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2018 Schedule of Events

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Alabama
Alaska    
Arizona Tempe

Here are the 2018 Arizona State University National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) events:

 

Monday, September 17

Social Mixer

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

@ Polytechnic Campus -- Cogburn's on Ray & Power

 

Tuesday, September 18

Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

 

Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Sagers, new vice president for research at ASU.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Research Blitz

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The Research Blitz is designed to help researchers at ASU connect! Each of the seven presenters is looking for collaborators, research assistants, or student workers to assist with their projects.

 

Wednesday, September 19
Lunch & Learn - Using Digital Portfolios
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Speaker: Shannon Lujan

Wednesday, September 19
Social Mixer

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Downtown Phoenix Campus - Chambers on First

Thursday, September 20
Social Mixer Tempe
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Pedal Haus

Friday, September 21
Lunch & Learn -- Steps for getting a faculty position
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Speaker and panel: Dr. Heather Bean, Dr. Tamara Underiner, Dr. Jeremy Mills, Dr. Rod Roscoe, Dr. Sara Walker ASU’s experts share their perspectives on the process and steps for applying, interviewing and negotiating a faculty position.

All events are sponsored by the ASU Postdoctoral Affairs Office. 

Tucson

NPAW at the University of Arizona:

 

Wednesday, September 19

Postdoc Happy Hour

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

Garage, on 4th St


Thursday, September 20

Postdoctoral Affairs Orientation

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

Old Main, Silver and Sage Room

Friday, September 21

Weekly Postdoc Buzz

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

Postdoctoral Affairs, 1600 E. First Street (southeast corner of First and Cherry)

Arkansas    
California Berkeley

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is hosting two NPAW events:

 

Monday, September 17

Kick Off Event

 

Coffee and pastries for postdocs. Following some coffee & food, postdocs will hang the NPAW banner at the entrance of the lab.

 

Wednesday, September 19

"Get the Scoop" Ice Cream Social

Earth & Environmental Sciences Area

 

Fun and casual ice cream social to thank the postdocs of Earth & Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) and their valuable research contributions to EESA and Berkeley Lab. A celebratory and networking event with peers and other scientists.

 

Thursday, September 20

First Annual Berkeley Lab Research SLAM

 

For postdocs & early career scientists. The first prize winner will take home a grand prize of $3,000, second prize $1,500 and a People's choice award of $750. Following the event we will have a postdoc appreciation event with food and drinks (happy hour style). Each postdoc will get a commemorative gift of special NPAW stainless steel water bottle.

Davis

The University of California, Davis has three events planned for NPAW:

 

Monday, September 17

Welcome for New International Scholars

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

International Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3119

 

Hosted by Services for International Students & Scholars

 

Monday, September 17

Get the Scoop at the Internship and Career Center 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
229 and 234 South Hall


Hosted by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center


Tuesday, September 18

Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Dinner

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

Putah Creek Lodge

 


Hosted by UC Davis Graduate Studies. Pre-Registration Required | Families Welcome

  Duarte

In honor of NPAW, the Postdoctoral Training Office at City of Hope would like to thank its postdocs for their hard work and the numerous contributions that they have made. As a token of appreciation, City of Hope will be hosting a BBQ! There will be live music, food and fun!

 

Tuesday, September 18,

BBQ

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

Heritage Park

  Irvine

The University of California, Irvine has six events planned to support and celebrate UCI postdocs, including a pre-NPAW event and the 3rd Annual Postdoc Research Symposium scheduled the following week.

 

Tuesday, September 11

Planning Your Financial Road Map

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

UCI Graduate Resource Center

 

Andrew Smith - Fidelity Investments

 

Monday, September 17

NPAW Kickoff- Morning Donuts and Coffee

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

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, 117 Aldrich Hall

 

Wednesday, September 19

Improving Your Mentoring Skills - An Interactive Workshop

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

Aldrich Hall 107

 

Led by vice provost Frances Leslie and Dr. Sandra Loughlin. Light lunch provided


Thursday, September 20

Campus Resources Fair for UCI Postdocs with Early Evening Social Hour

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Natural Science 1- rm 1114

 

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Campus groups present to discuss programs and answer questions.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Light dinner with fellow postdoc

 

Saturday, September 22

International Potluck and Picnic for Postdocs

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

Gabrielino Park, University Hills

 

Families and friends also invited

 

Friday, September 28

The 2018 Annual UCI Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium ”Postdocs at the Forefront”

2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

UCI Applied Innovation - 5141 California Ave #250, Irvine, CA 92617

 

Details are posted on the UCI postdoc association website 

  La Jolla

For NPAW, the Office of Education, Training, & International Services (OETIS) & the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Science Network (SBP-SN) have organized several events over the course of two weeks for its postdocs:

 

Monday, September 17

Coffee & Smoothie Cart

 

Professional Photographer on-site to take head shots

 

Thursday, September 20

17th Annual Postdoc Research Symposium

 

Fishman Fund Award Ceremony (https://www.sbpdiscovery.org/support-us/projects/fishman-fund)

 

Friday, September. 21

Annual Postdoc Appreciation BBQ Lunch

 

Tuesday, September 25

Top 10 Ways to Succeed as a Postdoc (workshop)

 

Thursday, September 27

CV/resume Review Session

 

Friday, September 28

Sunrise Science Lecture Series

 

Three SBP postdocs will present

   

Below are the NPAW 2018 events scheduled at Scripps Research on the La Jolla, CA campus:

 

Sunday, September 16

International Postdoc Family Potluck Picnic

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nobel Athletic Field

 

The International Services Office invites all international postdocs and their families for a picnic in the park. Bring your favorite dish to share, as well as any outdoor games for a fun and relaxing day in the sun!

 

Monday, September 17

Complimentary Seated Chair Massage

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hazen Theory Building, 1st floor

 

Postdocs can sign up for a complimentary 15-minute massage. Appointments are first-come, first-served. Sponsored by CPSO.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Lightning Talk Competition

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Building

 

Participate in the lightning talk competition brought to you by the Society of Fellows. Experience a whirlwind of science in three-minute bursts! Meet and greet social mixer to follow.

 

Thursday, September 20

Outdoor Celebration!

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Faculty Club Deck and Tennis Court

 

Join the Career & Postdoc Services and International Services Offices for an open house, raffle prizes, food, Bollywood dance lessons, and the “Postdocs and Professors” dodgeball tournament. Never played dodgeball? No problem! 

 

Friday, Septmeber 21

SoF Happy Hour

5:00 p.m.

Faculty Club

 

Close out NPAW 2018 with a happy hour hosted by Society of Fellows! All postdocs are welcome to join the SoF at the Faculty Club, Scripps Research.

   

For NPAW 2018, the Postdoctoral Office at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has organized several events and activities for the week for postdocs:

Monday, September 17
Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Grove


Take a short break from the bench or your desk and join us in the afternoon for ice cream. A great way to begin the week!

Tuesday, September 18
SRF Open House

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. SRF Meet & Greet
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. SRF Committee Meeting

Fellows Room

The Society of Research Fellows (SRF) invites all postdocs to attend the SRF Committee Meeting! From 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., there will be time to socialize and meet those currently in SRF. From 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., the SRF monthly committee meeting will be held, to which all are invited to attend. Come out and meet your SRF representatives, find out more about the group, what SRF does and what they have accomplished! Pizza lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, September 19
Postdoc Appreciation Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Foyer


To thank postdocs for all you do, the PDO invites postdocs to attend this BBQ lunch in your honor. This will be a great way to network and socialize with your postdoc peers.

Thursday, September 20
Postdoc Professional Headshots

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


The PDO has partnered with Salk Communications to offer complimentary professional headshots for your LinkedIN or social media profiles. We have two options available - you may sign up for ONE spot to either have your picture taken with the Salk background in the morning from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or have your photo taken with a plain background in the afternoon from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. There will befgive people scheduled per 15 min timeslot. The first 40 postdocs who sign up will have their photos taken by the Salk photographer.

Friday, September 21
Career Friday (Business Cards and CV/Resume Reviews)

Business Cards

We know that many of you will be attending conferences, meetings and will meet others that you would like to exchange information for networking, collaborating and future contacts. Having a business card to exchange with others is a great way to convey professionalism. The PDO will print complimentary business cards for up to 50 postdocs. Pick up instructions will be emailed after the business cards are printed.

CV/Resume Review

Would you like to receive feedback on your CV or resume? Are you headed out on the job market soon, preparing your CV for a grant proposal application or just want to update your CV or resume? 30-minute appointments are available for whomever signs up first with a representative from the PDO.

  Los Angeles

In observance of the Jewish holidays, Cedars-Sinai will run its NPAW events a little off cycle this year. The events will begin on Thursday, September 20 and finish on Tuesday, September 25 with an open house celebration.  

 

Thursday, September 20
Biotech Talk Panel

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

PEC 5

Amanda Elson, Ph.D., medical writer, Kite Pharma Inc.; Jennifer Lovick, Ph.D., senior managing, editor SAGE Publishing; Helen McBride, Ph.D., director, Biosimilars Research at Amgen; Amy Wang, Ph.D., M.B.A., chief executive officer, Enspire Inc.

 

Friday, September 21
Elevator Pitch Contest

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


The competition is on!! Watch your colleagues as they give a well-crafted pitch on their current research. *Winners will be announced during open house*


Monday, September 24
Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Taper Rooftop


Cool off in style while connecting with the Cedars-Sinai postdoc community; engaging in conversations and create new friendships.


Tuesday, September 25
Open House

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

Davis 1004

Meet representatives from Academic HR, Immigration Services, Work & Life Matters, Facility Cores, career and other resources. raffles, giveaways & more!

   

The Children's Hospital Los Angeles has these events planned:

Tuesday, September 18

Taco Tuesday Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Individual Development Plan (IDP) presentation during lunch followed by a board game social.

Wednesday, September 19

Academic Career Panel

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast served

Thursday, September 20
Science Communication Seminar

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Beyond Shorter Sentences and Simpler Words: Strategies for Communicating Science to Non-Scientists.” Presented by Pat Levitt, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, vice president, and director, The Saban Research Institute.

Ice Cream Social

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

After the seminar, join us for ice cream and a visit from dogs in CHLA’s Amerman Family Dog Therapy Program.

Friday, September 21

Non-Academic Career Panel

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast served

   

The University of California, Los Angeles has five events planned for NPAW 2018.  Events include:

Monday, September 17

UCLA PDA Kickoff Brunch Fall 2018

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

BSRB 154

 

Tuesday, September 18

Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CNSI Presentation Space (5th floor)

 

Wednesday, September 19

Postdoc Mixer at the Botanical Gardens

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

UCLA Botanical Garden La Kretz Garden Pavilion


Enjoy dinner and drinks with your fellow postdocs. The gardens will also be open until 5:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 22

PDA Cross-Campus Picnic with USC and Caltech

4:00 p.m.

Los Angeles State Historic Park

 

Tuesday, September 25

Postdoctoral Scholars & Mentors Award Ceremony & Reception

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

CNSI Auditorium

 

Saturday, September 29

UAW 5K Run/Walk

 

For the latest updates on NPAW 2018 at UCLA, please visit our website: http://www.pda.ucla.edu/national-postdoc-appreciation-week-2018/

   

The University of Southern California is organizing several career development and fun-filled events throughout the NPAW:

 

Monday, September 17

Components of a Successful Postdoc with Dr. Adriana Bankston (Future of Research)

9:00 a.m. -10:20 a.m.

UPC Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) room 207 (2nd floor)

 

Baked goods and coffee will be provided. Postdoctoral researchers are critical to the future of science. Fair pay, opportunities for meaningful leadership positions, and access to positive mentoring are critical factors of a successful postdoc experience. These factors are also likely to influence the decisions of postdocs on which institutions they will choose for conducting independent research, as well as whether to remain in academe or pursue other career paths. Read more.

 

Monday, September 17

Applying the Science of High Performance to Academic Life with Dr. Glenn Fox 
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UPC Leavey Library, Room 16

 

Tuesday, September 18

Taco Tuesday with Individual Development Plan (IDP) Information Session

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

UPC University Club at 705 W 34th Street
HSC BCC lawn at 1425 San Pablo Street (bring your blankets and beach chairs for a lawn picnic)
CHLA Smith Research Tower, room 200 at 4546 W Sunset Blvd

 

Get your free taco lunch and learn about how to create your Individual Development Plan

 

Wednesday, September 19

Postdoc Day Trip at USC Wrigley Institute, Catalina Island

 

Come spend the day in Catalina island hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling with your fellows postdocs. The USC Ferry departs 7:30 am and leaves the island at return 3:30 pm.

 

Wednesday, September 19

Panel Discussion on Academic Careers for Postdocs with Dr. Lindsey Schier and Dr. Allison Knoll

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CHLA – Saban Research Institute, room 402, 4661 W Sunset Blvd.

 

Breakfast served.

