Archived events 2012-2013

 

Bio Careers Virtual Job Fair
October 3 and 4www.biocareers.com

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is a member of Biocareers.com, an online career service that provides an in-depth look at a variety of postgraduate career paths in the sciences. On October 3 & 4 they will be holding an online job fair where job seekers will have the chance to meet with employers from all over the globe in academia, industry and other fields. Starting August 1st you can examine the employer descriptions, download white papers, watch videos, leave a resume and, most importantly, converse with employers during their office hours. Register now for free at http://stonybrook.biocareers.com.

 

Part 1: The Ins and Outs of Networking for Scientists Presented by the Graduate Career Association
Thursday October 4, 4-5 pm, Wang 301; Thursday October 18 4-5 pm University Cafe; Thursday November 1, 6-8 pm Wang Zodiac Lobby

This is the first in a 3-part series of networking workshops sponsored by the Graduate Career Association. In this first workshop you will earn how to create an elevator speech and conduct an informational interview. The second workshop will be a practice session for what was learned in workshop one, and the third will be a live Speed Networking event where you will have an opportunity to meet with academic and non-academic business people in 10-minute intervals to introduce yourself and ask questions about their fields of employment. SPACE IS LIMITED. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER VISIT http://www.sbugca.org/Events/networking.

 

Reinventing Diplomacy Through Science and Technology
Provost's Lecture Series, Friday, October 5, 4 pm, Wang Theater

Dr. Frances Colon, Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

colonSecretary Clinton has emphasized that “the best way to advance America’s interests in reducing global threats and seizing global opportunities is to design and implement global solutions” using “what has been called ‘smart power,’ the full range of tools at our disposal – diplomatic, economic, military, political, legal, and cultural – picking the right tool or combination of tools for each situation.” An essential element of America’s “smart power” is our science and technology capability.  Countries, regardless of their politics, culture, and worldview, are interested to learn what the United States does to spur science, technology and innovation. The United States, in turn, has much to gain from helping to develop more knowledge and innovation-based societies around the world and from spreading scientific values – like meritocracy and transparency – that support democracy. In addition, science and technology are also crucial for dealing with major challenges facing countries – such as public health, food security, clean energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, cyber-security and more. Many of these challenges transcend borders and are global concerns. In this era of globalization, the United States can remain at the cutting edge and as world leader in science and technology only by engaging with the scientific and technical communities elsewhere. Science diplomacy is crucial to achieving this goal.

 

Forging Your Path: Career Planning for Science PhDs
Wednesday October 10, 1-2 pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall I, Director Science Alliance Dr. Monica Kerr

kerrCarving out a career path post-PhD tends to not be as straightforward and easy as one might expect. Join Dr. Monica Kerr, director of the New York Academy of Sciences career development program, to hear about the job outlook for science PhDs and learn simple, yet often overlooked steps towards attaining a successful and rewarding career. Workshop is free. Science Alliance membership for graduate students and Postdocs is also free. Please register at google docs. For questions you can email postdocs@stonybrook.edu.

 

 

Resume Review Boot Camp
Wednesday, October 17, 3:30-5 pm, Career Center W0550 Melville Library

Experience is necessary for access into a full-time career, but what good is the experience if you are not sure how to market yourself?! Join Sheri Ryan, Director of the U.S. Talent Acquisition at Broadridge, in this intense review and commentary of dozens of submitted resumes. The Career Center staff will remove personal identifiers from the resumes, such as name, address, email, etc. to ensure your privacy during the presentation. Ms. Ryan will publically read and comment on the style, content, and organization of each resume submitted to offer tips and strategies on how to land a job! Here’s how to RSVP to the event:

This event is only open to graduate students and postdocs. Submit your resume through ZebraNet - search underEvents and Job Fairs; event is listed with Event ID #1238  Submit by October 12

 

Part 2: The Ins and Outs of Networking for Scientists Presented by the Graduate Career Association

Thursday October 18 4-5 pm University Cafe; Thursday November 1, 6-8 pm Wang Zodiac Lobby

This is the second in a 3-part series of networking workshops sponsored by the Graduate Career Association. In this second workshop you will have a chance to practice what was learned in workshop one. The third workshop will be a live Speed Networking event where you will have an opportunity to meet with academic and non-academic business people in 10-minute intervals to introduce yourself and ask questions about their fields of employment. SPACE IS LIMITED. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER VISIT http://www.sbugca.org/Events/networking.

