Postdoctoral Training & Education
- Seminar Series (external speakers)
- Discovery to Translation Seminar Series (internal speakers)
- Cancer Journal Club
- Cancer Center Retreats
- Walther Embedding Training Program
- Bioinformatics Training Program
- Federal agencies
National Cancer Institute fellowships and awards
Program Description: This award supports promising postdoctoral applicants who have the potential to become productive and successful independent cancer research investigators.
NCI requires a clear cancer focus in research training and gives funding priority to applications whose primary sponsor has cancer-related R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed research grants at the time of application and the time of the award. For the NCI F32 Award, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations with a duration of at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. The primary sponsor is expected to maintain such grant support during the project period. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify.
Career Stage: Postdoctoral
Program Description: This award supports mentored, non-independent investigators ready to transition to independent academic faculty positions.
Career Stage: Postdoctoral
Program Description: This award helps outstanding postdoctoral researchers complete needed mentored training and transition in a timely manner to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.
National Science Foundation fellowships and awards in biological sciences
Program Description: The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2015 and beyond, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology, (2) Research Using Biological Collections, and (3) National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. These areas change periodically as new scientific and infrastructure opportunities present themselves. For this reason, this solicitation will be changed as necessary to reflect the areas being funded.
The fellowships are also designed to provide active mentoring of the Fellows by the sponsoring scientists who will benefit from having these talented young scientists in their research groups. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the BIO Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship program solicitation. Because the fellowships are offered to postdoctoral scientists only early in their careers, NSF encourages doctoral advisors to discuss the availability of these postdoctoral fellowships in biology with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs to ensure potential applicants may take advantage of this funding opportunity. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
- Nonfederal agencies
- PCCR Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Grant writing
- Career planning
- Academic Career Track:
- Industry Career Track: For topics on career paths such as entrepreneurship, check out the Industry Career Track workshops that are also offered by the Graduate School. (Filter on “Spring”>“Industry Career Track”).
- Networking and career development events organized by Purdue Life Sciences Postdoc Initiative.
- Online Career Development Resources through Aurora, an eLearning platform that Purdue students and staff have access to.
- Communication skills: Want to deliver a winning presentation to different audiences? How about successful networking, interviewing and negotiating? Check out the Communication workshops (Filter on “Spring”>“Grad School Essentials”>“Communication”) offered by the Graduate School and the Professional Skills Series offered by Purdue Center for Career Opportunities.
- Need additional input on how to prepare and deliver a successful presentation, check out Purdue Presentation Center.
- Job opportunities