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2016 Schedule of Events

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Alabama Birmingham

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) events at the University of Alabama at Birmingham:

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Postdoc Zoo Day

 

Bring your family and join your fellow postdocs for a fun day at the Birmingham Zoo then grab lunch afterwards. Purchase your tickets in the postdoc office - group rate admission: adult $13, children $9. Lunch will be served.

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Grab & Go Breakfast

 

Breakfast will be in front of Lister Hill and Shelby.

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Finley Conference Room

International Trainee Seminar & Panel

Have your questions answered about visas as well as hear from a panel of guest on how they navigated H1B’s and Green Cards in academics. Lunch will be served.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

11:30 a.m.

The Rec Center

Postdoc Appreciation Lunch

 

Bring your mentor and join us to thank you for all you do as a postdoc at UAB. Awards will be presented at noon. Lunch will be served.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hill Center Alumni Theater

Converting a CV to a Resume

 

Because you can’t be a postdoc forever, come prepare a resume for your job search. Bring your CV and we will work to convert it to a resume. Lunch will be served.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hill Center Alumni Theater

Financial Literacy

 

Managing student loan debt and planning for the future. Topics include an overview of FLSA salary and benefit changes, student loan repayment options, retirement savings plans, and financial best practices. Lunch will be served

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

7:30 p.m.

Hotel Highland at 5 Points, 20th Street South
Postdoc Prom

 

Dress to impress and join your fellow postdocs for a night out without the awkward slow dancing of your first prom. Purchase your tickets at the postdoc office for $5. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served.

Alaska    
Arizona    
Arkansas    
California
Berkeley

For the first time,Lawrence Berkeley National Lab postdocs will be able to celebrate NPAW!

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m.

JGI Pizza lunch

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 p.m.

Building 15-253

ALS/Molecular Foundry Appreciation

Wednesday September 21, 2016

3:00 p.m.

Cafeteria, b54

Biosciences Appreciation

 

Wednesday September 21, 2016

3:00 p.m.

B74 & B84 outdoor plaza

EESA Appreciation

Thursday September 22, 2016

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Building 70A-3377

CRD Appreciation

Thursday September 22, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Cafeteria patio

Lab-wide postdoc appreciation


Irvine

NPAW events taking place at the University of California (UC), Irvine

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (117 Aldrich Hall) Map

Donuts and Coffee

 

No need to register - just stop by.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Graduate Resource Center, 3rd floor of Gateway Study Center Map

Planning Your Financial Roadmap (Fidelity Representative)

 

Pizza lunch provided. The main entrance is located at the rear of the building (facing Aldrich Park). Register Here

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Graduate Resource Center-3rd floor of Gateway Study Center. The main entrance is located at the rear of the building (facing Aldrich Park) Map

“A Wise Owl Once Said”

 

A collaborative workshop emphasizing the wisdom of self-care in an academic setting with speaker, Phong Luong, Psy.D. Wear comfortable clothes for 20 minutes of yoga after the presentation. Fruit will be provided after the Yoga. Register Here

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

UCI Applied Innovation: The Cove

“Postdocs at the Forefront” Research Symposium

 

All postdocs, faculty and the UCI community are invited to attend. Register Here (you already registered presenting a talk or poster)

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Postdocs at the Forefront– Presentations by Nine UCI Postdoctoral Scholars

 

3:45 p.m. - “Career Pathways for Postdocs”– Dr. Frances Leslie, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of Graduate Division, Professor of Pharmacology and Anatomy & Neurobiology

 

4:20 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. - Advancing Research & Creating Solutions– Postdoctoral Poster Sessions I and II (36 Postdocs Presenting) and  Happy Hour

 

6:10 p.m. - Awards and Drawing of Raffle Prizes*

*We will have a drawing for two General Passes for the UCI Digital Learning Media conference (value $175 each). Postdocs attending the symposium can enter their names when they arrive.

 
La Jolla

In celebration of NPAW and to recognize the research contributions of it postdocs, the Office of Education, Training, & International Services (OETIS) at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has organized several professional development and social events. Postdocs, graduate students, and faculty will be encouraged to attend these events!

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT

Welcome Lunch for New Postdocs


We invite new postdocs at SBP to enjoy a FREE lunch with members of our postdoctoral association – SBP Science Network (SBP-SN) – to hear more about the postdoctoral experience at our Institute!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT

Networking Workshop & Reception (co-hosted with the San Diego Biotech Network)

 

Join us for a workshop with Dr. Mary Canady, Founder of the San Diego Biotech Network (>10,000 members!), followed by a networking reception with SBP postdoc alumni and life science researchers in the San Diego area!

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT

Afternoon Coffee & Smoothie Cart

 

Celebrate with us! Take an afternoon break to socialize and grab a hand-crafted coffee beverage or a smoothie with Perky Beans! 

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

CV/Resume Walk-In Consultation Session

 

Postdocs and/or students will each have an opportunity to meet with an OETIS Staff member and receive feedback on their application materials. No appointment necessary, just walk in!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT

Annual Postdoc Appreciation BBQ Lunch

 

To cap off the week, join your fellow postdocs, OETIS, and some appreciative PIs as we serve you lunch!

**Postdocs: Come early to be a part of the first SBP postdoc group photo!**

   

The Scripps Research Institute is hosting the following events: 

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Nobel Athletic Park
Postdoc Family Potluck in the Park

 

Sponsored by International Services Office and the International Spouses and Partners Group. 

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hazen Theory Building, 1st floor

CPSO Open House, Pizza and Raffle!

 

Join the Career & Postdoctoral Services Office for an open house with pizza, and enter a raffle for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hazen Theory Building, 1st floor, Dining Room

Meet the Alumni

 

TSRI alumnus, Maoyi Lai, Ph.D., Business Analyst for 1798 Consultants will talk about his career journey and what it’s like to work in management consulting. Snacks provided. Sponsored by CPSO and Scripps Consulting Club.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hazen Theory Building, 1st floor

Social Media Photo Lab

 

Complimentary professional photos for your LinkedIn / social media profiles will be offered to the first 30 postdocs who register. Sign up soon—spaces go fast! Sponsored by CPSO.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Hazen Theory Building, 1st floor

The Keys to Creating a Successful Peer Mentoring Group

 

Postdoc alumni discuss how they provide each other with professional development support after leaving TSRI. Snacks provided. Sponsored by ISO and CPSO.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

4:00 p.m.

Timken Amphitheater

Distinguished Lecture Series

 

Lewis E. Kay, Ph.D., FRS, University of Toronto, Departments of Molecular Genetics, Chemistry, and Biochemistry

 

The TSRI Society of Fellows is happy to announce our 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series Seminar: “The Role of Protein Dynamics in Protein Function and Misfunction”. Lewis E. Kay, Ph.D., FRS, University of Toronto, Departments of Molecular Genetics, Chemistry, and Biochemistry.  Reception to follow.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Building

SoF Lightning Talks

 

Participate in the 3rd annual Lightning Talk Competition brought to you by the Society of Fellows. Experience a whirlwind of science in 3-minute bursts! 

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hazen Theory Building, 1st floor

Free Seated Chair Massage

 

Postdocs can sign up for a free 10-minute massage on Friday, September 23. Contact Whitney Wagner (whitneyw@scripps.edu) to reserve a spot. Appointments are first-come, first-served. Sponsored by CPSO.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hazen Theory Building, 1st Floor

International Services Office Meet & Greet

 

Stop by for coffee and pastries, meet the ISO team and find out more about the services offered by the office. Sponsored by ISO.

 
Los Angeles

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will hold its annual postdoc appreciation week open house on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, where they will showcase resources and have giveaways, food and raffles for the whole community. This year, they will also celebrate with an international coffee hour, with representatives from the Visa and Immigration Services Administration; an ice cream social with industry representatives; and a social hour and weekend potluck organized by the postdoc society.

   

Events planned at UC Los Angeles for NPAW:


Monday, September 19, 2016

Improv for Scientists, Professional Development Workshop


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Postdoc Appreciation Booth (with giveaways)


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We-love-postdocs appreciation lunch


Thursday, September 22, 2016

UAW Postdoc Networking Night


Friday, September 23, 2016

(1) Postdoc Appreciation Booth (with giveaways)

(2) Coffee Hour


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Cross-campus, family-friendly picnic (partnered with Caltech and USC PDAs)

 

More details are available on our website: http://www.postdoc.ucla.edu/postdoc-appreciation-week-2016/

   

The Office of Training, Education, Career Planning and Development (TECPAD) at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is excited to offer the following NPAW events and resources, focusing on the theme of Wellness. This will be the perfect time to destress, relax and focus on self care. For every CHLA event postdocs attend, they be entered into a raffle for personalized CHLA Business Cards and a membership to Headspace.com!

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Postdoc Walkabout & Happy Hour

 

Brought to you by the USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. For more information, visit https://uscpostdochub.usc.edu/npaw-2016/. Conveniently accessible from CHLA by bus or Metro!

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Leavy Interfaith Center in the Main Hospital

Weekly drop in meditation

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Anita S. Watson Courtyard, The Saban Research Building

Ice Cream Social and Meet the Dogs of CHLA

 

Take a break and relax with Ice Cream Lab!  Small batch ice cream frozen on site with liquid nitrogen. Stick around to play with dogs from CHLA's Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program, who will be visiting in a designated, ice-cream-free, zone :)

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Resilience and Self-Care Skills

 

With Beth Fitzpatrick, LCSW, CHLA Employee Assistance Program. Learn resiliency skills designed by The Trauma Resource Institute, a nonprofit corporation helping individuals and communities understand the biology of stress reactions and learn specific skills to return the body, mind and spirit back to balance. Come away with a plan to build resilience into your life! Lunch provided with registration.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sign up for a FREE 15-minute chair massage! 

 

Appointment required. 

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

4:30 p.m.

Meet the USC Postdoctoral Association

 

Representatives from USC’s Postdoctoral Association and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will present on how you can get more involved at USC!

 

5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour & Game Night!

 

Celebrate the end of the week and get to know your fellow postdocs with some refreshments, fun and games!

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

4:00 p.m.

Los Angeles Area Postdoc Griffith Park Hike!

 

Join the postdocs from UCLA, Caltech and USC for a hike. For more information, visit https://uscpostdochub.usc.edu/npaw-2016

  Merced

In honor of NPAW and the many contributions UC Merced’s postdoctoral scholars have made to the mission of the university, UC Merced’s postdoctoral scholar appreciation day will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kolligian Library 169 (Bobcat Lair)

Postdoc Spotlight featuring Professor Teenie Matlock

 

Dr. Teenie Matlock is Founding Faculty and Professor of Cognitive Science and the McClatchy Chair in Communications at University of California, Merced, and Affiliate Faculty with the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Studies at UC Berkeley. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University after Ph.D. training at UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. She has published over 75 articles, primarily in cognitive science and linguistics, and is the recipient of awards for excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring. Her main line of research is how the subtleties of linguistic meaning influence attitudes and decisions. She is a standing member of the National Health Institute’s Language and Communication study section, a member of the Cognitive Science Society Governing Board, and Associate Editor for the journal Cognitive Linguistics.

