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Kirby Fellows

Welcome to the Kirby Center! 

Required trainings

Lab safety training (internal link) for EVERYONE

Animal user training (internal link) for ANIMAL USERS

Responsible Conduct of Research training (internal link) for NIH-supported trainees, fellows & faculty (training, career development awards & research education grants)

New Fellows' Orientation - for EVERYONE; not required but strongly recommended (3rd Tuesday/month, contact fellows.office@childrens.harvard.edu to register/for more information)

Lab support

Research Laboratory Support (internal link) - contacts, trainings, policies & procedures, guidelines & regulations, lab support group

For afterhours (7pm-7am, weekends, holidays) access to the research buildings/labs, you must complete a research access form.  Forms can be obtained from Eliza Deauna in the Karp lobby and should be returned to her with your PI's signature. 

Research Fellow Benefits

2016 Benefits Overview 

*You must enroll in benefits within 30 days of your hire date.
**Please keep in mind that eligibility for benefits is determined by status at Boston Children's.  Some benefits may not be available to Associated Personnel-Research Fellows (fellows whose salary is not paid by/through Children's).  Please contact Amy Weinberg or the Human Resources Employee Service Center hresc@childrens.harvard.edu if you have questions regarding your eligibility.

Fellows Manual 

Boston Children's Hospital policies for research fellows - standards, expectations, leaves of absence, problem resolution, grievance. 
For assistance with conflict or problem resolution, research fellows can contact:
Kirby Ombudspersons: Amy Weinberg, Administrative Director, x44023 CLS 12063; Zhigang He, PhD x42353 CLS 13076; 
Judith Steen, PhD x42450 CLS 12032

Office of Fellowship Training(OFT)

The BCH Office of Fellowship Training webpage has a wealth of information and resources:  

  • Welcome to BCH and Boston

    • New Fellows' Orientation 
    • Finding Housing
    • Transportation and Housing
    • Childcare and Children's Education
    • Boston on a Budget
    • Sports and Fitness
    • Work-life Balance
  • Resources for BCH Fellows

    • BCH Library (internal link)
    • CITI training (Responsible Conduct of Research)
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (confidential resources: legal/financial/emergency assistance, counseling, etc)
    • BCH Office of Immigration **Visa holders must check in with the Office as soon as possible after arrival**
    • Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    • Technology & Innovation Development Office (TIDO) (MTAs patents, etc)
  • Program Offerings

    • Skills Development (ESL, mentoring, communication, leadership, public speaking)
    • Improving Scientific Writing and Presentations
    • Seminars and Events

Computer Services

Please visit the Information Services Department webpage (internal link) for helpful information about accounts, passwords, remote access, and computer encryption (required for all laptops accessing the BCH network).
Email and server access will be ordered for you by Karen Caballero.

Postdoc Associations

BCH Postdoc Association (PDA)  - liaison between fellows, faculty and administration, fosters a sense of community among fellows, and advances professional development through career development seminars, mentoring and social events

HMS/HSDM Postdoctoral Associationrepresent and connect its members, promote academic and career goals, including training and counseling to assist in career and professional development,disseminate information

Kirby Information and Events


Neurobiology Seminar Series - Kirby Center's joint series with Neurobiology at HMS.  Mondays, 12:15pm, Folkman Aud. (contact Becky Wysocki for more information)

Kirby Lab Results Talks  - Wednesdays, 10:30am CLS 12 conference room (contact Becky Wysocki for more information)

Kirby Happy Hour - 1 Friday/month, 5pm CLS 12 lunchroom (contact Becky Wysocki for more information)

Kirby Annual Picnic - summer

For lists of Kirby fellows, please consult the lab pages on individual Kirby faculty pages.

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