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    The Postdoc and Graduate Student Affairs Office (PGSAO) promotes the educational and career growth of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at Dana-Farber. The PGSAO helps postdocs and graduate students expand on their research training by offering a variety of services to enhance their professional development.

    The PGSAO supports postdocs by:

    • Providing symposia, seminars, a retreat, and editing services so postdocs can: 
      • Establish a career plan and meet their goals.
      • Successfully compete for extramural fellowships and educational grants.
      • Enhance their writing skills for successful manuscript and journal article publication.
      • Learn the skills necessary to transition from training to a long-term career, such as networking, resume preparation, interviewing and negotiation.
    • Providing information about the Boston area through written and online materials.
    • Offering a postdoc guidebook that covers frequently asked questions at Dana-Farber.
    • Working with Dana-Farber Human Resources to maintain minimum salary standards and benefits.

    For more information, please email Jennifer Molina or call 617-632-4223.

    Resources and services

    The Postdoc and Graduate Student Affairs Office offers the following services to the community of postdocs and graduate students at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

    Workshops and seminars for professional development include:

    • Manuscript Writing
    • Lab Management
    • Careers Beyond the Bench
    • Grant Writing 101
    • CV Preparation and Interview Techniques
    • Balancing a Family and a Research Career
    • Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights

    Postdoc and Graduate Student Lounge/Resource Center (Smith 347), where students can:

    • Use a computer workstation
    • Find information about upcoming programs at Dana-Farber, throughout the Harvard community, and in the Boston area
    • Relax and socialize, take a break, enjoy a cup of coffee, watch TV

    One-on-one science editing services for:

    • Grant applications
    • Fellowship applications
    • Scientific manuscripts
    • Cover letters, curriculum vitae, and resumés