Welcome to the Kirby Center!
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 email@example.com to register/for more information)
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
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding your eligibility.
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:
- New Fellows' Orientation
- Finding Housing
- Transportation and Housing
- Childcare and Children's Education
- Boston on a Budget
- Sports and Fitness
- Work-life Balance
- 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)
- Skills Development (ESL, mentoring, communication, leadership, public speaking)
- Improving Scientific Writing and Presentations
- Seminars and Events
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.
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 Association - represent and
connect its members, promote academic and career goals, including training
and counseling to assist in career and professional development,disseminate
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 Thursday/month, 4pm 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.