Postdoctoral Studies

Career and Professional Development

Postdoctoral fellows at Albert Einstein College of Medicine can take advantage of numerous career development seminars and workshops that are co-sponsored by the graduate division and the Belfer Institute. These include sessions devoted to skills development, such as resume and C.V. writing, career planning, grant writing and giving a seminar. Other sessions provide opportunities to learn from scientists who have chosen career paths along both traditional (academia, biotechnology) and nontraditional (science writing, patent law, Wall Street) lines. The office of faculty development offers seminars that are aimed primarily at faculty, but the seminars are usually open to postdoctoral fellows as well. These seminars cover both career development (e.g., how to negotiate with your supervisor) as well as career management (e.g., effective use of PowerPoint to create poster presentations).