The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offers mentor training and mentoring workshops to postdoctoral appointees. We use an using an evidence-based curriculum developed by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), a nationally recognized organization focused on improving research mentoring relationships, and supported by the National Research Mentoring Network. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is an accredited member of the Office of the Provost Mentoring Initiative.

Postdocs in the program learn how to establish and maintain mentor-mentee relationships from the mentor perspective. They develop and reflect on their own mentorship style, apply the model practices to their own mentoring experiences, and gain confidence and effectiveness at developing the next generation of researchers. Participants receive a digital badge from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

For more information, contact Dr. Peter Myers, OPA Program Manager (

One-Day Mentor Training Bootcamp for Postdocs – Summer 2023

June 13 OR June 14 | 8:30 am-4:15 pm

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is partnering with the Roy and Diana Vagelos Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) to offer a 1-day mentor training bootcamp for postdocs. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Participants will engage in activities and discussion around four CIMER modules with Addressing Equity and Inclusion as a transversal module:

  • Maintaining Effective Communication
  • Aligning Expectations
  • Fostering Independence
  • Promoting Professional Development

Space is limited. We can only accept the first 20 registrants who expressed their interested in each session, after which we will add you to a waitlist should a spot open up.