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Upcoming Events!


Friday, November 1st – PDA Seminar: Ian Street (Virtual Lab Manager at Happi Labs, Co-host of Recovering Academic podcast and Deputy Editor of NPA’s POSTDOCket) will discuss science writing and communication. 4-5 pm in BSLC 008

November 4th-5th – UChicago Postdoctoral Benefits Open Enrollment Info Sessions with Garnett-Powers:

    • Monday, November 4th – 3:30-4:30 pm in BSLC 008
    • Tuesday, November 5th – 10:00 -11:00 am in ERC 201B
    • Tuesday, November 5th – 3:30-4:30 pm in UChicagoGRAD HQ (Suite 340, 3rd floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)

Thursday, November 7th PDA Ethics Seminar-Postdoc Academy Workshop: Working Effectively in an Intercultural Research Environment, 3:30-5:00 pm in BSLC 115. NOTE: this workshop will also serve as the quarterly ethics requirement for postdocs with NIH T32, F32 and K awards. Please register to attend here!

Friday, November 15th – PDA Seminar-Timeline to Success: Planning Ahead to Make the Most of Your Postdoc Training. 4-5 pm in BSLC 008

Monday, November 25th – Joint myCHOICE/PDA Seminar-Careers at Core Facilities: Being at the Heart of Academia. 5:30-6:30 pm in BSLC 008





Friday, Decmber 13th – PDA Seminar: Demystifying Academic Chalk Talks. Join UChicago faculty members Jingyi Fei (Assistant Professor, BMB), Murat Eren (Assistant Professor, Medicine), and Erin J Adams (Joseph Regenstein Professor, BMB) to learn more about:
• The goals of academic chalk talks
• The best ways to prepare for your talk, the dos and don’ts
• What are the expectations from the applicants and how to deal with wide-ranging questions

4-5 pm in BSLC 008



2019-2020 Mentor Training for Postdocs!

Do you want to improve your mentoring relationships? Join the Mentor Training Program for postdocs, now in its 5th year! The first session will be on Monday, October 28th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm in KCBD 3200 (on the 3rd floor where GCIS, BSLC, and KCBD meet). The topic of...

2019 BSD Postdoc Symposium!

2019 BSD Postdoc Symposium!

Registration is now open for University of Chicago BSD Postdoc Symposium: Focusing on Your Future, taking place on Friday, October 4th from 10:00-6:00 pm in the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD, 900 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637), first floor auditorium and...

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2019!

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2019!

Join postdocs across the University of Chicago for daily events during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW)! Events are sponsored by: UChicagoGRAD, BSD OGPA, PSD, PME, myCHOICE, and ProteinTech. RSVP for each event in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events...

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