Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

Postdoc Training - Career Pathways

Focused Career Pathway Courses

These courses run once a year and are designed for postdocs who have serious interest in pursuing an alternative science career.

Commercialization Course

This course, Focused Career Pathway in Biotechnology for Postdoctoral Fellows & Masters in Translational Research, is a sixteen week course offered once a year during the spring semester, and meets approximately one and a half hours per week.

The course is of competitive acceptance, as there are limited spaces available, and requires an application in addition to a mentor’s letter of support.

Presenters from the view of Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer, Wharton Business School, as well as industry will discuss topics such as biotechnology, technology transfer, intellectual property, licensing, and business plan development. The goal of the course is to give postdocs an understanding of the many career options available as well as what to expect and what is expected should they chose to enter this field.

Interested individuals should contact:
Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs Office
3620 Hamilton Walk
M102 John Morgan Building

Teaching Course

This course, Focused Career Pathway in Teaching, is for postdocs interested in university teaching.
Taught by a professor from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, it is a eleven week course, offered every spring. The course meets for one and a half hours each week and attendants are given weekly assignments to complete.

The course is of competitive acceptance, as there are limited spaces available. An application and a mentor’s letter of support are required.

Goals of this course include:

  • Systematically plan for a university course
  • Develop at theory and philosophy of university teaching
  • Develop evaluation instruments to assess teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Gain knowledge of individual learning styles and their roles in fostering effective teaching strategies
  • Examine the specific behaviors related to daily activities of college teaching
  • Experiment with a range of technologies to enhance teaching
  • Understand teaching in the Minority Serving Institution context

Interested individuals should contact:
Kemuel Benyehudah
PennPORT Program Coordinator or (215)-898-3396

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