Autumn Quarter Seminar Schedule 2017

All seminars are held in BSLC 008 on Friday afternoons unless otherwise noted.

Sept 29th 4:00pm – Grants Basics for Postdocs: Aaron House, Assistant Director, eRA Training & Communication, URA; Nancy Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and BMB, Dean and Director of Postdoc Affairs; and Erin Heckler, PhD, Postdoc Affairs Admin. Learn about funding opportunities and how to use grant databases.

Oct 6th 4:00pm –  Science Outreach Panel Discussion: Monica Metzler, Executive Director of the Illinois Science Council; Barry Aprison, PhD, IGSB Education and Outreach Director; and Shaz Rasul, Executive Director of Student Civic Engagement Initiatives. Discover possible careers in science outreach and explore ways you can get involved in promoting science engagement.

Oct 13th 3:30pm – Resume Writing Workshop for Biotech Careers: Briana Konnick, PhD, Assistant Director, Graduate Career Development, will discuss resume writing strategies for biotech jobs.

Oct 20th 4:00pm – Science Policy Seminar: Jason Funk, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Carbon Removal

Nov 3rd 3:30pm – Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Panel: Find out about MSL careers from panelists Colleen Barrett, PhD, (AbbVie) and Tim Best, PhD (Juno Therapeutics).

Nov 10th 4:00pm  – Pathway to Independence Instructor Panel: An introduction with Martin Feder, PhD, Dean for Academic Affairs, Elise and Jack Lipsey Professor; Panelists: Kohta Ikegami, PhD; Vanessa Leone, PhD; Sean Fanning, PhD. Moderator: Nancy Schwartz, PhD, Dean and Director of Postdoc Affairs.

Nov 17th Time TBD – Research at National Labs  Joint event with myCHOICE: Learn about careers in government labs and how they compare to academia. Confirmed speaker: Matt Perisin, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the United States Army Research Laboratory, Biotechnology Branch.

Dec 1st Time TBD  – Science Marketing Panel  Joint event with myCHOICE: Benjamin Marcus, PhD, Senior PR Specialist at CG Life. Other panelists TBA.

Dec 8th 4:00pm – Ethics Seminar for Postdocs Topic TBA.