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Postdoctoral and Career Services

Our Mission

The mission of the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office (CPSO) is to empower PhD trainees to successfully prepare for and transition to a variety of professional endeavors by building on their scientific research training.

The CPSO supplements the training graduate students and postdoctoral scholars receive in the laboratory by promoting a culture of informed, proactive, and strategic career planning. To achieve this goal, the office provides personalized one-on-one career counseling, connections to opportunities, and targeted programs that are guided by best practices and measurable training outcomes. We partner with alumni, faculty, campus groups, and experts in developing and implementing services that foster trainees' success. 

Postdoctoral Training Policies:

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:

  • Postdocs are limited to six years of postdoctoral training at TSRI.
  • PIs are expected to pay postdocs at or above the NIH NRSA minimum stipend guideline.
  • Postdocs have access to a formal grievance procedure and reasonable, lab-specific vacation policies.
  • Postdocs and PIs are encouraged to conduct annual reviews and work together to create personalized Individual Development Plans (IDPs).

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.