The NIH is hosting a series of listening sessions to hear from the community about their experiences with and perspectives on current infrastructure and share input on potential promising solutions to the fundamental challenges faced by the postdoctoral trainee community.
Listening sessions will take place throughout March 2023, and each session will focus on a specific theme:
|March 8||12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET||Role, duration, structure, and value of the academic postdoc, including the effects on underrepresented populations|
|March 10||1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET||International trainee concerns|
|March 17||12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET||Compensation and benefits, including childcare and dependent care|
|March 20||1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET||Job security, career prospects, and quality of life|
The NIH also 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. The RFI is open through April 14, 2023.
The insights from the listening sessions and RFI will assist NIH in hearing the voices of postdoctoral trainees along with others impacted by this unique and skilled training position, and in exploring ways to address some of the fundamental challenges faced by the postdoctoral trainee community.