 

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Kolligian Library 169 (Bobcat Lair)

Faculty Panel:  Transitioning from Postdoc to Academia or Industry

 

Panelists include Dr. Abel Chuang (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Christine Isborn (Chemistry and Chemical Biology), Dr. Chris Kello (Cognitive and Information Sciences), and Dr. Paul Maglio (Management and Cognitive and Information Sciences)

 

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Kolligian Library 169 (Bobcat Lair)

Grants Workshop

 

Andres Hernandez, Ph.D., Research Development Officer

 

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kolligian Library 355

Postdoc Appreciation Reception

  Novato

To join the celebration of NPAW, the PDA at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is organizing the 2016 postdoc appreciation day on Friday, September 23, 2016! Takes place in Buck's cafeteria.

 

The last two postdoc appreciation events were a success so we want to keep this annual tradition going, and thanks to the support of the Buck and the PDA, can bring this event to our institute. Learn more about the science done at Buck during a poster session presented by postdocs and graduate students, celebrate SAGE blog anniversary and enjoy drinks and food.

 

Agenda:

 

3:30p m. .- Poster session - Best four posters get $50 gift cards - 2 postdocs and 2 graduate students will be selected by a panel of judges.

 

4:30 p.m. -  Short speech by Dr. Gordon Lithgow, Chief Academic Officer at the Buck and Mary McEachron, Chief Administrattive Officer at the Buck + poster award announcement + Science of Aging Blog (SAGE) 2nd year anniversary.

 

5:00 p.m. - Postdoc group photo.

 

5:10 p.m. - Enjoy Chipotle Food and drinks!

  San Diego

September is postdoc appreciation month at UC San Diego!

 

During September, the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs and the Postdoctoral Association are providing postdoctoral scholars with a variety of events (see below) to show UC San Diego’s appreciation for your contributions to the research enterprise and UC San Diego!

 

In addition to the regular professional development programming, the following are special events offered to postdocs in celebration of Postdoc Appreciation Month!

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.           

Leichtag Building, Room 107

Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Open House Lunch

 

Learn more about the PDA and enjoy a free lunch on us! Meet the PDA board members; Meet other postdocs; Learn about what we're planning for the year; Tell us what events you'd like to see this year and Learn more about getting involved! Register HERE

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Student Services Center, Room 300

Postdoc Health & Wellness Series: How to be a Healthier, Happier, More Productive You!

 

As postdoctoral training is stressful, mostly autonomous and often overwhelming, this workshop will provide tools to help realize the importance of self-care as well as introduce mindfulness exercises that can help you throughout your training. Presented by Izabel Caetano Francy, LCSW from the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, this workshop will provide tools to help with the transition as well as a venue for postdocs to meet each other and share resources. Lunch will be provided by the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs. Register HERE

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Leichtag Building, Room 107

Permanent Residency Pathways for Postdocs

 

Presented by Roark Miller, Director of the International Faculty & Scholar Office, this workshop will touch on the most common pathways that postdocs can use to adjust to permanent residency status.  This seminar will be followed by a panel discussion with postdoc PR holders, Francesca Telese and Jelena Todoric with time for Q&A with the panelists and Dr. Miller. Register HERE

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

6:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.

Rough Draft Brewing Co. (8830 Rehco Rd. in Mira Mesa).

Postdoc Appreciation Month Happy Hour at Rough Draft Brewing Co.

 

Come enjoy a cold craft brew & food (veggie options too!) and meet postdocs from across the Torrey Pines Mesa at Rough Draft Brewing Co. Free drink coupons for the first 50 postdocs to check in! Organized by your Postdoctoral Association (PDA). Register HERE.Need a ride? Organize carpools HERE.

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Leichtag Building, Room 107

Take Control of Your Time

 

Do you often feel like there's not enough time into accomplish all that you want to do? Do you sometimes feel like your work is taking over your entire life? If you want to get more done without working longer hours and learn about techniques for creating space in your life for all of your interests, join Melanie Nelson, Ph.D., for a workshop that will help you examine your time use patterns, identify your pitfalls, and learn concrete techniques to take control of your time.Register HERE


*Please note that the Postdoc Research Symposium and Postdoc Appreciation Lunch (featuring keynote speaker Prof. Rob Knight) will be held on November 1, 2016.
  San Francisco

To recognize the contributions of the over 1,000 postdoctoral scholars at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars and its partners have planned the activities listed below. They hope that faculty, graduate students, and others who work closely with postdocs across UCSF will join them in celebrating postdocs this week. Take a postdoc to lunch or coffee, or just say thanks for all the work they do!

 

Share your appreciation for postdocs on social media (Twitter or Instagram) by using the hashtag #UCSFPostdocsRock. All events are free unless noted otherwise. Remember to bring your UCSF ID!

All week long (and beyond):

  • #UCSFPostdocsRock - Social media campaign, September 1 - 23.
  • Free access for all UCSF postdocs to Mission Bay and Parnassus Fitness Centers, September 19 - 23, plus 50 percent off enrollment ($25 savings), September 19 - 31. Check your email inbox on September 19! Sponsored by Fitness & Recreation.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Mission Bay, Koret Quad

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Graduate Division Fall Celebration -  Get in the mood for NPAW...join us for our annual BBQ and stop by the postdoc office table to say hi!

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

 

Two talks by Joanne Kamens, executive director, Addgene, a nonprofit plasmid repository:

  • Enriching Your Mentoring Relationships From Both Sides, Gladstone Institutes, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Smooth Transitions—Top 10 List: Things Scientists Ask About Moving to a Career Outside Academia, Rock Hall Auditorium, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

UCSF and Gladstone postdocs are welcome to attend both workshops.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • Workshop: Develop Your Elevator Pitch with Bill Lindstaedt - Parnassus campus, 12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Limited to 25 postdocs. Lunch included. Pre-registration required.
  • Mission Bay Ice Cream Social at the Climbing Wall - Bakar Fitness, Center Fourth Floor Patio, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free ice cream, free climbing, and music! Sponsored by MilliporeSigma, UCSF Fitness & Recreation, and UCSF Campus Life Services.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Featured Event

  • Postdoc Slam Live! - Mission Bay, Genentech Auditorium, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception follows in the atrium

Friday, September 23, 2016

  Stanford

Events taking place at Stanford University:

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tailgate - Stanford/USC Football Game with Stanford University Postdoctoral Association (SURPAS)

 

Sign up HERE

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee at LKSC lawns with SURPAS

 

Sign up HERE

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social @ Engineering Quad with SURPAS

 

Sign up HERE

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Postdoc Yoga @ MSOB Lawn

 

Free drop-in class. Bring your mat. Session is capped at 35, so first-come, first-yoga. No pre-registration necessary. Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Social @ the VA with SURPAS

 

Sign up HERE

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Bring Your Kids to Work with SURPAS

 

More information & sign up HERE

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Social @ the Engineering Quad with SURPAS & Black Postdoc Association

 

Sign up HERE

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Docent Led Tour of Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

 

Sign up HERE

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Work-Life Integration Brown Bag Lunch (BBL)

 

Sign up HERE

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pet A Dog with SURPAS & oSTEM

 

Sign up HERE

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Docent Led Tour of the Anderson Collection

 

Sign up HERE

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Postdoc Yoga @ MSOB Lawn

 

Free drop-in class. Bring your mat. Session is capped at 35, so first-come, first-yoga. No pre-registration necessary.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Improvisation for Creativity Workshop

 

Sign up HERE

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Social @ the Zoom Cafe with SURPAS

 

Sign up HERE

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Postdoc Mixer & BBQ

 

Sign up HERE. Deadline to register for this event: 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Social with SURPAS

 

Sign up HERE

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Docent Led Tour of Cantor Arts Center

 

Sign up HERE

Friday, September 23, 2016

Various times and locations, check Facebook

Caltrain* Pub Crawl with SURPAS

 

*Get Your FREE Caltrain GoPass for Postdocs. Starts at Palo Alto Caltrain. More Information & Sign up HERE

 

September 2016

On-Going

 

Educational Programs for Postdocs. Click HERE

  Riverside
To celebrate NPAW, UC, Riverside will host a postdoctoral symposium on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Colorado
Aurora

To recognize the contributions that postdocs make to scientific research, the University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Postdoctoral Association will host events throughout the week!

Monday September 19, 2016

Kickoff of Social Media Contest

 

Tuesday September 20, 2016

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

AO1, Dean’s conference room 1601

Coffee & Pastries

 

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

AO1, Room 1500 (small conference room across from the Grad School main office)

Professional Headshots

 

Wednesday September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

RC1 South, L18 2nd Floor Atrium

Networking & Hors d’oeuvres

 

Thursday September 22, 2016

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In front of Building 500

Ice Cream Social

 

Free for postdocs; all others are welcomed to purchase.

 

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AO1, Room 1500 (small conference room across from the Grad School main office)

Professional Headshots

 

Friday September 23, 2016

5:00 p.m.

Ursula Brewery (across from Cedar Creek Pub)

Happy Hour

 

Trivia starts @ 5:30 p.m. one free drink per postdoc.


Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Postdoctoral Association of Colorado are planning the following:

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

University Memorial Center 235

Postdoctoral Research Symposium

 

During this symposium, postdocs will present their research in posters and TED-style talks, and Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Mentor Awards will be presented.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

University Memorial Center South Terrace Tent

Postdoc Appreciation Barbecue

 

Postdocs and their families are invited for food, games and music.

Connecticut
New Haven The Yale Postdoctoral Association is hosting a postluck (postdoc potluck) on Friday, September 23, 2016.
  Storrs

Please see the list of events at University of Connecticut-Storrs:

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

HBL Class of 1947

Ask a Postdoc

 

Do you have a postdoctoral position lined up for after you graduate? Or are you wondering if doing a postdoc would be worthwhile for your career? In this panel, current postdocs will share their experiences on applying for postdocs, what to look for in a mentor, and preparing for going on the job market afterwards. Feel free to bring your lunch. Audience: graduate students and postdocs. RSVP.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pub 32 ( 847 Stafford Rd, Storrs, CT 06268)

Trivia Night (Social Event)

 

Join fellow postdocs for trivia night at Pub 32. Audience: postdocs. RSVP.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Alumni Center (2384 Alumni Dr, Storrs, CT 06269)

NPAW 2nd Annual Postdoc Datablitz Competition at UConn

 

The Graduate School at UConn and the UConn PDA proudly sponsors the 2nd Annual Postdoc Datablitz Competition and luncheon. The datablitz competition is an opportunity for postdocs across campus to share their research in “elevator pitch” style, giving five minute research talks. Featured in this year’s event is a special seminar delivered by the Dean of the Graduate School and an academic job search faculty panel during lunch. Please see below for agenda! Come support UConn postdocs! Be engaged! Get involved! Build a community! Audience: All are invited to attend. RSVP.

