Postdoctoral Development

As a postdoctoral associate in Georgetown University Medical Center, you’re here to gain academic experience and advance your career. The Office of Postdoctoral Development & Training Grant Support is committed to enriching the postdoctoral experience through career development and community-building.

Refer to the Georgetown University Postdoctoral Fellowship Policy for terms and conditions for postdoctoral appointments.


Postdoctoral organizations and programs allow you to network and build your resume.

Georgetown University Postdoctoral Association

Join the community of postdocs at Georgetown.

Academy for Transferable Management Skills

Register for our online project management training for scientists.

Georgetown Research Opportunities Workshop

Late-stage graduate students and new postdocs: Build professional skills and learn about T32 programs at BGE.

Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Postdocs: Present your research in an oral presentation or poster, and network with fellow Georgetown and MedStar postdocs.

Career Resources

BGE’s Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development offers programs and resources to help you prepare for the next phase in your career.

Training Grants

BGE postdocs and faculty collaborate on NIH-funded grants.

T32 Training Grants

External Fellowships

We encourage you to browse these lists of external fellowship opportunities:

Postdoctoral Benefits

Visit the Office of Staff & Faculty Benefits’ Postdoctoral Fellows page to find discounts, wellness resources, and information about the health and other benefits available to you.

Read about our postdocs’ achievements and learn from their experiences.

Martha Gay

Martha Gay, Ph.D.

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

Amanda Schneeweis

Amanda Schneeweis, Ph.D.

“The unfettered research grant will allow me to take supplemental courses in areas I have always wanted to expand my skillset into.”

Randi Williams

Randi M. Williams, Ph.D., MPH

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

Liz Salm

Our Director

Liz Salm, Ph.D.
Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development
SE108 Medical and Dental Building

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Liz Salm, Ph.D., is the Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development for Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) at Georgetown University. Dr. Salm directs the BGE Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development, including programming around career and personal development for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. She also meets with students and postdocs for one-on-one advising on career exploration and planning, the job search, and interview preparation. In her role directing the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development, she assists administratively with current and future federal training grants at BGE.

Dr. Salm graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a B.S. in Neuroscience. She took interest in support for research trainees 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 support them in their career exploration.

Dr. Salm looks forward to helping master’s students, Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows at Georgetown to determine and achieve their personal and professional goals.