 

Wednesday, September 19

LA Metro Ride | Radio Station Tour of 89.3 KPCC (LA’s NPR station) 

 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


We’ll take you on a Gold Line tour of Los Angeles to 89.3 KPCC (in Pasadena), where you’ll get an opportunity to see some of LA’s radio personalities and journalists in action. During the tour, you’ll also get some coaching and training on how to communicate your work and research to a broader audience. Plus, there will also be a post tour happy hour at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, join us!

 

Thursday, September 20

Applying for Research Funding: Getting Started with Networking Event with Janet Stoeckert

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

HSC – First-floor auditorium, Broad CIRM Center (BCC), 1425 San Pablo Street. 

 

Reception to follow: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (food and drinks provided, all are welcome!).

 

Thursday, September 20

Seminar on Science Communication with Dr. Patt Levitt
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CHLA – Saban Auditorium, 4661 W Sunset Blvd.

 

Thursday, September 20

Mingle with Support Dogs and Ice-cream Social
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CHLA – Saban Courtyard, 4661 W Sunset Blvd.

 

Friday, September 21

Wellness, Mindfulness, and Nutrition Workshop followed by Brunch with Dr. Marissa Marchioni
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

UPC – Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB), room 101 at 1002 Childs Way.

 

Friday, September 21

Panel Discussion on Non-academic Career Paths with Dr. Amanda Elson and Dr. Hanke Heun-Johnson
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CHLA – Saban Research Institute, room 302, 4661 W Sunset Blvd. 

 

Friday, September 21

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Museum Tour at the California Science Center
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037.

 

Saturday, September 22

USC, Caltech, and UCLA Postdoc Picnic and Hike
4:00 p.m.
LA State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  Pasadena

9th annual NPAW celebrations at Caltech:

Monday, September 17

Information Booth
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Chandler Cafe

 

Monday, September 17
CPA-STEM for Families Open House
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dabney Hall, Lounge


Tuesday, September 18

Information Booth
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Chandler Cafe


Tuesday, September 18

Celebrate your Identity
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave.


Wednesday, September 19

BBE division Postdoc Townhall
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Kerckhoff 119


Wednesday, September 19

PMA division Postdoc Townhall
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Keith Spalding 410


Wednesday, September 19

GPS division Postdoc Townhall
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)


Wednesday, September 19

EAS division Postdoc Townhall
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 19

HSS division Postdoc Townhall
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 19

Mindfulness Session
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Dabney Hall, Lounge


Thursday, September 20

Professional Headshots
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave.


Thursday, September 20

Ice cream social
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chandler Cafe


Thursday, September 20

Tech Mixer: EAS & PMA
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dabney Hall, Lounge


Friday, September 21

Coffee & Discussion
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Friday, September 21

Sangria & Salsa
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Beckman Institute, Glanville Courtyard


Saturday, September 22

Cross-campus picnic with USC and UCLA postdocs
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Los Angeles State Historic Park


Info session details:
An information desk with representatives from the Caltech PDA (CPA), Human Resources, Caltech Center for Diversity, Center for Teaching Learning and Outreach, Staff and Faculty Consultation, Caltech Library & Skill Development Workshops, etc. Come meet with us to learn more about what Caltech has to offer! There will be free coffee, swag, and your chance to win Amazon gift card and other prizes in a raffle!

Division-specific events:
In particular, townhall meetings with free lunch will be taking place within each division on Wednesday (9/19) at 12:00 p.m. Divisions will also provide free pastries on Monday and/or Tuesday mornings.

  Riverside

The University of California Riverside is hosting a coffee hour at the Entomology Courtyard on Wednesday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grad students and postdocs will be invited to participate, and share their vision and ideas on the postdoctoral experience.

  San Francisco

These are the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) NPAW events:

Thursday, September 6
Graduate Division Fall Celebration

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

Koret Quad, Mission Bay

 

Gear up for NPAW at the 7th annual event for postdocs and graduate students. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, It's It ice cream, and a raffle with great prizes. Event is free, but please bring your UCSF ID.

All Week Long
#UCSFPostdocsRock and #NPAW2018

 

We look forward to seeing your photos from NPAW events on social media. Please use these hashtags!

 

All Week Long
Fitness Center 7-Days Free Trial Membership!

 

Pick up your pass September 17-21 and enjoy seven days free access for Bakar and Millberry Fitness Centers. Must show UCSF ID. Become a member by 9/30 and save 50 percent on enrollment or pay $0 enrollment with a friend. Sponsored by Fitness & Recreation.

Monday, September 17
Mission Bay Coffee and Donuts with AllCells

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

Mission Hall, Room 2100

 

Wake up with some coffee and delicious donuts. Stay and chat with fellow postdocs. Sponsored by AllCells.

 

Monday, September 17
Parnassus Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

HSE/HSW 10th Floor elevator space

 

Sponsored by USA Scientific and Hudson Robotics, Inc.

Tuesday, September 18
Parnassus Pizza Lunch

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

Nursing Building, Mezzanine

 

Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

Tuesday, September 18
UCSF and Gladstone Postdoc Trivia Night

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

601 Fourth St, just north of UCSF Mission Bay

 

Join us at Spark Social for some fun and games and food and drink

Wednesday, September 19
Postdoc Movie Night: "Contagion"

6:00 p.m.

Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

 

This 2011 medical/scientific thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh was well received by audiences, critics, and scientists, who praised its scientific accuracy. The program will also include some fun short subject films, and refreshments! (The movie will start at 6:30 p.m.) Gladstone postdocs are also invited.

Thursday, September 20
Mission Bay Ice Cream Social and Climbing Wall

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

Bakar Fitness Center (Rutter Building), 4th Floor Patio

 

Take a break to come scale the climbing wall, then treat yourself to some well-deserved ice cream while listening to music by Robert Kirkbride. Sponsored by MilliporeSigma, Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, and Campus Life Services.

Friday, September 21
Mission Bay Lunch by Abcam

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

Mission Hall, Room 1401-1402

 

Network with fellow postdocs and then attend the workshop on resilience. Sponsored by Abcam.

 

Friday, September 21
Workshop: Evidence-Based Tools for Combating Stress and Remaining Resilient

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mission Hall, Room 1406, Mission Bay

 

In this interactive lecture, Dr. Alexandra Crosswell, assistant professor at UCSF’s Center for Health and Community, will discuss her research on the science of stress physiology, and introduce evidence-based practices that build and maintain stress resilience.

 

Friday, September 21
Third Thirsty Friday

6:00 p.m

Unwind at Oda

 

Co-hosted by UCSF's Postdoctoral Scholars Association (PSA) and the Gladstone Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (GPAC).

Saturday, September 22
Bay Area Postdoc Potluck Networking/Socializing Picnic

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dolores Park, Dolores St. & 19th St.

 

Beer and soft drinks provided. Feel free to bring something to share!

Wednesday, September 26
Postdoc Slam

4:00 p.m.

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

 

The ten postdocs chosen as finalists for the 2018 Postdoc Slam competition will present their research in front of the judges and a live audience. (The event will also be live-streamed to Parnassus, HSW 301. Audiences in both locations will cast "people's choice" ballots and enjoy a reception.) Sponsored by the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars. 

   

Join Gladstone Institutes in celebrating postdocs with a week of activities designed just for them. Gladstone is proud to recognize the hard work and dedication of its postdoc community during NPAW. In celebration of the significant contributions postdocs make to our scientific mission, a week of activities has been planned designed to enhance Gladstone’s postdoc training program.

Monday, September 17

Investigator Wet Lab Games

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


In this Olympic-style game, investigators will race against each other to complete various wet lab activities.

Tuesday, September 18
Trivia Night at Spark Social SF

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


Who will emerge as the champion of trivia night?

Wednesday, September 19
Alumni Career Roundtable Discussions

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


Career advice and guidance from the best—Gladstone alumni!

Wednesday, September 19
Alumni Mixer

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


Gladstone, this is your opportunity to network with our alumni.

Thursday, September 20
Morning Yoga

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Our very own Katherine Pollard will instruct!

Thursday, September 20
Lunchtime PI and Postdoc Cookout

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


Annual cookout with investigators and postdocs.

Friday, September 21
Gladstone-wide Social Hour

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


Presented by GPAC and IT, come out for the monthly Gladstone-wide social hour.

  Stanford

Stanford Univeristy NPAW events are hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) or Stanford University Postdoctoral Association (SURPAS).

 

Monday, September 17

Coffee Social at Green Library with SURPAS

10:00 a.m.

@ GREEN LIBRARY

 

Monday, September 17

Meditation at Windhover with SURPAS

12:00 p.m.

@ WINDHOVER

 

Monday, September 17

Ice cream social at Rodin Sculpture Garden with SURPAS

3:00 p.m.

@ RODIN SCULPTURE GARDEN, CANTOR ART CENTER

 

Monday, September 17

Monday Evening Yoga for Postdocs hosted by OPA

5:30 p.m.

@ MSOB LAWN

 

Tuesday, September 18

Coffee Social at VA with SURPAS

10:00 a.m.

@ the VA

 

Tuesday, September 18

Happy Hour at Oval/Main Quad with SURPAS

6:00 p.m.

@ OVAL/MAIN QUAD

 

Tuesday, September 18

Walking Tour of Haunted Stanford hosted by OPA

8:00 p.m.

@ MEMORIAL CHURCH

 

Wednesday, September 19

Designing Your Postdoc hosted by OPA

9:00 a.m.

@ Y2E2

 

Wednesday, September 19

Coffee Social at School of Medicine Dean's Lawn with SURPAS

1:30 p.m.

@ SoM DEAN'S LAWN

 

Wednesday, September 19

Dish Hike with SURPAS

5:00 p.m.

@ THE DISH

 

Wednesday, September 19

Open Mic at Scotty's PA with SURPAS

7:30 p.m.

@ Scotty's Palo Alto

 

Thursday, September 20

Coffee Social at Engineering Quad with SURPAS

10:00 a.m.

@ E-Quad

 

Thursday, September 20

Thursday Lunchtime Yoga for Postdocs hosted by OPA

12:00 p.m.

@ MSOB Lawn

 

Thursday, September 20

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Fall Festival hosted by OPA

4:30 p.m.

 

Friday, September 21

Coffee Social at SoM with SURPAS

10:00 a.m.

@ Discovery Walk

 

Friday, September 21

Stress Free for Good” Workshop with Dr. Fred Luskin hosted by OPA

12:00 p.m.

@ Clark

 

Friday, September 21

Happiness Therapy Pet-a-Dog & Juice Bar with SURPAS

3:00 p.m.

@ School of Medicine Dean's Lawn

 

Friday, September 21

Pub Crawl with SURPAS

5:00 p.m.

@ Stanford to SJ and SF

Colorado Aurora

NPAW is here! Join the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus PDA for events celebrating you and all the hard work you put in as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado! This year they will be supporting the NIH campaign #ScientistsTakeCare, which promotes wellness.

 

Monday, September 17

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

RC1 South 2nd Floor Atrium


Grab a bite to eat and spend time networking with your fellow postdocs. Bring your mentor for a chance to win business cards!

Tuesday, September 18

Relaxation Day: Coffee Hour/Meet your PDA Executive Council

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

RC1 South 2nd Floor Atrium


Come relax your mind and body with free donuts in the morning and massages in the afternoon!

Tuesday, September 18

Relaxation Day: 10-Minute Massages
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

RC1 South 2nd Floor Atrium

Wednesday, September 19

Service Day: Children’s Craft Time

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Children’s Hospital


Join us as we give back to the community at various Chancellor-endorsed service events!

Wednesday, September 19

Service Day: Colfax Community Network (CCN)
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 19

Service Day: Children’s Hospital Toy Donation Drive

Give back to children all day! Bring your donations to any PDA-sponsored event or to the Postdoctoral Office in Building 500 on the 5th floor! Check your email for a list of approved items.

Thursday, September 20

Professionalism Day: Professional Head Shots

All Day


Thursday, September 20

Professionalism Day: Academic Industry Alliance (AIA) Happy Hour
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ursula Brewery


Thursday, September 20

Professionalism Day: Science in the News Presentations

6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Sam Gary Branch Library


Friday, September 21

Fun Day: Em’s Ice Cream

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

In front of Building 500


Enjoy free ice cream and socialize with your fellow postdocs.

Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder has the following events planned for NPAW:

 

Monday, September 17

NPAW: Kickoff Town Hall

 

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is proud to kickoff NPAW with presentations and Q&A from the PDA of Colorado (PAC) and Office of Institutional Research (IR). Ben Nault will highlight the PAC and how the volunteer organization run by postdocs for postdocs serves the CU postdoc community. Sarah Banchefsky of IR will present key findings from the first ever postdoc climate survey on campus, which was administered by OPA and IR.

Tuesday, September 18

NPAW: Professional Postdoctoral Portraits

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to offer postdocs complimentary professional portraits as part of NPAW. Strategic Relations will provide postdocs with a professional photo for your campus unit website, your LinkedIn profile, or any other sort of professional page.

Wednesday, September 19

NPAW: Learning Leadership Skills

As part of NPAW, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Graduate School welcome all postdocs and graduate students to a workshop luncheon on leadership skills. Lauren Harris with Human Resources will provide a high level overview of leadership qualities and how to build leadership skills.

