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, Ph.D., 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 2021 OPD Workshop Series

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

OPD Fall 2021 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

Four GU training grants have funding for postdocs: the new Aging and Alzheimer’s Research Training T32 and Cancer Population Science Program T32 as well as 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, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D., Georgetown University Postdoctoral Fellow


Opportunities & Job Board

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 too early to start planning your career after Georgetown!