Lab Techs

The Research Trainee Career Support Center provides you with articles and resources that will assist you as you contemplate your move into a non-trainee, professional career track.

CHOP research trainees may also enroll in the UPenn Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP), a premiere professional/career support program for UPenn/CHOP fellows.

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Articles of Interest

This blog post from the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education summarizes a recent webinar held by Science Careers. The discussion is focused on helping researchers make the decision between a career in academia or industry.

PennKey applications are now being processed by the Office of Responsible Research Training. This function, previously administered by the CHOP Human Resources Department, has been improved to allow for faster turn around times and more efficient retrieval of PennKey setup codes.

Dr. Lori Conlan, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services in the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), recently provided CHOP Postdocs with great insight into the job interview process in academia and industry. Her presentation is now available for you to download.

Finding the Right Fit

This article from Nature Jobs captures the apparent imbalance of power in the hiring process of most graduate students seeking postdoctoral positions, and provides tools to negotiate their way into better situations.