Postdoctoral Training

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Sackler School faculty provide outstanding training opportunities to postdoctoral fellows.  A vibrant postdoctoral community can be found on the Health Sciences campus.  In addition to Sackler School research laboratories, the labs of faculty in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine, along with the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Tufts Medical Center welcome these trainees.

Postdoctoral trainees work side by side with faculty, PhD students and other researchers, and benefit from the rich research atmosphere on the campus.  A variety of training opportunities provided through NIH-funded programs are available.  Some of these programs cross schools or campuses of Tufts and capitalize on the deeply held collaborative spirit that is characteristic of the University.  You can learn more about the research conducted by individual faculty members by searching the website for faculty who work in areas of interest. 

Postdoctoral associates are located on all three campuses of Tufts University and supported by a postdoctoral officer. Over 200 trainees populate our laboratories and those of our closely aligned major clinical affiliate, Tufts Medical Center. Tufts University is a member of the National Postdoctoral Association and is committed to providing trainees with all the tools needed to advance their careers.

Our postdoctoral handbook describes the policies and benefits available to our postdoctoral trainees. Our postdoctoral web site also provides additional details about activities for postdoctoral fellows. Tufts University subscribes to the values and principles articulated in the American Medical Association Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and their Mentors.

Health Science Campus

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The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.

Women at Sackler

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Sackler is committed to training both men and women for fulfilling careers; over 60% of our students are women.

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Sackler is an integral part of Tufts University.  Read Tufts Magazine and Tufts Medicine to learn more.

Get to Know Our Faculty

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Learn what excites faculty about research and what they do to relax on the Faces of Sackler Faculty page.

Finding a Postdoc

Prospective mentors may be contacted directly.  Applicants can also apply to specific postdoctoral training programs such as TEACRS.