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David Taylor, PhD
David Taylor
Director, Academic Training, Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs

David Taylor, Director, Academic Training, leads and manages the research trainee support infrastructure at CHOP Research Institute, including postdoctoral affairs. He is committed to maximizing the researcher-in-training experience and supporting the realization of trainees’ individual career goals.



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David Taylor, PhD is an advocate and career advisor for researchers-in-training, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician fellows. He currently serves as Director of Academic Training in the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.

After earning his doctoral degree in Pharmacology from the University of Virginia, he took on a postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital prior to transitioning into the institution's Research Administration Fellowship (now called the CHOP Advanced Career Exploration, or ACE, Fellowship). This program allowed Dr. Taylor to garner extensive experience working in training and education, strategic planning, and postdoctoral affairs, and facilitated his career transition into academic training.

Dr. Taylor enjoys working one-on-one with researchers-in-training and mentors to facilitate an ideal training experience. He is also passionate about supporting trainees as they work to identify and meet their individual career goals, whether they be in academia, industry or beyond.

Dr. Taylor has also served on the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors and is a founder of the LGBTQ+ Resource Group at Children's Hospital. He actively volunteers his time to support and advocate for national and local LGBTQ+ non-profit programs.

Education and Training

BS, Utica University, 2000

PhD, University of Virginia, 2006

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Academic Training, Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs

Professional Memberships

National Postdoctoral Association

Graduate Career Consortium