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February 2017

February 8, 2017


ASCB MAC 12th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop


The ASCB MAC 12th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop will be held July 15-17, 2017, at the Talaris Conference Center in Seattle, WA. Applications are due March 1, 2017. The workshop is open to junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in academic careers at research-intensive or teaching institutions. Full travel support to attend is available for members of underrepresented groups in the sciences, members of disadvantaged populations, faculty (regardless of ethnicity) at minority-serving institutions, and individuals with interest and experience in expanding access and educational opportunities to under-represented students. The travel awards will cover travel expenses, meals, and accommodations.


The workshop will cover areas including: professional conduct, tenure, grantsmanship, mentorship, leadership, collaborations, time management, writing, and lab setup/management

September 2016


September 12, 2016


Young Investigators Meeting - Chicago (YIM-C)


Sci-ROI (Science and Research Opportunities in India, is pleased to launch the first ever Young Investigators Meeting - Chicago (YIM-C) in our 2016 annual event on October 21-23, 2016. The event is co-hosted by Consulate General of India at Chicago, University of Chicago and WINStep Forward. Please visit to register for the event. The event is limited to 125 participants.


The multidisciplinary YIM-C event will help facilitate interaction of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, scholars, industry leaders and entrepreneurs with senior policy makers, scientists and entrepreneurs from India to promote multi-level, multi-disciplinary collaborative initiatives in academia, industry and government between India and the United States. This meeting will be an important networking resource in finding your niche in India and in the United States.


Find the even details below:

Young Investigators Meeting, Chicago (YIM-C), October 21-23, 2016

Hosted by
Consulate General of India, Chicago
University of Chicago


ONLY 125 participants
Register at:
Register by: October 18, 2016
Registration fee: $25
Email us at:

August 2016

August 30, 2016


Opportunities for Postdocs, Young Investigators, and Junior Faculty in Germany


Friday, September 9, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Salon D at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Road

North Bethesda, MD 20852


This workshop is targeted to doctoral and postdoctoral students, as well as assistant professors. It provides information on postdoctoral careers in Germany, how to set up a research team as junior faculty, as well as opportunities in non-university institutions and industry. This session will also cover funding schemes for international researchers. All disciplines are welcome, so please feel free to circulate the invitation to interested colleagues.


The event is free of charge. However, prior registration is required. Please register here.


August 29, 2016


Apply to Become a Fellow! AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017-18 Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). STPF provides scientists, social scientists, engineers, and health/medical professionals a unique opportunity to contribute to federal policymaking in Washington DC . Policy fellows  gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and become a member of a strong and influential network of 3,000+ fellows. Apply today!


Have questions? Get them answered live, online by fellows. Connect with fellows to hear about their fellowship experience and how it transformed their careers. RSVP to join an upcoming live chat: (Chat recordings will also be available on this page.)


August 22, 2016


Quantitative Genetics and Genomics Gordon Research Seminar and Conference 

Save the dates! The Quantitative Genetics and Genomics Gordon Research Seminar and Conference will take place February 25 to March 3. Visit and for more information.  Registration opens in September 2016.


August 4, 2016


NIGMS PRAT Program Accepting Applications beginning September 3, 2016

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program is accepting applications from September 3 through October 3, 2016. PRAT fellows conduct research in scientific areas within the Institute’s mission while in an NIH intramural research program (IRP) lab. Fellows receive 3 years of stipend support and additional benefits such as health insurance, a travel allowance, and professional development training activities, including a monthly seminar series designed specifically for fellows. Before applying, applicants must identify a potential preceptor in the NIH IRP and develop a research proposal. Applications must be submitted via the Fi2 funding mechanism (

Ongoing Opportunities

Fulbright Postdoctoral Grant Opportunities

The Fulbright Scholar Program is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics, offering opportunities in a range of countries and fields.

Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. Grant lengths range from one semester to 20 months, depending on the host country.

Postdoctoral/early career grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations.

For more information, including a list of countries offering Fulbright Scholar postdoctoral opportunities, visit:


Pubget is a life science literature search tool similar to PubMed. Unlike PubMed, with Pubget, the search results are complete papers-not abstracts. Each paper in a search is displayed as a PDF, thus allowing users to quickly and efficiently save and print papers from journals such as Nature, Science and Cell (in fact, our database is comprised of everything in PubMed). Pubget is free to use (although a user's institution needs a subscription to use Pubget) and currently has more than 800,000 unique users from more than 500+ institutions accessing the site each month.

Ethics CORE

Ethics CORE will develop, gather, preserve and provide comprehensive access to resources related to professional and research ethics for many audiences. It will provide information and expertise for instructors who teach ethics, students with questions about research integrity, researchers and engineers who encounter ethical challenges in practice, administrators in universities and businesses who oversee ethics and compliance policies, scholars who conduct research on professional and research ethics, and others with questions or interests in these areas using a variety of tools including Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more. These resources come from contributors in our scientific community, and are used by visitors from all over the world.

Ethics CORE investigators hail from diverse backgrounds, including business, law, civil engineering, education, electrical and computer engineering and library sciences. Other partners bring strengths across the range of disciplines supported by the National Science Foundation and beyond.

Become a Character in an Interactive Movie Simulating Responsible Conduct of Research Topics

In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices. In the movie you assume the role of four characters confronted with the pressures of working in a research laboratory. For complete details about this interactive movie visit

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Younger Chemists Committee

The Younger Chemists Committee advocates for and provides resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields. The YCC addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within the ACS and serves as a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists.


Addgene is a nonprofit plasmid repository that helps scientists share their published plasmids. Addgene helps depositing scientists by archiving their DNA samples and handling plasmid requests. Addgene is also a great resource for scientists that need plasmids because we provide a searchable database of sequence-verified samples. Addgene currently has over 10,000 plasmids stored, and has shipped close to 100,000 samples to scientists around the world.

New York Postdocs

The New York City postdoctoral community has established an Internet platform which promotes cross-institutional collaboration for improving the lives and training of more than three thousand postdocs living in the NYC area. Follow this link:

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