Workshops and Courses

A postdoc in a scientific skill-building course

Regular workshops and courses help postdocs hone their skills for the job market.

We offer more than 50 workshops and courses per year, which are attended by 70% of our trainees. Our goal in each of these workshops is to help our trainees achieve their career goals. Topics change regularly to reflect the needs of our postdocs.

Recent workshops and courses include:

Career Exploration Events

  • Roundtable networking events with MSK alumni who have transitioned into exciting careers
  • Webinars that explore career options outside of New York City
  • The Annual Tri-I Career Symposium
  • Site visits to companies that regularly hire our postdocs and students

Professional Development Workshops

  • Funding for postdoc research
  • Communicating science to a lay audience
  • Networking for scientists
  • Time and project management
  • Leadership for scientists 
  • Introduction to undergraduate science teaching
  • Transitioning to research independence
  • Mock chalk talks
  • Nonacademic job searches
  • Interviewing and negotiating basics
  • Converting a CV into a resume

Scientific Skill-Building Classes

  • Animal models of cancer
  • Differential gene expression analysis with R
  • Image handling and analysis
  • Best practices in programming for reproducibility in science
  • Intro to proteomics