Bioscience Specific Training

Professional Skills and Training Support for Bioscientists

(All of these programs and events are announced on the Postdoc Mailing List. When setting up or updating your subscription, make sure you select “Biomedical, Life and Health Sciences” as your Primary Research Discipline to receive our announcements.)

Fellowship Writing Support

  • F32 Workgroup
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    upport writing an NIH Individual Fellowship application. We hold two groups per year, one starting in September for the December deadline and the other starting in January for the April or August deadlines.
  • Enrolling now for fall quarter! 
  • For applicants aiming for December deadline
  • Mondays on Zoom, Sept 13-Nov 29, 12-2pm
  • View the Syllabus/Timeline and enroll here.

Mentorship Training

  • CIMER Training in Research Mentorship is an evidenced-based training curriculum to develop your research mentoring skills that is similar to the training offered to UCLA Faculty.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training
(NIH/NSF compliant)

  • Introductory RCR Course (MIMG C234) is offered every spring quarter and is open to all postdocs to audit for a certificate of completion.
  • Refresher RCR Course is offered every fall quarter and is open to senior grads and postdocs for a certificate of completion.
  • Enrolling now for fall quarter! View the syllabus and enroll here.

Rigor and Reproducibility Training
(NIH compliant)

  • Introductory Rigor Course (MOL BIO C235) is offered every fall quarter and is open to all postdocs to audit for a certificate of completion.
  • Enrolling now for fall quarter! View the syllabus and enroll here.

Bioscience Professional Development

  • Creating a Professional Development Plan Workshop is offered quarterly to complement postdoc orientation, and open to all postdocs, even those not participating in orientation.
  • Success in Your Postdoc Monthly Workshop Series, repeats annually. Example topics include: Aligning Expectations with Your Mentor, Becoming a Resilient Scientist, Receiving and Responding to Feedback, Maintaining Effective Communication, Building Positive Mental Habits