Thursday, September 20

NPAW: Building Your Network of Mentors

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Graduate School invite postdocs and graduate students to a brown bag presentation on Building Your Network of Mentors. This will be the final workshop of NPAW. Christine Wiedinmyer, associate director of science for CIRES, will discuss how to go about building a pool of mentors to help you succeed. Mentors are critical to your training and professional development.

Friday, September 21
NPAW: Rayback Social


This will be a social celebration with the PAC to conclude NPAW.

Connecticut Farmington

At the University of Connecticut Health Center, the second annual UConn Health/Jackson Laboratories Postdoc Research Day will take place on Thursday, September 20. The day involves four-minute quick presentations from many of their postdocs, a poster session and a keynote speaker. Read more about the event here.

Storrs

The Graduate School at the University of Connecticut has three exciting events planned to celebrate and further support its postdoc communities. Please join them on Tuesday, September 18 through Thursday, September 20 at Storrs campus.

The Graduate School wants to know how it can better support you in your scholarly and social journey here at UConn. Why not pop by and share a slice of pizza and chat directly with dean Kent E. Holsinger and your colleagues about postdoctoral support at UConn.

When and where? Tuesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. at the Giolas conference room in the Nathan L. Whetten Graduate Center.

The Graduate School knows that there are more people finishing their doctorates, completing their postdoctoral contracts, and wanting to move beyond adjunct life than ever. With an over-saturated academic job market, how can YOU stand out? Let them first provide you with a hearty lunch after which they will turn this challenging question to those who have been successful in recently transitioning to tenure-track or permanent teaching positions.

When and where? Wednesday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Konover auditorium. A hearty lunch will be provided.

Data Blitz is an internal UConn research competition for postdocs held during NPAW. Each accepted competitor presents a five-minute “elevator pitch” of their research using a maximum of four slides. A panel of experienced faculty and staff assess these pitches and award cash prizes at the end of the competition (The Graduate School reserves the right determine the appropriate use of funds. Note that these funds cannot be used for conference travel).

1st prize: $1000
2nd prize: $750
3rd prize: $500

Post-event, participants will receive collated feedback and comments to help develop their presentations in future and will be featured on The Graduate School’s website.

When and where? Thursday, September 20, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Alumni House. A stellar lunch will be provided for all participants and attendees.

Come along even if you’re not presenting:

  • Start developing your own elevator pitch by seeing a broad spectrum of research from different fields and disciplines.
  • Learn the tips and tricks on how to shape your own elevator pitch from experienced faculty.
  • Support your postdoc colleagues.
  • Free lunch.
Delaware     
District of Columbia  

NPAW events being held for Georgetown University postdocs: 

 

Tuesday, September 18

Georgetown Personal and Professional Branding Day

 

Wednesday, September 19

DMV Postdoc Appreciation Week Happy Hour

6:00 p.m.

Public Bar, 1214 18th Street NW, Washington DC

 

Join postdocs from the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas for a happy hour and networking event at Public bar! 

 

Thursday, September 20

Georgetown Annual Postdoc Welcome Event

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Review resources available for postdocs in an information session, which will be followed by a reception open to all postdocs, faculty, and staff!

Florida Boca Raton

Florida Atlantic University is hosting the following events during NPAW:

 

Tuesday, September 18

Postdoc Career Forum

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

BOT Conference Room, Boca Raton Campus

 

With John Callahan, Ph.D. (BRIDG)

 

Wednesday, September 19

Postdoc Appreciation Pizza Lunch

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

Jupiter Campus

Both are hosted by the Division of Research, Office for Postdoctoral Affairs

  Bradenton 

If it’s NPAW, it must be pizza! The Psychology Department of Centerstone has the following event this week to support the caloric needs of its postdocs.

Thursday, September 20
Postdoc Appreciation Pizza Fest
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room, Psychology Department, West Campus


This event is hosted by the Centerstone Psychology Department.

Jupiter

Below are the NPAW 2018 events scheduled at Scripps Research on the Jupiter, FL campus:

 

Monday, September 17

Complimentary Stretching Massage

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

B158

 

Start off NPAW 2018 with a complimentary 15-minute stretching massage! Appointments are first-come, first-served. Sponsored by CPSO.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Donuts and Raffle

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

B158

 

Stop by for donuts and coffee, learn about education outreach opportunities, and enter in the raffle for your chance to win some fabulous prizes! Sponsored by Education Outreach.

 

Wednesday, September 19

Ice Cream Social

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

Scripps Café

 

Build your own sundae while socializing with colleagues! Sponsored by ISO.

 

Friday, September 21

Outdoor Party with Beach Volleyball

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

 

End NPAW 2018 and start the weekend early with an outdoor party with Chipotle, beers, and outdoor games! Sponsored by SRF, Grad Council & CPSO.

  Tallahassee

Florida State University is holding a fall symposium, poster session, and five-minute research (5MR) competition on Friday, September 21.

 

This year’s fall symposium will highlight a dual keynote address by Judy Devine and Leah Sibbitt. Devine will role out the new Preparing Future Professional Program (PFP) along with the accompanying Preparing Future Faculty (PFP) that was launched last spring as a program to guide postdoctoral scholars during their job search preparations. Sibbitt, director of the Career Center, will provide helpful tips in the job search process to include resources available to postdoctoral scholars and their spouses during the process of the job hunt. Postdoctoral scholars can take advantage of the “Seminole Suit UP!” at JCPenney’s at 5:00 p.m. on September 16, where they will have open shopping for FSU scholars only with 40 percent off all career-related clothing!

 

The Florida State University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPDA) and PDA are jointly hosting the sixth annual fall postdoctoral poster competition and symposium. Poster awards will be $250 for first place in three divisions – life sciences, physical sciences, and interdisciplinary/humanities. New this year is a five-minute research competition - hands down the best event!!!  The only two regulations are that you (1) have to explain the impact of your research in five minutes and (2) have to do so alone (no teams). You are allowed to use ANY medium you want (slides, video, sing, dance, recite literature, props – anything) but must appeal to an educated lay audience, reach across your discipline, and challenge your audience to want to know more!  A practice for all 5 MR competitors will be held August 30-31 in front of a small panel of judges. Feedback will be provided over the subsequent two weeks so you are ready to shine on September 21. Prizes will be awarded, 1st - $1000, 2nd - $750, and 3 - $500 and you must agree to be filmed.

Tampa

The Moffitt Cancer Center Office of Postdoctoral Affairs along with Moffitt PDA have organized events for Moffitt postdocs and research scientists.

 

Monday, September 17

Breakfast

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

MRC3064

 

First 75 attendees served.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Ice Cream

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

Ferman conference room

 

First 90 attendees served.

 

Wednesday, September 19

CV/Resume/LinkedIn

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

David Murphey conference room

 

Lunch, first 75 attendees served.

 

Thursday, September 20

Headshot photo

 

Friday, September 21

Ace Your Interviews

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

David Murphey conference room

 

Coffee and tea.

Georgia Atlanta

Georgia Institute of Technology's 5th annual postdoctoral research symposium will be held on Thursday, September 20, 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m., in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) Suddath Room and Atrium.

 

Symposium schedule
11:30 a.m.: Poster set-up
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Lightning talks session I (12 talks)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Poster presentations and reception
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Lightning talks session II (12 talks)
4:45 p.m.: Award presentations

Hawaii     
Idaho
Illinois Chicago The postdoctoral association at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will organize the second annual career development symposium on Friday, September 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The invited keynote speaker is Melanie V. Sinche. More information is in our web page: http://research.uic.edu/node/7275
   

The University of Chicago has the following events planned for NPAW:

 

Monday, September 17

Coffee & Bagel Breakfast

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

ERC Lobby

 

Tuesday, September 18

Family Craft Afternoon

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

UChicagoGRAD HQ

 

Join for a family focused event with an interactive activity for kids. Light refreshments and snacks provided.

 

 

Wednesday, September 19

Networking for Postdocs with coffee and donuts

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

UChicagoGRAD HQ

 

Wednesday, September 19

Preparing Research Statements for the Academic Job Market

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

UChicagoGRAD HQ

 

Thursday, September 20

Annual Postdoc Picnic

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

North Science Quad (between BSLC and ERC)

 

All university postdocs are invited to the annual picnic to mingle with fellow postdocs as we begin another academic year!

 

Friday, September 20

BSD Postdoc Town Hall

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

BSLC lobby

 

Have any ideas for how to improve postdoc training at UChicago? We want to hear from you! Interested in learning more about the PDA and find out how to get involved? PDA committee chairs will be there to answer any of your questions. Just looking to meet some of your postdoc colleagues? Come out to celebrate the end of NPAW with pizza and beverages!

   

This year Rosalind Franklin University will celebrate NPAW with two social events: a mentor/trainee breakfast break and an escape room competition.

   

On Thursday, September 20, Rush University will celebrate all postdocs within the medical institution with a wonderful luncheon hosted by the Rush postdoc committee and Rush research mentoring program. Director of the mentoring program, Giselle Sandi, Ph.D., a steady leader and advocate for postdocs here at Rush, will host the event.

  Lemont

For NPAW, Argonne National Laboratory will hold the Annual Postdoc Forum with the Director to kick off the week. Argonne will also be recognizing the 2018 recipients of the Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance in Research Awards.

Indiana

Iowa
Kansas Kansas City

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) celebrates the achievements and contributions of postdoctoral scholars.

 

Monday, September 17

Lunch & Learn Seminar: NanoLuc® Luciferase as a Protein Reporter

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

Health Education Building (HEB) 3110

 

 

Presented by Kyle Hooper, Ph.D., Promega Corporation

 

Tuesday, September 18

Jayhawk Coffee & Tea Break (Bring Your Own Mug)

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Murphy Administration Building Lobby

 

Hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

 

 

Wednesday, September 19

Using Social Media to Further Your Academic & Professional Development: LinkedIn

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

Health Education Building (HEB) G205

 

Hosted by ASCEND

 

 

KUMC Professional & Career Development Book Club

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

Health Education Building (HEB) 3110

 

Hosted by ASCEND

 

Thursday, September 20

Culture Hour

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Calkins Conference Room, Orr Major G004

 

Hosted by the Office of International Studies

 

Friday, September 21

Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon & Award Ceremony

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

Health Education Building (HEB) G205

 

Hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

 

Pack the Park Night: Women’s Soccer Game

 

Hosted by KU Athletics. Postdocs enjoy free admission. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m., game at 7:00 p.m.

 

Week Long Discounts

 

Postdocs receive a 20 percent discount from Paleterias Tropicana M-F 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Manhattan

Join Kansas State University to celebrate K-State postdocs, to learn new skills, and to find community during NPAW.

 

Monday, September 17

Postdoc Appreciation Week Kickoff and Networking Lunch

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

International Student Center 


K-State postdocs and K-State PDA mentors are invited to enjoy lunch and conversation. Beth Montelone, senior associate vice president for research, will attend and provide brief remarks. Lunch and drinks provided. 

 

Wednesday, September 19

Professional Development — Job talks and research statements

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Union Wildcat Chamber 


Hear expert advice that will help prepare you to compete in the job market. 

 

Friday, September 21

Ice Cream Social

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

J.P.'s Sports Grill at Jardine


Celebrate the end of the week with a delicious ice cream social open to postdocs and their families.

Kentucky

Louisiana
Maine  East Boothbay

There will be a postdoc appreciation lunch for the postdocs at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences on Thursday, September 20.

Maryland Baltimore

Plans at the National Cancer Institute:

 

Wednesday, September 19

Cupcakes & Coffee

Bethesda

The PDA at the Uniformed Services University has organized the following events:

 

Tuesday, September 18

Free Pizza Party

 

Wednesday, September 19

Professional Head Shots

 

Participation in the DMV National Postdoc Appreciation Networking Happy Hour

 

Thursday, September 20

Resume Seminar/Workshop

   

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program is sponsoring a live videocast as part of NPAW.

 

Tuesday, September 18

11:00 a.m.

Live Videocast

Natcher Conference Center/Building 45, Balcony B

 

Videocast, The Future of Research & Peer Review – Making Your Mark as an Early Career Researcher, with speaker, Jessica Polka, Ph.D.,  executive director, ASAPbio. This event is recommended for summer interns, postbacs, graduate students, postdocs/fellows, NIH staff scientist/staff clinician.

 

Early career researchers (ECRs) are disproportionately impacted by changing landscape of biomedical research – with evolving models of academic hiring, funding, publishing and evaluation – but aren’t often at the table when major decisions are made. Jessica Polka, Ph.D., a founder of the Future of Research and member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Next Generation Researchers Initiative will talk about national efforts to improve the training and career prospects of junior scientists, and how ECRs can be involved. Polka will also discuss ASAPbio, a scientist-driven initiative to accelerate science and publication in biology, and how ECRs can participate in and influence the future of scientific communication.

   

The Fellows and Young Investigators (FYI) group at the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute has several events planned:

Monday, September 17
Dark Roast and Donuts
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Building 10, FAES Terrace

Free coffee and donuts* for NCI fellows.


