Professional Development

The NCSU Graduate School offers workshops/seminar series each year that are designed for both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  The Graduate School offers a Professional Development Series, Responsible Conduct of Research Series and Preparing the Professoriate Program which is designed for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who are seeking a career in academia.  Postdoctoral trainees interested in academia will also be encouraged to participate in the Assistant Professor Learning Community which is an open discussion group focused on special issues of importance to assistant professors.  The Graduate School maintains a Postdoctoral Fellow page which has information regarding job fairs, campus resources, and job benefits etc, and has recently opened the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The training director will inform trainees of university and Research Triangle area job fairs, symposium, etc through email correspondence.  NCSU is fortunate to be located in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area, which is a world center of environmental health research as it relates to human health.  NCSU is a major component of this environmental health/toxicology community and recently NCSU has decided to further leverage its geographic location and existing strengths in biomedical environmental health research to create a university-wide Center for Human Health and the Environment.  The Center serves as an incubator to promote collaborations and also sponsors workshops and conferences and aids in the development of infrastructure involving core facilities.