Postdoc Seminars 2016

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

Winter 2016

Friday, January 8, 3:30pm, BSLC 205

Careers in Higher Ed Adminstration
A discussion with administrators at UChicago about their varied career paths in career development, student affairs, and research adminstration.

Friday, January 15, 4:00pm, BSLC 205

Getting a Job in Academia
Vicky Prince, PhD, Demet Arac-Ozkan, PhD, and A. Murat Eren, PhD, gave perspectives on the academic job search from the point of view of the applicant and the search committee.

Friday, January 22, 3:30pm, BSLC 205

Teaching at an Academic Institution
Sarah Elliott, PhD, Asst Prof, Psychology at Roosevelt University discussed her career and the benefits of teaching and doing research at a smaller institution.

Friday, January 29, 4:00pm, BSLC 205

Grants Basics for Postdocs
How to get started finding funding for your postdoctoral research, presentation with Nancy Schwartz and Erin Heckler, OGPA and Aaron House, Assistant Director Training and eRA, University Research Administration (URA).

Friday, February 5th, 3:30pm, BSLC 205

Beyond Academia...A True Story
Chad Cook, PhD - Senior Scientist at Biofortis Clinical Research in Addison, IL will discuss his career path as a clinical researcher in nutrition and metabolism.