Thursday, September 20
Planning Your Postdoc: A Roadmap for Success at the NIH and Beyond

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Bethesda Building 40

 

By Lori Conlan, Ph.D., director, Office of Postdoc Services and the Career Services Center, Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH. A seminar to inform fellows of training tools available at the NIH for personal and professional enrichment. Free cookies will be provided*.

Thursday, September 20
Networking on Tap
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tapp’d, 4915 Saint Elmo Avenue, Bethesda

An opportunity to get off campus and celebrate the end of the week with other fellows.

*not purchased with government funds

   

The Office of Intramural Training & Education celebrates the hard-working postdoc and clinical fellow community we have here at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Monday, September 17

Becoming a Resilient Scientist

2:00 p.m.

Bldg 40


The NIH Postdoc/Fellows Association (Felcom) will be hosting a career panel about careers in grants administration from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Bldg 50.


To honor of the life and work of the late Dr. Sang-A Park, NIDCR is hosting a scientific symposium and dedication of a memorial tree and plaque on Monday, September 17, 2018. Dr. Park was a postdoctoral fellow who worked with Dr. Wanjun Chen in our intramural program. She was the recipient of the prestigious Korean Biomedical Scientist Fellowship and an aspiring immunologist conducting research on Th9 cells and their anti-tumor activities.

 

Monday, September 17
Dr. Sang-A Park Memorial Scientific Symposium
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35A)/Room 610

 

Monday, September 17
Dedication of Memorial Tree and Plaque
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Near front entrance of Building 30


Tuesday, September 18
Scientists Teaching Science, Two-Hour Workshop

9:00 a.m. (in person and webinar) or 11:00 a.m. (in person only)

 

Tuesday, September 18
How to Ask for What you Need in Lab and Life

10:00 a.m.

Bldg 49

 

Tuesday, September 18
Postdoc Weekly Discussion for Building Resilience - Job Search Stress Building 2

4:15 p.m.

Room 2W15

Wednesday, September 20
VFC Brown Bag Seminar Series – Immigration: Getting familiar with American culture

12:00 p.m.

Bld 10 NIH Library Training Room (remote attendance via webinar)

Friday, September 21
Research Ethics for Postdocs

9:00 a.m.

Bldg 50

Friday, September 21

Ice Cream Social*

3:30 p.m.

Bldg 10 1 South East Patio Room

 

Let us treat you to an ice cream sundae. Additionally--we will be having an activities fair. Come see all the groups and clubs that make NIH so special.

*Ice cream provided by the NIH Federal Credit Union. The NIH Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU) appreciates NIH Fellows and is proud to sponsor the 2018 Ice Cream Social! During the event, please stop by and say hello to our NIHFCU friends for a chance to win prizes and learn more about their Fellows Advantage Program and other money-saving financial products. Not yet an NIHFCU member? While at the Ice Cream Social, take advantage of the opportunity to do so and have the NIHFCU make your initial $25 deposit (bring your NIH and other government-issued ID with you). We look forward to networking and having a great time.

Saturday, September 22
Fellows Into the Wild Hike (sponsored by the NIH VFC)

 

This hike will have something for everybody: both easy and moderate routes. We shall have two hike leaders guiding the groups from Cleveland Park Metro Station into Rock Creek Park. One group will go up to Boulder Bridge and return via Equitation Field, covering about two miles. The other group will go further along Rock Creek to Rapids Bridge and cover about five miles.We shall return to Cleveland Park to lunch and socialize at the end of the hike. All are welcome.

Monday, September 24

LinkedIn Photobooth

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

OITE Conference Room (Bldg 2, room 2w15)

 

Stop by and get a new head-shot for your professional social media accounts.

  Frederick

The Fellows and Young Investigators (FYI) group at the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute has several events planned:

Monday, September 17
Dark Roast and Donuts
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Building 549, Café Room

Free coffee and donuts* for NCI fellows.

 

Wednesday, September 19

Brown Bag Lunch

549 Café room


Thursday, September 20
Brown Bag Lunch Meetup
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Frederick Building 549, Café Room


An opportunity to eat your lunch and meet fellow postdocs.

Thursday, September 20
Networking on Tap
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Blue Side, 6 South Bentz Street, Frederick

An opportunity to get off campus and celebrate the end of the week with other fellows.

 

Friday, September 21

Friday Evening Social Event

6:00 p.m.

Magoo’s Lower Level or Blueside

 

*not purchased with government funds

  Shady Grove

Plans at the National Cancer Institute:

 

Monday, September 17

Breakfast for Fellows

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

Massachusetts Boston

Boston University has finalized the details of its NPAW celebrations:

 

BU will award a Postdoc Service Award to a BU postdoc: PDPA is pleased to offer a service award to a postdoc who goes above and beyond in service to the postdoctoral community. Self-nominations are accepted.

 

The goal of this award is to recognize exceptional voluntary contribution to the postdoctoral community. Examples of service could be working with the BUPDA, BPDA, or volunteering with another postdoc-related event or organization.

 

BU is also offering a number of community building and professional development events for both current and potential postdocs.

 

Monday, September 17

NPAW Postdoc Family Cookout
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
735 Commonwealth Avenue


In celebration of NPAW, PDPA is hosting a family-friendly cookout for postdocs at BU. Bring a friend, significant other, and/or children to enjoy games and enter to win raffle prizes. RSVP today so we know how many people to expect! RSVP today.

 

Wednesday, September 19

NPAW Chair Massages for Postdocs
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
L1403, 72 East Concord Street

 

Thursday, September 20

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room 609, Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering

 

Relax with a chair massage on Wednesday (Medical Campus) or Thursday (Charles River Campus) of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Sign up for a 15 minute session today.

   

The following events are happening at Brigham and Women’s Hospital:

 

Monday, September 17

Ice Cream Social

4:00 p.m.

Hale Atrium (1st Floor)

 

Ice cream social with the Brigham Research Institute and research administration leadership.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Trainee Luncheon

12:00 p.m.

 

By registration only. Biannual trainee luncheon hosted by the BRI

 

Wednesday, September 19

Meet and Greet

12:00 p.m.

Miller Atrium

 

Meet and greet with BWH Postdoctoral Leadership Council

 

Thursday, September 20

Social Mixer

5:00 p.m.

NRB1031

 

Social mixer co-hosted by HMS and BWH postdoctoral associations

  Cambridge

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is proud to once again be participating in NPAW. The Office of Academic Affairs and the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students have organized a series of events to say thank you to the dedicated community of postdocs and graduate students:

 

Monday, September 17

Postdoc/Grad Student Appreciation Breakfast

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

Zambezi Room (3rd Floor, 75 Ames Street)

 

Join us in the Zambezi Room to kick off NPAW! We are serving a hot breakfast featuring french toast, bacon, and coffee. Drop by to start off your day!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Postdoc/Grad Student Appreciation Social

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

Yellowstone Room (2nd Floor, 75 Ames Street)

 

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

 

Friday, September 21

NextGen Association for Postdocs & Graduate Students Open Meeting

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

Olympus Room (1st Floor, 415 Main Street)

 

Have you ever wondered what the NextGen Association is or how you can get involved? Do you really wish Broad offered a particular program for trainees? Do you want to meet new people? Feel free to drop by, grab some lunch, and meet with your peers.

   

During NPAW many of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's local departments will hold events such as ice cream socials and professional development seminars. In addition, the following week, all MIT postdocs and faculty members are invited to MIT's 9th annual postdoc appreciation luncheon, sponsored by the Vice President for Research Office and co-hosted with the deans from the School of Science and School of Engineering. The VPR and the PDA president will give welcome remarks, and faculty and postdocs mingle while enjoying a barbecue lunch and a jazz trio.

  Worcester

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is hosting its first NPAW event! 

 

Thursday, September 20

Networking/Poster Session

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

Gateway Park Lobby, 60 Prescott St.

 

The following day, Friday, September 21, the WPI PDA will be having an informal lunch together at The Fix.

Michigan Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan PDA has worked with units around campus to put on some great free events for NPAW, and also hosting a fantastic workshop on graduate and postgraduate STEM training for the 21st century.

 

Monday, September 17

Postdoc Networking Lunch and Presentation of Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Awards

 

Tuesday, September 18

Postdoc 180!

 

Unit specific celebrations throughout the day. A take on the “3-Minute Thesis” featuring the final round of a competition and reception.

 

Wednesday, September 19

Exercise Activities

 

Morning yoga, evening Zumba

 

Thursday, September 20

Workshop and Evening Social at a Local Bar

 

Friday, September 21

Family Picnic

  East Lansing

These are the events organized to celebrate postdocs at Michigan State University for NPAW2018.

 

Friday, September 21
Professional Development Workshops: “Imagine PhD: A Career Exploration and Planning Tool for the Humanities and Social Sciences”
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Natural Resources Building, Room 158


Facilitator: Natalia Martin, Ph.D.

Friday, September 21
Professional Development Workshops: “Planning and Executing an Effective Postdoctoral Training”
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Molecular Plant Sciences building, Room 1200


Facilitator: Arjun Krishnan, Ph.D.

Friday, September 21
Professional Development Workshops: “Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) 2.0”
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Molecular Plant Sciences building, Room 1200


Facilitator: Julie Rojewski, Ph.D.

Friday, September 21
Resource Fair and Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Molecular Plant Sciences building, Atrium


Resource fair - Learn about postdoc benefits and resources at MSU!

 

Friday, September 21
Resource Fair and Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Molecular Plant Sciences building, Atrium

 

Remarks from the administration and PDA leadership

Thomas D. Jeitschko, dean of the Graduate School and associate provost for Graduate Education
Tony Nunez, associate dean for Academic Affairs and Postdoctoral Training in the Graduate School
Douglas Gage, assistant vice president, Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies; executive director, MSU Bioeconomy Network
Anne-Sophie Bohrer and Natalia Martin, co-chairs MSU PDA

Friday, September 21
Resource Fair and Luncheon
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Molecular Plant Sciences building, Atrium

 

Postdoc Luncheon

Friday, September 21
Social

6:00 p.m.

HopCat, 300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823


Social get together!

Grand Rapids

Van Andel Institute will host the following activities to thank its postdocs and celebrate NPAW:

 

Friday, September 14

Postdoc gifts

 

Tuesday, September 18

Postdoc Breakfast

 

Tuesday, September 18

Postdoc Photo

 

Thursday, September 20

Postdoc Bowling Social

Wengers Bowl

Friday, September 21

VAI Annual Trivia Game

 

Hosted by the OPA and PDA

Minnesota Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota PDA is planning a number of events for NPAW:

 

Monday, September 17

Social Day

Northrop Lawn

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

 

 

Ice cream & coffee, lawn games

 

Tuesday, September 18

Research Day

Rapson Hall

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Research slam, posters

 

Thursday, September 20

Career Planning

Weaver-Densford Hall

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Maximizing the Postdoc Experience

 

Friday, September 21

Afternoon @ the Museum

 

Friday, September 21

Happy Hour

Kitty Cat Klub

6:00 p.m. onwards

Mississippi
Missouri St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis celebrates the contributions of its postdoctoral researchers in our mission to discover and disseminate knowledge!

 

Monday, September 17

Advocacy Workshop with Future of Research and the WashU Postdoc Society Executive Council

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

Medical Campus

 

What are the issues and barriers postdocs face at WashU? How can individual postdocs fix problems? What role does the WashU Postdoc Society have in affecting change? Gary McDowell, Ph.D., executive director of The Future of Research, will lead this workshop for postdocs on how to effectively advocate for change and gain visibility at the institutional and national level.

 

Monday, September 17

"What Next, for the Next Generation of Researchers?"

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

Medical Campus

 

A seminar with Gary McDowell, Ph.D., executive director of The Future of Research and member of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Next Generation Researchers Initiative committee. Postdocs, faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Thank you, Postdocs!

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

Medical Campus

 

Join us for a NPAW celebration of postdocs with St. Louis pretzels and drinks. All postdocs and their faculty advisors are welcome.

 

Thursday, September 18

Thank you, Postdocs!

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

Danforth Campus

 

Join us for a NPAW celebration of postdocs with breakfast and coffee. All postdocs and their faculty advisors are welcome.

Montana     
Nebraska
Nevada Las Vegas

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas will organize a networking breakfast for postdocs and faculty on Tuesday, September 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 am. Breakfast will be provided.

 

Attendees will:

  • Learn about postdoctoral benefits at UNLV
  • Become familiar with important campus resources via lightening talks
  • Hear from a faculty panel about their own postdoctoral experience, how they obtained their first/current faculty position, and what the transition was like from a postdoctoral scholar to a faculty member
  • Have the opportunity to network with postdocs and faculty from other disciplines

More information is on our web page: https://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/postdoctoral-faculty-social

  Reno

University of Nevada Reno’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has an exciting week of free professional development events planned for postdocs.

 

Monday, September 17

Composition and Communication Workshop: Put Student Writing to Work for Your Courses

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

JCSU Room 320

 

Monday, September 17

Personalized Networking, C.V.s and Resumes for Postdocs

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

JCSU Great Room

 

1:1 time with the Career Studio’s Mary T to polish a C.V., convert your C.V. to a resume, and solve those tricky application questions; and facilitated networking opportunities with UNR alumni and local industry.


