Postdocs' Coffee Hour - Presented by the Postdoc Association on the 1st Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, May 6, 9-10 am, Computer Science Building, Graduate School Conference Room
Take 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!
Join SBU alumna Jennifer Hobin, PhD, for Putting PhDs to Work: Career Planning for Today’s Scientist. Dr. Hobin will talk about professional self-assessment and how it can help you to align your research strengths with careers in academic and non-academic settings. During this workshop you will:
-- Examine your skills, interests, and values
-- Identify professional options related to your research
-- Set strategic goals for 2013-14
Sponsored by the Career Center and the Office for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development.
Northern Brookhaven Toastmasters is a local, open-to-all club where people can practice their public speaking skills for a nominal annual fee. The group meets at Stony Brook University every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The members are varied: Some desire to speak in front of large groups where others are more concerned with individual conversations. The Toastmasters program is structured so you can customize it to meet your needs and stay within the parameters so everyone can assist each other. The environment is friendly and supportive, and the self-paced program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment. Constructive evaluation is the heart of the Toastmasters program. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths and suggest improvements. At first you’ll be applauded for your effort; later you’ll be applauded for your skill. For more information, visit Northern Brookhaven Toastmasters.
The OPA sponsors the Provost's Postdoctoral Lecture Series which is an opportunity for Postdocs to showcase their research conducted at either Stony Brook University or Brookhaven National Laboratory to the campus community. Lectures are for 45 minutes and are held during the fall and spring semesters at Stony Brook. Postdocs are also given the opportunity to receive feedback on their presentations from faculty involved in related research. Any Postdoctoral Scholar who has been in his/her position for more than one year and has the approval of his/her PI is eligible. Interested Postdocs must fill out an application and submit by May 1 for fall lectures - by December 1 for spring lectures. All applications are reviewed and approved by a selection committee. For questions, email email@example.com.
An electronic portfolio, or E-Portfolio, is a purposeful collection of artifacts and reflections saved on a website or DVD that showcases YOU. Postdocs can use E-Portfolios to document professional development over time, to identify patterns of growth and competencies in their chosen discipline, for self-assessment and reflection, and to share teaching methods and research information with their colleagues and students. The system is very user friendly, but you will need a short orientation before your account can be accessed. Orientations can be individually scheduled and usually take about 30 minutes. If you are interested in creating an E-Portfolio, please email your name and Net ID to Patricia.Aceves@stonybrook.edu.
E-Portfolios are offered through the Faculty Center on campus. Visit their site to learn about the wide variety of workshops available for Postdocs. You can also visit TLT’s E-Portfolio site to see a showcase of E-Portfolios developed by other faculty on campus.
Frustrated with writing that proposal or abstract? In need of someone to edit your science work? Look no further! The Stony Brook Postdoctoral Association has started an Editors Club for the purpose of editing scientific works by graduate students and postdocs on the SBU campus. Submit your poster or paper abstract, proposal, or journal article and a qualified postdoc here at SBU will review your work for FREE! Turnaround time is about one week and all interactions are kept confidential. For more information or to contact an Editor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to help you become a better writer!
At the Center for Emerging Technologies through the Office of the Vice President for Economic Development at Stony Brook, a variety of courses are offered that are available to Postdocs. A sample of topics covered are:
- Project Management & Business Analysis (PMI)
- Management Development
- Excellence in Management & Operations
- LEED And Green Technologies
- Emerging Technologies & Software
All Stony Brook employees, including Postdocs, receive a 10% discount on the cost for any course taken. For more information, see http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cet/index.html or call 631-216-7516.
This course is offered each fall and spring semester by the Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Center (APAC) and is designed to enhance your overall knowledge of good academic advising practice at Stony Brook. The course will cover major academic policies and procedures, curriculum requirements, specialized pre-professional advising (undergraduate and graduate level health professions and law), academic standing policies and exceptions, and technology in advising. For academic and student affairs professionals working in advising capacities, and those with any regular direct student contact, completion of this course will enhance your ability to have more thorough, purposeful and meaningful academic planning discussions with students you serve. In addition, we hope the course will provide insight into some of the many choices and challenges facing students daily.
