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myPostdoc Monthly: Finding Time for Professional Development on a Postdoc's Schedule
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myPostdoc Monthly: Finding Time for Professional Development on a Postdoc's Schedule

Postdoc training is a period for you to develop skills and experiences that you will need for a successful and fulfilling career. During your training you should ensure that that you not only develop technical skills, but also stay current with broad advancements in in your field, learn to communicate, and practice leading and working with others. For some career paths, you may even need to acquire additional skill sets outside of your research.

8/2/2017
When: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
3:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: NPA staff
301-984-4800


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Postdoc training is a period for you to develop skills and experiences that you will need for a successful and fulfilling career. During your training you should ensure that that you not only develop technical skills, but also stay current with broad advancements in in your field, learn to communicate, and practice leading and working with others. For some career paths, you may even need to acquire additional skill sets outside of your research.


However, trials and tribulations in research projects such as unexpected trouble shooting, lengthy time courses, and complicated collaborations sometimes make it difficult to accomplish all of your career and professional development goals. Due to these demands, you must ensure that you are maximizing your greatest resource, time.


During this webinar, we will discuss how to:

  • Maximize your time in during your research
  • Prioritize your training and research goals
  • Identify skills you need for your desired career path
  • Find efficient opportunities to build these skills

Thomas Magaldi, Ph.D., is the administrator of Office of Career and Professional Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). He develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates career and professional development services and activities for 820 MSKCC postdoctoral researchers and graduate students.

Magaldi was most recently the director of Science Alliance, the professional development branch of NYAS. There, he developed and implemented innovative workshops and courses that provide early career scientists with a range of business skills essential for all careers. He received his doctorate in genetics from Yale University and was a postdoc at the National Cancer Institute.

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