Postdoctoral Community & Activities

In addition to providing a dynamic research environment for our postdoctoral researchers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is also constantly working to improve our community and help postdocs to develop skills that will be useful in whatever career path they choose. We organize social events, career development workshops, and awards programs to support postdocs through their training.

  • Postdoctoral Association (MSK-PDA)

    The Postdoctoral Association (MSK-PDA) is an elected group of postdoctoral researchers who work to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

  • Research Fellow Advisory Council

    This committee of postdoctoral researchers, faculty members, and administrators from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs works together to enhance the training environment at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

  • Orientation for Incoming Postdocs

    Bimonthly orientation meetings for incoming postdoctoral researchers help ease the transition into academic life at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

  • Career Development Workshops

    This series of events provides postdoctoral researchers with information about different career paths and helps build essential skills such as grants writing, science writing, public speaking, and lab management.

  • Research Community Listserv

    An e-mail distribution list is maintained by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs as a means for postdocs to circulate general queries or share information with each other.

  • Postdoctoral Research Award

    This annual award acknowledges the accomplishments and promise of outstanding postdoctoral fellows.

  • Postdoctoral Research Symposium

    Each year, postdoctoral researchers showcase their research in an event designed to foster interaction among postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and faculty.

  • Postdoc Appreciation Day

    In conjunction with the National Postdoctoral Association, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs hosts annual events to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral researchers make.

  • Student & Faculty Club

    The Student and Faculty Club is a private club for students and faculty members of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s academic community.

  • Teaching Opportunities

    Our Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers teaching opportunities for postdoctoral researchers.

  • New York Academy of Sciences Membership

    NYAS provides career-development programs, scientific seminars, career fairs, and workshops to science trainees in the New York City area with the goal of increasing members' competitiveness in today's job market.

  • National Postdoctoral Association Membership

    The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a national society that advocates for postdocs and recommends best practices for enhancing the postdoctoral training experience.

  • Other Amenities

    Find information about our Student & Faculty Club, gift shop, food services, and other amenities.