Attend our monthly postdoc coffee. It may not even be raining that day! So stop by
the Grad School conference room, and take a quick break with your colleagues.
Did you know that the President's
Office of Management and Budget has clarified that any federally funded postdoc is expected to also participate in professional
development as part of their research training? Sounds like time to network! See you
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE: Grad School Conference room, (old) Computer Science 2401
Pedagoggles: A Fresh Focus on Teaching & Technology
Register now for Stony Brook's annual colloquium on teaching, learning and technology
and increase your exposure to effective teaching practices and teaching with technology.
Registration is FREE for graduate students, TAs and postdocs.
Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming earned
her doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University and is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist
and entrepreneur. She cofounded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience
combine to maximize students' life outcomes. Vivienne is a visiting scholar at UC
Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research
in neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of
diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict
manic episodes in bipolar suffers.
The Beyond Academia Forum is an annual event held for academic scientists, clinicians,
postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from Greater New York area with an
interest in non-academic careers. This one-day event will broaden knowledge of potential
career paths in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees who are interested
in pursuing a non-research based career.
For more information and to register, visit
HERE. (only 18 spots left!)
SBU and BNL are arranging a van to transport people to the event, so if you plan to
go and are interested in a ride, email the Postdoc Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
.SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar now for some upcoming events at SBU!
May 6: The
Graduate Career Association will host a panel on careers in science policy with the Director of Science Policy
at FASEB, Yvette Seger.
May 12, 12:30pm: The next
Practical Professional Skills workshop will feature Dr. Rick Gatteau, Associate Provost for Academic Success and Faculty
Director for SBU's Higher Education Administration program, talking about leadership
styles and teamwork.
May 31, 12:30pm: The
GCA is organizing a Resume Bootcamp for insights on turning your CV into a resume.
OVERVIEW OF TAX ISSUES FOR POSTDOCS The NPA provides an overview of U.S. taxes, such as how tax filing is different for postdocs
on fellowships and why international postdocs should be filing even if they have a
Check it out HERE. See also
tax resources on SBU's Visa and Immigration Services website.
DISCOUNTED ONLINE TAX PREP FOR INTERNATIONALS The GSO has arranged for a limited number of discounts for international graduate
students and postdocs to use the online tax preparation service,
https://www.sprintax.com. After the discount, the cost is $2 for Federal and $20.95 for State. Please note
that only a limited number of people may use this discount, first come, first served.
To take advantage of the discount, you first need to
create an account and enter all your information. They should enter SUNYSB2015 for Federal tax and
SUNYSB15S5 for State tax in the code box on the ‘Review your order’ page.
The New York Academy of Sciences has posted up an eBriefing on its recent workshop
on Grantsmanship for Postdocs, which focused particularly on applying for the NIH
K99/R00 transition award. The summary was also provided by one of our own SBU postdocs!
Check it out here.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology at SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Old Westbury has a full-time, temporary opening for a plant biologist/plant ecologist
for the 2016-2017 academic year. There will be a subsequent search for a full-time
tenure-track opening starting fall 2017 in plant bio/ecology during next academic
year. Anyone who may be interested in filling for the year and hopefully applying
for the tenure track, should contact Dr. Fernando Nieto.
1. Researchers Recruiting Postdocs for Stress Study
Researchers in the Psychiatry department are seeking graduate and post-graduate Science,
Engineering, Education, and Training (STEM) trainees for a research study that examines
the relationship between personality, brain functioning, and stress. The study involves
a 2 hour in-person visit to Stony Brook University campus for a self-report,biological,
and behavioral assessment. Then, you will be asked to complete monthly 30-minute web-based
follow-ups over the next 5 months. The research is funded by the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA), and your participation may help NASA improve selection
of astronaut candidates for successful long-duration space flight (i.e., travel to
Mars). You can earn up to $100 for your participation.
If you’re interested, please contact Fran Ferayorni at stonybrookSTAR@gmail.com or
A group of postdocs at the University of Chicago are conducting a
national postdoc survey on the postdoctoral experience. If at least 50 of our postdocs participate, SBU will
also receive a copy of our institutional data. National data on postdocs are scarce,
last comprehensive effort conducted in 2005, so this survey is a start while the NSF moves slowly but inexorably
Survey of Early Career Doctorates. The invitation from the UChicago survey is below.
Here are some reasons why you should take the National Postdoc Survey (NPS):
1) Contribute data to this inaugural survey, an opportunity to make your voice heard 2) Inform advocacy efforts and help improve all aspects of the postdoc experience 3) Speak as honestly and candidly as you like – responses are completely anonymous 4) Enjoy a streamlined set of questions, estimated to take 15-20 minutes to complete 5) Enter into a drawing for $200 travel awards to a scientific meeting of your choice
If you want to be seen, we invite your response!
The National Postdoc Survey Research Team Sean McConnell, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar Erica Westerman, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar Joseph Pierre, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow Heather Titley, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar Giorgio Grasselli, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar Erin Heckler, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D., Dean of Postdoctoral Affairs