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To support your continued learning and growth, we have developed a series of quick videos on academic success, grant training, and career exploration. View a sample of our most popular recordings below. You can also view our growing library of videos on the Academic Training Resource Hub*.

12 minutes


Recorded by Colleen Ambron, MBA - Download the Postdoc Success Map* and the Sample Postdoc Annual Review Form*, referenced in the presentation. 

Prefer to read or take notes? Check out the accompanying slide deck and/or transcript.

15 minutes


Recorded by Amy Salovin, MS - Download the accompanying tip sheet*, referenced throughout the presentation. InterSECT Job Simulations offer real life, hands-on job tasks for a range of professions.

Prefer to read or take notes? Check out the accompanying slide deck and/or transcript.

Video: Meeting Your Writing Goals: Strategies for Success

Recorded by Amy Salovin, MS - We make reference to Writing Accountability Groups (WAGS) during the presentation. Learn more about WAGS here.

Prefer to read or take notes? Check out the accompanying slide deck and/or transcript.

Video: Mentoring Up: How to Be Empowered in Your Postdoc

Moderated by Rodney M. Camire, PhD - Postdoc panelists are Chynna Broxton, PhD (Lab of Marni Falk, MD), Léolène J. Carrington, PhD (Lab of Ivan P. Maillard, MD, PhD), and Wesley Wilson, PhD (Lab of Michael Milone, MD, PhD)

"Mentoring up" is a concept that empowers mentees to be active participants in their mentoring relationships by shifting the emphasis from the mentors’ responsibilities to equal emphasis on the mentees’ contributions. Our panel of postdocs discussed how they empower themselves in their professional and personal lives, particularly during these challenging times.

The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) supports the unique needs of foreign postdocs through resources and programs developed in partnership with other groups at CHOP. Our International Postdoc Hub* serves as a centralized information source for new and current international postdocs, as well as faculty mentors.

1.5 hours
Recorded on March 27, 2019
Moderator: Amelia Eisch, PhD
This panel of early career faculty covered how to negotiate start-up packages, budget, prioritize equipment lists, and build a strong, collaborative research team. View covered topics and associated timestamps here.

  • Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook | This guidebook provides essential information on programs and resources available to postdoc women as they progress in their careers.
  • Entering Mentoring - A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists | The goal of the seminar outlined in this manual is to accelerate the process of learning to be a mentor. It provides mentors with an intellectual framework to guide them, an opportunity to experiment with various methods, and a forum in which to solve mentoring dilemmas with the help of their peers.
  • GrantsNet | Your one stop resource to find funding for your research. Bookmark this page and sign up to receive weekly funding updates.
  • Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty | This book is a collection of practical advice, experiences, and opinions from seasoned biomedical investigators and other professionals.
  • National Institutes of Health| If you pursue a career in academia, chances are that you'll one day apply for an NIH grant. The Grant Application Basics' section is a good way to learn about the process and get some much-needed help.
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) | The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a national voice for postdoctoral scholars. The NPA Web site provides a wealth of information that will benefit CHOP fellows.
  • NPA Affiliate Membership | All CHOP postdocs can sign up for a FREE Affiliate Membership with the NPA. This provides fellows with access to a number of useful members-only resources. Please add David Taylor as your institutional contact.
  • Science Careers Magazine | Keep up to date with trends and topics in scientific career fields. Science Careers is a great site to peruse when you have a little time to kill.
  • Science Careers | Science Careers supports the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) commitment to furthering careers in science and technology, with an emphasis on fostering greater diversity among the scientific community.
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) | The NPA provides career planning resources that can assist you no matter where you are in the process.

*Access to the full Academic Training Resource and International Postdoc Hubs on @CHOP requires a CHOP-networked computer or VPN access. If you are working remotely and do not have VPN access, please submit a Remote Work Request through the IS Portal or call the CHOP IS Service Desk at 215-590-4357.