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 Opportunities

Faculty Position in Neuroscience

The California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track or tenured professorial position in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering. We are searching for talented investigators in all fields of Neuroscience. The successful applicant is expected to develop an innovative research program and have a commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Although there is a preference for junior candidates, applicants at all professorial levels are encouraged to apply. For an untenured position, the initial appointment is for four years and is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree. For a tenured position, we seek candidates who have developed cutting edge research programs that have demonstrated exceptional impact.

Please submit an on-line application and include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant publications, and a description of proposed research. Instructions will be given for submission of letters of reference when you apply on-line. The application deadline is November 15, 2019. Applicants must also commit to attend a recruiting symposium at Caltech on February 20-21, 2020.

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Tenure Track Position in Behavioral Neuroscience at Williams College

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Tenure Track Position in Biology at University of Richmond

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Post Doctoral Position in Malaria Pathogenesis

Company Name: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Laboratory of Dr. Johanna Daily, Bronx NY

Position Title: Post Doctoral Fellow

Position Description: The Daily lab is hiring a post-doctoral fellow to study brain swelling in the experimental model of cerebral malaria (ECM). We are seeking a highly motivated and productive scientist to lead the program which will define mechanisms of brain swelling through analysis of gene knock out of parasite virulence proteins, metabolomics, histopathology and neuroimaging. Adjunctive therapies will be tested in vivo to improve survival in ECM.  The scientist will be expected to design and conduct experiments, interpret data and prepare manuscripts.  This project is done in collaboration with Dr. Gregoire Lauvau.  Funding is available for two years, the initial appointment is for one year and will be renewed with satisfactory progress.

Job Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., etc.) in an appropriate field is required. Experience in the animal model of infection is required (malaria infection preferred). Strong scientific writing ability, work ethic and collegiality are required. Multiple first author publications are required.

Successful applications will have relevant work experience in molecular parasitology or related fields.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located in the Bronx, NY.

Einstein ranks 7th in NIH award dollars per investigator among US Medical Schools, has extensive core facilities and a highly collaborative research environment.

Please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Johanna Daily, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


External Training Opportunities

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

*There are currently no funding opportunities and awards available at this time.


The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to Friday, April 26, 2019.