensures that Villanova continues and improves its stellar record of accomplishment with nationally competitive fellowships.

For more information about this position, please click HERE.

Global Recruitment: Recruiting for all of NIH!

The Global Recruitment Unit (GRU) serves the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs) with global recruitments for positions such as; Physicians, Purchasing Agents, Health Scientist Administrators and Pathways (Student Trainees). Applying to one of the global recruitments could provide an avenue for consideration across many of the participating ICs at NIH. Any participating IC has the ability to review eligible candidates for their vacancies and set up interviews. Your application may be reviewed by participating hiring officials throughout all of NIH.

Please review the current positions available by clicking HERE.

Science Writer for American Association for Cancer Research

To learn more, click HERE.

Medical Science Liaison for Amplity Health

To learn more, click HERE.

External Training Opportunities

Marine Biological Laboratory 2019 Advanced Research Training Courses

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) courses offer invaluable training in experimental design and implementation. They also offer an unparalleled opportunity for young scientists to interact with leading researchers in their field and to hear about their newest results and research plans. Networking and mentoring are also a fundamental part of the MBL courses and can create connections among students and between students and faculty that will last students their entire academic career. Alumni of MBL courses regularly call the experience "transformative," telling us that their time at MBL stimulated their thinking and gave them the confidence and courage to pursue their own scientific ideas.

If you are interested in visiting the MBL in person to see why an MBL summer course is such an important training experience for upper level students, we would love to host your visit. Please feel free to reach out to members of the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Education Department is very interested in increasing the diversity of the students in the advanced courses. Therefore, the admission process is need-blind, and that financial aid up to 100% of course costs is available for accepted students.

To read the highlights of the Marine Biological Laboratory 2019 training courses, click HERE.

To learn about the MBL courses, click HERE.

AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors Program - Ambassador applications due July 21, 2019

The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program furthers women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program brings together 100 women from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls. STEM professionals use their skills in many fields - including research and development, sports and recreation, finance, fashion, gaming, engineering and manufacturing, entertainment, healthcare, retail, music, and more. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program highlights women in STEM who are contributing in all these fields, showing girls the different career pathways they can pursue and how STEM impacts their lives every day. AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors will gather for in-person summits, create personal press kits that highlight their stories and take their outreach to the next level, be featured in original entertainment and media content, and engage with middle school girls in formal and informal educational spaces.

For more information about the program click HERE.

To check eligibility click HERE.

For a list of required materials click HERE.

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FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) Series | Registration Now Open for 2019

Collaborate with leading scientists on cutting-edge research and learn about the latest scientific developments in your field.

The FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) Series provides a unique platform to promote scientific interchange between experts and early career professionals. Each conference is packed with lectures, poster sessions, career workshops, and networking. Start planning your scientific calendar for the new year.

Click HERE to view a summary, keynote speaker, registration rates, and deadlines.

FASEB offers three main types of travel awards to SRC attendees. Be sure to review eligibility requirements and application instructions before submitting your application!

Funding and Awards

Apply for Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists | Application deadline July 15, 2019

Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, which is an annual prize awarded to early-career scientists. The prize is presented in four categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Environment, Molecular Medicine, and Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology. The winners will have their essays published by Science, win up to USD 30,000 and be invited to Sweden to attend the award ceremony. Get ready for a life-changing moment for your scientific career. Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2017 or 2018. The winners from each category will compete for the Grand Prize.

To learn more, click HERE.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2019

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Dear CHOP Postdocs,


Thank you for voting in the first ever CHOP Postdoc Association election. The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) is excited to announce the results and introduce you to the founding members of the association.

With the support of ATOP, your representatives will work to develop programming, build community, and create networking opportunities for CHOP postdocs. The CHOP PDA will work collaboratively with the UPenn Biomedical Postdoctoral Council (BPC) as well.

Please join us in wishing them success in their roles!

Thank you,

Colleen Ambron and Sara Rego