Baylor College of Medicine offers research postdoctoral trainees the opportunity to train and receive mentorship at one of the nation’s highest ranked institutions for biomedical research, located in the heart of the world’s largest medical complex. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences supports nearly 600 postdoctoral trainees who come from across the United States and 46 countries.
We provide professional and personal guidance to trainees as they advance toward their independent career. We enhance the success of research postdoctoral associates and fellows by providing support and building a community and helping them develop non-academic skills as they pursue their desired career path. The College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding trainees from diverse backgrounds by providing a supportive professional environment.
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Facts and Figures about Baylor Postdoctoral Researchers
Baylor postdocs conduct research within eight basic sciences departments, 17 clinical departments or eight academic centers with over $500 million in research funding.
- 83 percent have a Ph.D.
- 6 percent have an M.D.
- 4 percent have both an M.D. and Ph.D.
- 7 percent have other related doctoral degrees
- 45 percent females
- 55 percent males
Objectives of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs oversees, develops, and manages policies and procedures regarding research postdoctoral trainees and is committed to providing training that aligns with the six core competencies identified by the National Postdoc Association.
- Develop a thriving postdoctoral community consisting of mentors and other faculty advisors, postdoctoral associates and fellows, and department administrative staff
- Serve as a central resource to all stakeholders
- Collaborate internally and externally to provide professional development and non-academic skills training
- Provide avenues for postdoctoral associates and fellows to pursue a diverse range of professional options
- Assess, research, and provide information to support the training, development and tracking of postdoctoral associates and fellows