Our Postdoctoral Researchers are supervised by faculty members as they develop their scholarly competence.
Postdoctoral Researchers are an important part of the Department of Chemistry, which includes approximately 120 Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates. The Postdoctoral appointment is reserved for those who have recently obtained their PhD.
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NIH Postdoctoral Fellows: Responsible Code of Conduct
These trainings are applicable for Department of Chemistry NIH Postdoctoral Fellows only.
The format for the Responsible Conduct of Research Course at MIT consists of five two-hour sessions, each of which is attended by an MIT faculty member. Each session features a fellow-lead presentation focused on a particular topic or topics related to the ethical practice of scientific research. Each presentation is followed by the presentation of case studies and a fellow-lead discussion. Prior to each session, readings are assigned both from the primary course text, “Scientific Integrity: Fourth Edition” by Francis Macrina, as well as from current journal articles and other relevant literature. Below are links to PDFs of the presentations created for previous course sessions.
Session 1: Authorship and Peer Review
Session 2: Conflicts of Interest, Error and Negligence
Session 3: Mentoring, Scientific Data Handling, Record Keeping, and Analysis
Session 4: Human and Animal Experimentation, Collaborative Research
Session 5: Intellectual Property, Gene Patenting
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