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.
Winter Quarter 2014 - We will use a 3:30 start time unless otherwise noted.
Friday, January 10th, 3:30pm
An Introduction to the Polsky Center and
Innovation Opportunities at the
University of Chicago, D4 Labs
Presented by Jonathan Allan, Senior Associate Director, Innovation Programs
Meghan Fisher, Senior Program Manager, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Friday January 17th, 3:30pm
Grantsmanship - F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship Panel
Join us for a panel discussion featuring UofC postdoc fellows with F32s. Learn tips on how to prepare for a successful application.
Friday, January 24th, 4pm
Ethics Seminar - Ethics of Human Subject Research in Genome Science
Nancy Cox, PhD, Professor and Chief of the Section of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago
Please read this Science article ahead of the ethics seminar to be prepared for our discussion.
Friday, January 31st, note 12pm start time in BSLC 001
"Guidance for Science Career Success"
PDF of Slide Presentation
Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, Vice President of Global Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier
Friday, February 7th, 4pm
Career Development Series - Patenting and Tech Transfer
Margaret Fleetwood, Ph.D., Associate Project Manager, UChicago Tech
Friday, February 14th
No Seminar today - hope to see you at the AAAS meeting in Chicago!
Friday, February 21st, 3:30pm
Career Development Series - Consulting in Healthcare
Heidi Jurgens, PhD, Sg2
Friday, February 28th, note 3pm start time, BSLC 205
Taxes for Post Doc Scholars and Fellows
Tax Presentation slides
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, March 7th, 3:30pm
"Getting an Academic Job: Brute Force Method"
Josh Gasiorowski, PhD, Assistant Professor, Midwestern University
Friday, March 14th, 3:30pm
"The Juggling Act of a Small College Professor: Why be one and how to prepare for it"
Dr. Shubhik DebBurman, PhD, Professor of Biology; Chair, Neuroscience Program, Lake Forest College
Friday, March 21st, 3:30pm
American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Dean Alonistiotis of ACS CAN and Dr. Kathy Goss, University of Chicago
Friday, March 28th, 3:30pm
University of Chicago Search Committee panel discussion
Dr. Tobin Sosnik, Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Seungmin Hwang, Assistant Professor, Pathology