Resources, Support and Opportunities for Postdocs
Committed to excellence in all aspects of research, training, and education, BIDMC has established the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars to serve as a resource for postdoctoral scholars, postdoctoral faculty mentors, and research trainees in general. Our diverse community of about 350 postdoctoral scholars comes from all regions of the United States and the world with the shared passion to contribute to the groundbreaking research taking place here. The office's mission is to promote and support postdoctoral scholars in world-class research and education at BIDMC.
We support and work closely with the BIDMC Postdoc Association to provide the following services:
One-on-one, career counseling to help provide outside input on long-term plans and goals
Guidance in responsible conduct of research
Guidance on visa-related issues, including obtaining initial visas, visa renewals, and changes in visa status.
Offering research presentation opportunities for postdocs both at BIDMC venues and more broadly across the Harvard Medical School community.
Providing and supporting broader educational initiatives to learn about other opportunities including careers in academia and industry
Serving as a connector to the Harvard Medical School postdoc office and its resources
Providing support and resources for PDA-initiated activities, including social and networking events.
Read more about the postdoc experience in Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty.
About the BIDMC Postdoctoral Association
The BIDMC Postdoctoral Association was founded in February 2019 under the supervision of the Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development.
The mission of the BIDMC PDA is to support and advocate for postdocs at BIDMC in all aspects of postdoctoral affairs. The BIDMC PDA shall address the needs and concerns of BIDMC postdocs by serving as a liaison between postdocs and BIDMC while promoting career development opportunities and networking events.
The PDA is composed of 4 committees:
Career Development Committee
Each committee is led by a chair/co-chairs. These committees are in turn overseen by directors/co-directors and assisted by a treasurer.
Advocacy Committee Co-chairs
Networking Committee Chair
Communication Committee Chair
Career Development Committee Chair
Jose Emmanuel Gonzalez Gutierrez
Members At Large
Edith Martinez Lozano
Irene Chebet Yator
Leticia Campoverde Iza
Sarah Morgan (Networking Chair)
Julie Konge (Career Development Chair)
Olivier Lucar (Director)
Anant Shinde (Director)
Jessica Hall (Founding Member)
Franciele Kipper (Networking Chair)
We encourage any current/prospective postdocs to contact us regarding any concerns and suggestions.