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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

Ever wonder what happens to your NIH grant when it gets to study section? Why do some grants succeed while others fail? Check out this video from The Center for Scientific Review to get an insider's view of what happens in an NIH study section.

UPDATED: 6/16/10 - New video now available - "NIH Tips for Applicants"

Effective posters are more than just a source of information or a summary of your work. They are also conversation starters and an advertisement for your research.

Planning to attend a scientific conference in the near future? Learn the steps you can take before, during, and after the conference to to make conferences a productive and rewarding experience.

Does the thought of "networking" make you cringe? Scientists know that networking is an absolutely essential skill but it can be difficult to master. Learn about the specific challenges that scientists face in trying to build a network and how to overcome them.

Scientific writing is a critical skill for all research trainees. CHOP's own Mary Field (Office of Faculty Development) showed us that we can all improve by learning some tricks of the trade.