Tuesday, September 18

Catered Postdoc Lunch

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

Graduate Student Lounge

 

Networking and meet-and-greet with postdocs from around campus; and free lunch!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Mentoring Mentors

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

JCSU Great Room

 

Thursday, September 20

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

JCSU Great Room

 

Faculty/Postdoc two-day workshop on evidence-based mentoring practices. National Research Mentors Network (NRMN)-trained UNR faculty will host a two-day, two-hour workshop to discuss best practices in mentoring. Topics covered include “Aligning Expectations,” “Fostering Independence” and “Maintaining Effective Communication.” 88 percent of past participants report an eight-hour NRMN training session to be worthwhile.

 

Friday, September 21

Proposal Writing Workshop for STEM (NIH/NSF)

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

The AtKisson Training Group provides full day proposal writing workshops tailored to STEM or arts, humanities and social studies. Alternate date for art, humanities and social studies is Friday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Comprehensively addressing both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will fully cover postdoc costs to attend these valuable workshops, but advance registration is required.

 

Friday, September 21

Professional Headshots, Just for Postdocs!

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
@One Media Center in the Knowledge Center


Get a professional headshot taken FREE at the @One Media Center in the Knowledge Center. Walk in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Photos take approximately 10 minutes.

New Hampshire Hanover

Dartmouth College NPAW event:


Saturday, September 15

Big Green Football Game! Dartmouth vs. Georgetown

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

First 20 registrants get a free ticket that will also include a fabulous BBQ lunch! game starts at 1:30 p.m. It's also employee appreciation day, so additional tickets are available for just $8.00. There will also be a section of the stadium with tickets together - so after you get some food, come on over to that section and introduce yourself!


Monday, September 17
Writing an Effective Diversity Statement
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Academic institutions want to hire faculty who are committed to educating a diverse population of students. Diversity statements are becoming a more common part of the required application materials. Come to this session to discuss what to include in your diversity statement to demonstrate your ability to teach and mentor all students.

During the second session "Peer Review" September 24 @ (https://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event/4382513) we will review each other's statements. This is a two-part workshop.

Part of the Future Faculty/Academic Job Search Workshop series sponsored by Dartmouth Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies and Dartmouth College Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)

Tuesday, September 18
Pub Trivia Night!
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Bring a team, or come by yourself and we'll create more teams! Salt Hill Pub wonders "Think you're smarter than your buddies? PROVE IT!" challenge accepted. Great competition and fantastic prizes await, though the REAL prize is bragging rights for the week....This is the area's BEST live trivia series, with the best prizes... accept no substitutes! We are providing FREE HORS D'OEUVRES for this event!

Wednesday, September 19
Annual DCAL Future Faculty Reception
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


It’s the annual NPAW bash to say thanks to the fabulous community of future faculty. Great food, beverages and friends. Sponsored by the Dartmouth College Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)

Friday, September 21
Have a scoop on us! FREE GELATO!
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


We are ending this week of appreciation with a free scoop from Morano Gelato!
That's right..come on down between 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and order a "baby" or "small" scoop of your choice. When you check out, tell them you are a postdoc with the DCPDA - and the scoop is on us!

Friday, September 21
How to Write and Effective Research Statement
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Along with other application materials, most academic institutions will also ask for a research statement as part of your dossier. This statement provides a summary of your research accomplishments and current work and discusses the future direction and potential of your work. Not to be confused with a research proposal, the research statement offers the search committee insights into you as potential research colleague and collaborator. Special guest, Alice Bradley, Williams College asst. professor of geosciences, past postdoc at Dartmouth.

Part of the Future Faculty/Academic Job Search Workshop series. Sponsored by Dartmouth Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies and Dartmouth College Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

New Jersey New Brunswick

Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey is joining NPAW by organizing and hosting a series of events and workshops on Busch and Cook campuses. The university wide Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will host:

 

Wednesday, September 19

Grant Writing Skills Workshop: Tackling the Personal Statement in Grant Applications

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cook Campus, Rutgers Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Room 205


The personal statement is often a critical component of a grant or fellowship application. If you are planning to apply for funding in the near future, and your application requires a personal statement, then this workshop is for you.Through a series of interactive writing exercises, you will lay the foundation of an effective personal statement that conveys your motivation and preparation to conduct independent research. The workshop will feature short bursts of writing and peer sharing activities designed to help you write the best document possible. Bring a laptop and a ready-to-write spirit! Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

  Piscataway Township 

Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey is joining NPAW by organizing and hosting a series of events and workshops on Busch and Cook campuses. The university wide Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will host:

 

Monday, September 17

Welcome Orientation: The Postdoc Landscape at Rutgers

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Busch Campus, Nelson Biology Lab D-406

 

Have you ever wondered how many postdocs are currently working at Rutgers and where they are? Are you aware of the benefits you are entitled to?

 

This event aims to orient new and current postdocs, curious to learn about postdoc demographics at Rutgers, learn the different types of postdoctoral appointments and their benefits, and how to make the most of their postdoctoral training at Rutgers. Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

 

The Rutgers postdoctoral association (PDA) will host:

 

Friday, September 21

Annual Postdoc Appreciation Lunch

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Busch Campus, Busch Student Center’s International Lounge

 

This event will introduce and welcome new postdocs to the community at Rutgers, as well as help connect new and existing postdocs to the various resources that are available during their time here at Rutgers. Come and meet the new postdoc members of the Rutgers Community and the staff of the university wide Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

 

There will be several representatives from various Rutgers organizations and programs hosting tables, and providing information about opportunities available to postdocs within our community.

New Mexico Albuquerque 

Sandia National Laboratories is having a lunch that is sponsored by the organization's associate lab director.

 

Wednesday September 19

Lunch

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

 

Research center directors and senior managers will speak at the event.

New York Buffalo

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is holding its 4th annual postdoc symposium. Daniel J. Powell Jr., Ph.D., from the University of Pennsylvania is joining them as keynote lecturer, expert on immunotherapy and CAR-T cell therapy. Stacey Willard, Ph.D., is joining as Roswell Park postdoc alumni, who will share her journey from Roswell to very successful career at Eppendorf.

  Ithaca

This year the Office of Postdoctoral Studies at Cornell University will announce Cornell’s inaugural Postdoc Achievement Awards in three categories. They will also have fun social and professional development events and web spotlights on postdocs around campus.

 

Friday, September 14

Postdoc Social Night – 90’s Dance Party for Accessible Science!

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Casita Del Polaris, 1201 North Tioga Street, Ithaca NY 14850

 

Suggested donation of $5 (all proceeds go to the Free Science Workshop). Organized by Tisha Bohr (tbohr@cornell.edu)

 

Monday, September 17

Postdoc Pizza Party and Networking Reception

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

The Big Red Barn

 

Featuring official announcement of the Postdoc Achievement Award winners!

 

Thursday, September 20

Exploring Careers Outside Academia

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

G01 Biotech

 

Co-sponsored by Cornell Career Services and the Office of Postdoctoral Studies. Bring your own lunch

 

Friday, September 21

Job Search Discussion Group

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

B50 Warren Hall

 

Moderators: Christine Holmes, director of postdoctoral studies & Colleen McLinn, director of CIRTL at Cornell. Lunch will be served.

 

Wednesday, September 26

Information Session: Take a Massive Open Online Course on Teaching

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

341 Caldwell Hall

 

NOTE: Date changed to avoid religious holidays the week prior. Organized by Colleen McLinn (cirtl@cornell.edu). Refreshments will be served.

New York

See below for information about Columbia University’s NPAW events:

 

Monday, September 17

Lamont Lunch

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

Lamont Campus

 

Join a special catered postdoc appreciation lunch. Enjoy the free lunch and hear about the programs and services provided by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA).

 

Tuesday, September 18

Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Panel and Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Heyman Center 200, Common Room

 

A panel focused on faculty careers in the social sciences and humanities. The panel session will feature a diverse group of social science and humanities faculty from Columbia University who will provide career advice to postdocs who plan to pursue faculty careers, including advice on the faculty job search, interviewing, and successfully navigating the transition to faculty life. The panelists will respond to moderated questions in the first half of the event, after which questions from audience members will be addressed. A free lunch will be provided.

 

Wednesday, September 19

Dessert Extravaganza

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

Fairchild Room 700

 

Join us for a special dessert extravaganza with treats like cakes, pies, brownies and cookies! Come enjoy some sugary goodness and meet and network with your fellow postdocs.

 

Thursday, September 20

Wellness Fair

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

Roy And Diana Vagelos Education Center, 104 Haven Ave., 9th floor

 

This all day fair will feature wellness activities, such as FREE 15 minute chair massages, meditation, building terrariums, creating stress balls, and adult coloring. Light refreshments will also be available throughout the day. This event is open to all postdocs!

 

Friday, September 21

Happy Hour

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

Crazy Annie's

 

Come hang out with some of your fellow postdocs and enjoy a few drinks, and an array of appetizers…on OPA! All postdocs are welcome to attend the happy hour, regardless of their campus affiliation.

   

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is celebrating postdocs with the following list of events for NPAW!

Monday, September 17
Pizza & Soda, Water
12:00 p.m.

Annenberg 5TH Floor – Classroom A5-212

Tuesday, September 18
Brunch
11:00 a.m.

Annenberg 5TH Floor – Classroom A5-212

Bacon, French toast, bagels, croissants, OJ, coffee & tea


Wednesday, September 19
Ice Cream Day
3:00 p.m. (arrive promptly, before it melts)
Annenberg 5TH Floor – Classroom A5-212


Friday, September 21
9th ISMMS Postdoctoral Symposium
Davis Auditorium, Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, 1470 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029

   

NPAW events at Albert Einstein College of Medicine:

 

Monday, September 17
“How Not to Die in the Public Speaking Arena”


Speaker: John Alvaro, Ph.D., director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Yale University

12:00 p.m. - seminar & workshop; 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - lunch & postdoc/student networking with the guest speaker

Wednesday, September 26
Why Every Scientist Needs LinkedIn… and what you need to know to leverage it for your career success


Postdocs are invited to bring their bagged lunch and learn how to use this social media tool for career success! Professional head shots and LinkedIn profile reviews will be offered to all attendees.

Speaker: Donna Sweidan, executive career coach

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – keynote speaker; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – *reception - coffee/tea and dessert, *heads hots - free professional head shot photos for workshop attendees

* On-the-spot review of your LinkedIn profile – Postdocs are encouraged to bring their laptops or login to our computer for feedback on LinkedIn profiles!

Thursday, September 27
Postdoctoral Party


4:00 p.m. - Presentation of the first annual Postdoctoral Service Award! Anne Bresenick, Ph.D., professor, Department of Biochemistry, director, Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies will present the award to postdoc, Lorenza Favrot; 4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - party with food and drinks.

  Rochester

The University of Rochester will be holding events in celebration of NPAW!

 

 

Friday, September 21

Breakfast Meet & Greet
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Forbes Mezzanine, (1-9580), URMC


Come enjoy a free cup of coffee and breakfast with the postdoctoral association and staff of the Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs and Center for Professional Development!

 

Postdoc Showcase & Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

LeChase Assembly Hall, (G-9576), URMC


Six postdocs will each give a 12-min presentation (for non-specialists) about exciting developments in their field of research. All six finalists will receive $100 plus additional monetary awards to the “Best Overall Presentation” and “People’s Choice.” Lunch will be catered by Red Fern.

 

Marketing Yourself Online in Today’s Employment Market & Job Search
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Class of ’62 Auditorium,  (G-9425), URMC


This interactive workshop will examine different ways of promoting yourself online to
organizations, hiring managers, recruiters, etc. Participants will learn about all the
current functions available through LinkedIn and how to make your profile stand out
and allow for potential new contacts from those recruiting for talent. We will also
examine the importance of utilizing online media including Twitter, blogs, and personal websites. Participants are encouraged to bring a mobile device to the presentation (smartphone, tablet, or laptop). Presented by Eric Vaughn, M.Ed., Life Science career coach, URMC

 

Happy Hour & Awards
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LeChase Assembly Hall, (G-9576), URMC


The postdoctoral association will present awards from the postdoc showcase as well as the postdoc travel and professional development award. There will also be raffle prizes and refreshments.

  Stony Brook

Graduate students and early-career postdocs at Stony Brook University are invited to a workshop on finding a postdoc position in honor of NPAW.

Tuesday, September 18

Choosing the Best Postdoc For You
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wang Center Room 201

All postdocs are invited to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Wednesday, September 19

Postdoc Social for National Postdoc Appreciation Week
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wang Center Chapel

North Carolina Chapel Hill

Below are the events scheduled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during 2018 NPAW:

Monday, September 17
Social Media Monday: Postdoc Scavenger Hunt & BeAM makerspace Tour

1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.


