Events

Postdoc Seminars 2013-2014

The Postdoc Seminars are usually held in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC, Map), Room 205, on Fridays at 3:30pm. 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


Spring Quarter 2014 - We will use a 3:30 start time unless otherwise noted.


Friday, March 28th, 3:30pm

Transitions in Academia: Getting Hired and Tenured - Perspectives from U of C Professors
Dr. Tobin Sosnik, Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Erin Adams, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Seungmin Hwang, Assistant Professor, Pathology

April 2nd, 11-1pm, BSLC lobby

Postdoc Career Development Roundtable Mentoring Event and Networking Opportunity

Friday, April 11th

The Open Access and Open Data Movement: How it affects early career Researchers
Debra Werner, Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach, and Biomedical Reference Librarian, John Crerar Library.  She will discuss open access (journals), NIH Public Access Policy (articles), and Open Data Policy,

Friday, April 18th, 4pm

“To Academics, Industry and Beyond: Is there really a Dark Side?”
Jeff Masters PhD, Sr. Director Corporate Relations and Business Development at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Tuesday, April 22nd, 4pm BCLC 109

Science Policy Forum: Paths and Opportunities for Scientists in Washington D.C.
Matthew Greenwald, Senior Director, Federal Relations, University of Chicago and Kate VonHolle, Director, Federal Research Development, University of Chicago
Reception to follow. Sponsored by the PDA Public Affairs Committee.

Friday, April 25th

"Informational Interviews: Key to the Successful Job Search"
Michael Tessel, PhD, Office of Career Advancement

Friday, May 2nd

Immigration & Visa Seminar for International Postdocs and Researchers
Brendan Delaney, Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC

The session will cover types of visas used, what to do after your postdoc, 212(e) waivers, and Permanent Residence. We will talk about the self-sponsored applications, J-1 waivers and touch on other visas such as the H-1B/O-1/TN. We will also discuss the type of issues that the postdocs face in terms of visa transition and also how you can build your CV/Resume for purposes of a self-sponsored application which may allow transition to a new position. 

Friday, May 9th

Grants Reveiw Panel
Dottie Hanck, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine and
Ben Glick, PhD, Professor, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology

Friday May 16th

No Seminar this week - hope to see you on the 15th at our Symposium!