Purpose and Objective


Postdoctoral training is imparted for scholarly development and career advancement for individuals who have obtained a doctoral degree. The training is conducted under the supervision of one (or more) professor(s) who is a faculty member qualified in the discipline in which training is being sought. The faculty role is to mentor the postdoctoral candidate for career development and the external job market. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to perform supervised research (preferably collaboratively), write grant and research proposals, and to present their research resulting in good quality publications. In addition to research skills, it is important that postdoctoral fellows achieve proficiency in other professional skills important in embarking upon a successful career. Although responsibilities other than research, such as teaching and/or organizing conferences, academic workshops and seminars, are usually minimal, such activities can be pursued in the context of the postdoctoral fellows' personal training goals, and in conjunction with department's administration.