Lab Tech

The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides you with articles and information that will help you to learn new and useful skills, and teach you how to navigate the CHOP research environment. The Trainee Resources page may have additional links and tools to assist you.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - National Postdoctoral Association Connection

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a national voice for postdoctoral fellows. CHOP has a longstanding relationship with the NPA. Our institutional membership provides you with access to a FREE affiliate membership and a number of professional development resources on their Web site. Please contact us with any registration questions you may have.

Articles of Interest

The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP) is piloting a new program designed to address the unique needs of BPP postdocs who are non-native speakers of English. The ability for postdocs to successfully communicate research in podium presentations, meetings, one-on-one interactions as well as in lab is essential for professional advancement. To support our BPP postdocs in attaining their career goals and to address their specific needs, we have sought the expertise of an English as a Second Language (ESL) professional to develop a pilot program. This intensive 5-week series of workshops (10 total), online tutorials and individualized coaching is designed to achieve noticeable results. The course will run from October 13, 2014 to November 13, 2014. Click here for additional details

Slides are now available for Dr. Michael Brenner's presentation, "Active Learning: Practical Tools & Techniques for Engaging Students."

Slides are now available for Dr. Mary Leonard's presentation, "Managing Your Clinical Research Team, Collaborations and Grant."

There are a number of local options for foreign national researchers in need of ESL training in the Philadelphia area.

Trevor M. Penning, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, provided an overview of how to start-up and run an academic research laboratory.