The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs was established February 1, 2000 to serve as a dedicated resource for postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administrators. It is located within and supported by the Graduate School of Biological Sciences. The Office works to support and enhance the outstanding scientific training available to all postdoctoral investigators. The Office is also responsible for processing the recruitment and termination of postdoctoral fellows and provides a mechanism for conflict resolution if such a need arises.
Our primary mission is to maintain a productive and welcoming environment so that postdoctoral fellows can make the most of their training. Although the onus for career advancement is ultimately on the shoulders of each postdoctoral fellow, our mission is to facilitate this responsibility by developing seminars, workshops and other resources that provide information for career development, grant writing, communication skills, conflict resolution, and responsible conduct in research. Importantly, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides a voice for all postdoctoral fellows, and creates a sense of family while at Mount Sinai.
We also address “quality of life” issues with our services and programs. The Office assists in finding convenient, affordable housing. We organize a variety of social and networking activities, including lunches, social evenings, and roundtables on significant professional issues. In addition, the Office encourages and supports postdoc-initiated activities and endeavors.
The ultimate goal of the Office is to provide an excellent supportive environment to engender the best possible postdoctoral experience at Icahn School of Medicine.
It is widely recognized that a diverse environment enhances the learning experience of all trainees and the biomedical research enterprise in general. The Icahn School of Medicine is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in research, in clinics and in education as well as to increasing the representation of individuals who are members of groups that are underrepresented in science and medicine at all ranks and levels.