  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Registration and refreshments
  • 10:00 a.m.: General welcoming remarks and introduction of speaker
  • 10:05 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.: “Getting more than 20 strangers to care about your research” Kent E. Holsinger, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School
  • 10:25 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Q&A with the dean
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Datablitz presentations (Seven presentations at five minutes each with two minutes for questions after each presenter)
Delaware     
District of Columbia  

Be sure to join George Washington University during NPAW:

Monday September 19, 2016

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) Space B1167, 800 22nd St NW

Official launch of the George Washington University Postdoc Association (GWPA)

 

Catered food and drinks.

Florida
Gainesville

The University of Florida is holding two events for NPAW 2016:

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Social Media Lab

 

Have a professional portrait taken by UF Photography for professional social media and other uses.

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Postdoc Social

 

Close out NPAW 2016 with a postdoc social at Curia at the Drag – Curia is hosting their AM/PM event that day. The event is free admission, and will boast music, lawn games, beverages, hourly espresso tasting, beverages, and food (Humble Wood Fire Pizza). The event is family friendly, so feel free to invite other friends and family. Additional information about the event can be found their FB page.

 

Backup social: In case of rain, we will meet up at First Magnitude same time.

 
Jupiter

Events at The Scripps Research Institute:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

B158

Free Seated Chair Massage

 

Start off NPAW 2016 with a complimentary 15-minute chair massage! Postdocs can sign up by emailing CPSO@scripps.edu  to reserve a spot. Appointments are first-come, first-served. Sponsored by CPSO.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

B159

Donuts and Raffle

 

Stop by for donuts and coffee, and enter in the raffle for your chance to win some fabulous prizes! Sponsored by SRF, ISO, and CPSO.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

6:00 p.m.

B158

Yoga Class

 

Take time out to relax and unwind with a yoga class with instructor, Kelsey.  Don’t forget to bring a towel, mat, and wear comfy clothes. Sponsored by SRF.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

B214

The Keys to Creating a Successful Peer Mentoring Group

 

Postdoc alumni discuss how they provide each other with professional development support after leaving TSRI. Streamed from TSRI La Jolla. Snacks provided. Sponsored by ISO, SRF. 

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

B158

Academic Job Search 101

 

Hitting the academic job market?  Learn about: the academic job search timeline and resources for finding academic jobs; how to effectively compile your application package, including how to structure your CV, cover letters, research plan, and teaching statement; and how to navigate phone screens and campus interviews. This workshop will be useful for scientists on the academic job search now, as well as for those who want to get things in order for future years.  Presented by Ryan Wheeler, Director, TSRI Career, International, and Postdoctoral Services. 

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1st floor dining area, Building B

Ice Cream Social!

 

Build your own Sunday while socializing with colleagues at the ice cream social and meet ‘n’ greet! Sponsored by ISO. 

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jumby’s

SRF Happy Hour

 

End NPAW 2016 and start the weekend early with networking and a happy hour! Sponsored by the Society of Research Fellows.

 
Lake Nona

In celebration of NPAW and to recognize the research contributions of it postdocs, the Office of Education, Training, & International Services (OETIS) at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has organized several professional development and social events. Postdocs, graduate students, and faculty will be encouraged to attend these events!

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Career Development Workshop

 

In this workshop, you will develop a plan with your career goals in mind and consider how to make the most of your postdoc training experience at SBP!

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET

Annual Postdoc Appreciation Reception

 

Celebrate with us! Join your fellow postdocs, OETIS, and some appreciative PIs for drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres!

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Annual Postdoc Appreciation Lunch

 

Take a break and socialize with your fellow postdocs as we serve you lunch!

  Tallahasse

Florida State University and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will be hosting a symposium for its postdocs on Friday, September 23, 2016.

 

It will start with a lunch followed with a poster session. Then a keynote address will cover how one start her or his own lab or a start up out of academic research. It will be followed by a panel discussion on the same theme!

 

Then a second poster session will take place. The event will be concluded by a reception where we will announce poster awards  and travel awards for postdocs

  Tampa
This year the Moffitt Postdoctoral Association is hosting three events in honor of NPAW. On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, an ice cream social welcoming new postdocs will be held in the David Murphey Conference Room within the Stabile Research Building. Various ice cream treats will be available to choose from and members of the PDA Council will speak to the group about past and upcoming events hosted by the association. On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, two events are planned – first a luncheon and general membership meeting and later a happy hour. The luncheon and meeting are open to all Moffitt postdocs and will be held at noon, again in the David Murphey Conference Room. Later a happy hour is planned at Dunderbak’s Biergarten near the Cancer Center from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and will feature imported and domestic beer, wine and appetizers. All events are funded by the MPDA. 
Georgia
Athens

The University of Georgia (UGA) Office of Postdoc Affairs along with the UGA PDA will show appreciation to UGA’s postdocs with the following two events:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Postdoc Appreciation To-Go Pizza Lunch

 

We know the Fall semester is busy so come grab a free to-go pizza lunch on Wednesday, September 21. You can pick up between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Coverdell Building, 1st floor rotunda. Please register for a free ticket so we can plan for the amount of pizza we need.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

TGIF Coffee and Donuts To-Go

 

Start enjoying your Friday early by having coffee and donuts on us September 23. You can pick up between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. in the Coverdell Building, 1st floor in the rotunda. Please register for a free ticket so we can plan for the amount of coffee and donuts we need.

 
Atlanta

The Emory University Office of Postdoctoral Education will be hosting the following events:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Postdoc social with King of Pops

 

Start NPAW with a treat! Join us on Monday, September 19 between 12:oo p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in School of Medicine, Rm. 153A and meet other postdocs, OPE staff and most importantly enjoy a little break with the yummiest popsicles in town!

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Postdoc Resources Fair

 

On Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., we will host a special postdoc resource fair in the School of Medicine lobby. You will have a chance to interact with all the resources available to you on campus, enjoy food and lots of surprises!


Slice & Pint

 

Keep the celebration going with good company and pizza after work at Emory Village Slice & Pint. Sponsored by OPE and Minority Postdoc Council

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

SOM_153A

Careers in Medical Writing

 

Come explore and learn more about what careers in medical writing entail (hint: it's more than just writing manuscripts) from a panel of experienced medical writers, including Emory postdoc alumni.

    Georgia Tech is joining the celebration by hosting the third annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium & Reception on Thursday, September 22, 2016 as well as several professional development sessions.Details can be found here.
Hawaii     
Idaho Idaho Falls
In celebration of NPAW, Idaho National Laboratory will hold its annual postdoc networking dinner on Friday, September 9, 2016. This event supports conversation and networking between INL postdocs, mentors, managers, laboratory fellows and senior laboratory leadership.
Illinois
Argonne

At Argonne National Laboratory, the Postdoctoral Society is hosting their September Friday coffee break during NPAW, and will be giving out NPA-branded raffle prizes. The NPAW coffee break will be held at one of our famous user facilities, the Advanced Photon Source. There will be coffee, donuts, networking and a tour of the APS!

 

There will also be a special seminar to prepare postdocs for their upcoming Research and Career Symposium. The workshop, called Preempting Poster Disasters! will go over content, design and presentation of posters: http://today.anl.gov/2016/09/postdoctoral-program-seminar-preempting-poster-disasters/

 
Chicago

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Mentoring Programs at Rush University presents: “Leveraging your scientific background for a role away from the bench”

 

The purpose of this seminar is to learn more about the role of a medical science liaison. They will discuss the background of a typical MSL, MSL job responsibilities, and the pros/cons of this position.

 

Presenter: Katie Youmans-Kidder, Ph.D.

 

Wednesday, September 7

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Armour Academic Center, room 971

 

Refreshments will be provided. Seminar objectives:

  1. You will see an example of how to be a scientist outside of the lab;
  2. You will learn what a medical science liaison does;
  3. You will (hopefully) learn that pharmaceutical companies don’t always represent “the dark side”
    Here is the line up of events at Rosalind Franklin University for the week:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Grant Writing Workshop (F & K Awards)

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Postdoc/Mentor Ice Cream Social

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Screening of The PHD Movie 2: Still in Grad School

   

NPAW event hosted by the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division:


Friday, September 9, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Crerar Library Quad

Annual Postdoc Picnic


Food and drink provided. The BSD PDA welcomes postdocs to the annual picnic to mingle with fellow researchers and kick off another academic year!

  Evanston

Northwestern University's NPAW 2016 events are below:

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (lunch served at 11:00 a.m.)

National Postdoc Appreciation Week picnic

South LakeFill (near Norris Center 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL).

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Coffee Break

TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan Rd, Room 140, Evanston campus)

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Coffee Break

TGS Chicago Campus Conference Room (Abbott Hall Room 327, 710 N Lake Shore Dr.)

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Reception

Greenriver (259 E Erie St, 18th floor, Chicago, IL 60611)

Indiana
Indianapolis

Indiana University School of Medicine will be hosting several events in honor of NPAW:


Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health

Postdoc Lunch

 

Join us on top of the Sky Farm, for lunch with a view and networking with your fellow postdocs.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

R3 Atrium

Ice Cream Social

 

Take a short break during your day and join us for some ice cream and frozen treats.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

R3 Atrium

Coffee and Donuts


A great way to start the day with coffee and donuts with your fellow postdocs.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Business Card Thursday

 

We know that many postdocs will be attending conferences, meetings and likely to meet others with whom you would like to exchange information for collaborating and networking. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will print 250 business cards each for the first 50 postdocs who sign up (with a predetermined layout).


Friday, September 23, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MS Atrium

Postdoc & Faculty Mentor Appreciation Reception


To thank postdocs and postdoc faculty mentors for their efforts, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs invites IUSM postdocs, their PIs, faculty, graduate students and administrators to the Postdoc & Faculty Mentor Appreciation Reception on Friday, September 23rd.  At the reception, the 2nd annual Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Awards - designed to recognize and honor the achievements of both IUSM postdocs and IUSM faculty mentors – will be announced and presented!


Friday, October 7, 2016

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Van Nuys Medical Science Building (MS)

IUSM Postdoc Symposium


Organized by the IUSM Postdoctoral Association, the 2nd Annual IUSM Postdoc Symposium will feature a keynote speaker, posters and oral presentations! Awards will be given for Best Posters and Best Oral Presentation. 


IUSM and IUPUI postdocs are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Faculty, students, and staff are invited to register to attend this FREE symposium.


Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame will be holding the following events for NPAW 2016:


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Kickoff Breakfast

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Muchie Bar

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I Don’t Have to be a Faculty Member?” Exploring Career Options for After Your Postdoc

 

Sponsored by the Notre Dame Postdoc Women's Committee

 

More and more postdocs are choosing careers outside of academia. What career path(s) are you considering after you complete your postdoc? Have you considered options other than a faculty career? What do you need to do now to prepare yourself for the path you choose? Come learn from former Notre Dame Women Postdocs who have pursued varied career paths—including industry, government, and faculty and administrative options in academia—about the different career options available to you after you complete your postdoc and how to position yourself for success in different professional realms.

 

Panelists:

Industry: Tammi Vasiljevikj, Abbott Labs

Academy/Faculty: Jennifer Fishovitz, Saint Mary's College

Academy/Administration - Rebecca Artinian-Kaiser, University of Notre Dame

Government: Hilary Smith Uyhelji, FAA

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ice Cream Social and Drawing for Notre Dame Football Tickets

Iowa Ames

Iowa State is proud of the 300 + members of the ISU postdoc community. Thank you for the important contributions in research, outreach, and teaching missions. They look forward to seeing you at these professional development events!

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

Kick-Off Event – Managing Your PI Workshop

 

Doug Kalish, guest speaker. Light appetizers served. Audience: postdocs and graduate students. RSVP by Thursday, September 8th. The first 25 to register and attend receive a #PostdocsRock H20 Bottle

 

Workshop Description - Right now, your Principal Investigator is probably the most important person in your life (or a close second if you are married). Are you satisfied with the level of support and attention you’re getting from your PI? Doug Kalish, entrepreneur and educator, will talk to us about the personality styles of scientists in general and PIs in particular. You’ll have a chance to self-assess your own styles of conflict resolution and determine how to resolve common challenges grad students and postdocs have with their PIs. Finally, we’ll discuss ways in which to encourage your PI to collaborate with you on your career.


Monday, September 19, 2016

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

3512 Memorial Union

Tips for Reluctant Networkers Workshop

 

Not sure how to network or why? Learn how to use networking to your advantage, including identifying goals, utilizing your networking plan, and creating and practicing your elevator pitch. Plus, get tips on networking etiquette. Presenter: Karin Lawton-Dunn, Grad College Career Services Coordinator.

 

RSVP by September 15. ***The first 20 to register and attend receive a #PostdocsRock H20 Bottle

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Hach Hall Atrium

Postdoc Association – ISUPDA First Fall ’16 General Meeting

 

Meet up with fellow postdocs and find out about all the services and resources available to postdocs. Guest speakers include: Craig Ogilvie, Graduate College Assistant Dean; Karen Bovenmyer, CELT and CIRTL; Sarah Huffman, Center for Communication Excellence (CCE); Karin Lawton-Dunn, Graduate College Career Services Coordinator; Annie Hawkins, Postdoc Officer; New PDA Board

 

RSVP by September 15. ***RSVP Attendees Receive a NPAW goodie bag

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Postdoc Office, 1156 Pearson Hall

Profile Photoshoot 1 – Strike a Pose!

 

Receive a free digital copy of a profile/head shot for professional use. Sign-up for an appointment time by September 19.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1137 Pearson Hall

Round 1 - Chocolate, Cupcakes and Conversation with the Center for Communication Excellence (CCE)

 

Network with postdoc colleagues and meet the awesome and talented CCE staff. Find out about the goldmine of writing development support available to postdocs over delicious goodies and coffee/tea. RSVP by September 19.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1137 Hall

Review Blitz with the Center for Communication Excellence (CCE)

 

Working on a publication, etc. and need some input on refining a few sentences or a couple paragraphs? Sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one appointment with a CCE Writing Consultant. At the appointment time, bring with you some focus questions and also either an electronic or paper copy of your specific work. RSVP by September 19.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

198 Parks Library

Round 2 - Chocolate, Cupcakes & Conversation with Benefits & Ombuds

 

Network with postdoc colleagues and meet Colleen Schalinske, ISU Benefits and Elaine Newell, Ombuds Officer. Benefits - Have questions about your insurance? Or wondering what possible options you have for the upcoming open enrollment later this fall? Visit with Colleen and find out. Ombuds - Not familiar with the services our Ombuds Office provides? Find out about this unique resource and chat with Elaine about how to manage conflict you might be facing. RSVP by September 20. ***The first 20 to register and attend receive a #PostdocsRock H20 Bottle

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Postdoc Office, 1156 Pearson Hall

Profile Photoshoot 2 – Strike a Pose!

 

Receive a free digital copy of a profile/head shot for professional use. Sign-up for an appointment time by September 19.

Kansas Kansas City

NPAW activities at the University of Kansas Medical Center:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Postdoc Appreciation Week: Cover Letter Writing Workshop

 

Andres Rodriguez, Ph.D., will lead a workshop on cover letter writing for a variety of settings. Topic was selected in response to postdoc request.  Ice cream will be served!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon

 

Postdocs, mentors, and other members of the postdoc community are invited to a casual luncheon to celebrate postdoctoral scholarship at KUMC.  Trivia and prizes will add to the festivities.

 

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Studies is pleased to host these postdoc appreciation week activities with support from the Office of Academic Affairs, the Postdoctoral Advisory Committee, and the larger KUMC community. 


Manhattan

Kansas State University NPAW events:

Monday, September 19, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Union 227

Postdoc Appreciation Week Kickoff

 

Peter Dorhout, vice president for research and professor of chemistry, will speak on how K-State defines postdocs and how the university will address new Department of Labor policy changes. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be provided.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Waters Hall 137

KAWSE Brown Bag Lunch and Travel Award Information

 

Bring your lunch and participate in "KAWSE postdoc travel award and you: How to write a successful application." Two previous recipients of the travel award will discuss their applications and experiences. The executive director of K-State Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering will provide information about the application process.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mara Conference Center, Trotter Hall (4th floor), College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Development

 

Jana Fallin, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and professor of music education, will lead a faculty application package workshop highlighting how to write a teaching philosophy, research statement, and diversity statement. Refreshments provided. Thanks to the Graduate Student Council for co-sponsoring this event.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

International Student Center

Join us!

 

All K-State postdocs and K-State Postdoc Association mentors are invited to enjoy boxed lunches and conversation.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Fairchild 009 Computer Lab

Continuing Education

 

Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School, will introduce the "Advising Doctoral Students" training module, and postdocs will be able to complete a portion of the module toward obtaining mentoring certification.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Leadership Studies 114 (Town Hall)

Research Presentations and Networking

 

Hear research presentations from postdocs and participate in a poster session.

Kentucky Lexington

The following events have been planned for postdocs at the University of Kentucky:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

West Sixth Brewing, 501 W 6th St

Game Night

 

Join us for a night of board games and beer to celebrate NPAW! Bring your own games, join in the games that others have brought, or just hang out and enjoy the beverages and food from neighboring Smithtown Seafood. Co-hosted by UK's College of Medicine Postdoctoral Association & UK's Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS).

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Chem-Phys Building, Room 114A

Professional Development: Faculty Panel on Preparing Faculty Application Packages


Get tips on preparing faculty application packages from a panel of faculty in a wide range of departments who have extensive experience with assessing faculty applications. Hosted by UK's Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS).

Louisiana Baton Rouge
Pennington Biomedical Research Center will hold a luncheon for postdocs and mentors.
Maine  Bar Harbor

The Jackson Laboratory is hosting the following events:


Monday, September 19, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Coffee hours


Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Postdoc Appreciation BBQ


Friday, September 23, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Poster session with refreshments

 

Poster presentations start at 3:00 p.m.

 

More details are available on our LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7064372

Maryland
Baltimore
The University of Maryland School of Medicine Postdoctoral Advisory Committee and Office of Postdoctoral Scholars is hosting a postdoctoral fellows retreat on Friday, September 23, 2016. Included in the retreat is a presentation competition, career roundtables, and keynote speaker Dr. Sharon Milgram
  Bethesda

Below are the events for the Center Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Building 37, 1st floor

Dark Roast and Donuts

 

Free donuts and coffee!

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Outside Building 10 B1 Cafeteria

Brown Bag Lunch Meetup

 

Bring lunch and mingle with your fellow postdocs!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tapp'd Bethesda, front stage area (4915 Saint Elmo Ave)

Social Networking Hour

 

Get off campus to celebrate the end of the week!

 


College Park

The Graduate School at the University of Maryland is holding the following events:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

How to Maximize Your Postdoc

 

You are invited to learn more about the resources available to postdocs at UMD.  Meet the Directors of Faculty Initiatives, the Graduate School Writing Center, Professional and Career Development and the Associate Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. We will also answer any questions regarding the postdoc manual. RSVP: http://go.umd.edu/maximizepostdoc


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Postdoc Coffee/Tea Hour

 

Mingle with fellow postdocs for mid day refreshments and meet the new coordinator for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA).  We are serving up coffee, tea, and hot chocolate and light fare. RSVP: http://go.umd.edu/coffeesept21

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Postdoc Write-In

 

Writing regularly and with a sense of support contributes to accomplishing writing goals. You can join your postdoctoral colleagues and the Graduate School Writing Center every Friday afternoon (beginning 9/23) from 1:30-4:30pm in 4123 McKeldin for structured time to write.  For more information, visit this page. RSVP: http://go.umd.edu/postdocwritesept23

  Frederick

Below are the events for the Center Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Building 549, Discovery cafe

Dark Roast and Donuts

 

Free donuts and coffee!

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In front of Building 549

Brown Bag Lunch Meetup

 

Bring lunch and mingle with your fellow postdocs!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fort Detrick Bowling Center, Building 915

Bowling and Pizza

 

Relax with a game of bowling to celebrate the end of the week!


Rockville

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has several activities planned for NPAW:


ASBMB will be debuting a new video tutorial on building an online brand. The video tutorial series consists of short videos (less than five minutes) on career topics. They are geared toward postdocs and grad students.


They will also be debuting several new career path videos. This series includes scientists in different career paths speaking about their jobs and how they got there.


Finally, they are doing a social media campaign that will include photos of their postdoc members and thank you messages from PIs.

 

The ASBMB will have special membership deals for postdocs during NPAW.

  Shady Grove

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), the Cancer Prevention Fellows Program (CPFP), and the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at theNational Cancer Institute will host a fellow appreciation breakfast on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Massachusetts
Boston

Below is a description of the event that Brigham and Women’s Hospital Office for Research Careers (ORC) is planning for 2016 NPAW:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Best Practices in Mentoring Postdocs: Academia and Beyond

 

NPAW Panel Discussion & Wine Reception


All members of the BWH research community are invited to a special NPAW panel discussion. The panel, moderated by Cynthia Morton, Ph.D., the William Lambert Richardson Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Cytogenetics at BWH, will feature senior faculty and focus on best practices in mentoring postdocs for careers in academia and private industry.


