Postdoctoral Research at Rockefeller
The Rockefeller University
New York, USA
3 - 5 years
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
Postdoctoral appointments are temporary appointments made to individuals who were recently awarded a Ph.D., or its equivalent, in an appropriate field and are dedicated to full-time research or scholarship. Appointments are made every year and may last from three to five years but are not to exceed five years at the University. Postdoctoral scholars make vital contributions to the University's scientific programs while gaining valuable research training and experience under the mentorship of ahead of laboratory, culminating in published results. During this time, they are encouraged to develop a distinct research line that will allow them to gain independence in preparation for a scientific career.
The university has a strong commitment to the full involvement of postdoctoral scholars in all aspects of the community's scientific, educational, and cultural activities. Each year 300 postdoctoral trainees are associated with the research of the 78 laboratories, where they are encouraged to continue their scientific training and pursue their research interests.
Postdoctoral trainees typically participate in the many seminars and symposia held at the university. In many instances, candidates for postdoctoral training at the university obtain funds from a private or governmental granting agency. However, the university awards approximately 15 to 20 postdoctoral fellowships annually to young scientists in the early stages of their training.