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

Working in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related discipline, you can inspire a new generation of students. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or a few hours a year, you can make a difference in a student’s future.

All CHOP postdocs are eligible to join the NPA free of charge through The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's institutional sustaining membership.

Jennifer Long, Director of CHOP Research Communications, presented  "Communicating Your Science to the Public" at the 2011 Annual Postdoc Info Session on June 23rd 2011. Her presentation provided advice for scientists on how to effectively communicate to a wide range of lay audiences.

The Penn Postdoc Editors Association offers FREE editing services (manuscripts, grant proposals, and more) to members of the Penn/CHOP community!

This online tutorial, developed by the Foundation Center, leads writers through the major components of proposals to foundations, including the executive summary, statement of need, project description, budget, organization information and conclusion.