Panelists: Paul Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., BWH Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President of Research, K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine; Guillermo Garcia-Cardeña, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Director, Laboratory for Systems Biology at the BWH Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology; Christine Seidman, M.D., Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Director of the Brigham Research institute (BRI); founding Director of the BWH Cardiovascular Genetics Center, President of the Association of American Physicians

  Cambridge

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is proud to once again be participating in the annual NPAW. This year, the Office of Academic Affairs and the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Grad Students (NGA) have organized a series of events to say thank you to our dedicated community of trainees:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zambezi Room (3rd Floor, 75 Ames Street)

NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students (NGA) Open House and Lunch

 

Broad’s Postdoc Association (NGA) chairs will be on hand to answer your questions about the association. Feel free to drop by, grab some lunch, and meet with your peers.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Yellowstone Room (2nd Floor, 75 Ames St.)

Postdoc/Grad Student Appreciation Social

 

All Broad-affiliated postdocs are invited to a special social in honor of NPAW. Dinner and drinks will be served. Feel free to invite your PI (but they’re only invited as your guest!).

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Monadnock Room (2nd Floor, 415 Main Street)

CV/Cover Letter Writing Workshop

 

The Broad Research Communications Lab will be hosting an interactive workshop on writing CVs and cover letters for your academic job application packages.

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Yellowstone Room (2nd Floor, 75 Ames Street)

Fifth Annual Trainee Appreciation Breakfast

 

There will be hot breakfast (French toast, bacon, breakfast burritos, and oatmeal) and a raffle. Stop by when you have a chance to start your day!

 

We want to thank you all for your hard work throughout the year to help Broad Institute succeed in its scientific mission!

    Abcam Inc. is very excited to host a networking event:

 

September 19, 2016

11:30 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. lunch arrives

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

 

Join us for a free lunch and learn networking event in celebration of NPAW 2016. Event details and RSVP here: http://www.abcam.com/events/national-postdoc-appreciation-week

    A number of Massachusetts Institute of Technology departments are hosting special events as part of NPAW. Also, on Thursday, September 29, 2016 the Vice
President for Research and Deans of the School of Science and Engineering will co-host our 7th annual postdoc appreciation luncheon. This luncheon provides a social opportunity for postdocs and faculty to mingle. 
Michigan
Ann Arbor

University of Michigan 2016 NPAW events:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Networking Lunch

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Yoga in the Park

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Hour

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Unit-specific events

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Annual Postdoc Picnic

  Detroit

The Wayne State University Postdoctoral Association (WSU-PDA) is celebrating NPAW with the following activities to honor postdocs, and recognize the contributions they make to the research at WSU:

 

Celebrations start with the annual picnic on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Belle Isle.

 

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the PDA will have its 2016 annual postdoctoral symposium. Learn more about resources and programs available for our Wayne State posdocs in the morning session with Dr. Timothy Stemmler,  Asssistant Dean of Graduate School for Postdoctoral Studies. This event will feature lunch with Dean of Graduate School, Dr. Ambika Mathur, professional development talks and career development opportunities. The annual postdoc symposium will highlight postdoctoral research at WSU. Wayne State faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to attend.

  East Lansing

NPAW events at Michigan State University:

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Molecular Plant Sciences Atrium

Postdoc Appreciation Lunch, Resource Fair & Professional Seminars

 

Join us (no RSVP needed) for any or all Professional Seminars. Lunch by Panda Express (RSVP required). Please RSVP for the lunch only: PDA@grd.msu.edu or msu.pda@gmail.com. Feel free to attend seminars regardless of luncheon. This event is open to all MSU postdocs and research associates.

 

  • 11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Non-Academic Careers for Ph.D.s, Julie Rojewski, PSS 149: What options are out there if you decide not to pursue academia?
  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Q&A with PDA Officers and advisor Dr. Nunez, MPS 1200: What is the PDA? What do they do? **What do the new labor laws for postdocs mean for me come December?**
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.: Ph.D. Career Services Part 1, John Vasquez, MPS 1200: It's Time for The Next Step...What should I do?You’ve spent a decade or more on this path, but now you’re not so sure what you want to do. Learn tips for getting “unstuck.”
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Ph.D. Career Services Part 2, John Vasquez, MPS 1200: Strategies for Building Your Network & Researching Career Paths:Learn how to use networking to your advantage, including identifying goals,developing a networking plan, and how to reach out to people and organizations using LinkedIn.

Friday, September 16, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Beer Grotto

 

Tuesday, Septemer 20, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

110 Chittenden Hall

Coffee Hour

 

Tuesday, Septemer 20, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

110 Chittenden Hall

Teaching Essentials: How to prepare yourself for the teaching position you want

 

Dr. Melissa McDaniels.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

6:15 p.m.

IM Circle

Grad Wellness Zumba class

 

A good opportunity to unwind, have fun and meet new people! Please register with Grad Student Life and Wellness @ https://grad.msu.edu/fitnessclasses. And find the complete schedule for group exercise classes!

Minnesota

Mississippi     
Missouri


Montana     
Nebraska  Lincoln The Office of Postdoctoral Studies and the Postdoc Advisory Council at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will once again host their NPAW reception on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Postdocs, PIs, faculty, and administrators are invited to attend. A light meal and beverages will be served following a brief recognition program.
Nevada    
New Hampshire Hanover

The Dartmouth College Postdoc Association (DCPDA) and Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) have planned the following events in celebration of NPAW:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hike up Gile!

 

Gile is a beginner hike that ends up with a climb up an old fire tower and an incredible 360 degree view of the area.  The duration of the hike is approximately 1hr; however it can take as little as 30min!  This is both a family and dog friendly event.  If you are willing to drive some other postdocs or need a ride, please contact Julie Dumont at julie.dumont @ dartmouth.edu

 

Tuesday September 20, 2016

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come chill out and have a small Morano Gelato on us!

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DCAL, 02 Baker Library

Reception

 

Come to be appreciated for you contributions to your field of research and to the Dartmouth community while learning more about the support for postdocs and grad students offered by DCAL, The Office of Outreach, and the DCPDA.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lebanon Farmer's Market & Rail

Trail walk!

 

Meet at the fountain in the center of the Lebanon green at 5:30 p.m.  We will spend an hour exploring the Farmer's Market (bring your own $$ for any purchases) and meet again at 6:25 p.m. and hit the rail trail at 6:30 p.m. Dog and family friendly event!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

5:30 p.m.

TGIF!

 

Meet at Salt Hill Pub in Hanover for a pint and some snacks to meet other postdocs and learn more about the DCPDA!

New Jersey

New Mexico    
New York
Bronx

In honor of NPAW, the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is hosting a party for all of its postdoctoral fellows on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Price Center Atrium.

 

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Belfer Institute and Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine are co-sponsoring a seminar, networking lunch and group discussion with Dave Jensen, founder and CEO of CareerTrax, Inc. and monthly columnist, AAAS Science Caareers. Mr. Jensen will be speaking on Street Savvy Science: The Unwritten Rules of the Road for Careers in Science.  This event will take place in the LeFrak Auditorium, Price Center/Block Research Pavilion from noon until 5:00 p.m.

 
Ithaca

Cornell University events:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

341 Caldwell Hall

Information Session: Take a MOOC on Teaching

 

Learn about two massive open online courses on STEM teaching being offered by the CIRTL Network and EdX. Vote on times for weekly local discussions.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Big Red Barn

Postdoc Pizza Party

 

Meet and network with postdocs from around campus over pizza, soft drinks, and snacks. Bring your family and friends. RSVP requested.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Westy, 516 W. State Street

Pub Night

Join your peers for a late-night excursion. Organizer: Justin Richardson (jbr89)

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

102 Mann Library

Job Search Discussion Group

 

Come join a lunch discussion to find advice, peer support, and feedback on searching for academic jobs. RSVP requested.

 

Prize drawings: CU-CIRTL and the Office of Postdoctoral Studies will be giving away prizes such as books, tickets, and gift cards at these events. RSVP to be entered in the drawings. RSVP.

 
New York

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is holding its 7th annual postdoc symposium on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital. The theme this year is “Industry: Beyond the Bench.” The website, containing program information, speaker/panelist biographies, and registration details (it’s free!) is found here.

  Stony Brook

Be sure to attend these events at Stony Brook University:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wang Center

Science, Wine & Cheese: Postdoc Poster Session & Reception

 

All postdocs are invited to a poster session and reception in honor of NPAW. Poster presenters will receive free, specialized coaching on their poster pitch and then have the opportunity to practice it on their peers during a wine and cheese reception.

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Holtsville Park Gazebo

NPAW Postdoc Picnic

 

Close out NPAW at a picnic with your fellow postdocs. Spouses, partners, friends, and children are welcome.

North Carolina
Chapel Hill

Events being held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Social Media Monday: Postdoc Scavenger Hunt

 

We are giving away (5) gift cards for the first five people to complete the scavenger hunt. Make sure you have an active twitter account for upcoming instructions and clues. The hunt will start on Monday, September 19, 2016. 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

239 Hanes Hall

Academic Faculty Job Search Panel

 

Registration required by September 13, 2016. Registration http://tinyurl.com/zpq9pu6

 

PhD and postdoctoral trainees will hear from new and seasoned faculty on a range of academic job search topics, including: What separates successful candidates from the rest of the pack, Tips for up and coming future faculty members, How to choose an institution that is a good fit for you, and unexpected challenges encountered. Both a STEM-focused panel and a Humanities/Social Sciences-focused panel will be offered.  The event format will include a 60-minute panel presentation with Q&A facilitated by student leaders on campus, followed by a 30-minute active-networking period of round-table discussions and informal networking.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Speed Networking Event

 

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/zzmmvfd

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Appreciate Your Postdoc Day

 

Faculty mentors do something special for your postdoc(s) and send us your best picture. Ideas for appreciation include snacks/treats, lunch, coffee break, gift cards, etc. Tweet your picture to @UNCPostdoc #uncpostdoc #UNCNPAW2016 and you will be entered for a chance to WIN A FREE PIZZA PARTY FOR YOUR RESEARCH GROUP!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m.

Fed Ex Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street

Postdoc Appreciation Cookout

 

RSVP by September 21. Registration: http://tinyurl.com/z69y46v

 

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs on the patio for lunch and receive your free gift.  Lunch including hamburgers and hotdogs (veggie available) will be provided for attendees that RSVP by Sept 20th. Don’t forget to wear your PDA t-shirt to the cookout!. If you pre-ordered your t-shirt online you can pick it up at the cookout.

  Greenville
East Carolina University's events for NPAW:

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Brody 2w50

Maximizing Research Team Performance: How to be a Future-Oriented Leader

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Brody 2w50

Postdoctoral Scholar Celebration Event

 

This event is a catered dinner for scholars and their families.

