Like many steps in the career exploration process between your current postdoc position and your next career opportunity, you’ve likely never been exposed to training in negotiation. And yet, negotiation is a critical skill that impacts your personal and professional relationships daily! This seminar will discuss the dynamics of a negotiation and uncovering all parties’ needs from how to prepare, defining your BATNA, and (hopefully!) ending with an agreeable negotiated result.
Tracy Costello, Ph.D., is the current chair of the Board of Directors of the NPA, leading the organization’s efforts to enhance the postdoctoral experience at both the local and national level and provide a national voice for postdoctoral scholars. She has served at the National Science Foundation on both postdoc fellowship study sections and a committee of visitors and began serving on a National Institutes of Health study section this year.
Costello earned a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in mathematics and physics from The University of Southern Mississippi before going to The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in biostatistics and genetics, where she earned her doctorate degree in biomathematics & biostatistics and human & molecular genetics in 2004.
She received both predoctoral and postdoctoral R25 fellowships in cancer prevention during her graduate school and postdoctoral training before becoming a senior statistical analyst in health disparities research. Her research interests, though varied, have resulted in over 25 publications, have basis in the development of statistical methodology and have focused on data mining and meta-analysis methodologies with applications in genetics, extensions to regressive logistic statistical theory applied to genetic anticipation, epidemiological analyses in a variety of disorders, longitudinal, mixed model analyses of smoking cessation clinical trial data in underserved and minority populations and factor analysis of psychological questionnaire data. She left the University of Texas MD Anderson to pursue an opportunity with Exagen Diagnostics in 2010 which resulted in a patent application for a diagnostic and prognostic test for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. She returned to MD Anderson to expand the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs between 2012-2016 and was recruited to Moffitt Cancer Center in 2017 to create a brand new office as the director of postdoctoral affairs.
This month's webinar is sponsored by Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc.