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Postdoctoral and Career Services


TSRI's Career and Postdoctoral Services Office (CPSO) helps empower PhD trainees to successfully prepare for a variety of professional endeavors by building on their scientific research training.

We supplement 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, we provide 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 successful career transitions. 

The institute's postdoctoral training policies are accessible via the Human Resources Administrative Guidelines, section 10 (intranet only). 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).