Postdoctoral Development

Enriching the GUMC postdoctoral experience through career development and community building.

Office of Postdoctoral Development

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Elizabeth Salm, Ph.D

Associate Director for Postdoctoral Development & Training Grant Support
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Elizabeth Salm, PhD is the Associate Director for Postdoctoral Development and Training Grant Support for Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) at Georgetown University. Dr. Salm directs programming around career and personal development for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. She also maintains the Training Grant Support portfolio for the current and future federal training grants at BGE.

She graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a B.S in Neuroscience. Her interest in the support of research trainees began during her PhD training in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP) at Yale University.

While serving as Chair of the Yale Graduate Student Assembly, she observed the daily lives and outcomes of other graduate students across the university and saw many opportunities for improvement. Dr. Salm decided to address these interests in INP by developing a mentoring program to ease the transition of incoming students to graduate school and to support them in their exploration of future careers.

Dr. Salm looks forward to helping PhD students and postdoctoral fellows at Georgetown determine and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Join the GU PDA

Georgetown University Postdoc Association

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Fall 2020 OPD Workshop Series

This fall, the Office of Postdoctoral Development is hosting a series of workshops for postdocs and PhD students on Wednesdays.

See the schedule!

Academy For Transferable Management Skills

An online training in project management for scientists!

Registration Open Now!

Individual Development Plan

Assessment, Action, Accomplishment

Develop your IDP

Postdoc Resources

CV & NIH BioSketch Templates, Free Memberships, & more

Learn About Resources

Institutional Training Grant Funding

Three GU training grants have funding for postdocs: the new Cancer Population Science Program T32, the Tumor Biology T32, and the GHUCCTS TL1!

See the Opportunities

Featured Postdocs

Meet some of our amazing Georgetown University postdocs and learn about their experiences, grants, and research.

Randi Williams

“I learned the importance of outreach and education to underrepresented and underserved communities to address barriers to cancer prevention and early detection. ”

Randi M. Williams, PhD, MPH, Georgetown University Postdoctoral Fellow

“During my postdoc experience in Dr. Jill Smith’s lab, my scientific acumen is continuously being challenged and enriched.”

Martha Gay, PhD, Georgetown University Postdoctoral Fellow

Opportunities & Job Board

The BGE is always looking for new opportunities for our graduate students and postdocs. Below are additional resources at your disposal to seek opportunities like internships and positions posted by other organizations. It is never to early to start planning your career after Georgetown!