Postdoctoral Programs

CBMM supports several postdoctoral researchers working on projects that cut across multiple research thrusts, aimed at understanding many aspects of intelligent behavior. Our mentoring plan provides a flexible framework for the postdoc’s professional and career development that accommodates the needs of the individual. In accordance with the National Academies of Science and Engineering[1] report on enhancing the postdoctoral experience, the plan includes both structured and informal mentoring activities, career planning assistance, and opportunities to learn valuable career skills such as grant writing, teaching, networking and communication. CBMM also works closely with the guidelines recently adapted at MIT and uses the extensive tools for advisors and advisees available there, see for more information.

Postdoctoral associates participate in the CBMM Postdocs Group, which meets twice a month to engage in networking, discussions of ongoing research, and planning of activities such as workshops and meetings with industry partners of the center. In preparation for academic careers, postdocs have the opportunity to assist CBMM faculty with teaching courses and mentoring students, and help to organize the CBMM Summer Course on Brains, Minds and Machines.

[1] National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, “Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies,” National Academies Press. 2000.