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Once again, The Scientists's annual survey has named Fox Chase Cancer Center as one of "The Best Places to Work 2012" for Postdocs, in which we ranked third in the country. Visit YouTube and take a tour of Fox Chase with Lauren O'Donnell, a former postdoctoral fellow in Glenn Rall's lab, as she tells you why she thinks Fox Chase is a great place to work and grow as a scientist.
Click here to learn how you can become part of the Fox Chase Postdoctoral Research Program. For more information about life as a postdoc at Fox Chase, visit the Posdoctoral Association page.
Evenings in Philadelphia can provide live music, theater, and fine dining. For concerts, dining, the arts and sports, try the Philadelphia Visitors' Center, Citysearch, Philly Fun Guide, PhillyVisitor.com, or the weekly City Paper for some ideas. For more on the immediate neighborhood, visit the Rockledge Business Association or Northeast Times sites.
For more information on easing into life at Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Postdoctoral Association has compiled some helpful hints on life here:
Competitive Salaries and Benefits
The Postdoctoral salary scale is set by the NIH; stipend-based for trainees and fellows and salary-based for associates. Fellows, trainees, and associates receive the same net income, which is commensurate with experience, starting at $37,740.
Fox Chase Postdoctoral Fellows also enjoy a generous benefits package, including:
In addition, postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to increase their income by obtaining outside fellowships. A list of external fellowships that can be applied for is available at www.grantsnet.org. In addition, you can contact the Office of Sponsored Research at Fox Chase for a list of fellowships and upcoming deadlines.
Living in (and Near) Philadelphia
The Fox Chase Cancer Center is located in a safe, residential neighborhood on the border between Philadelphia and its northern suburbs. Fox Chase is approximately 10 miles northeast of Center City Philadelphia, with easy access (via car, bus or train) to parks, shopping, dining, and all the region's best cultural attractions.
Nearby housing is more affordable, on average, than in most major Northeastern cities, and the region provides many options. Within a short commute, you can find both quiet suburban living and trendy urban neighborhoods.