|Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scholars|
This page is not a job board but rather is intended to provide links to special opportunities, such as prizes, awards, and professional development workshops.
The National Postdoctoral Association supports the Science Careers Job Board as the ultimate job search tool.
Please also note that listing of an opportunity here does not necessarily imply endorsement by the NPA, and that the opinions represented by the those included here are not necessarily those of the NPA.
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May 22, 2013
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 2nd Annual BioArt Competition
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has announced its second annual BioArt competition.
FASEB is currently seeking the submission of captivating, high-resolution images and videos representing cutting edge, 21st Century biomedical research. These laboratory-based images must be original photographs, illustrations, or videos submitted by current or former US federally-funded investigators, contractors, or trainees and/or members of FASEB constituent societies. Each submission must also include a nontechnical, 100-word caption that describes the image or video and articulates the broader relevance of the science represented. When viewed in conjunction with the caption, submissions should be both visually arresting and clearly communicate a cutting edge bioscience concept.
April 30, 2013
Research Opportunities Week at Technische Universität München (TUM)/Germany
Twice a year, up to 50 postdocs from around the world are invited to visit Technische Universität München to give them a chance to explore the research facilities; to get to know professors in their fields; and to experience one of Germany's most beautiful cities. This one-week trip to Munich is fully financed by the Postdoc Mobility Scholarship. The most promising talents will be offered a one-year postdoc fellowship at TUM with the chance to apply for further funding. For more information, please see http://www.tum.de/en/research/postdocs/research-opportunities-week/.
The next Research Opportunities Week will be taking place November 11-15, 2013. The application platform is open from May 1 through June 30, 2013.
April 22, 2013
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) Conference
The National Organization of Research Development Professionals http://www.nordp.org/ is relatively young (established in 2010) but is quite vibrant. The target audience is research development professionals as the name suggests; most of whom are PhDs and have migrated into these positions from faculty ranks.
April 9, 2013
6th Annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Symposium
May 14, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This event is appropriate for Ph.D. graduate students, postdocs and clinical fellows.
The 6th Annual NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers. Whether you are a graduate student working on your Ph.D., postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you.
Any postdoc, clinical fellow or Ph.D.-level graduate student is invited to join, regardless of if you are part of the NIH intramural program or not. The keynote speaker is Dr. Alan Leshner from the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and there will be over 60 confirmed speakers to share their career experiences. Additionally, the day will end with skills sessions to ensure that attendees have the basics of resumes writing, interviewing, networking, negotiating and more.
Wondering what the Career Symposium is all about? Check out past events here.
March 28, 2013
Jackson Laboratory JAX® Mice & Services webinar series
Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine provides a number of free webinars each month, designed to help educate investigators who use the mouse as a model of human disease in a variety of topics-- basic colony management, reproductive biology, disease specific presentations, genetic engineering using the Cre/Lox System, and more.
To see what webinars have been offered in the past and what webinars are planned for the future, visit http://jaxmice.jax.org/webinar/index.html.
March 25, 2013
Destination Europe is a forum for leading European research organisations, funders and industry to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world. The conference takes place in Washington DC on Thursday, April 11, 2013 and focuses on opportunities in health research. Find more information at http://destinationeurope.teamwork.fr/washington/en/.
March 22, 2013
HEAL-X Program at Tulane University School of Medicine: PhD to MD
Applicants who hold a PhD degree in one of the biomedical sciences are invited to apply to Tulane School of Medicine for the new HEAL-X PhD to MD program that was initiated in January of 2013.
The program is shortened to 3 1/2 years, is system-based and interdisciplinary; teaching methods include very little lecture, instead using independent study and team- and problem-based learning. More information can be found at www.tulanehealx.com.
March 20, 2013
MAC Offers Junior Faculty and Postdoc Career Development Workshop
Whether you’re looking to establish your academic career at a research-intensive or teaching institution or know someone who is, please share the news: The ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is accepting applications for the ASCB MAC 8th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop. The San Antonio, TX workshop is scheduled for June 15-16, 2013. Applications are due May 3, 2013.
