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Life as a Postdoc

Choosing where to do your postdoctoral training is a major life decision. The professional and cultural environment of both the university and its surrounding community are important factors to consider.

To get our department’s perspective on living in Worcester, check out our Culture page.

You can also “get to know” some of our postdocs and other members of our department by checking out our BMB Monthly Feature. Feel free to reach out to current postdocs for their perspective on training at UMass Chan.

The UMass Postdoctoral Association (UMPA) is a strong advocate for postdocs and is dedicated to building community. Check out their Twitter here.

Check out the outreach the UMPA is doing in the Worcester community on their Youtube Channel here.

The Office for Postdoctoral Scholars (OPS) website can be found here – the Associate Dean that runs this office is BMB’s own Dr. Tony Imbalzano!

The OPS also shares data on postdoctoral demographics.

Resources from the Center for Biomedical Career Development curated for postdocs can be found here.