Postdoc Events Archive


  • November 30th, 2012-Seminar: Like Me, Friend Me: Using Social Media to Build your Nework and Career with Melanie Sinche Do you post on Facebook? Tweet on Twitter? Check updates on LinkedIn? Whether you are a social media maven or neophyte, it is important to understand how harness the power of social media to expand your current network—and to enhance your career prospects. This informative workshop focused on how to use these tools to put your best foot forward on the web and beyond. Melanie Sinche currently serves as Director of the FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

  • *New* Fundamentals of Teaching Course - We are happy to announce a new course open to postdocs and senior grad students! This is a full semester course designed to help people become better teachers and to help them land full time teaching positions. We will use a mixed format of large group lectures and small group workshops to help you develop practical skills while you accumulate knowledge needed to be a great educator. This course is a non-credit official NYU course, BMSC-GA-4431, so graduate students who have passed their qualifying exams may register officially.  Postdocs can take the course without having to formally register, at no charge. Click here for course syllabus. Everyone interested in taking this course should fill out this survey. Space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up and please don’t sign up unless you intend to complete the course!

    Course Details:
    Class will meet weekly on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm in Alumni Hall B. First class will be on September 6 and the last session will be November 15.

  • Academic Writing Bootcamp - The Postdoc Program Office is pleased to offer you the opportunity to improve your writing skills this summer with the return of our Academic Writing Bootcamp. The workshop will offer a focused introduction to the principles of excellent writing for postdocs preparing research papers. The sessions will be on July 30, 31, and August 1, from 3:00-4:30 pm in Smilow Multipurpose Room. Please do not sign up if you do not intend to be there for all three sessions, but if space is available we may consider allowing people to come for two sessions of the three. Sign up here:

  • Career Planning Workshop: This session will be a great start on getting a written career plan for yourself.  Keith Micoli, who has given this workshop all over the country, will help you to figure out what is really important to you and how to develop a plan to achieve your goals.
    Event details: Friday, May 18th, 2012, 11:00am - 12:30pm | Smilow Multipurpose Room. 

  • The NYU LEARN Series (Leadership, Education and Research at NYU): This six-part seminar and discussion series targets postdoctoral scholars and graduate students who intend on pursuing careers in teaching. This series will expose those interested in teaching to formal pedagogy, various aspects of course and lesson design, and how to prepare for a job in teaching. The series format will be six 90-minute sessions led by a subject expert and will be offered as a six-part workshop for Spring 2012, with the intention to expand to an official non-credit course in the fall of 2012. Anyone who attends at least five of the six sessions will receive a certificate from the Postdoc Program.
    Event Details: March 1st - April 5th, 2012, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Alumni Hall B. 

  • Life Science/ Healthcare Management Consulting Panel: The panel will begin at 6:30pm in Smilow Seminar Room, and a reception will follow in the Multipurpose Room. Speakers include Mary Collins from IMS, Foster Gonsalves from Easton Associates and Melissa Simon from ISA. Many thanks to the NYU Consulting Club for organizing this great event! Registration is required to help us plan the reception. Event details: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2012, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Smilow Seminar Room.  Reception to follow in the Smilow Multipurpose Room

  • Scientific Integrity and Responsible Conduct in Research. GSAS Course #: G16.2000.001 Semester: Spring 2012. This course will help postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees (including MD/PhD candidates) become familiarized with the basic ethical issues confronting scientists in biomedical science research. The course includes reading, lectures, and movies combined with discussion sections. The course addresses ethical considerations for human and animal subjects, scientific integrity in data management, analysis, authorship, and publication. Additional course topics will include peer review, scientific fraud, conflict of interest, mentoring, intellectual property, collaborations (including industry) and the role of scientists in society. Click here for course materials.

  • Academic Bootcamp imageAcademic Writing Bootcamp: Ready to get your writing skills in shape for the new year? If so, then join Janet Kayfetz, Ph.D., in a three-part workshop set to be held on February 5th 8th, and 10th. The workshop, co-sponsored by the NYU Neuroscience Institute, will cover the fundamentals of good writing and focus on helping participants improve their ability to write compelling papers, grants and abstracts.
    Event details: Sunday, Feb 5th, 8th, and 10th, 2012, 1:00 - 3:00pm, Smilow Seminar Room 



  • Put Your Science to Work - Peter FiskePut Your Science to Work in 2012: This workshop will provide a thorough and practical overview of the process of career planning and job hunting in today’s job market, from the perspective of a Ph.D. scientist, Dr. Peter Fiske. Start out 2012 right by being thoughtful about the next step in your career. The Washington Square Office of Postdoc Affairs and the School of Medicine Postdoctoral Program will offer the opportunity to do just that.

    Event details: Monday, January 30th, 2012, 6-8pm, NYU Kimmel Center 10th Floor, Rosenthal Pavilion, New York, NY 10010


  • Lab Management STAR Series - Episode 5: The fifth STAR seminar series, “Step Five: Funding, Publishing, and Collaborations,” covered all aspects of laboratory management from effective negotiating for a startup package, to hiring personnel and preparing for tenure. Featured speakers included: Joel Ernst, M.D., Professor, Dept of Medicine, Microbiology and Pathology; Linda Miller, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Basic Science; Michael Dustin, Ph.D., Depts of Pathology and Molecular Pathogenesis.

    Click here to view Dr. Joel Ernst's slides
    Click here to view Dr. Linda Miller's slides
    Click here to view Dr. Michael Dustin's slides

    Event details: Friday, June 17th, 2011, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Smilow Seminar Room

  • Lab Management STAR Series - Episode 3: The third STAR seminar series, “Time, Data, and Project Management,” covered all essentials of effective time, data and project management. Featured speakers included: Ken Broadhurst, M.A., Senior OD Specialist, NYU Human Resources - Office of Development and Learning; Angus Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept of Microbiology; Edward Skolnik, M.D., Depts of Pharmacology and Molecular Pathogenesis.
    Event details: Friday, April 15th, 2011, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Smilow Seminar Room.