 
Raleigh

North Carolina State's NPAW consists of the following:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

NPAW Kick-off Breakfast

 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Professional Development Seminar and Lunch with James Wilde 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

September PDA Meeting - Town Hall Style

 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NCMNS Science Talks


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NCMNS Science Talks

 

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

International Postdoc Potluck


Thursday, September 22, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NCMNS Science Talks

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NCMNS Science Talks

 

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Postdoc Happy Hour


Research Triangle Park

Below are the events National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is hosting in honor of NPAW. These events were jointly planned by the NIEHS Office of Fellows’ Career Development and the NIEHS Trainees’ Assembly.

 

All week: Stop by A239 to pick up “I love my Trainee:______” stickers!

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Individual Celebrations within Laboratories & Branches

 

We are encouraging individual laboratories and branches to do something special to celebrate fellows on Friday, September 16. Submit photos of your lab events to PDOffice2@niehs.nih.gov and tell us what you are doing!

 

Monday, September 19, 2016
9:30 a.m.

NIEHS cafeteria

Coffee and Pancake Breakfast

 

All fellows are welcome to join us in the cafeteria to kickoff National Postdoc (& ALL Fellows!) Appreciation Week. Bring your coffee mug and your appetite! These events are our way of saying "thank-you" for the excellent scientific research carried out by you, and for your contributions to the NIEHS community!

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m.

A262

New Fellows’ Orientation with the NIEHS Office of Fellows’ Career Development

 

Are you new to NIEHS & wondering how to make the most of your time here? Do you want to learn more about the professional development resources that are available? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the trainee community? If so, please join us during NPAW to learn more... and come prepared with your questions!

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

D450

KBI Biopharma: Information Session & Resume Tips with Paul Burke, III, PHR

 

Do you know how to make your experience stand out to Hiring Managers? Have you ever wondered what happens after you submit your resume? Do you think speaking with an HR representative about the hiring process in industry would help your job search? Do you wonder what Contract Development & Manufacturing Organizations do?

 

If you answered 'YES' to any of these questions, then this seminar is for you! Paul J. Burke, III, PHR, a human resources representative from KBI Biopharma, Inc. will be available for a special seminar you can attend to ask all your questions.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

D350

Individual Development Plans

 

Planning for Career Success with Tammy R. L. Collins, Ph.D. This workshop will help you plan for your career success, and will give you a clear understanding of resources available to assist you in this process. Topics to be covered include: NIEHS Individual Development Plans (IDPs) & Renewals, NIH and other self-assessment tools such as myIDP, and the use of ‘SMART’ goals in the career planning process.

 

The main objectives of this workshop are to equip you with career planning tools, to clarify the role of IDPs, and to provide you with tips for conducting productive meetings with your mentor(s) to discuss your career plans. The workshop will conclude with a hands-on segment for your own individual planning & goal-setting.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2:00 p.m.

NIEHS cafeteria

International Potluck Celebration

 

Please bring a dish, dessert, or other treat native to your country or US Geographic region. Come sample a diversity of goodies from around the world! (Family and kid-friendly event)

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

12:00 p.m.

TWO Professional Development Brown Bag Lunch Options

 

1) Pharmaceutical Industry with guests Jeremy Weaver, Ph.D. & Jeffrey Sunman, Ph.D. 2) Tenure-Track Academic Positions with guests Jennifer Ingram, Ph.D. & Christopher Geyer, Ph.D.

 

On the third Thursday of each month, the Brown Bag Lunch highlights a different set of PhD careers to provide fellows the opportunity to meet with a few individuals with firsthand experience. In contrast to the Career Symposium, the lunch provides an informal and more intimate atmosphere for you to ask questions or just hear more about the career you want!

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:30 p.m.

Hickory Tavern | 1156 Parkside Main Street, Cary

Evening Happy Hour & Alumni Mixer

 

Come join us to celebrate the next-to-last day of appreciation week over an evening of drinks and appetizers at Hickory Tavern! (Purchase Your Own) Please pass along this invitation to any NIEHS alumni you may know!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Rodbell AB & Lobby 

Pizza Party, General Assembly Meeting, Group Photo, Resource Expo & 7th Annual Trivia Challenge!

 

Come join your fellow trainees on Friday, September 23 to finish off Postdoc/Fellow Appreciation week with pizza and trivia! NOTE: Food made possible by generous PI donations; No government funds will be used to purchase food.

North Dakota     
Ohio
Cincinnati

Plans for NPAW at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati.In collaboration, they are hosting the first biomedical sciences career fair. They have invited 11 local biotech and academic institutions to spend the afternoon recruiting for positions specifically for scientists with doctorate degrees. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

 

The second event, which is only sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, is an awards banquet and dessert social to celebrate the work of our postdocs and clinical fellows. They have an annual $10,000 pilot grant that is awarded to 3-5 postdocs each year (and an additional 3-5 awards given to clinical fellows) and the awards ceremony recognizes those grant recipients and is followed by a dessert social for the postdocs to enjoy. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

  Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University events:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DeGrace Hall, Room 312

Creating a Career Pathway

 

Dr. Ellen Burts-Copper.

  • Finding Sources of Motivation;
  • Seeing Past the Typical;
  • Taking Action

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Jolly Scholar, Thwing Hall

Happy Hour Reception

  • Free Drinks & Food
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Trivia begins @ 7pm

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Richey Mixon Bldg.

THINK[BOX] TOURS

  • Take a guided tour of CWRU’s open-access innovation center.
  • Tour times (15 people/tour): 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 12:30 p.m.

Friday, September 23, 2016

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

BRB 1st Floor Lobby

“THANKS -A- LATTE”

 

Free Coffee & Donuts

 

Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FREE ACCESS TO 121 FITNESS

 

Pick up your free pass at the 9/20 guest speaker or happy hour events

 

Graduate Education Office at the Postdoc Appreciation Pizza and Happy Hour on Thursday, September 22, 2016from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in T503 as a part of the NPAW for postdocs in the School of Medicine. In order to plan for food and beverages, please RSVP here.

  Columbus

The Research Institute Trainee Association (RITA) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has organized several events over four days to celebrate NPAW! They invite all postdocs from the Research Institute to join any (or all) of the program:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

“The Incubator” (RB3 Cafeteria)

Happy Hour

 

Postdocs are invited to join for a free happy hour with open bar and appetizers!

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Discovery Auditorium

International Day Potluck

 

Bring your favorite international potluck dish and help share the diversity of postdocs. Raffle prizes will also be drawn.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

WA1008

Meet the Steering Committee for 2016-2017

 

Pick up free coffee and donuts while you meet The Research Institute Trainee Association’s (RITA) steering committee for 2016-2017.

 

Thursday, September 22, 1016

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ED033 (LL of the Education building)

Professional Trainee Headshots

 

Postdocs are invited to have a free professional headshot taken in a photography studio. Raffle prizes will also be drawn.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Discovery Auditorium

Job Searching with Couples, Discussion Panel

 

Join us for the RITA seminar, discussing the ins and outs of job searching when you are ½ a couple. Lunch will be provided.

Oklahoma Oklahoma City

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will be hosting the following events for NPAW 2016:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Rise and Shine

Network with others on campus, receive breakfast and a swag bag for stopping by. Also submit your name for a drawing to be held on Friday at the happy hour event.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rise and Shine

 

Network with others on campus, receive breakfast and a swag bag for stopping by. Also submit your name for a drawing to be held on Friday at the happy hour event.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Hour

 

Reception to honor postdocs on campus. Refreshments will be served.

Oregon Portland

NPAW 2016 events occurring at Oregon Health & Science University:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Baird Hall 1027
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Open House

 

Visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for coffee and light refreshments. Learn about the career and professional development services and resources available to you at OHSU.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Collaborative Life Sciences Building 1A001

Women in Leadership Panel (hosted by Women in Science Portland Organization)

 

Join us for a dynamic discussion examining what it takes to become a leader in STEM. Panelists include two top executives from GE and leaders from academia and biotech. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to talk with the women who are trailblazing new territory in leadership! RSVP appreciated.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Baird Hall 1027 Conference Room

Complimentary Seated Chair Massage or Acupuncture

 

Working at the bench for long hours can cause muscle strain and tension. Relieve that stress with a complimentary 10 minutes of seated chair massage or acupuncture. RSVP required. No walk-ins. Availability is first come, first served.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Administration Building Conference (ABC) Room - ONPRC

West Campus Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon

 

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for a luncheon in your honor, in appreciation for all of your hard work at ONPRC and VGTI.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Richard Jones Hall (RJH) 4340

Dr. Who? Strategies for building an online reputation for scientists (co-hosted by OHSU Library & Postdoc Affairs)

 

This 90 minute workshop will address how early career researchers can mange their presence on the web and use social media to enhance their scientific visibility and build a professional network. Attendees should bring a laptop. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP appreciated.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Vey Conference Center Auditorium, 10th floor, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award Presentation & Postdoc Week Happy Hour (co-hosted by OHSU Foundation & Postdoc Affairs)

 

Pancreatic cancer is infamous. OHSU-led postdoctoral research is leading to breakthroughs in treating this grave diagnosis. Please join us for a presentation by of this year’s postdoc paper of the year, Bruton Tyrosine Kyrosine-dependent Immune Cell Cross-talk Drives Pancreas Cancer. A reception in recognition of the award, and of Postdoc Appreciation Week, will follow with light hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine.

 

All week long
Postdoc Appreciation Week Social Media Blitz

 

Follow @OHSUPostdoc on Twitter, or join the OHSU Postdoc Network on LinkedIn for a chance (or two!) to win free stuff. To be eligible, you must follow or join between September 19-23 using a complete Twitter and LinkedIn profile that states your name and OHSU affiliation.

Pennsylvania Philadelphia

NPAW events taking place atThomas Jefferson University:


Please RSVP to jpa@jefferson.edu for any events you will be attending


Monday, September 19, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

901 Walnut Street Lobby

Keynote Speaker Lecture

 

Phil Clifford, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Professor at University of Illinois, Chicago. Title of the talk: “What got you here, won't get you there.” Lunch will be served. Distinguished Mentor Award will be awarded immediately following the 1:00 p.m. lecture

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Eakins Lounge, JAH

Faculty Keynote Speaker Workshop

 

Phil Clifford, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Professor at University of Illinois, Chicago, and Co-Developer of myIDP. Title of the talk: “Mentoring the Next Generation of Biomedical Scientists.” Event will include a wine and cheese reception.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

4th Floor Lobby Hamilton
Breakfast workshop on effective negotiation skills

 

With special guest, Phil Clifford, Ph.D.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Lubert Plaza outside of Hamilton Building
Play out/Wellness Day!

 

Volleyball match between postdocs and faculty members.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

JAH 469 (JCBS Student and Postdoc Lounge)
Ice Cream Social

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

McGillin's Olde Ale House, 2nd floor. 1310 Drury St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Social Hour

 

Appetizers will be provided.

    Penn Engineering will be hosting its very first NPAW event this year: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Raisler Lounge (Towne 226).
  Pittsburgh

Events at the University of Pittsburgh:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Donut Day!

