Junior Faculty Advancement (JFA) Program in the Department of Biochemistry

We announce the introduction of a new career pathway (JFA Program) for postdoctoral scientists interested in an academic career. The purpose of this program is to develop the careers of talented trainees in the Dept. of Biochemistry, with the possibility of retaining them within the Department over the long term. The JFA program is meant to provide a clearly defined pathway for academic advancement in which the trainee can progress from the postdoctoral level, through the research-track faculty level, and finally to a position as an unmodified Assistant Professor with independent space and funding.

For additional details on this program and how to apply please contact Erika Casavant erikac13@bu.edu, Executive Assistant to David Harris, Chair of Biochemistry

Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs

The office of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA) provides a supportive environment for postdoctoral training, and we do that by offering professional development opportunities to our postdocs and their faculty mentors, capturing and reporting postdoc data, and informing BU policy development. For information on their programs: PDPA

Responsible Conduct of Research

The Boston University Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program offers students, administrators, and faculty members the training and resources required to ethically contribute to scientific investigation.Through online trainings and in-person workshops offered every semester, participants are asked to consider the potential ethical questions surrounding topics such as authorship, data acquisition and management, peer review, and research misconduct. Completion of this program is required for all graduate students. For information on their programs: RCR