Postdocs' Coffee Hour - Sponsored by the Postdoc Association and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs on the 1st Tuesday of each month 
Tuesday, June 2, 9-10 am, Computer Science Building, Graduate School Conference Room

coffeeTake a break from your morning duties and consider bringing along a postdoc from your group. It's a great way to start the day and meet other postdocs outside your department. For more information Email us at: This event is free! 




Postdoc Spring Celebration - Sponsored by the Postdoc Association and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Tuesday, June 16, 5:30-7:30pm, Computer Science Building Lobby

Postdoc Spring Celebration FlyerCome join us to celebrate the return of the nice weather with your fellow postdocs, friends, and family. You’re invited to the SBU Postdoc Spring Celebration on Tuesday, June 16. Food and drinks will be served, so please RSVP if you can. Spouses, partners and children are welcome! This event is free.

When: June 16, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Computer Science Building Lobby (Where?)


See flyer.


New York Academy of Science Programs - New York Academy of Sciences Science Alliance
See upcoming online programs below, held at NYAS and sometimes via Online Webinar

Monday, May 18, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM  

Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology: Progress Towards Integration into Drug Discovery and Development

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM  (Webinar registration will open shortly)

Cancer Cell Metabolism: Unique Features Inform New Therapeutic Opportunities

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

HIV 2015: Using Phylogenetics to Enhance the HIV Response

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development





Recurring Eventspanel

Public speaking

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.


Provost's Postdoctoral Lecture Series

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


Developing an E-Portfolio

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

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.


Editors Club

eFrustrated 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: We’d love to help you become a better writer!


Corporate Education and Training

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:

All Stony Brook employees, including Postdocs, receive a 10% discount on the cost for any course taken.  For more information, see or call 631-216-7516.


Academic Advising Certificate Program

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.


COEUS Training

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.


Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship

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.


 Conversational English Class

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

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


Journal of Postdoctoral Research

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 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 For recommended guidelines and submission instructions, visit


Innovation Boot Camp/Pre-Seed Workshop

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 or 631-632-1064.


ANNUAL Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program: Training Scientists Who Mean Business (held annually in the spring with an application deadline in the fall)

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.


  • 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


To learn more about the program and its opportunities visit: For more information email or call Kate Hutchinson at the Center for Biotechnology:, 631-632-8521



For a list of past events, see Archived Events

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