 

What better way to start the Monday of NPAW than with FREE coffee and donuts? Stop by one of the three locations manned by your friendly UPPDA board members for a morning pick-me-up between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please bring your ID - these goodies are for postdocs ONLY! 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

3:00 p.m.

CV-to-Resume Workshop; Trivia

 

Want to explore strategies to use a resume as your marketing tool? Need help communicating your experience to employers outside of academia? Come to the CV-to-Resume workshop hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development. This event is from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in BST S100 - click here to register. After the workshop, join the UPPDA Board and your other fellow postdocs at Hemingway's for Tuesday Night Trivia - let's put our collective PhDs to good use! Join us at 5:45 p.m. to grab a table and some food (on us! - just cover your own drinks); trivia starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:45 p.m.

Postdoc Picture Day

 

Networking is an important part of professional development, and we as postdocs need to put our best faces forward. Sign up to have a professional-style headshot taken by our very own International Chair, Santosh Chandrasekaran, who will provide you with the image file. We have around 18 time slots for photos that will be taken from ~12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., so reserve your spot now! Smile!

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

5:00 p.m.

Picnic in the Park

 

Following tradition, the UPPDA (with help from the OACD) will be hosting its annual Fall Postdoc Picnic. Friends and family of postdocs are welcome! We will have food, caricature and balloon artists, face painting, and lawn games for small and big kids alike. We will be posting a sign-up sheet for postdocs to arrange carpooling shortly! Come to the picnic to enjoy food and fun with your fellow Pitt postdocs! To register, click here - by Sunday, September 18, 2016. Check out the Picnic in the Park flyer here, or visit the OACD event website here.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

4:30 p.m.

UPPDA/Pitt-CIRTL Social Hour

 

We're capping off NPAW with a social hour at The Porch at Schenley, co-hosted by the UPPDA and Pitt-CIRTL. As always, food is on us, you just need to take care of your beverage of choice. To register, check out the Pitt-CIRTL website here. Cheers!

  University Park

NPA events are being organized byPenn State postdoc society (PSPS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). All events are organized with the idea of building a stronger postdoc community at Penn State.

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hiking/Green Wood Furnace State Park organized by PSPS

 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Postdoc Welcome Potluck BBQ organized by PSPS

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Ice Cream Networking at Penn State Berkey Creamery organized by PSPS

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Morning Coffee Hour organized by PSPS

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bar night at Rathskeller organized by PSPS

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Starting a new event for postdocs to stay healthy

 

Sports club. organized by PSPS

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs(OPA) Lunch for National Postdoc Appreciation Day.

 

The lunch will accompany PSPS outstanding awards for postdoc and faculty mentor.

Bowling night organized by PSPS

Rhode Island Providence

Brown University will be holding its annual Postdoctoberfest event on Friday, September 23, 2016.It will also host a coffee/cookie hour the morning of Tuesday, September 20, 2016, location TBD.

South Carolina Charleston

Postdocs at the Medical University of South Carolina are celebrating NPAW with a thematic poster session on “Communicating Your Science to the Lay Public.” On the afternoon of Friday, September 23, 2016, postdocs will have the opportunity to communicate the impact their research has on advancing science and improving human health and wellness. Each poster presentation will focus on communicating science to a lay-audience. Presentations will be 3-5-minutes in length with posters no larger than 11x17 inches. A panel of judges will assess how clearly the impact of the research is communicated, creative design of the poster, its aesthetic appeal and the presenter's enthusiasm about their research. Travel awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200 dollars, respectively.

  Clemson

Clemson University's NPAW events:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Coffee and Doughnuts for Postdocs and their Advisors

 

With the Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bowling night for postdocs at the campus bowling lanes

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion with recent Ph.D. Industry Hires and Buffet Dinner for Postdocs

South Dakota     
Tennessee Memphis

To express appreciation forUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center's (UTHSC) postdocs, the PhDA has arranged a week full of events in celebration! Please join us for the following events:


Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Student Alumni Center 305

Postdoc Meet & Eat Potluck and T-Shirt competition

 

Refreshments: $25.00 Prizes for best dishes in the following categories: Pasta/rice, Seafood, Meat, Vegetarian, Dessert. $50 Prize for T-shirt design winner

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Coleman Bldg., Meet in the Lobby

DNA Discovery Core Tour & Snacks

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Student Alumni Center 305

Resume Preparation & Lunch

 

Professional pictures by Communications & Marketing; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Student Alumni Center 305

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Translational Sciences Research Bldg., meet in the Lobby

Molecular Resource Center Tour & Snacks

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Student Alumni Center 305

UT Research Foundation presentation, Elevator Pitch Competition, & Lunch

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Shelby Farms Picnic Area Lakeside Pavilion # 7Shelby Farms Family

Picnic/Potluck

 

All family members are invited. South Orchard Loop off Pine Lake Drive. It is close to the disc golf course, and Chickasaw Lake is a short walk through the woods. Refreshments: please bring your favorite dish to share, along with any games you would like to bring.

  Oak Ridge

To recognize the contributions that postdocs make to Oak Ridge National Laboratory this year ORPA will host events throughout the week!!

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

4500N/Room 250 Wigner Auditorium

All Hands Meeting with Thomas Zacharia, followed by Voting

 

Note: Please continue to send nominations for the Executive Council (president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer, as well as the research, professional development, social, and international/new hire committees)

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

5100/JICS Lobby

POTLUCK Lunch

 

Panel discussion: Moving from Postdoc to Permanent Staff. http://goo.gl/ECL47I

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Clark ParkCookout/Volleyball Social

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

5100/ JICS Lobby

Ice Cream Social – Featuring: Razzleberry’s Ice Cream!!!

Texas
Austin

This year, the University of Texas at Austin is honoring postdocs with the following luncheon events:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Basic Research and Grant Processing

 

Learn how to effectively and efficiently navigate grant processing at UT.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Workplace Wellbeing

 

Develop healthy work habits and a productive workplace.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tailoring your Mentoring Experience and Other Useful Tips

 

Are you getting what you need from your mentor?

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Financial Wellness

 

How to maximize your savings and investment options while working a transitional job

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Postdoc Networking/Social Hour

 

Take a mid-day break to meet other postdocs!

 
College Station

The Division of Research invites you to join us for the inaugural Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Symposium: Reproducibility and Transparency in Scientific Discovery. This event will highlight research conducted by postdoctoral researchers at Texas A&M and will feature flash talks and poster presentations. In addition, a panel of experts will address reproducibility and transparency in scientific discovery. The event will conclude with an awards reception.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) lobby

 

Symposium registration

Monday, August 1, 2016 - registration opens

 

Friday, September 9, 2016 - registration closes

Flash talk and poster guidelines

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline Monday, August 15, 2016

 

For more information contact Shannon Eyre at seyre@tamu.edu.

  Dallas

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center NPAW events:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bryan Williams, M.D. Student Center - South Campus

PDA General Meeting & Ice Cream Social
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Glass Hallway - Floor 6 (between NB and NC)

“Breakfast with Champions”

 

Networking Event with UTSW Faculty

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NL 6.125

Talk by Robert E. Lenkinski, Ph.D.

 

Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Radiology Research. Lunch will be provided

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Transferable Skills Workshop

 

RSVP only

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Postdoctoral Research Symposium

  Houston

MD Anderson Cancer Center is hosting several NPAW events with the theme of "celebrating our community."

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

5:00 p.m.  - 7:00 p.m.

Pub trivia & board game night

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

11th annual Postdoktoberfest

 

With all Texas Medical Center institutions

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

International luncheon

  Galveston

The following events are planned for observance of NPAW at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Olympia Grill, Pier 21

Postdoc Appreciation Event

 

Postdocs are invited to the Compass Room for an evening of socializing, recognition and a brief training. Winners of the Postdoc Service Awards will be announced and the incoming and outgoing leadership of UTMB’s PDA recognized. James Patterson from UTMB’s HR staff will also deliver a short talk, “Effective Interview Essentials.”

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:30* p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Levin Hall, Room 3.324

Working in Pharma:  A Panel Session with Two Industry Experts

 

*Lunch available at noon, session begins at 12:30 p.m. The PDA and Committee for Career Development are sponsoring this panel discussion with Dr. Elias Jackson, Co-founder and President of Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals, a Houston biotech firm and a graduate of UTMB; and Dr. John Allen, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Center for Addiction Research, UTMB, previously a principal scientist with Pfizer.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Moody Medical Library – Online Testing Center Room 238

Influuent:  What is it and How Can it Help My Career? – Lunch provided

 

Influuent is a University of Texas-System-wide website platform developed to foster greater collaboration by and between UT-based researchers. All faculty and postdoctoral researchers at UTMB have an Influuent profile online and during this workshop, Melodi Moore from UTMB’s Research Services staff will help attendees gain familiarity with Influuent and demonstrate ways to improve their personal profile.

  San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is hosting its 4th annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum. It is to be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a networking reception following from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    The University of Texas at San Antonio is co-hosting the 4th annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Utah  Salt Lake City
As a kickoff event for NPAW and in conjunction with the Office of Postdoctoral Affair, the Utah Postdoctoral Association (UPDA) is organizing a postdoc appreciation day on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The event will be held in the SMBB building from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will include a keynote faculty panel, postdoc poster competition, professional panels, and opportunities to network with fellow postdocs. The poster competition will have a $500 travel award prize.
Vermont

Virginia Reston

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) has a number of events to offer during NPAW:

 

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the PDA is sponsoring a webinar entitled The Dos and Don’ts of Landing Your First Job.

 

Join us for a webinar on how to properly conduct your first job search. Transitioning from a postdoctoral trainee to full-time employee may seem like a daunting task but it is possible with a little planning and insider knowledge on what to expect. Join us as we explore tips and strategies from toxicology experts across the different sectors on ways to help land your first permanent position. The panelists will touch on several topics including a basic timeline on when to start searching for a job, what each sector looks for in a new employee, and where to find/how to apply for positions in their respective fields. Following a short presentation by each speaker, the discussion will open up to participants to freely ask questions to the panelists. 

 

Speakers:;
Dr. Nathan Cherrington—Professor at University of Arizona
Dr. Tammy Collins—Director of NIEHS Office of Fellows’ Career Development
Mr. Terry Leyden—President of the Leyden Group

 

Other highlights of the week include a blog series celebrating and reflecting on the postdoctoral experience. Articles will be published as SOT Communiqué blogs for all to enjoy.

 

Through these events, the PDA joins the NPA in focusing attention on the contributions and achievements of postdoctoral scholars. We hope that all SOT members will take time during NPAW to acknowledge the postdocs in your communities and institutions.

Washington
Seattle

NPAW events for the University of Washington:

 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mini-urban day hike

 

Join us at Carkeek Park for a hike & hang! Unfortunately, it's supposed to rain (it is Seattle, after all). However, intrepid hikers will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Starbucks in the QFC on NW 100th St/Pl and 8th Ave NW. We will leave ~1:30 p.m. to walk around Carkeek. Look for Caitlin and her red rain jacket.