The workshop is open to postdoctoral fellows and junior level faculty. A limited number of travel awards are available for members of underrepresented groups in the sciences, members of disadvantaged populations, and faculty (regardless of ethnicity) at minority- serving institutions.
February 28, 2013
2013 INNoVATE™ Program
The 2013 INNoVATE™ Program will be offered by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) at The Universities at Shady Grove Campus which will begin in early April.
The INNoVATE™ program provides applied training for post-doctoral fellows, research scientists, and other professionals who want to start life science-based companies. The program was launched in 2010 with a 3-year funding grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program is intended for scientists interested in commercializing biomedical technology. Partners in the program are the BioHealth Innovation, Inc. and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.
February 25, 2013
The People's Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities: Health Disparities Research Fellow Mentoring Program
The People's Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities (The People's Scientific Conference) will occur on Friday, June 14, 2013 and Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. The conference is sponsored by the UF Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program in partnership with the UF Prostate Disease Center and the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
This first-of-its-kind conference will launch a Health Disparities Research Fellow Mentoring Program that aims to inspire and train the next generation of researchers (e.g., post-docs, assistant professors) and community health workers to conduct research that has implications for promoting health and eliminating health disparities in racial/ethnic minority and underserved communities. All mentees selected to participate in the Mentoring Program will receive funding for transportation and lodging to attend the conference, and a registration fee waiver.
For more information about the Mentoring Program and its application process, please see the attached document or visit http://tinyurl.com/psc-mentoringprogram. The application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2013.
Fulbright Postdoctoral Grant Opportunities
The Fulbright Scholar Program is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics, offering opportunities in a range of countries and fields.
Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. Grant lengths range from one semester to 20 months, depending on the host country.
Postdoctoral/early career grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations.
For more information, including a list of countries offering Fulbright Scholar postdoctoral opportunities, visit: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/catalog/2014-2015/POSTDOC/
Pubget is a life science literature search tool similar to PubMed. Unlike PubMed, with Pubget, the search results are complete papers-not abstracts. Each paper in a search is displayed as a PDF, thus allowing users to quickly and efficiently save and print papers from journals such as Nature, Science and Cell (in fact, our database is comprised of everything in PubMed). Pubget is free to use (although a user's institution needs a subscription to use Pubget) and currently has more than 800,000 unique users from more than 500+ institutions accessing the site each month.
Ethics CORE will develop, gather, preserve and provide comprehensive access to resources related to professional and research ethics for many audiences. It will provide information and expertise for instructors who teach ethics, students with questions about research integrity, researchers and engineers who encounter ethical challenges in practice, administrators in universities and businesses who oversee ethics and compliance policies, scholars who conduct research on professional and research ethics, and others with questions or interests in these areas using a variety of tools including Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more. These resources come from contributors in our scientific community, and are used by visitors from all over the world.
Ethics CORE investigators hail from diverse backgrounds, including business, law, civil engineering, education, electrical and computer engineering and library sciences. Other partners bring strengths across the range of disciplines supported by the National Science Foundation and beyond.
Become a Character in an Interactive Movie Simulating Responsible Conduct of Research Topics
In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices. In the movie you assume the role of four characters confronted with the pressures of working in a research laboratory. For complete details about this interactive movie visit http://www.ori.hhs.gov/TheLab/.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Younger Chemists Committee
The Younger Chemists Committee advocates for and provides resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields. The YCC addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within the ACS and serves as a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists.
Addgene is a non-profit plasmid repository that helps scientists share their published plasmids. Addgene helps depositing scientists by archiving their DNA samples and handling plasmid requests. Addgene is also a great resource for scientists that need plasmids because we provide a searchable database of sequence-verified samples. Addgene currently has over 10,000 plasmids stored, and has shipped close to 100,000 samples to scientists around the world.
LabLife provides free lab management software to biology research labs. LabLife helps scientists organize materials and data, organize lab ordering, analyze sequences, and more. It's perfect for post-docs who want to help their current labs get organized or who are looking for free IT infrastructure as they start their own labs.
The New York City postdoctoral community has established an Internet platform which promotes cross-institutional collaboration for improving the lives and training of more than three thousand postdocs living in the NYC area. Follow this link: www.NewYorkPostdocs.com