Postdoctoral Development

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

Featured Postdocs

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

Martha Gay, Georgetown University Postdoctoral Fellow

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Georgetown University Postdoc Association

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3rd Annual Postdoc Symposium

Join us on Friday April 24th, 2020!
Details coming this winter.
Abstract Submissions open in February 2020!

Academy For Transferable Management Skills

An online training in project management for scientists!
Coming January 2020!

Individual Development Plan

Assessment, Action, Accomplishment

Develop your IDP

Postdoc Resources

CV & NIH BioSketch Templates, Free Memberships, & more

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External Funding Opportunities

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Office of Postdoctoral Development
Elizabeth Salm, PhD

Associate Director for Postdoctoral Development & Training Grant Support  |   SE108 Medical-Dental Bldg

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.

Stay Connected

Are you a new Georgetown University Medical Center Postdoc? Tell us you’re here!
Fill out our quick entrance survey so that we can add you to our career services platform as well as connect you with postdoc resources, events, and other Georgetown postdocs. Also be sure to subscribe to our Postdoc Newsletter to the right!

When is your next department seminar?
If you’ll be speaking on campus in an upcoming department seminar or research event, add it to the Georgetown Events Calendar. When creating the event, enter your Name, research department in the Event Name field and the title of your talk in the Description field. Then tell us when and where in the Schedule and Location fields. Lastly, scroll toward the bottom and select Postdoctoral Training & Development (underneath the Biomedical Graduate Education category) as the “Department“. The event will then be automatically added to the calendar below.

We will help disperse the information so that your postdoc colleagues know that you are presenting!

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