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Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral research is an important step in the training of a scientist and sets the stage for pursuing an independent career.  The Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology Department (MCCB) provides an excellent environment for postdoctoral researchers to expand their skills by integrating them into all departmental activities. The program is designed to facilitate interactions among postdocs in different departments, unify postdoctoral training in cancer at UMass Chan Medical School, provide a formal mechanism to facilitate career development in cancer-related jobs, and offer trainees with skills needed to succeed. Postdocs participate in a variety of training activities including seminars, specialized conferences, journal clubs, and an annual Cancer Biology Program retreat. Postdoctoral fellows are supported by the activities of the Center for Biomedical Career Development and the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars (OPS).

In addition to departmental resources, UMMS has an Office for Postdoctoral Scholars (OPS), which offers programs in professional development, training and placement, coordinates a seminar series, and is an advocate for postdocs and their advisors.  For international postdoctoral researchers, the Office of International Scholars assists incoming and current researchers with Visa and travel issues.  Postdoctoral researchers at UMMS have a wide variety of benefit packages that they can choose from to fit their family’s needs. 

Click here to view the research faculty studying cancer at UMass Chan Medical School.