Postdoc Seminars 2012-2013
The Postdoc Seminars are held in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC, Map), Room 205, Fridays 4 - 5pm. 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.
Spring Quarter 2013 (Check back for updates!)
All seminars will be held in BSLC 205 unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 12pm in BSLC 115
Lessons from the National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting
Terrie Vasilopoulos, PhD, President of the UChicago PDA and Nancy Schwartz, PhD, Associate Dean and Director of Postdoctoral Affairs
Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 11:30am in Stuart Hall Room 102
Gender differences in Publication Rates for Scientists
Dr. Luis Amaral, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University
Dr. Amaral's laboratory website
Dr. Armal will discuss his recent publication: The possible role of resource requirements and academic career-choice risk on gender differences in publication rate and impact. PLOS ONE, 7, e51332 (2012)
Friday, April 19th at 4pm in BSLC 205
Postdoc Research Talks
Dr. Ketrija Touw, PhD - "The relationship between intestinal microbes and motility"
Dr. Irene Gallego Romero, PhD - "Using stem cells to understand developmental genomic differences in humans and chimpanzees"
Friday, April 26th at 4pm in BSLC 205
"Careers in Science Education and Outreach: A 'How To' Workshop" Presented by Lori Conlan, PhD, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Services at the NIH. The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education has produced a career exploration series of videocast workshops for postdocs - this is the first video.
Description: Do you have a passion to take your scientific work, knowledge, and experience out into the community? Do you enjoy teaching? Would you like a career that can integrate both areas into one? Then this is the seminar for you! With the increasing need to engage the public with science and technology, many fellows have been asking, "How do I get a job in science education and outreach?"
Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 3:30pm Download Presentation Download Handout
Searching and applying for Academic Positions
Christine McCary, PhD, Career Advancement
Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 4pm
Ethics Seminar - Avoiding Research Misconduct: A Faculty Perspective
Dr. Anne Sperling and Dr. Nancy Schwartz
An interactive video experience "The Lab", developed by the Office of Research Integrity at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Thursday, May 16th - 3:30pm in BSLC 205
NIH K Awards - Grants Info Session
Dr. Mark Musch, Dr. Dorothy Hanck and Dr. Nancy Schwartz
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 1pm
Workshop - Preparing Academic Scientists for Careers in Industry
Randall Ribaudo, Ph.D., Partner, President, CEO, Human Workflows and SciPhD
Reservation Required - See our Events home page for more information and to register
Thursday, May 30th, 6pm
Pub Night - at The Pub
Join us for happy hour in The Pub in the basement of Ida Noyes Hall. There is a $3 cover charge at the door, but we will have free food and drinks from 6-8pm! Hope to see you there!