 

Understanding Learning Styles
2-part workshop, Wednesdays October 24 and 31, 1-2 pm, Humanities 3017, Professor Gary Halada, Undergraduate Program Director Materials Science & Engineering

In this 2-part workshop you will discuss teaching and learning styles (including your own) and how to develop lessons, courses and curricula which address these styles and meet learning objectives. Resources available through the TLT department at SBU will also be reviewed. You will come away from this workshop with a better idea of teaching methods and how to design instructional activities to help you become an outstanding lecturer. Workshop is free. Please register atgoogle.docs. For questions you can email postdocs@stonybrook.edu.

 

Part 3: The Ins and Outs of Networking for Scientists Presented by the Graduate Career Association
Thursday November 1, 6-8 pm Wang Zodiac Lobby

This is the final networking workshop sponsored by the Graduate Career Association. This workshop will be a live Speed Networking event where you will have an opportunity to meet with academic and non-academic business people in 10-minute intervals to introduce yourself and ask questions about their fields of employment. SPACE IS LIMITED. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER VISIT http://www.sbugca.org/Events/networking.

  

Life Lessons: Conversations with Faculty
Wednesday, November 7, 1-2 pm, Computer Science Building, Graduate School Conference Room, Professor and Chair Lorna Role TOPIC: Mentoring

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs periodically sponsors informal gatherings where faculty members talk with Postdocs about all facets of their life’s journey … from transitioning to a faculty position to learning how to set up a lab to negotiating a career plan to balancing work and family. Come join us so you can ask questions of those who have traveled in your footsteps and moved on to be successful in their careers. Please register at google.docs.

 

EXPAND YOUR JOB SEARCH
Wednesday, November 14 3:30-5 pm, Melville Library room C1640 - Presented by the Career Center

Are you beginning to wonder if employers are REALLY hiring? You’ve searched for positions through ZebraNet and Google, but you’re still not satisfied with the results! With our featured guest, Fiona Grady, an assistant librarian at Stony Brook University, this workshop focuses on library databases like Hoovers Pro, Factiva, and Uniworld that will help you learn how to search for job postings and company information. Find out how you can expand your job search options. Open only to graduate students and postdocs.

  

Science Policy: Careers and Opportunities for Science PhDs
Thursday, November 15 4-5 pm, Wang Room 201

Dr. Jennifer Hobin, Director of Science Policy for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

fasebDr. Jennifer Hobin, the Director of Science Policy for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), will introduce attendees to the range of careers available in science policy, including those in government, not-for-profit organizations, and industry. She will provide information on how to transition from scientific research to policy work, with an emphasis on skills and experiences attendees can attain while in graduate school or completing their postdoctoral work. She will also discuss science policy internships, fellowships, and other transition opportunities, and provide insight into the field based on her own transition from a biopsychology graduate student to a science policy professional. Please register at google docs. For questions you can email postdocs@stonybrook.edu

 

How to Find a Job Through LinkedIn
Thursday, November 29, 4-5:30 pm, Wang Lecture Hall II

linkedinJoseph Scaduto, Assistant Director of Business Development at the NYS Center for Biotechnology, andKen Gelfand, Sr. Vice President at Access Scientific, will take you through the ins and outs of how to best use LinkedIn to find a job. Tips on the best way to set up your page, how detailed to get in which sections of your page, what is proper etiquette when requesting a connection, should you ask for a reference, understanding levels of connections, how to find people who share connections, etc. will all be discussed. Audience members can bring their computers and try out the tips suggested as they proceed through the workshop. Please register at google docs. For questions you can email postdocs@stonybrook.edu

  

Join the American Society of Plant Biologists
Monday, December 3, 4 pm, Wang Center Room 301

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Christos Noutsos, a computational biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Ambassador to the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). During this presentation he will give the history of the ASPB, examine why it is more important than ever to be part of a professional society, and explain what the ASPB can do for PhD students and postdocs. He will also describe some of the current programs at ASPB and show how they can benefit you.

 

Postdocs' Coffee Hour - Presented by the Postdoc Association
Tuesday, December 4, 
9-10 am, Computer Science Building, Graduate School Conference Room

coffeeTake a break from your morning duties and join the Postdoc Association for the SBU Postdocs’ Coffee Hour. This will be an excellent opportunity to charge batteries for the day and network with your peers and colleagues. Coffee/tea as well as cookies will be served. Sponsored by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and SBU Postdoctoral Association. For more information Email us at: Postdocs@stonybrook.edu. This event is free! 

