Part of The Scripps Research Institute's mission is to educate and train researchers preparing to meet the scientific challenges of the future. The mission of the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office is to prepare postdoctoral associates and graduate students for a range of professional endeavors, and to support their research training during their appointments. To fulfill this mission, we provide professional development programs and personal career advising to the Scripps training community.
The Office’s programs are driven by the National Postdoctoral Association’s Core Competencies for postdoctoral scholars.
By the conclusion of their postdoctoral appointment at TSRI, postdoctoral scholars are expected to:
We strongly recommend that TSRI postdocs use an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to structure their training experience. The IDP provides a planning framework that can help postdocs identify their professional development needs and career objectives. With it, postdocs can set short-term project and skills-related milestones, develop longer-term career goals, and discuss these training objectives with their advisors.
In 2015, TSRI updated its policies related to postdoctoral training. The effort resulted in new and revised guidelines for both PIs and postdocs. Key elements include:
The complete policy language is available via the Human Resources Administrative Guidelines, section 10 (intranet only). These policies may change in the future as a result of continual efforts to promote the outstanding scientific training environment at TSRI.