Events and News
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Events & News
Winter Quarter seminars:
- Jan 27, 2023 3:00pm Making the most of your Postdoc & Postdoc Timeline by Vipul Sharma, PhD (in-person BSLC Auditorium 008)
A postdoc is a truly precious time in a researcher’s career. The ultimate goal of a postdoc is to develop additional skills needed for the next phase of one’s chosen career. How does one make the most of their limited time as a postdoc? In this session learn what steps to take during your postdoc and learn about postdoc timeline.
- Feb 3, 2023 3:00pm BSD Postdoc International/New Year Social (in-person GCIS 3rd floor Atrium)
Join fellow BSD postdocs in a social setting to celebrate the new year in our “international” themed social. The BSD Postdoc Office and Postdoc Association encourages you to take a break from lab work and enjoy food, drinks, and games.
- Feb 10, 2023 3:00pm Ethics Seminar: Health Equity & Community Engagement in Research by Prof. Doriane Miller (on zoom)
The session is part of Ethics/Responsible Conduct of Research Training and is based on the principles of patient and community engaged research. Ethics training is mandatory for postdoctoral trainees supported on NIH T32 training grants and individual NIH NRSAs (F and K fellowships). All postdocs are encouraged to attend.
- Feb 17, 2023 3:00pm Negotiate Your Way to Nirvana by Mike Tessel, PhD (on zoom)
Effective negotiation skills will help you to both land the job offer you covet and to be successful once you arrive. This workshop will give you a chance to consider what you bring to informal and formal negotiations that may help or hinder you. We’ll discuss negotiation styles, elements of principled negotiations and how to prepare for a successful job negotiation.
- Feb 24, 2023 3:00pm Advice and Insights on the Faculty Job Search with Profs Erin Adams & Scott Oakes, Assistant Prof Nykia Walker (on zoom)
Panelists will describe their experiences during the faculty job search process and give practical advice for those currently seeking or interested in research positions at both public and private universities. Please come with your questions about application materials, interviews, seminars, chalk talks, managing offers, negotiations, etc.
- March 3, 2023 3:00pm Postdoc Flash Talks (in-person BLSC Auditorium 008)
Practice your short research pitch to an audience from diverse fields and get feedback or get to know your fellow postdocs and their research
NIH continues to offer online workshops for postdocs and grad students.
UChicagoGRAD events calendar for workshops, info sessions, and more
COVID-19 Resources and & Support –
For UChicago and federal updates regarding COVID-19, visit:
- Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding
- UChicagoGRAD Career Guide to Career Planning During COVID-19
Office of International Affairs: OIA FAQ’s on coronavirus updates
Here for you – A Message from the BSD Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Over the past few weeks there have been a number of incidents throughout the country that have highlighted the racism and racial bias that is still prevalent in our society. Whether the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in...
PDA Seminar – Tuesday, June 9
Building Your Career Path in the Pharmaceutical/ Biotechnology Industry as a PhD Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9 at 3pm on Zoom for a Postdoc Seminar which will discuss how PhDs can identify and pursue professional opportunities in the medical affairs field....
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...