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Agua Verde Happy Hour

 

Join us at Agua Verde for a happy hour (HH menu) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! We will be sitting in the mural room.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Free entrance to IMA

 

The IMA is providing free entrance to UW Postdocs between 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.! To celebrate, we have reserved Gym C for volleyball and Gym B for badminton. Take a break and join us for pick-up games at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.! Just show the coupon below to the front desk for entrance if you are not an IMA member.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Orientation

 

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting the fall orientation from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ UW Research Commons (Allen Library 1st Floor). Afterwards, join...

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Postdoc Social Gathering

 

Happy hour at Shultzy's Sausage from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. includes an extra $0.50 draft beer and mules for postdocs!

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

South Lake Union Event

 

Details coming soon!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Excursion to Capital Hill

 

We will be meeting at Cafe Solstice in Capital Hill. If you are interested in taking the light rail with other postdocs, we will meet on the upper level (B for Bridge) at 4:15 p.m. and head down to the train promptly at 4:30 p.m.

 

ALL WEEK!

 

$2 off Pub Nachos at College Inn Pub! 

   

To celebrate NPAW, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is organizing an appreciation party for the postdoc and graduate students of Fred Hutch on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Our organization sponsor beer and pizza for the event. The president and director of Fred Hutch, Gary Gilliland, will also make a short speech in this honor. Finally, we are also organizing a slideshow with postdoc and graduate students that have been nominated by their colleagues to be recognized at this event.

West Virginia     
Wisconsin Milwaukee

Events organized by the Office of Postdoctoral Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin:

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Cafeteria Hallway
T-Shirt and Doughnut give away


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cafeteria
Postdoc Bakery- Free Treats!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

TBRC Atrium

Ice Cream Social

 

Come and have a treat….. You deserve it!

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

12935 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005

Bluemond Bowling

 

Tickets Start at $6. Need a ride? No worries mention it in RSVP. RSVP: paeason@mcw.edu.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

HRC- H1210/30/50

Postdoc Retreat

 

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch and Lecture: “Visualizing Scientific Data”
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Postdoc information/committee pitches
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Lecture: “Effective Scientific Presentations”
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Workshop-Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator (hands on)

All sessions will be led by Adam Steinberg of artforscience.com. Lectures must be attended to understand the workshop. RSVP to: paeason@mcw.edu

Wyoming    
Canada
Lethbridge, Alberta 

The University of Lethbridge is hosting a postdoc appreciation day on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (http://blogs.ulethbridge.ca/ulpa/).

 

 

Career Panel Speakers: Bill Halley, Technology Development Advisor (Alberta Innovates Technology Futures); Dr. Kristine Alexander, Assistant Professor of History Canada Research Chair - Tier 2 (University of Lethbridge); Dr. Greg Vilk, University-Industry Liaison Manager (University of Lethbridge).

 

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.

UHall Atrium

SGS Greetings

Dean SGS, Rob Wood

 

12:05 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.
UHall Atrium

ULPA Greetings

 

President, ULPA

 

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
UHall Atrium

Networking Lunch

Aramark Catering

 

1:05 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
C610 - UHall

Panel: After Your Postdoc – Transitioning To the Next Phase of Your Career Panelists (3); Moderator VP Academic Andy Hudson

 

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
C610 - UHall

ULPA AGM

 

ULPA Executive

 

 

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Zoo

Postdoctoral Fellows Social*

 

* Social event will be at cost of attendees

 
Vancouver, British Columbia

In celebrating NPAW, the University of British Columbia Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) will host an appreciation BBQ for all UBC postdocs on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Join them for an afternoon of BBQ and socializing. For more information and to RSVP, please see UBC's PDFO website at http://postdocs.ubc.ca.

   

The department of microbiology & immunology at University of British Columbia organized the following event in the week of NPAW:

 

Friday September 23, 2016

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

LSC, West Atrium, UBC

Microbiology & Immunology Postdoc and Research Associate Appreciation & Research Night

 

Poster presentation (optional); social; dinner & drink; prizes and gifts; invited: postdocs, research associates, department's faculty.

    Join the UBC Postdoctoral Association (PDA) for appetizers at Kitsilano's The Eatery, known for its creative sushi rolls and its artsy atmosphere. The PDA will be gathering at The Eatery at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016. Please RSVP to Dr. Justin Hart.
  Hamilton, Ontario
McMaster University has several events that are planned for NPAW:

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

MUSC 318

New Postdoctoral Fellow Orientation

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Great Hall – University Club

Postdoc Appreciation Reception

 

A appreciation reception for postdoctoral fellows, their supervisors, and the staff that support them.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

MUSC 318

New Postdoctoral Fellow Orientation

  London, Ontario

In collaboration with the PDA at Western University (PAW), SGPS has organized a lot of useful and fun activities specifically designed for postdocs and their families. These events are a great opportunity to meet fellow postdocs and learn more about Western campus and the city of London. We hope you will find the time to participate in as many activities as possible!

 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Terry Fox Run with Team Western Postdocs

 

To register: https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=716208#.V7R31d5duaQ.facebook&panel1-2

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:00 p.m.

Orientation for new Postdocs

 

To RSVP: http://grad.uwo.ca/events/?id=212

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

1:00 p.m.

Grad Club

Peer-review of fellowship funding applications

 

Bring your lay abstract or one-page summary to receive on-the-spot peer feedback, with tips provided by Nicole Chabot from Research Western. For more information and to RSVP (required), please contact Amanda Ali at sali423@uwo.ca

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m.

Starting at Medical Sciences Building

Walking tour of campus

 

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Andrea Di Sebastiano adiseba@uwo.ca

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:00 p.m.

Grad Club

Happy Hour

 

No RSVP necessary, feel free to drop in for some snacks and swag.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Advanced Networking


12:00 p.m.

Appreciation Lunch

 

To RSVP for the workshop: http://grad.uwo.ca/events/?id=213. To RSVP for lunch: http://grad.uwo.ca/events/?id=214

  Waterloo, Ontario

Join the University of Waterloo postdoctoral fellows during NPAW:

 

Starting Tuesday, September 6, 2016: enter our #UWaterlooPostdoc photo contest

 

Show us a day in the life of a Waterloo postdoc! Take a selfie, snap a photo of your lab, or get even more creative. Then share your photo:

The ten best submissions will win a gift valued at $20 each. Photos may be featured on our website and Facebook page. Submissions must be posted/sent during the contest period: between September 1 and September 24.

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

 

1:00 p.m.

Warriors field

Postdoc Appreciation Kick-off


Cheer on the Waterloo Warriors as they take on the McMaster Marauders. We'll provide the tickets and some black and gold swag (courtesy of Waterloo Warriors). All you need to do is:

  • Order your tickets in advance by requesting them through the web form
  • Bring your spouse, children or your Waterloo postdoc friends
  • Show up in clothing that is suitable for the day's weather (we'll be outside)
  • Meet us at Warriors Field

RSVP before noon on September 14, 2016. Tickets will be made available for pickup at the reception area of the Postdoctoral Office/Graduate Studies Office.

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

EV1 Courtyard

Meet and Greet Breakfast

Join us for coffee, juice, and a continental breakfast on the first official day of Postdoc Appreciation Week. Fuel up in preparation for a full week of postdoc activities and learn about campus services. You'll hear from representatives of Human Resources, Centre for Career Action, Writing Centre, Centre for Teaching Excellence, WatCo (commercialization office), Office of Research, Library, Health Services, Mitacs, and more! RSVP for meet and greet breakfast

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

QNC 1501

Catered Lunch and Learn Session

 

Grab a free Vincenzo's sandwich or wrap and learn about networking from the Centre for Career Action's postdoc career advisors.  Learn about the importance of networking in both academic and non-academic contexts and get some tips on how to network effectively. RSVP for "brown bag" lunch and learn: networking

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

PAC studio 2

Lunchtime Yoga Class


Whether you're an expert yogi or a first-timer, you're welcome to join us for a free yoga class over the lunch hour, courtesy of University of Waterloo Recreation and Wellness. Yoga mats will be provided, so just bring a water bottle and some comfortable clothing. RSVP for lunchtime yoga

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

M3, room 3127 

Brown-bag Lunch and learn

 

Knowing how to present yourself professionally online is an important skill. Bring your own lunch and learn how to manage your online presence. Leading the session is the Writing Centre's very own Digital Communications Specialist. RSVP for lunch and learn workshop

 

1:30 p.m.

M3 Atrium

Ice cream social

 

Who doesn't love ice cream and socializing? At 1:30 p.m., we're hosting an ice cream social. Pop in and build your own sundae as you chat with other postdocs. RSVP for ice cream

 

2:00 p.m.

M3 Atrium

Professional head shots

 

We're giving you a head start on managing your online presence: we've hired a professional photographer to take headshots/profile photos of postdocs who sign up in advance (first come, first served). RSVP for photography

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Grad House

Postdoc Happy Hour

 

Wrap up the week's festivities with a casual social event at the Grad House. We'll provide you with one drink ticket (good for beer, juice, pop, etc.) and some nachos. RSVP for happy hour

India
Punjab

SAARC-ASEAN Postdoctoral Academia and SAIRI Postdoc Multiversity will conjointly conduct scientific sessions and technical symposia, on 'Magneto-Hydro-Tropism (MHT)', 'Sub-soil Hydro-Toxicology'. 'Teratogenicity Research' Pre-birth Disability Prevention Investigative Case Studies', Impacts of DESPO-Asia on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategic Frameworks, and several primary topic-ranges of academic importance including Research Methodology.

 
SAARC-ASEAN postdocs will arrange a panel discussion on the role the postdocs that they can play in uplifting the level and quality of multidisciplinary research in the Asian region, organized in Sri Lanka by Dr. Faisar N. M., M S S Salah, and in Pakistan by Dr. Khalida M. Khan, the DESIMGOW postdoc moderator for 2016, in SAARC region.
 
For 2017, Prof Dr. Dr. Umar Farooq (DUHS), Prof Lakshman Madurasinghe and Dr. Deshapariya Vijetunge have been nominated by Prof Qadhi Aurangzeb Al Hafi, for postdoc moderator-ship in their relevant disciplines.
 
The high level thematic discussions and mentored sessions of postdoctoral research in the Asian and ASEAN regions are being held under Justice(R) Dr. S.S. Paru L.L.D., D.Litt., the Chancellor Emeritus of SAARC-ASEAN postdoctoral academia and Prof. Dr. Qadhi Aurangzeb Al Hafi, Ph.D., D.Sc., who is currently serving as the Multi-disciplinary Principal Investigator (P.I.) of SAARC-ASEAN postdoctoral research studies in several universities of the region.

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