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January 14, 2022 | 8:00 am January 16, 2022 | 5:00 pm

The Forsyth Institute, the nation’s leader in oral, dental and craniofacial research, is seeking high caliber applicants to participate in its 2022 Postdoctoral Symposium. Eligible applicants who are chosen for the symposium will be invited to The Forsyth Institute to present their work, meet the faculty, and tour the world-class facilities. Exemplary candidates who match well with the Institute and faculty will be recruited for postdoctoral careers. Travel and lodging costs will be covered for applicants who are invited to attend the symposium.

Postdoctoral fellows have a long history of success during and after their tenure at The Forsyth Institute. Many become faculty members in high profile academic institutions; with almost 90% of all postdoctoral alumni remaining in the research field.

Eligibility Requirements

Interested applicants must be in their final year of their graduate program, or in some cases already hold a PhD in a field of study related to Forsyth’s research programs, with wet laboratory or computational research experience. The goal of the program is to train the next generation of scientists in oral, dental, and craniofacial research; therefore, applicants should be also pursuing a lasting career in research. To be considered, please provide the following documents: 

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts
  • 2+ Reference Letters addressed to the Forsyth Committee on Pre/Postdoctoral Trainees

All applications and documentation must be submitted to by October 15th, 2021. Chosen applicants will be notified during November 2021.

Symposium Agenda (tentative)
Day 1, January 14th, 2022 (Friday)
Candidates arrive in Cambridge, MA
Forsyth “House Party”; meet and greet with faculty/staff

Day 2, January 15th, 2022 (Saturday)
Breakfast meeting with opening from CEO, Wenyuan Shi, featuring an overview of funding options and tracks available
Presentations of work; Candidates will have a 15-minute presentation of their work and interests, with a 5-minute Q&A session afterwards
Facility Tour
Current postdoc panel, with snacks and refreshments

Day 3, January 16th, 2022 (Sunday)
Candidates depart from Cambridge, MA