To advance the training of postdoctoral appointees for career development as scientific professionals.
- To aid in the recruitment of high quality individuals seeking to further their training after obtaining their terminal degree
- To provide a seamless and smooth appointment process of selected candidates
- To foster an institutional commitment to the highest quality and standards of training
- To provide advocacy for issues related to salary, benefits, grievances and other matters appropriate to the support of postdoctoral appointees
- To track the career progress of former appointees