Penn Engineering Postdoctoral Community
A Postdoctoral Fellowship (or, "postdoc") is a 1-5 year appointment after receiving a Ph.D. that is arranged privately with a faculty member who has research funding to support such a position.
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New to Penn?
If so, please check out this resource page for people who are new to SEAS. Here are some things we know you will also need:
- Once you have checked in with your business office, they will tell you when it is okay to get your Penn Card and set up your PennKey at the PennCard Center.
- All foreign nationals should also go to the International Student and Scholar Services.
- Please visit http://garnett-powers.com/upenn/index.htm for complete information on the Postdoctoral Insurance Plan.
- After you receive your PennCard, you should then create a SEAS email account with our CETS office.
- To receive current information and join the postdoc listserve, please email Jim McGonigle.
NEW!! 2016 Professional Development: Faculty of the Future Workshops
A three-part workshop series for postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students interested in pursuing a career in academia will be presented during the Spring term 2016. The program entitled, Faculty of the Future provides a significant opportunity for participants to engage in a wide-ranging discussion about preparing for faculty position searches, developing a research program, and issues surrounding commercialization, innovation and industry research. Learn more.
Suggested Reading for Postdocs
"Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty"
Free book from a Howard Hughes Medical Institute course features presentations and discussions with practical advice and experiences from biomedical investigators and other professionals. For information about the book, contact email@example.com.
"Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers"
This book offers its assessment of the postdoctoral experience and provides principles, action points, and recommendations for enhancing that experience. It is a practical guidebook that will be a "must read" for a variety of audiences. Get the book here.
"The Academic Job Search Handbook"
Co-authored by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong of University of Pennsylvania's Career Services, this book (now in its fourth edition) provides specific advice on all aspects of job-seeking in an increasingly tight academic market, from the appropriate timetable for the application process, to illegal or odd interview questions, to negotiating offers, starting a new job, seeking tenure, and everything in between. Get the book here.