Postdoctoral Research Training Program
If you have a PhD, MD, or other advanced degree, and are interested in a vision science career, you may be eligible for this intensive research training program at Mass Eye and Ear.
As a postdoctoral research fellow, you will increase your knowledge in specialty areas like retina biology and related diseases, ocular surface diseases, immunity, inflammation, transplantation, vision, and visual optics.
You will conduct full-time research under the guidance of a chosen mentor. In addition, a personal advisor and members of the Training Committee (chaired by Patricia D’Amore, PhD, MBA) will follow your progress to optimize the training experience.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to:
- Independently formulate a hypothesis
- Design and execute experiments to test your hypothesis
- Critically evaluate your research results and write up the work for publication
- Critically evaluate published articles to recognize important, well-documented findings
- Complete at least one full year of research work under the guidance of a Mass. Eye and Ear faculty member
- Give at least one research presentation to your peers and faculty at the Trainees’ Work-in-Progress Seminar in the first year. After that, you are required to present once every two years
- Attend at least 75% of the Work-in-Progress Seminars per year
- Attend at least 80% of the lectures at the Molecular Bases of Eye Diseases Course during the first year
- Attend at least 4, one-hour-long sessions on the Responsible Conduct of Research at Mass. Eye and Ear and 1, four-hour-long session on Partners’ Responsible Conduct of Research
This is an internal training program available to all Ophthalmology Research Fellows who have already been invited to join a laboratory of one of our faculty mentors.
You may also reach out to one or more faculty members in your area of interest to identify an appropriate mentor.