The institute provides a stimulating environment for scientists of different disciplines to interact and aid each other's research, and facilitates collaborations between pre- and postdoctoral researchers and mentors from different academic backgrounds.

In addition to world-class research opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities, our Department and the University have various programs in place to assist our postdocs through mentoring, career development, and ultimately the job search process. To pursue postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago, please directly contact an individual faculty member of interest.

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myCHOICE: CHicago Options ICareer Empowerment

The myChoice program covers 10 broad Exposure Subjects related to the myIDP (Individual Development Plan) categories. There are three levels in the program, each with increasing involvement in career training: E1: Exposure, E2: Education, and E3: Experience. myCHOICE is supported by a diverse group of mentors (many of whom are University of Chicago alumni). A selection of these mentors is highlighted under our Program Personnel page where you can find more information about their backgrounds, postdoctoral trajectories and, current careers.

Seminars on Grant Writing, Job Applications, and Career Development

The Biological Sciences Division puts on quarterly seminars about preparing for, acquiring, and succeeding at your ultimate career. These seminars are run by professionals in the various fields and foster a sense of community between the postdoc researchers across campus.