Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

Core Elements of Postdoctoral Training

Environmental Health and Radiation Safety

Training programs are MANDATORY for all postdocs who work with hazardous substances including: chemicals, human blood, blood products, fluids, human tissue specimens, radiation producing equipment and radioactive materials. Full descriptions of the training requirements, courses, and scheduled dates are available on the EHRS website or by contacting the department directly.

Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety(OEHRS)
1412 Blockley Hall/6021
Phone: (215) 898-4453
http://www.ehrs.upenn.edu

Regulations and the IACUC

Federal law and the Institutional Animal Use Committee require that all persons who work with animals in laboratory research or teaching complete the training session on "Regulations and the IACUC". Training programs are offered on Knowledge Link by University Laboratory Animal Resources. The office also provides resources for assistance with shipping/receiving, husbandry, and technical and clinical veterinary issues.

University Laboratory Animal Resources(ULAR)
8th Floor, VA Medical Center
39th & Woodland Aves.
Phone: (215) 898-6466/67
http://www.ular.upenn.edu/

Other Core Elements

Descriptions of these Core Elements may be found in the Training Program Template, Appendix III of BPP Policies.

  • Presenting a Public Seminar on Research
  • Developing Competency in Scientific Writing
  • Regularly Attendance of Department Seminars

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