  

Life Lessons: Conversations with Faculty
Wednesday, December 5, 1-2 pm, Computer Science Building, Graduate School Conference Room, Professor Ken Dill TOPIC: The not-so-straight path to success

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs periodically sponsors informal gatherings where faculty members talk with Postdocs about all facets of their life’s journey … from transitioning to a faculty position to learning how to set up a lab to negotiating a career plan to balancing work and family. Come join us so you can ask questions of those who have traveled in your footsteps and moved on to be successful in their careers. Please register at google.docs.


 Mark Kuchner's Marketing for Scientists
 - Presented by the Graduate Career Association
Friday, December 7, 1-3:15 pm, Wang Lecture Hall I

Mark Kuchner, renowned NASA Astrophysicist and author of Marketing for Scientists: How to shine in tough times is coming to Stony Brook University! This event is for every type of scientist! You will find this workshop as valuable and hands-on as your experiments — that’s how he has designed it. Learn how to effectively market yourself, become your own brand and galvanize your research presentations and proposals to land the right job and to get the funds you need. Free registration: http://www.sbugca.org/.

Dr. Kuchner is an Astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He was the recipient of both Hubble and Russell Fellowships at Princeton University and Michelson Postdoctoral Fellow for Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy with a minor in Physics from Caltech, 2000 and A.B. Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics with Honors from Harvard University, 1994.

 

 The Ins and Outs of Networking for Scientists Presented by the Graduate Career Association
Thursday January 24, 5:45-8 pm Wang Room 201

EVENT CLOSED

This workshop will be a live Speed Networking event where you will have an opportunity to meet with academic and non-academic professionals from the science sector. You will have the opportunity to meet these individuals in 10-minute intervals to introduce yourself and ask questions about their fields of employment. The employer representatives at this event are here for informational interviews only and to give you an opportunity to practice meeting new people and to find out about a varied range of professional positions. The first hour is devoted to one-on-one meetings; during the second hour there will be food and refreshments and a chance to casually network with all employer representatives. Registration is free for all graduate students and postdocs. In order to attend, you must register here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJaZDFNMVpnOHlmTUhpODhCZmVXZlE6MQ#gid=0.

The employers who will be attending are:

Ece Auffarth - Albert Einstein Medical College
Amy Czura - Suffolk County Community College
Ken Gelfand - Access Scientific 
Peter Rusy - Lockheed Martin 
Paul Wilson - BNL- NASA 
Diktys Stratakis - BNL- Physics 
Karim Berrada - Applied DNA Sciences 
Alfreda James - SBU Career Center 
Sean Boykevisch - SBU Office of Technology and Licensing 
Sharon Klugewicz - Chembio Diagnostic Systems 

 

Overcoming Stage Fright
Wednesday, February 6 and 13, 12-1:30 pm, Wang Center Chapel - WAITING LIST ONLY

valDo you suffer from stage fright? Do you find yourself riddled with anxiety, shaking and unable to focus before you walk on to give a presentation? Is your fear stopping you or holding you back? This workshop will provide you with a few, simple tools to practice and prepare you for your next poster talk, presentation or job interview. There are no quick fixes to stage fright, but with tools and practice you can gain stronger confidence and a better ability to communicate your work effectively. Space is limited to 15 seats. Workshop requirement: 1-minute prepared “speech” that can be from a former poster talk or presentation. Please email Lynn.Allopenna@stonybrook.edu to register.

Valeri Lantz-Gefroh is the workshop coordinator at the Center for Communicating Science with the Stony Brook School of Journalism.  She teaches Improvisation for Scientists at SBU and travels the country teaching at other universities, labs and research facilities as part of the CCS outreach effort.  In addition, Val is an administrator in the Flame Challenge, produces a web show/live event called Science on Tap, and serves as Artistic Director for the Asylum Theatre Company.   Prior to working with the CCS she has directed, taught acting at all levels and served as the Director of Acting for the Department of Theatre Arts.

 

LISEF Judges Needed

Each year the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) strives to identify and recognize secondary school students, predominantly in grades 9-12, from private, parochial, and public schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties, with the potential to become outstanding natural, physical and behavioral scientists, engineers or mathematicians. To this end, they organize a yearly forum for such outstanding students to submit and exhibit their research projects in an effort to identify and select finalists from over 500 student participants to attend the annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). LISEF is in desperate need of qualified judges to help evaluate approximately 400 student projects in over 17 disciplines. Judges are typically asked to evaluate and score between 8-12 projects depending on the category.