OPA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNCOPA
OPA Twitter: https://twitter.com/uncpostdoc @uncpostdoc #uncpostdoc

BeAM makerspace orientation, which includes a tour of the Murray Hall makerspace, a short presentation, and a hands-on project

Tuesday, September 18
PDA Symposium: Alternative Careers for Postdoctoral Scholars
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Tech Tuesday (NC BioTech)

Wednesday, September 19
UNC Minority Graduate Student and Postdoc Breakfast - OPA, IME, IMSD
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Minority graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across disciplines come together to build valuable professional networks and to support diversity and inclusiveness here at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Wednesday, September 19
International Coffee Hour
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Hosted by: Center for Global Initiatives & Study Abroad

Thursday, September 20
Appreciate Your Postdoc Day #uncpostdoc #UNCNPAW2018


Faculty mentors do something special for your postdoc(s) and send us your best picture.

Friday, September 21
Postdoc Appreciation Cookout
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for a FREE luncheon and receive your free gift.

Charlotte

Here's what's planned at the University of North Carolina Charlotte:

 

Tuesday, September 18

Writing Competitive Grant Proposals

 

Discussion with Drs. Rick Tankersley and Michael Dulin

 

Wednesday, September 19

Creating an Elevator Pitch

 

With Patrick Madsen, Ph.D., director of the University Career Center

 

Thursday, September 20

Managing Your Career: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

 

With Patrick Madsen, Ph.D.

 

Friday, September 21

Postdoc Appreciation Tea

 

With provost Joan Lorden and dean of the Graduate School Tom Reynolds

 

Friday, September 21

Grown-up Field Trip

 

Postdoc happy hour at Seventh Street Market

  Research Triangle Park

2018 NPAW events at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

 

Wednesday, September 12

Scientific Social Organized by Camargo Pharmaceutical Services

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Lynnwood Grill, 4821 Grove Barton Road

 

Camargo Pharmaceutical Services presents an evening with our scientists! Join us for an informal business networking mixer to meet and greet our talented scientific team and learn more about their transition from academia to industry.

 

Thursday, September 13

WORKSHOP—Leaving a Lasting Impression: Interviewing Tips and Tricks From a Recovering Recruiter

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

With Stacy Schnieber, M.A., PHR (F193): Preparing for an interview can be exhausting, even for the most seasoned professional. It takes a lot more than practicing standard interview questions you may find from a quick Google search! From researching the job and company, to making that first great impression, this session will give you insider information from a veteran HR professional. Come prepared to learn about connecting with the interviewer, answering interview questions, and general etiquette. You’ll leave armed with the confidence to ace that next interview!

 

Friday, September 14

FAES Health Insurance Orientation

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Rodbell Auditorium & WebEx

 

Join us as we speak with representatives from the Foundation for Advancing Education in the Sciences. They will address changes to your insurance policy and answer any questions you may have. Note that insurance open enrollment this year is September 10-21.

 

CommuniTEA for Postbacs and Predocs

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

NIEHS Cafeteria

 

Career planning and professional school applications take time and energy, with many ups and downs throughout. Come check-in with where you are in the process and what your next steps will be. Discuss your challenges and triumphs, what you are worried about and hear what others are working on too.

 

All week during NPAW

Daily Photo Scavenger Hunt

 

$50 Amazon Gift card given to the winner on Friday! NOTE: No government funds will be used to purchase the Amazon gift card; it will be made possible by donations from the Office of Fellows’ Career Development.

 

Stop by A239 to pick up "I ♥ my Trainee:________" stickers!

 

Monday, September 17

Pizza Party, General Assembly Meeting, Group Photo, Resource Expo, & 9th Annual Trivia Challenge!

12:30 p.m.

Rodbell Auditorium & Lobby

 

Come join your fellow trainees on Monday, September 17 to kick off Postdoc/Fellow Appreciation week with pizza and trivia! NOTE: Food made possible by PI & Office of Fellows’ Career Development donations; No government funds will be used to purchase food.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Postbac Doughnut Social and Paper Plane Competition

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

F193

 

Join your postbaccalaureate fellows for doughnuts & friendly competition to see who can make a paper plane that flies the farthest! NOTE: Food made possible by PI & Office of Fellows’ Career Development donations; No government funds will be used to purchase food.

 

Postdoc Science-Themed Cookie Baking Competition

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lakeview Conference Room

 

Bring your best attempt at ‘Science-Themed Cookies’ to share, and take an afternoon break to chat over milk while eating others’ science-y cookie art masterpieces. The ‘Best Science-Themed Cookie Creation’ will be recognized after everyone gets a chance to vote.

 

Evening Happy Hour & Alumni Mixer

4:30 p.m.

Hickory Tavern, 1156 Parkside Main Street, Cary, NC

 

Come join us to celebrate appreciation week with alumni 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!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Keystone Social Hour & Career Talk

10:00 a.m.

Keystone Building, 2164/2166

 

Join us in Keystone for a social hour and career talk over coffee and muffins.  NOTE: Food made possible by PI & Office of Fellows’ Career Development donations; No government funds will be used to purchase food.

 

WORKSHOP: Wellness & Self-Care

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Fellow appreciation week is a good time to reflect on ways to take care of oneself emotionally, physically, mentally, & spiritually.  This workshop will share strategies and resources to help you improve your well-being.  #ScientistsTakeCare

 

Thursday, September 20

TWO Professional Development Brown Bag Lunch Options

12:00 p.m.

 

1) Academia 2) Industry: 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!  Join us to kick off this coming year’s Brown Bag Lunch series, with TWO lunch options during fellow appreciation week.

 

Friday, September 21

International Potluck Festival, CommuniTEA, and Outdoor Games

12:00 p.m.

Patio

 

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)  We’ll also share teas from around the world, and there will be outdoor games on the patio.

North Dakota     
Ohio Cincinnati

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Office of Graduate Education will host a career symposium on Friday, September 21, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in 5051 MSB (UC-COM).

  Cleveland

The Case Western Reserve University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, CWRU PDA, and the Graduate Studies Professional Development Center have planned some great events to show appreciation for CWRU postdocs.

Tuesday, September 18

Thanks-A-Latte

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

BRB 1st Floor Lobby

Free coffee & donuts, free CWRU t-shirts.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Happy Hour Hosted By The Postdoc Association

6:00 p.m.

Jolly Scholar, Thwing Hall

Free drinks & food (first 40 people get food and drink voucher). Trivia begins @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19

One Smart Cookie

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

Tomlinson Hall Lobby

Grant Pignatiello, current postdoc & former CWRU tour guide, will show us some of his favorite places around campus, while sharing some of the university’s history! Meet at Tomlinson Hall Lobby for yummy Potbelly cookies (a Postdoc Office fav!) – followed by campus tour! Did you know that CWRU is one of the most culturally dense campuses in the world?? Potbelly ice cream sandwich cookies, free CWRU t-shirts.

Thursday, September 20

"Lane Changes, Detours, Merges and Hitchhikers… Navigating Highways Along Your Career Journey"

4:00 p.m.

Wolstein Auditorium

Jessica Taylor, Ph.D., was once a postdoctoral fellow, and then an assistant professor, before she transitioned to being the senior manager for the Higher Education Programs of the American Physiological Society (APS). Her story is a great example of how skills obtained throughout your career can be applied to find different positions, academic or otherwise. Reception to follow

Sponsored by: Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Professional Development Center, CWRU Postdoctoral Association, and SOM Graduate Education

  Columbus

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and the PDA at Ohio State University are hosting the following events for NPAW 2018:

Monday, September 17

OPA’s NPAW Kickoff Event

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

BRT 115

 

The OPA will be presenting their annual postdoc and faculty awards and host a panel of individuals who have transitioned from postdoc positions. Join us for light refreshments and a table fair after the panel.

Tuesday, September 18

The PDA’s Annual VWR Vendor Show

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

BRT 115

 

Join the PDA for pizza and raffle prizes, and network with a number of vendors.

Wednesday, September 19

The PDA’s Ice Cream Social

1:15 p.m.

BRT 115

 

Join us for ice cream and coffee after the September PDA meeting happening at 12:00 p.m. in BRT 130.

Thursday, September 20

Postdoc Appreciation Event

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

206 Thorne Hall

 

Sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Office for Research and Graduate Education on the Ohio State Wooster Campus. Stop by 206 Thorne Hall from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. to enjoy light refreshments and to receive a small gift!

Oklahoma Ardmore

The Noble Research Institute has planned two events for NPAW:

 

Thursday, September 13

Second Annual Lightning Talk Competition

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

Kruse Auditorium, Building D

 

NRI postdoctoral/research scientific group and employee team group host this activity. Come and enjoy science in three-minute talks! Winners will be announced during the postdoc appreciation reception.

 

Thursday, September 13

Postdoc Appreciation Reception

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

Chickasaw Lake Club

 

The leadership team, supervisors and mentors get together with the postdoc/research scientists group for a social mix and mingle. The winners of the Lightning talk competition will be recognized.

Oklahoma City

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has a full week scheduled to celebrate its postdocs! All events are co-sponsored by the OUHSC Graduate College/Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the OUHSC postdoc association.

 

Monday, September 17

Rise and Shine Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

Start the week off right with pancakes, fruit, coffee and tea.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Trivia Night – Fassler Hall

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

Bring your “A” game and help the team win! Appetizers will be provided.

 

Wednesday, September 19

De-Stress Day

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Enjoy free chair massages, pet the therapy dogs, and enjoy snacks to get zap away the mid-week stress.

 

Thursday, September 20

Yoga in the Park

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Forget work for an hour and renew your mind and body. Also pick up some healthy snacks!

 

Friday, September 21

Speaker & Pizza

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Wear your new postdoc association t-shirt and be entered to win the grand finale raffle.

 

All week – pick up a free postdoc association t-shirt and enter to win raffles at each day’s events!
Oregon
Pennsylvania Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania have partnered to host the following 2018 NPAW events:

 

Monday, September 17

Ice Cream Social

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

Biomedical Research Building (BRB) II/III 14th Floor Lounge (UPenn)

 

Tuesday, September 18

Postdoc Health & Wellness Fair

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Houston Hall, Hall of Flags, 3417 Spruce Street (UPenn)

 

Exploring Teaching Roles in Academia: A Panel Discussion

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

Abramson Research Center, Room 123ABC

 

Joseph Barber, Ph.D. senior associate director, UPenn Career Services (moderator)

 

Thursday, September 20

Preparing for Careers in Industry

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Colket Translational Research Building, Room 1200B (First Floor)

 

Randall Ribaudo, Ph.D., and Larry Petcovic, M.S., co-founders, SciPhD

 

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Barbeque

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

Colket Translational Research Building Lobby

 

Friday, September 21

Closing Reception and Happy Hour

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

Biomedical Research Building (BRB) II/III 14th Floor Lounge (UPenn)

   

The PDA at Thomas Jefferson University has planned a compelling schedule of events to appreciate all postdocs for their effort and hard work. Its NPAW theme this year is: "Empowering postdocs."

 

Monday, September 17

Keynote Talk

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

 

Speaker: Shakira Nelson, Ph.D. (AACR and NPA Board of Directors. Enjoy the NPAW opening session followed by a reception.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Story Matters in Science: What's Yours?

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Speaker: Pamela Walter (Office of Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication, Thomas Jefferson University). In this session, they will look at the science of scientific storytelling. Refine your story (lunch will be provided).

 

Wednesday, September 19

Carnival Games and Foods

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

 

Eat and play fun games with JPA.

 

Thursday, September 20

 

Bring Your Own PI (BYOPI)

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

 

Come for a fun interactive session with your peers and PIs to learn better communication skills (breakfast will be provided).

 

Friday, September 21

Soccer Game

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

 

You do not want to miss this amazing match with postdocs and PIs.

 

Friday, September 21

Social Hour

6:00 p.m. onwards

 

Relax time at Irish Pub (appetizers will be provided by JPA).

   

Drexel University has the following events planned:

 

Monday, September 17
Ice Cream Social
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bosson 709


Thursday, September 20
Mentoring Panel and Wine & Cheese Reception
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Lounge in Drexel Main Building


Friday, September 21
AACR Cancer Career Clinic Event
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New College Building 8312 

   

The American Association for Cancer Research is holding an event at University of Pennsylvania/CHOP:

Monday, September 17
AACR Cancer Career Clinic Event
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) II/III 14th Floor Lounge (UPenn)

  Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh NPAW events

Monday, September 17

UPPDA Fall Picnic
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh


Bring your friends and families to network and socialize at this UPPDA picnic event. Enjoy a variety of free activities for everyone including caricature drawings, face painting, balloon animals, lawn games, etc.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Free Head Shots
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Visual Services, 308 Bellefield Hall


Get a professional headshot taken FREE OF CHARGE by the UPPDA and Pitt’s Visual Services.

 

Thursday, September 20

Postdoc Yoga in the Park
8:00 a.m.

Schenley Plaza, Meet under the Pavilion


Come join fellow postdocs for a morning yoga class designed to energize and help you feel centered for the start of your day. Jennifer Petrie, a postdoc in the College of Business Administration, will be leading the class.

 

Thursday, September 20

Panel: Postdocs Share Their Experiences
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower


Postdocs from different backgrounds with different career perspectives share their experiences. Come by to ask your questions.