Certificates of participation are awarded to participants in attendance for the entire course only. However, others are welcome to sit in on one or more weeks if desired; one week’s advance notice requested. Course enrollment limited to 25 registrants. If interested, please email Mary Beth Powers, the Assistant Director of the Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Center, for times, dates, and registration procedures. Program is free.
Training on Stony Brook University's electronic proposal submission system (COEUS) is available through the Office of Sponsored Programs. COEUS provides an avenue for internal routing and approval, creating templates and sharing proposal information, and allowing involved participants to work on scientific material until submission to the sponsor. Visit the OVPR site for dates and times of training workshops.
Stony Brook University is a subscriber to the web based CITI training program. The curriculum includes modules for Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) training in any of various academic disciplines. For more information on these modules and to register, please see the Stony Brook Research RCRS training webpage. For follow-up, face-to-face instruction necessary for some funding sources, please consult your department.
The English Conversation Class will resume meeting on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 101 in the Wang Center on January 29, 2013. For further information please contact Marth Fink at email@example.com.
Practice your English speaking skills in an informal, weekly class. Attendance is flexible; you do not have to attend all sessions. The class is made up of visiting scholars, professors, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates from a dozen different countries. The topics discussed range from understanding idioms and slang to finding badminton partners, bicycles and carpools. Course is free. No registration required. For more information, you can contact Martha Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journal of Postdoctoral Research, JPR, is a peer-reviewed international publication reflective of the quality of postdoctoral research work. The latest issue can be viewed at http://www.postdocjournal.com/jpr.aspx. All papers are subjected to a conventional peer-review process and revisions, where required, before acceptance for publication. JPR is chalked out to be a monthly publication with 12 issues in a year and at least 10 papers per issue. The submission to acceptance time-frame for a well written Review is generally less than 6 weeks. The make-up of the editorial board can be viewed at http://www.postdocjournal.com/editorial-board.aspx?s=jpr. For recommended guidelines and submission instructions, visit http://www.postdocjournal.com/instruction-author.aspx.
This is an event that rallies community talent and resources to investigate and transform commercially promising technologies into pre-seed stage companies. More specifically, the Innovation Boot Camp supports entrepreneurial faculty, postdocs, graduate students and other technologists interested in exploring the business opportunities and commercialization strategies for their bioscience, advanced energy and/or information technology. Held annually since 2008, the Innovation Boot Camp seeks Idea Champions to participate in the 2.5 day program, to be held usually in March, including:
- Faculty, Postdocs, Students, Inventors, Patent holders and other Technical Experts who have an idea or invention that might have commercial potential.
- Those looking for business input and help with the commercialization and business planning.
- Researchers who never seem to be able to carve out time to think about that “nagging business idea.”
If you are interested, please contact Joseph Scaduto, Assistant Director of Business Development, Center for Biotechnology at email@example.com or 631-632-1064.
This program is targeted toward Postdocs and graduate students seeking to facilitate commercial activities within their academic labs or enhance their knowledge of the commercial sector in order to transition into non-academic careers. Early career professionals within the industry are also encouraged to apply to enhance their productivity and opportunity for success in the corporate environment.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Bioscience Industry from target identification through commercial application
- Increase your marketability by expanding your education beyond the typical classroom
- Build connections with industry leaders through on going classroom interaction
- Work hands on with technologies to advance an invention
- Join over 230 alumni in an active professional network providing career opportunities, mentoring and social interactions
APPLICATION DEADLINE - ON OR AROUND NOVEMBER 30 ANNUALLY
To learn more about the program and its opportunities visit: http://www.fobip.org. For more information email or call Kate Hutchinson at the Center for Biotechnology: firstname.lastname@example.org, 631-632-8521
For a list of past events, see Archived Events
Postdocs' Coffee Hour, First Tuesday of every month
May 6, 2014, 9:00am
Putting PhDs to Work: Career Planning for Today’s Scientist
May 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
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