Please consider assisting LISEF on either or both days of the fair  at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 and Monday, March 11th, 2013. The greatest need for judges is on February 12th. All judges are provided a complimentary buffet lunch. To register as a judge for one or both fair dates, please visit: www.lisef.org and follow the directions below:

1)    Click the “LISEF Judges” button.
2)    Click the “Register Now!” button.
3)    Select and enter a username and password, your e-mail address, name, degree (or degree status), phone contact numbers, and employer name and address and click the “Continue Registration” button.
4)    Confirm that your login information is correct on the screen and click “Continue Registration” button.
5)    Select the date or dates you would like to judge at the fair and select your top 3 choices of category preference. Select the number of years you have previously served as a judge for our fair and if you would like to recommend a colleague for judging, fill in those fields as well. Finally, click the “Complete Registration” button. 

 

Research Your Future Career Symposium
Tuesday March 19, 7:30 am-6:00 pm, Wang Center - EVENT IS NOW FULLY REGISTERED AND CLOSED

aThought about what you want to do with your PhD? Curious about career options available to you? Want to build a network to jumpstart your career? Join us for a one-day career development symposium to gain the tools needed for a successful career - panel discussions, networking, cocktail hour and more. Keynote Address given by P. Roy Vagelos M.D., Retired Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc. Chairman of the Board, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The symposium is made possible through a grant from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Co-sponsors are: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, The Feinstein Institute and Pall Corporation. Event is free to participating institutions' students and postdocs. Registration will remain open until all spots are filled. For more information and to register, click here.

 

Chalk Talk: Everything you ever wanted to know but never dared to ask
Thursday April 11, 4-5 pm, Wang Center Room 201, Professor Alfredo Fontanini Department of Neurobiology and Behavior 

asdfChalk talks, informal presentations of future research plans, are an integral component of the job-interview process in the Life Sciences. Sometimes part of the first interview, sometimes reserved for second visits, a chalk talk is the key to a successful interview. Despite its importance, a cloud of mystery surrounds chalk talks: They are often held behind closed doors and attended only by faculty. For 99% of postdocs, the first encounter with a chalk talk is when it's time to give one. So ... what is a chalk talk? What should be presented? Can slides be used? What tone should be used? What are the messages that should be given? How much should one improvise? I will address all these questions - and more! - from the perspective of someone that has experienced multiple chalk talks from both sides. At the end of this presentation you will learn that a chalk talk is not a scary gauntlet every postdoc aiming for an academic career has to face, and it is also a great chance to be creative, lay out your plan for the future and have fun with your ideas. Workshop is free. Register here.

 

Tips to Win NIH Fellowships
Thursday April 25, 4-5 pm Wang Center Room 201, Professor Mary Kritzer Department of Neurobiology and Behavior 

asdfDoes it surprise you to know that the actual science proposed in a fellowship grant is low in priority for reviewers? Did you know that a fellowship proposal does not share the same sections of Impact and Innovation that a regular grant does? Learn from the chair of one of NIH’s fellowship review boards what reviewers look for when they decide whom to fund. The training plan is KEY! Professor Kritzer will systemically go through the parts of an NIH fellowship application and indicate what reviewers deem important, what to emphasize, and ultimately how to win the award. Workshop is free. Register here.

 

 

Networking Social
Thursday May 30, 4-7 pm University Cafe

asdfPostdocs from Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor and Brookhaven National laboratories are cordially invited to a celebratory mixer. Please come and enjoy springtime merriment and great networking opportunities with your colleagues. RSVPs are a must through our website

 

 

 

 

Postdocs' Coffee Hour, First Tuesday of every month
Join us for special NPAW Breakfast!
September 2, 2014, 9:00am

National Postdoc Appreciation Week
September 15-19, 2014

Postdoc Picnic 
September 13, 2014, 11:30am-3pm

SBU Postdoc Spotlight
September 18, 2014, 9am-2pm

Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon
September 18, 2014, following Spotlight talks (postdocs only)

Strategies and Tactics for NIH & NSF Grant Writing
September 22, 29, October 6, 9:00-10:30am

NYAS Science Alliance Fall Programs
See upcoming programs from NYAS (some available as Webinars).

 

Recurring Events

Editors Club

Conversational English

Practice public speaking

Provost's Postdoctoral Lecture Series

Develop an E-Portfolio

Journal of Postdoctoral Research

Academic Advising Certificate Program

Corporate Education and Training

COEUS Training Workshops

Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship

Innovation Boot Camp

Training Scientists Who Mean Business

 

 

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