 

Thursday, September 20

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

Fuel and Fuddle, 212 Oakland Ave


Hang out, unwind and chat with fellow postdocs. Appetizers will be provided.

 

Friday, September 21

Pirates Game at PNC Park
7:00 p.m.

PNC Park, 115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA


Come watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park for a discounted ticket price with your fellow postdocs.

  University Park

Penn State celebrate NPAW this several events:

Saturday, September 22

Hike Mt Nittany


Join a late afternoon hike to Mt. Nittany, to obtain sunset views of Happy Valley and the Penn State Campus! This hike involves an ~800 ft. climb to the top, followed by a relatively flat trail on top of the mountain, then returning down the same way we came; the total trail will be ~three–four miles, and it can easily be cut off at one mile if desired. The hike is family-friendly for children comfortable with the uphill/downhill hike on rocks, and can be taken the trail as slowly as desired.

Sunday, September 23

Potluck Picnic

Tom Tudek Memorial Park


PSPS is hosting a fall potluck picnic as part of NPAW on Sunday, September 23rd at Tom Tudek Memorial Park. Friends and family are welcome to join the fun, including children.

Monday, September 24

Ice Cream Networking at Creamery

Berkey Creamery


On Monday, September 24, meet at Berkey Creamery to network over ice cream!

Tuesday, September 25

Professional Headshots


We are very excited to continue the professional head shot event from last year. Time to jazz up your profiles on LinkedIN, Twitter and your personal websites!! You will receive an electronic copy of your headshots.

Wednesday, September 26

Bowling

Bellefonte Lanes


Take a mid-week break and spend an evening getting to know fellow postdocs while bowling at Bellefonte Lanes.

Thursday, September 27

Coffee Hour


There will be homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee. Show up and leave during this time as you please. No RSVP needed!

Friday, September 28

11th Annual Postdoc Research Exhibition


The 11th Annual Postdoc Research Exhibition will be held on Friday, September 28. The research exhibition will include a poster contest, a postdoc mentor - undergraduate mentee poster display, networking lunch, career panel, lightning talk and short talk competition, and award presentation for the 2018 outstanding postdoc and postdoc mentor.

Rhode Island
South Carolina Clemson

Throughout the week of September 17-21 the Clemson University PDA will be putting on events in recognition of the Clemson postdocs.

 

Monday, September 17

Coffee & Donuts

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Riggs 101


A special early morning treat to help kick off a week dedicated to our awesome postdocs. Also get the chance to meet up with some Clemson University administration.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Headshots

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1 :00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Riggs 101


The opportunity to have free professional head shots taken by university photographers. A great chance to help boost your LinkedIn accounts. Make sure to sign up for a time slot.


Tuesday, September 18

Bowling Night

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

Campus Underground Bowling


Bring your family out for a fun night of Bowling all on CUPDA. The perfect chance to roll off the stress and enjoy time getting to know your fellow postdocs.


Wednesday, September 19

Health & Wellness Workshop

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

Flour Daniel 132


Join us for a free luncheon to learn more about staying healthy and handling your stress.


Thursday, September 20

Movie Night

4:00 p.m.

McKissick Theater in Hendrix Student Center

 

Come out to the first floor of Hendrix to get a personal viewing of The Ph.D. 2 with your postdoc community! Join us for ice cream after the movie at 55 Exchange at your own expense.


Friday, September 21

NPAW Closing Dinner

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

The Madren Center


CUPDA will be hosting a closing dinner for NPAW. A panel discussion with a speaker will also be featured at the dinner. More information will be posted closer to the date of the event. This is a great opportunity to surround yourself with the postdoc community at Clemson.

South Dakota     
Tennessee Nashville

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Vanderbilt University will be hosting a happy hour open house from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, with drinks, snacks, and info tables with a variety of useful campus resources available to postdocs.

 

The ever-popular Vanderbilt postdoc picnic at Fannie Mae Dees (Dragon) Park will take place on Thursday, September 20, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. Bring guests! A balloon artist will be in attendance for postdoc's children in attendance.

Texas Austin

In honor of the outstanding University of Texas at Austin postdocs, UT Austin will celebrate with a couple of events:

Thursday, September 20
Exploring the Research Landscape

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Coffee and dessert social

Friday, September 21
College of Natural Sciences PDA

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

 

Dinner and brews get-together

College Station

NPAW at Texas A&M University & Texas A&M Health Science Center:

 

Sunday, September 16

Brews & Food

2:00 p.m.
New Republic Brewery


Monday, September 17
Pizza Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Reynolds Medical Science Building & Chemistry Building


Tuesday, September 18

Breakfast Tacos

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reynolds Medical Science Building, Chemistry Building, VENI & MREB

 

Wednesday, September 19

Pre-Event Workshops & Symposium

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Texas A&M Equine Center

 

Thursday, September 20
Ice Cream Social

3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Medical Science Building

 

Friday, September 21

Happy Hour & Networking

5:30 p.m.
Blackwater Draw @ downtown Bryan

  Dallas

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center celebrates 2018 NPAW. Open to All UT Southwestern postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, faculty and staff.

Monday, September 17

NPAW 2018 Welcome Reception

 

Opening remarks by Michael Brown, M.D., professor of molecular genetics, UT Southwestern, 1985 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology and Medicine. Talk title: “How to earn a Nobel prize in 9 easy steps.” Refreshments: ice cream, international snacks from 10 countries, coffee, tea, and music.

Tuesday, September 18

Award Ceremony for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring

 

Lecture by 2018 winner, Ege Kavalali, Ph.D., professor of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern. Talk title: “Mentoring and a scientific life.” Lunch: pizza

Wednesday, September 19

Breakfast with Champions

 

An interactive breakfast with ~20 guest faculty members of UT Southwestern. Launch of secondary mentorship program. Breakfast: bagels, breakfast tacos, coffee, and tea.

Thursday, September 20

Transferable Skills Workshop by Career Development Committee, Postdoctoral Association

 

Workshop by Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D., assistant dean for Career and Professional Development, UT Southwestern. Box lunch.

Friday, September 21

Annual Symposium “Breakthrough ideas in Biomedical Science”

 

Keynote lecture by Laura Hooper, Ph.D., professor and chair of Immunology Department, UT Southwestern. Talk title: “The gut microbiome: a master regulator of metabolism." Short talks by selected postdocs, poster sessions, lunch, poster awards and social hour.

Friday, September 28

Postdoc Appreciation Bike Ride to the Critical Mass

 

Organized by Bike Club at UT Southwestern. Lime bikes and scooters at special rates.

El Paso

In observance of NPAW 2018, the University of Texas at El Paso Graduate School invites postdocs to lunch with the dean, Wednesday, September 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Houston

2018 NPAW plans for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 

Monday, September 17

Postdoc Showcase

 

A month long artistic exhibit on the medical school “Art Wall.” Postdocs will featuring photos of their hometowns’, families, hobbies along with images of their science. They will hold a reception and poster session featuring postdoctoral programs and award winning science from postdoc travel award and excellence in research awards winners.

 

Postdoc Symposium

 

Featured postdoc seminar series and reception

               

PDA School Visits

 

PDA board members and OPA office reps will bring breakfast and afternoon tea to the UTHealth affiliated schools across the Texas Medical Center

 

Outreach to UTH Postdocs

 

Representatives from Human Resources, Employee Assistance Programs and Learning and Development offices will have lunch and panel and round table discussions to provide postdocs with information resources available to them at UTH, including legal and financial services, interviewing skills, time management and much more.   

 

Evening Program

 

Postdocs from across the Texas Medical Center will join to celebrate their accomplishments and plan for future endeavors.

   

Biomed Careers is celebrating NPAW with a free “Biomed Career CV Clinic Checklist.” Sign-up thru September 21, 2018 to receive it at https://3dbiomed.org/sign-up/

   

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center celebrates postdocs with the following events:

 

Monday, September 17

Ice Cream and Cake Social

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pickens 3rd Floor - Rooms 1, 2, 7 & 8

 

Wednesday, September 19

International Reception

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1MC3 Rooms 1 – 4

 

Wednesday, September 19

Academic Insights Seminar Series

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pickens Tower, FCT3.5001


Faculty Panel: A Successful Postdoctoral Experience

 

Thursday, September 20

MindBody Fitness – Yoga/Tai Chi

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pickens 2nd Floor, Room FCT2.4152

 

20 - 30 minute sessions.

 

Thursday, September 20

MindBody Fitness

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dan L. Duncan Building (formerly CPB), 8th Floor, Room 1

 

10-minute chair massages  

 

Friday, September 21

*TMC Postdoc Wine & Cheese Mingle

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Waterside of The Commons

  San Antonio

Here's how NPAW is being celebrated at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

Tuesday, September 18

6th Annual San Antonio Postdoc Research Forum (SAPRF 2018)

Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI)

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

SAPRF 2018 will include postdocs from six participating institutions across the city of San Antonio. This includes the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health SA), University of Texas San Antonio, and Trinity University.

 

The keynote speaker for SAPRF 2018 is Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D., the vice president for research at UT Health SA.

 

SAPRF provides networking opportunities, postdoc poster and platform presentations, and a panel discussion focused on the new recommendations of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) for The Next Generation of Biomedical Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through.  Prizes will be awarded to top poster presentations from each institution.  A social hour with great food/drink will conclude and celebrate the day-long program.  

Utah Salt Lake City

Here is the list of NPAW events at the University of Utah:

 

Monday, September 17

Kick-Off Event

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

HSEB (Atrium and Room 2110)

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Keynote speaker, Sean Sanders from AAAS

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Poster Competition: win $500 travel award for the best poster! 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Postdoc Pitches: Listen to the three best pitches from workshop participants

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Introduction of the UPDA: poster and postdoc pitches awards

 

Tuesday, September 18

Ice Cream or Hot Chocolate Social

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

HSEB Atrium (inclement weather) or Red Butte Canyon Road (nice weather)

 

All postdocs and their families are invited to socialize over ice cream or hot chocolate (depending on the weather). Weather permitting, join for a light kid and stroller friendly hike starting at 6:00 p.m.!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Coffee & Headshots

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Den at the Union

 

Join for a cup of coffee and let a professional photographer take your photo.

 

Thursday, September 20

Thirsty Thursday

6:00 p.m.

Place TBA

 

Let’s relax and enjoy a beer at a local pub or brewery.

Vermont Burlington

The postdoctoral association at The University of Vermont will host a half-day community engagement and outreach symposium on Friday, September 21, from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This symposium will allow postdocs to learn and discuss ways to better communicate the complexities of research to diverse audiences, including the general public and young children. Speakers include Rachelle Gould, Ph.D., who studies how people relate to ecosystems, and John Ungerleider, Ed.D., who founded the World Learning’s Youth Peacebuilding and Leadership Programs and teaches conflict resolution to future world leaders from countries such as Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Iraq, and Rwanda. Other speakers include a representative from the Campus Children’s School at UVM and a discussion panel composed of public health experts. 

 

A networking social hour will be held for all attendees following the symposium with food and drink provided. Attendance is also open to any interested parties at the University who would like more information on this important topic.

Virginia Charlottesville

As part of NPAW, University of Virginia has organized a postdoc research symposium on Wednesday, September 12.

 

With the help of postdoc planning committee, UVA is organizing a full-day event, including oral and poster presentations across disciplines, lunch and reception in order to build community amongst postdocs spread across campus.

Washington
West Virginia  Morgantown

In conjunction with university campuses and institutions around the country, the West Virginia University Office of Research and Graduate Education will celebrate NPAW with a special event to recognize and honor postdocs at the Health Sciences Center. WVU hope sthat faculty mentors, graduate students and others who work closely with postdocs will join them for poster viewing and cake to show our pride for their valuable contributions in research and development. the event will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Madison

The 3rd Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium will be held Tuesday, September 18 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Genetics-Biotech Center Auditorium. Organized during NPAW, the symposium offers a venue for postdocs to share their work with others and foster new collaborations. This year the symposium will include a data scientist career panel, keynote speaker Ron Seely from the Department of Life Science Communication, vendor fair, reception and a five-minute blitz talk competition.

  Milwaukee

Below are the events for NPAW at the Medical College of Wisconsin:

 

Monday, September 17

Doughnut and Notebook Giveaway

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

 

Tuesday, September 18

Lunch Trivia

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

 

Wednesday, September 19

Ice Cream Social

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

 

Thursday, September 20

Game Night

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

 

Play board games and enjoy refreshments

 

Friday, September 21

Pancake Breakfast

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

 

Healthy and delicious breakfast prepared by PAC members

Wyoming    
Asia & Oceania Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

In order to mark 2018 NPAW observance in a classical institutional way, throughout the academic ivories of Asian and Oceanic regions, the Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA), SAARC-ASEAN Postdoctoral Resource Academia (SAPRA) and SAIRI Postdoctoral Multiversity for the UN MDGs-SDGs Studies conjointly conducted high level thematic discussions and mentored sessions on different areas of academic interest and cross-boundary cross-disciplinary emerging expediencies in postdoctoral research.

