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UPDATE June 14, 2017

Dear Postdocs,

Happy Summer! It's been a while without an update, so below are a number of job opportunities that recently have come across my network. Some with approaching deadlines. 

Also, I hope you'll join us TOMORROW to mingle with our newest postdocs and with each other at the next New Postdoc Welcome on June 15th. 

Finally, check out the end of the update for a new spotlight on useful postdoc resources. 

Katy Flint Ehm
Director, IREP Office and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Events & Classes

  1. New Postdoc Welcome, TOMORROW, June 15, 3-5pm
  2. Few Spots Left for Fall Communicating Science Courses
Off-Campus Events & Classes
  1. 2017 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions Seminar, Deadline: July 9

Jobs & Funding

  1. Adjunct Position(s) Teaching in Biomedical Sciences at Long Island University
  2. Volunteer position: President, NYC Science Communication
  3. Engineering Educator, Adler Planetarium, Chicago
  4. Program Officer for Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston
  5. Scientific Program Manager: Metabolic Disease, Foundation for the NIH, Bethesda, MD
  6. Data Science Curriculum Fellow in Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

Resource Spotlight

  1. Have you had "the mentoring talk" with your supervisor? AAMC Postdoc Compact can help.

Events & Classes

1.  New Postdoc Welcome, June 15, 3-5pm

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for our New Postdoc Welcome. The Welcome offers an introduction to Stony Brook to help recently arrived postdocs maximize their postdoctoral experience. All postdocs who have joined us since January are particularly encouraged to attend.

3:00pm-4:00pm:NEW POSTDOCS
All postdocs who have arrived within the past six months are invited to:

  • Discover the unique aspects of being a postdoc at SBU
  • Learn about resources & benefits for SBU postdocs

We invite all our postdocs to a reception following the main orientation.
Drop by to meet your colleagues and welcome our newest postdocs.
Refreshments will be served. 

2.  Few spots left in Fall Communicating Science Courses

Through a special arrangement with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, postdocs may sign up through the Postdoc Office to take the Alda Center's nationally-renowned communicating science classes for FREE. Space is limited, with two postdoc spots in each section of most courses. Postdocs may only take one course per semester.

See the Course Schedule:Download here

Core Course Availability:

JRN 501: Distilling Your Message
Section 1: FULL
Section 2: FULL

JRN 503: Improvisation for Scientists
Section 1: One spot left
Section 2: FULL

Other grad courses still available, but typically require having taken JRN 501 or 503.

To Register: Email the Postdoc Office at with your preferred course and section. Placement is first come, first served. All registrants are expected to attend and participate in every session.

Off-Campus Events & Classes

1.  2017 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions Seminar, Deadline: July 9

Who Should Attend:
 Aimed at postdoctoral scholars, new assistant professors, and advanced PhD students(near conferral of PhD degree).
Seminar Dates: August 10-11, 2017
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
Travel Awards:  Travel awards will be provided for all eligible applicants (those not receiving federal funding and meeting other criteria e.g., citizenship/residency status) who are approved and selected to participate in the Institute. The maximum amount for the travel award is $1,250.

Registration/Travel Award Application Receipt Deadline:  Sunday, July 9, 2017
For more Information and To Apply:


Jobs & Funding

1. Adjunct Position(s) Teaching in Biomedical Sciences at LIU-Post

The Dept of Biomedical Sciences at LIU-Post is looking for qualified postdocs to teach labs for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Current opening for Fall 2017 is listed below. For more information about this or about additional opportunities for the Spring, you can contact Tejas Bouklas, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences (and former SBU postdoc!) at

Fall 2017 teaching available: 
Molecular Diagnostics Lab (BMS 656 01L): Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am - 12pm

For more information, e-mail 

2. Volunteer position: President, NYC Science Communication

Looking for opportunities to: NYC Science Communication
To build your leadership skills?
To demonstrate your strong passion for science communication?
And to differentiate your resume in job search?

NYC Science Communication is looking for a new President. 

To Apply:

3. Engineering Educator, Adler Planetarium, Chicago

The Adler Planetarium is seeking an Engineering Educator to join our dynamic team located on Chicago's Museum Campus.

Download position description.

To Apply:

4. Program Officer for Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Boston is hiring a program officer position in science, engineering, and technology. They aim to fill the position no later than 7/31/2017.

To Apply:

5Scientific Program Manager: Metabolic Disease, Foundation for the NIH, Bethesda, MD

The FNIH is seeking a Scientific Program Manager-Metabolic Disorders (SPM-MD) to design, promote and execute major research partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including biopharmaceutical companies, healthcare not-for-profit partners, government, and academic scientists. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) creates and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

To Apply:

6. Data Science Curriculum Fellow in Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Harvard Medical School ( invites applications for a Data Science Curriculum Fellow, associated with the Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI) programs ( 

Deadline: July 7

To Apply: See position description

Resource Spotlight

Have you had "the mentoring talk" with your supervisor? AAMC Postdoc Compact can help.

Association of American Medical CollegesIn 2006, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) developed the Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors as a tool for promoting the development of positive mentoring relationships between postdoctoral appointees and their mentors. The document itself, updated in January 2017, can be used in many ways, but it provides a starting point for discussion of the mentoring responsibilities a postdoc and her/his supervisor have TO EACH OTHER. 

At some institutions, it is used as a contract that both parties sign. Others use it to provide discussion prompts for the sometimes awkward "talk" about mentoring. How you use it is up to you. Feel free to blame it on the Postdoc Office for suggesting it! But think of it as a tool for starting and maintaining open communication with your PI/boss/supervisor/mentor, which in turn can help ensure that you have a productive and satisfying postdoctoral experience. 

You can download the AAMC Postdoc Compact HERE. 

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