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


Winter 2015


Friday, January 9
Careers at a Teaching-intensive University, Kolla Kristjansdottir, Ph.D. will discuss her career as an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University

Friday, January 16, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, KCBD Auditorium 1103
European Funding Opportunities for Postdocs, Researchers and Students of All Nationalities and Disciplines
Presented by EURAXESS Links North America
Marie Curie fellowships and Eruopean Research Council grants will be presented. Click for more information.
Please register here.

Friday, January 23
Careers in Consulting, Kristen Cook, PhD, Boston Consulting Group

Friday, January 30
Lessons from a Project Management Workshop

Friday, February 6, 4pm
Introduction to clinical research: opportunities for basic science PhDs
Sumati Murli, PhD, Director for Clinical Research Operations at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC)

Friday, February 13, 4pm
Taxes for Post Doc Scholars and Fellows

Angie Gleghorn, Payroll Solutions Manager, Financial Services, University of Chicago
This tax workshop is for University of Chicago post-doctoral scholars and fellows to gain a better understanding of tax issues associated with post-doc payments. We will review the difference in scholar and fellowship payments, procedures for tax filing and required forms for tax processing. This session will include procedures for domestic and foreign post-docs.

Friday, February 20
Review of 2015 AAAS Conference
: Take home messages for Postdocs

Friday, February 27, 4pm
”Talking science with your train conductor: getting out of the ivory tower."

Dr. Peggy Mason, Professor, Department of Neurobiology

Friday, March 6
Postdoc Grants: K Awards
Dr. Mark Musch, Dr. Nancy Schwartz and Dr. Atique U Ahmed
Advice on applyling for K awards and the review process will be offered

Friday, March 13

Friday, March 20
Postdoc Ethics