Delineated and demarcated by the SAIRI’s P.I. professor Qadhi Aurangzeb Al Hafi D.Litt et Phil, the ‘Reference-line Thematic Monograph for 2018-2019’ encompassed and entailed the topics of core-expediencies, ranging from the baseline ‘normatives’ in human studies, the foundational ‘dynamics’ and standard ‘methodics’ in natural and social sciences, to the applied realm-orbs of the higher investigative segment-demesnes of human enterprise, were brought under reference-line thematic considerations.

The abstract contemplations brought forth during postdoc appreciation mainly focused upon: the United Nations’ SDGs, the UN enterprises’ role in peace establishment, particularly in the poor populaces of the least developed vicinities around the globe, to the peace & conflict situations in the ASEAN and SAARC regions and their escalating effects on the whole continental zones of Asia, Oceania and the entire Middle East and particularly in SAARC and ASEAN regions

  India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

Friday, September 21

As the 2018 NPAW proceedings coincide with the UN designated Peace Observance Day, AOPDA has dedicated all of the core thematic-focuses to the peace related issues throughout (but not limited to) the day.

In order to mark the UN Peace day in the backdrop of postdoc appreciation, AOPDA issued a special peace prize and scholarship for postdoctoral research in peace-conflict studies. The worthy scholarship medals would be issued in the names of three merited adornees AOPDA Peace Award, who selflessly strived to raise the voice for Rohingya genocide prevention. The two UN officials; Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein (The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights), professor Yanghee Lee (UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar), and Dr. Muang Zarni (Academic Researcher and Expert on Ethnic Cleansing).

  Pakistan, Sri Lanka

The high level thematic discussions, mentored sessions and institutional proceedings throughout the NPAW of postdoctoral research in the Asian and ASEAN regions were held under the directions of H. E. Justice (R) Dr. S.S. Paru L.L.D., D.Litt., the Chief Patron (CP) and the Chancellery Head (CH) of AOPDA, who also continues to hold the status of Chancellor Emeritus of SAARC-ASEAN Postdoctoral Resource Academia (SAPRA).

For the UN, Justice (R) Paru primed a thorough analysis and a tri-fold synthesis of the prevalent situation of ‘social injustice’ that is gradually becoming predominant in the customary frameworks of nearly every sector, segment and section of human life.

Scientific sessions and technical symposia were also a special facet of NPAW, the topics ranged from ‘Teratogenicity Research’ Pre-birth Disability Prevention Investigative Case Studies’, ‘Magneto-Hydro-Tropism (MHT)’, ‘Sub-soil Hydro-Toxicology’, Impacts of DESPO-Asia on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategic Frameworks, and several primary topic-ranges of academic importance including Research Methodology.

An extravagance of 2018’s highlight of postdoc appreciations was embraced by the 2nd ‘Thematic Concept-Note Monograph’, unveiling the ‘Methodic Overview’ of the recently discovered phenomenon of Magneto-Hydro-Tropism (MHT-Discovery) by Professor Dr. Qadhi Aurangzeb Al Hafi (the discoverer), at the higher inter-institutional forefronts of the academic ivories of the world

 

New Zealand, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan

An all the way passed resolution has been furthered by AOPDA’s P.I., which necessitates an annual postdoc appraisal-review encompassing the cross-disciplinary and cross-referential impact factor (CD-IF &CR-IF) to be dealt-out and issued subsequently.

As the 2018 NPAW proceedings coincided with the UN designated Peace Observance Day, AOPDA dedicated all of the core thematic-focuses to the peace related issues throughout (but not limited to) the NPAW observance.

During the NPAW 2018, Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA) extended region-wide institutional indorsements for significant postdoctoral resolutions, which were drafted and steered by Professor Dr. Qadhi Aurangzeb Al-Hafi, the P.I.H. at AOPDA and SAIRI Postdoc Multiversity. Both of the resolutions have been widely and diversely agreed upon by academicians of Asian and Oceanic regions, as well as the US, Canada and UK.

Through an institutional unanimity accord by the postdoc academics from throughout the SAARC and ASEAN regions, the distinguished Pakistani female Hydro-toxicology Prevention expert Prof. Dr. Khalida M. Khan has been titled as the ‘‘Postdoc Strategic Researcher of the Year 2018-2019’ in ‘Sustainable Water Conservation’’ for her merited services in the area of sub-soil water reservoirs’ prevention from the undue and disproportionate burdens of toxic wastes due to the current contemporaneous sewerage-drainage practices predominantly prevailing in most of the Asian countries.

SAARC-ASEAN postdocs arranged a pledge-based panel discussion on the role that the postdocs and other academicians can play in;

  • Ensuring and widening the institutional avenues and academic scopes of peace-related studies in diverse fields of higher research.

Uplifting the level and quality of multidisciplinary research in the Asian region.

Canada  

In honor of NPAW, the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars/l'Association Canadienne des Stagiaires Postdoctoraux (CAPS/ACSP) will hold a free webinar for members each day:

 

Monday, September 17

CAPS/ACSP National Health/Dental Insurance Plans

1:00 p.m.

Rhett Bagnall, senior advisor, Specialized Benefits Inc.; Joe Sparling, (chair, CAPS/ACSP


Tuesday, September 18

Dispelling Common Myths about EI & CPP for International Postdocs
1:00 p.m.


Joe Sparling, chair, CAPS/ACSP

Wednesday, September 19

Online Tools and Resources for Career Development and Job Hunting
9:00 a.m.


Jack Leeming, editor, NatureJobs

Thursday, September 20

Assessing Your Skills and Planning Your Career
12:00 p.m.


Auréliane Pajani, director of Montreal Office, Adoc Talent Mgmt

Friday, September 21

Ask Us Anything!
1:00 p.m.


CAPS/ACSP executive members

Vancouver, British Columbia

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of British Columbia organized the following events in the week of NPAW:

 

Monday, September 17

Pizza Lunch

12:00 p.m.

MSL

 

For postdocs from the Michael Smith Laboratories

Wednesday, September 19

Microbiology & Immunology Postdoc and Research Associate Appreciation & Research Night

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

LSC, West Atrium, UBC

 

Social, poster presentation (optional), dinner & drink, prizes and gifts. Invited: postdocs, research associates, department's faculty. https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9N3jfHAl84HuOOh

 

Thursday, September 20

NPAW Barbecue organized by the Postdoctoral Fellows Office
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
St. John’s College

Friday, September 21

Korean BBQ and Karaoke organized by the UBC Postdoctoral Association
7:00 p.m.
Royal Seoul House


Friday, September 21

Lunch

12:00 p.m.


For postdocs from the Department of Botany. Organized by the Botany Office

Friday, September 21

PDF Lunch

12:00 p.m.

Sage Bistro


For postdocs from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Organized by the associate dean, graduate and postdoctoral studies

Friday, September, 21

Meet the Postdocs Event

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Room 604, Asian Centre


For postdocs from the Department of Asian Studies.

Coffee and Treats

 

For postdocs from the Department of Urologic Sciences. Organized by the Vancouver Prostate Centre.

  Oshawa, Ontario

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is hosting the inaugural meet the postdocs event to provide professional development and networking opportunities and celebrate the contributions of its postdocs.

Thursday, September 27
Meet the Postdocs
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC), Room 1058
Time


10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Registration; Coffee and refreshments

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Opening remarks; Research and industry partnerships

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Panel discussion: How to be a postdoc

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshop 1: Grant proposal writing

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

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Workshop 2: Beyond academia: Non-traditional Career Paths

Toronto, Ontario

The University Health Network will hold two NPAW events:

 

Thursday, September 20

Industry Networking Event

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

Astellas TGH 11 PMB 190

 

Wednesday, September 19

Academia Networking Event

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

PMCRT 4-204

 

RSVP required for both events. Sponsored by the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

   

The School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto is is participating in this week for the first time. See their events below:


Monday, September 17

SGS/Family Care Office Pizza Lunch for Postdoc Families

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

Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, 569 Spadina Ave., 2nd Floor

 

Are you a postdoc with a family? Please bring them to a pizza lunch, co-hosted by the School of Graduate Studies and the Family Care Office, and meet other postdoctoral families! Vegetarian and plain cheese pizza and juice will be served. They look forward to seeing you at the Main Activity Hall in the Multi-Faith Centre and to meeting your family!

Tuesday, September 18

Coffee and Cookies at the School of Graduate Studies

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

SGS Student Lounge, 63 St. George Street

 

The School of Graduate Studies will have coffee, tea and cookies waiting for you this afternoon at this informal drop-in to the student lounge on the accessible first floor at 63 St. George Street. Meet other postdocs while enjoying an afternoon snack!

Wednesday, September 19

Mindfulness Session with Student Life in the Grad Room

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

Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street

 

As newcomers to the university, or even to the country, you may be feeling stressed. We spend a lot of time focusing on what happened in the past and worrying about the future, and this distracts us from what we want to do in the moment. But with mindfulness we can learn to slow down and appreciate the present. Join our Mindful Moments meditation circle in the Grad Room with instructor Marie, and increase your relaxation, resiliency, and focus!

Thursday, September 20

Converting your CV to a Resume with the Career Exploration Centre

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

Banting Institute, Rm 131, 100 College Street

 

You have a CV, containing all your academic achievements and publications. How do you distill this document into a focused, professional resume? Join Jonathan from the Career Exploration Centre to find out how.

Friday, September 21

Coffee and Cookies at the School of Graduate Studies

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

SGS Student Lounge, 63 St. George Street

 

The School of Graduate Studies is happy to host a second drop-in coffee hour for postdocs. If you missed the first session, or you would like to come again, please stop by our student lounge at 63 St. George Street, and take a break with other postdocs before the weekend begins!

  Waterloo, Ontario

The schedule of events for University of Waterloo:

 

Monday, September 17

Lunch and Postdoc Services Fair

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

DC 1301 (Fishbowl)

 

Whether you’re a new or a continuing postdoc at University of Waterloo, register to attend! Hear directly from those who provide postdoc services, ranging from writing, career and research support to human resources, athletics, immigration and health services!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Lunch and Learn: Creating a Data Management Plan (DMP)

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

Lib 329, FlexLab

 

Creating a Data Management Plan (DMP), a core element of Research Data Management (RDM) best practice, is mandatory in many jurisdictions around the world. To learn more about what RDM is and how the Library can assist you in practicing RDM and creating a DMP, please join Waterloo liaison librarians and RDM specialists, Kathy Szigeti and Sandra Keys, for this Lunch and Learn session!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Thai Boxing Class

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

PAC Studio 2

 

Have you always wanted to try a boxing class? Well, now is your chance! We've hired an instructor to teach postdocs how to box. This class will combine basic self-defense movements with traditional Thai boxing. Experienced and beginners are both welcome!

A few items to consider:

  • Wear something you aren't afraid to sweat in.
  • Thai Boxing is done in bare feet.
  • Bring your spouse/partner, too (but please indicate that they are joining us on the registration form, below). Don't forget a water bottle!

Wednesday, September 19

Lunch with the President and AVP, GSPA

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

M3 Patio and Bruce White Atrium

 

Join us for lunch with University of Waterloo President Feridum Hamdullahpur and Assistant Vice-President Jeff Casello! Games and socializing beginning at 12:00pm. Lunch served by the president and AVP GSPA will begin at 12:30pm. A curry lunch from Aunty’s Kitchen will be served.

 

Thursday, September 20

Roll Out, Renew and Restore Yoga

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

PAC Studio 2

 

Relax with a yoga massage class. Using massage balls, the instructor will lead you through exercises that can be used to relieve muscle pain. Experienced and beginners are both welcome!

A few items to consider:

  • All equipment will be provided (including a yoga mat and yoga massage balls).
  • Bring your spouse/partner, too (but please register them separately).
  • Don't forget a water bottle!
  • Wear comfortable clothes you can move in (i.e. jeans not recommended)
  • Space is limited to 22 people. Please register early.

Friday, September 21

Networking Lunch and Learn with the Centre for Career Action

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

East Campus 5, Room 1111

 

Join us for a networking Lunch and Learn facilitated by the Centre for Career Action's Postdoc Career Advisor!  This session will include lunch, a workshop, time to practice networking with other postdocs, and a chance to get a professional headshot for your online networking profiles!

Germany Berlin

Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS) has a postdoc beer scheduled for Friday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m.

United Kingdom Belfast, Northern Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast has put together a great NPAW celebration:

 

All week

 

Opportunities for staff and students to show recognition to postdocs by wearing “I Love QUB Postdocs” badges and share stories and pictures with the #ILoveQUBPostdocs

 

Monday, September 17

Launch of the Postdoctoral Development Centre website

 

Thursday, September 20

3:00 p.m.

Queen’s Film Theatre

 

PDC postdocs prizes ceremony. The “Research excellence," “Postdoc citizenship,” “Outstanding engagement,” and “Exceptional support” prizes will be awarded to postdocs during a ceremony followed by a reception with drinks and nibbles

 

Thursday, September 20

6:00 p.m.

Queen’s Film Theatre

 

Free public screening of “The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks,” followed by a Q&A with postdocs working in areas in relation with the movie

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