Education and Career Development

NUCATS offers educational training programs that help investigators and research staff gain the skills they need to perform sound clinical and translational science research.


Investigators can build strong foundations in research by applying for training grants, completing a Master's degree, and attending workshops and seminars on a variety of career development topics. These programs are tailored to early career investigators, including postdoctoral researchers, residents, clinical fellows, and junior faculty. Learn more

Research Staff

Northwestern promotes a culture of continuous learning and innovation, and encourages research staff to expand their knowledge through a variety of NUCATS offerings. Development opportunities include introductory courses to clinical and translational research, a Master's degree program in regulatory compliance, and a full-day symposium on trends and best practices in clinical research. Courses are available on Northwestern's Chicago campus or online. Learn more

Career Development Awards

NUCATS is home to two NIH-funded career development awards. The TL1 is available to postdoctoral researchers, clinical residents, or clinical fellows who are pursuing research in biomedical engineering or pediatrics. The KL2 funds junior faculty involved in clinical research. Learn about the TL1 program here, and the KL2 program here

For more information on professional development opportunities available to investigators and research staff members, contact the Center for Education and Career Development (CECD),