Postdoctoral Programs

Mentored advanced training enhances the professional skills and research independence for PhDs to pursue his or her chosen career path.

The Keck School of Medicine is proud of its 189 Postdoctoral Research Scholars, with 84 of the trainees based at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


About Our Postdoctoral Programs

A Postdoctoral Scholar (Postdoctoral Fellow or Postdoctoral Research Associate) is a trainee in residence at the university pursuing advanced study beyond the doctorate in preparation for a full-time academic and/or research career.

We see as part of our training mission the importance of assisting Postdoctoral Research Scholars who are developing into independent investigators. It is increasingly important to extend the reach of junior scholars who have completed their doctoral degrees, are preparing for full-time research or academic careers, and wish to broaden their research under senior scholars in their fields. The Keck School of Medicine welcomes Postdoctoral Research Scholars, and advises the faculty to advise, mentor, and assist these research trainees.

USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Postdoctoral Opportunities

Career Information

The Career and Professional Development Committee is charged with linking Keck School of Medicine PhD students and postdoctoral scholars to useful information and skills for successfully directing their careers.

A further goal is to help you develop the professional skills needed to succeed in rewarding jobs which are well-matched to your educational preparation, interests, skills and talents.

Postdoctoral Resources