Winter Quarter Seminar Schedule 2018

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

January 22* 5:30pm – Museum Careers Joint event with myCHOICE. *This is a special seminar held on a Monday.

January 26* 3:30pm – Advanced LinkedIn: Job Seach Briana Konnick, PhD, Assistant Director, STEM Career Development at UChicago GRAD will show postdocs advanced tools and tips for using LinkedIn professionally and for your job search. *This workshop will be held at UChicago GRAD HQ on the 3rd floor of the bookstore and is open to postdocs in BSD, PSD, and IME.

February 2 :30pm – Ethics Seminar The Era of #MeToo:  A Conversation on Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct and UChicago Support and Resources. Discussion will be led by Bridget Collier, Associate Provost & Director, Office for Equal Opportunity Programs | Title IX Coordinator for the University | Section 504/ADA Coordinator | Affirmative Action Officer.

Feb 9 4:00 pm Tax Information for Postdocs Do not miss this session for an overview of tax information specifically for Postdoctoral Scholars and Fellows. Seminar speakers are Angie Gleghorn (Payroll Solution Manager) and Liz Fox (Foreign Tax Analyst).

 February 16 no Seminar due to myCHOICE workshop

 February 23 3:30pm - Careers in Biotech Startups Features Computational Biologists working at Tempus biotech: Catherine Igartua, PhD; Denise Lau, PhD; Shelley MacNeil, PhD; Kaanan Shah, PhD.

 March 2 4:00pm – Industry Careers Beyond the Bench Learn about a diverse range of industry career options for PhD scientists interested in transitioning away from the bench. Panelists: William Olds, PhD (Scientific Officer at Proteintech); Prem Sundivakkam, PhD, MBA (Business Development Executive at PPD-Evidera); Jaimee Glasgow, PhD (Associate Clinical Scientist at AbbVie with a background in medical writing).

March 9 3:30pm – Project and Program Management Careers Joint event with myCHOICE  Confirmed speakers: James Hendrix, PhD, (Director, Global Science Initiatives, Medical and Scientific Relations, at Alzheimer’s Association) and Mary Buschmann, PhD (Research Manager for the Chicago Pancreatic Cancer).

March 16 3:30pm – Navigating Gender Bias in Grants and Academia Join us for an interactive discussion regarding the implications of gender bias in academia and strategies you can use to empower yourself now and in your future career. Presented by Peggy Mason, PhD (Professor, Dept of Neurobiology) and Nancy Schwartz, PhD (Dean and Director, Postdoctoral Affairs).