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.
This year, MSKVIEW Diversity Day will be January 27, 2020. Selected participants in this one-day event will be provided with an all-expenses-paid visit to MSK. During the visit, participants will:
- learn about the cutting-edge science being conducted at MSK
- meet MSK faculty in one-on-one sessions and roundtables
- hear from current trainees about how they decided to conduct their postdoctoral training at MSK
- receive insights into how to chart their course and navigate their career development beyond graduate school and postgraduate training
Participation in the symposium is on a selected basis, and eligible candidates will be notified by January 15, 2020. Given that the focus of the symposium is on postgraduate training, we invite:
- PhD and MD/PhD 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
All 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. People in underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Although preference will be given to senior graduate students from surrounding institutions within a four-hour drive or train ride, we strongly encourage students from areas further afield to submit strong applications. In addition, current postdocs in the first year of their postdoc position are encouraged to apply.
Limited funds are available for travel reimbursement to and from New York City. Funding for lodging is not available.
Program at A Glance
- 9:30–9:50 am - Arrival and breakfast
- 10:00–10:40 am - Welcome and introduction to MSK research
- 10:40–11:30 am - Professional development workshop
- 11:30 am–12:15 pm - One-on-one sessions with faculty
- 12:15–2:00 pm - Life at MSK: Postdoc panel (lunch session)
- 2:00–2:45 pm - One-on-one sessions with faculty
- 2:45–4:00 pm - Career insights from MSK: Faculty panel
- 4:00–5:00 pm - Keynote and closing remarks
- 5:00–6:00 pm - Reception with MSK faculty and postdocs