You Are Invited: NIH Listening Sessions on the Postdoc Training System


NIH welcomes community input on the status of the postdoctoral training system through four public virtual listening sessions between March 8 – March 20, 2023. Register to attend and share your input!

Last week NIH announced a Request for Information (RFI) inviting the research community to give input on the state of postdoctoral research training and career progression infrastructure in biomedical science developed by a working group of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director. In support of the RFI, NIH is hosting a series of listening sessions to hear from the community about their experiences as postdoctoral trainees and perspectives on the current infrastructure. Additionally, NIH is interested in hearing potential promising solutions to the fundamental challenges faced by the postdoctoral trainee community.

The working group will host four public virtual listening sessions to get input from the extramural research community on specific themes:

  • Wednesday, 3/8 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET: Role, duration, structure, and value of the academic postdoc (including impacts on underrepresented populations)
  • Friday, 3/10 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET: International trainee concerns
  • Friday, 3/17 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET: Compensation and benefits (including childcare and dependent care)
  • Monday, 3/20 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET: Job security, career prospects, and quality of life

To attend some or all of these sessions, register now! In addition to the listening sessions, NIH welcomes responses to a concurrent Request for Information (RFI), open through April 14, 2023.

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