MNI is creating an MNI Postdoctoral Advancement Program to enhance the recruitment and training of postdocs and to build a community where postdocs can thrive. The Program will have two entry points: 1) postdocs currently in the laboratories of MNI faculty and affiliates, and 2) MNI Postdoctoral Scholars who are recruited into the laboratories of MNI faculty and affiliates in the coming years.
The MNI Postdoctoral Advancement Program reflects a multi-faceted approach, focused on the following:
- Recruitment. The Program will provide incentives to recruit postdocs, including a signing bonus and the opportunity to compete for and receive internal research funds.
- Training. MNI postdocs will be offered career development opportunities. This includes institutional grant-writing workshops, a seminar series for and by postdocs, and chalk-talk opportunities to receive feedback on research ideas. Funds to support travel to external workshops and conferences will also be available.
- Community. The MNI Postdoctoral Advancement Program will provide structure to build a community of neuroscience postdocs - offering social, professional, and networking opportunities. Further, MNI Postdoctoral Scholar recruits will become part of a peer cohort of trainees at a similar stage of their career.
We are excited to kick off the MNI Postdoctoral Advancement Program community with a speed networking event on October 11 – please click here to RSVP for the event. Additional information on the MNI Postdoctoral Advancement Program will be sent out via email in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes open!