Other Career Resources at Columbia

There are a large number of Columbia events and programs that occur throughout the year that are not organized by OPA, but would be of interest to postdocs. We organize these events into our 'Weekly Listings" email and send this out to our postdoc email list every Thursday. 

The following courses/ resources are not organized by OPA, but are open to postdocs:

This semester-long graduate level course on CUMC covers topics such as strategies for designing experiments, utilizing proper controls, sample sizes, defining and reaching statistical significance, sound statistical approaches in research and data integrity. This course is already offered by the P&S graduate program and will be open to postdocs wishing to audit the course in Spring 2017, and is held each Spring.

This semester long course at CUMC covers topics such as funding mechanisms for junior faculty, postdocs, and grad students, grant writing basics, and the grant review process. The course is offered each Spring and Postdoctoral Trainees are invited to audit the course: Funding and Grantsmanship for Research and Career Development Activities

This semester long course at CUMC covers ethical research practices and avoiding research misconduct, and satisfies the NIH NRSA RCR training requirements. The course is offered each Spring and Postdoctoral Trainees are invited to audit the course:Responsible Conduct of Research and Related Policy Issues

All professional development training sessions hosted through theGraduate School of Arts and Sciences are open to postdocs. The schedule of relevant classes and workshops can be found on the OPA event calendar. A full listing of events can be found on the GSAS events calendar.

Free online courses from Columbia Human Resource Learning and Development. Take advantage of more than 1,000 online courses through Skills @ Columbia at no charge, anytime, anywhere.  Choose from a wide range of management, communication, and personal development courses. To log in to Skills @ Columbia, all you need is your UNI and password. Visit:


Columbia Technology Ventures facilitate the translation of academic research into practical applications and support research, education and teaching at Columbia by generating funding for the University and facilitating partnerships with industry where appropriate. They also educate and serve as a resource for the Columbia community on matters relating to entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and technology commercialization. Events hosted by CTV are open to the Columbia community http://www.techventures.columbia.edu/

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) partners with faculty, students, postdocs and colleagues across the University to support excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. The CTL is committed to advancing the culture of teaching and learning for professional development, curricular enhancement, and academic support through its programs, services, and resources. Postdocs can take their courses and workshops free of charge here.