Postdoc Seminars 2013-2014

The Postdoc Seminars are held in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC, Map), Room 205, on Fridays at 3:30pm or 4pm. The seminars aim to promote effective training and career counseling of postdocs, while encouraging research and social communication among the postdoc community.

Food and drink are provided thanks to the support of the BSD Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Contact any member of the Seminar Committee with questions, comments or queries about the seminars.

For past Postdoc Seminars see Seminar Archive. For social events see Social Archive


Fall 2014

Friday, October 3, 4pm, BSLC 205

Transitions in Academia: Getting Hired and Tenured - Perspectives from University of Chicago Professors
Panel Discussion featuring:
Leslie Osborne, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Ruth Anne Eatock, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology
Lev Becker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Friday, October 10, 3:30pm, BSLC 205

Healthcare Innovation:  From Bench to Bedside
Steve Gould, MD, Founder and Principal, The Gould Consulting Group, and Interim Executive Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Chicago Innovation Mentors
Dr. Gould will speak about opportunities in biotech in Chicago, and how postdocs can get involved with groups such as CIM Fellows, MATTER and more.

Friday, October 17, 3:30pm, BSLC 115

This is a myCHOICE kickoff event, please RSVP!!
Science Communication: From the Front 
with Panelists:
Kelly LeMarco, PhD, Senior Editor, AAAS
Connie Lee, PhD, Assistant Dean for Basic Science, BSD
Fabiola Rivas, PhD, Editor, Trends in Immunology

Friday, October 24, 3:30pm, BSLC 205

"Transitioning from Bench Science to Pharmaceutical Marketing"
Matthew Clark, PhD, Marketing Director, Astellas Pharma, US

Friday, October 31, 3pm, BSLC 202

Postdoc Ethics: Ethics of Data Ownership for Postdocs

Friday, November 7, 3:30pm, BSLC 205

Understanding Self-Sponsored Permanent Residence
Amanda Thompson, Immigration Lawyer
Click here for a description of this presentation and speaker bio

Friday, November 21, 4pm, BSLC 205

Why Teaching is More Important for Your Career than you Realize!
Bill Rando, PhD, Director of the Chicago Center for Teaching

Friday, November 28 - Happy Thanksgiving!!


Friday, December 5, 4pm, BSLC 205

Grants Basics for Postdocs
Nancy Schwartz, Dean for Postdoc Affairs and Aaron House, University Research Administration

Friday, December 12, 4pm, BSLC 205

Career Development Seminar: “Taking the path for a career in Genetic Diagnostics”
Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu & Jennifer Keller Ramey, Fellows in the Clinical Molecular Genetics Program