At Memorial Sloan Kettering, more than 100 laboratories are conducting cutting-edge studies in immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, chemical biology, structural biology, developmental biology, computational biology, cell biology, and molecular biology.
MSK is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we are eager to host students at a one-day symposium about postgraduate opportunities and careers in biomedical and life science research in our laboratories. We hope to enable those who might not typically consider a postdoc at MSK to see firsthand if MSK would be a good match.
On October 29, 2018, we are hosting the second MSKVIEW, designed to provide senior-level graduate students from underrepresented groups with insight about training as a postdoc at MSK. During the visit, participants will:
- learn about the leading-edge science being conducted at MSK
- meet MSK faculty in one-on-one meetings and roundtables
- hear from current trainees about how they decided to conduct their postdoctoral training at MSK
- receive insights on how to chart their course and navigate career development beyond graduate school and postgraduate training
Participation in the symposium is on a selected basis. Eligible candidates will be notified by October 10, 2018. Because the focus of the symposium is on postgraduate training, we invite:
- PhD and MD/PhD graduate students who are two years or less from defending their thesis
- PhD, MD, and MD/PhD postgraduate researchers who are interested in a second postdoc
Biologists, chemists, physicists, and computational scientists who fit the above criteria and are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research are encouraged to apply. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Underrepresented groups include but are not limited to African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Although preference will be given to senior graduate students and current postdocs (within 2 years of graduating) from surrounding institutions within a four-hour drive or train ride, we strongly encourage applicants from areas further afield to submit strong applications.
Limited funds are available for travel expenses to and from New York City. Funding for lodging is not available.
Program at a Glance
- 9:00 – 9:50 am: Arrival and breakfast
- 10:00 – 10:40 am: Welcome and introduction remarks by Dr. Charles Sawyers
- 10:40 – 11:30 am: Professional development workshop
- 11:30 am – 12:15 pm: One-on-one discussion with first faculty member
- 12:15 – 2:00 pm: Life at MSK: Postdoc panel (lunch session)
- 2:00 – 2:45 pm: One-on-one discussion with second faculty member
- 2:45 – 4:00 pm: Career insights from MSK faculty
- 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Keynote and closing remarks
- 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Reception with MSK faculty and current postdocs