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Professional Development for Postdoctoral Fellows

The postdoctoral program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides opportunities for you to develop your professional acumen as you prepare for the rigors of the job market. We understand that not all postdocs plan to become academics or scientists, and as one of the academic medical centers to receive grant funding from the National Institutes of Health Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (NIH BEST) awards program, we offer professional development courses and workshops on career planning and exploration and developing professional skills that are crucial for any career to help you become a well-rounded job applicant.

We also offer postdoctoral training for developing career-specific skills in academia, pharma and biotech, science policy, and medical communications, as well as job search and career transition strategies. Our goal is to ensure that you are optimally prepared for the next step in your career.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine Associations and Clubs

Joining an NYU Grossman School of Medicine association or club allows you to learn new skills and broaden your networking community.

NYU Biotechnology Association

The NYU Biotechnology Association is run by graduate students and postdocs at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and educates members on the many applications of biomedical science. Industry, business, law, and translational research are just a few examples of the disciplines that need talented scientists.

We host a series of events throughout the academic year, including events with industry speakers, entrepreneurship panels, joint business events with the NYU Consulting Club, and events co-organized with the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, such as the NYU Bioventure speaker series and the NYU Hackathon.

Club events are open to all graduate students and postdocs. To join our mailing list, email

The Postdoc Council

The Postdoc Council bridges NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s postdoc community and postdoc affairs. The council conveys our needs and organizes social and professional events.

The council consists of 12 NYU Grossman School of Medicine postdoctoral fellows, and most events are open to postdocs and graduate students from across NYU and NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Contact us at if you are interested in volunteering.

NYU Are Women in STEM

NYU Are Women in STEM (NYUrWIS) was founded by Jane Cullis, PhD; Jessie Brown, PhD; and Melania Fanok, PhD, and provides resources and support for women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through a seminar series, mentorship program, and informal socials, NYUrWIS helps women reach their professional goals in the scientific realm.

We hold meetings as needed, usually once a month. If you’re interested in joining, email and we’ll add you to the mailing list so you can stay apprised of upcoming meetings and other news.

Women’s Intensive Leadership Development Program

The Women’s Intensive Leadership Development Program, also known as the WILD Program, is a wilderness hiking program open to postdocs and graduate students that teaches early-career women scientists leadership, resilience, and team-building skills. Each year, participants choose one of three different hiking excursions on the Northville Placid Trail, a 143-mile foot trail in the Adirondacks. Subscribe to the WILD PROGRAM mailing list for more information and to stay up to date with upcoming news and events.