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UPDATE May 4, 2016 

Dear Postdocs,

Our next MeetUp with the BNL postdocs will be held this Friday, May 6, at 8pm, so join us and expand your social and professional network!

Also, registration is now open for our next Practical Professional Skills workshop on leadership styles and teamwork. RSVP now for this May 12th event.

Best,
Katy Flint Ehm
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
postdocs@stonybrook.edu

Events & Classes

  1. SBU-BNL Postdoc Meetup: This Friday, May 6, 8pm
  2. Careers in Science Policy, This Friday, May 6, 5pm
  3. Practical Professional Skills: Strengthen Your Leadership Skills, May 12, 12:30pm
  4. Upcoming Programs at the New York Academy of Sciences

Jobs & Funding

  1. Visiting Assistant Professor job at SUNY Old Westbury
  2. Regeneron Science to Medicine Forum on Jun 10, sign up by May 13
  3. Bioscience Development and Commercialization Funding Call, Proposals Due: June 16
  4. OPA Travel Grants: Apply now for your summer conference travel

Events & Classes


1.   SBU-BNL Postdoc Meetup: This Friday, May 6, 8pm
 
Our next SBU-BNL postdoc meet up will take place this Friday, May 6, at 8pm at BBD’s in Miller Place http://eatbbds.com/. Come and hang out with other postdocs and students from BNL and Stony Brook. Food and drink available for purchase.

WHEN:  Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00pm

WHERE: BBD’s in Miller Place http://eatbbds.com/.
 

2. Careers in Science Policy, May 6, 5pm

The Graduate Career Association invites you attend their next career exploration panel featuring SBU alumna Yvette Seger, PhD (Genetics, '04), who will talk about her career as Director of Science Policy at FASEB.

Date:  Friday, May 6, 2016
Time:  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:  Wang Center Room 201
RSVP:  http://goo.gl/forms/M92DyRdIxx






3 .   Practical Professional Skills: Strengthen Your Leadership Skills, May 12, 12:30pm

Join the IREP Office and the Center for Inclusive Education for our next Practical Professional Skills seminar on May 12, 12:30-2:00pm. RSVP below.


 

4 .  Upcoming Programs & Resources at the New York Academy of Sciences

May 11, 2016 | New York, NY
 
NewYorkBIO is partnering with the Science Alliance to host the Student & Postdoc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBIO Annual Conference on  May 11, 2016. This symposium will give graduate student and postdocs opportunities to learn about potential career options and what employers are looking for not only in academic or traditional life science industry jobs, but also in industries that utilize STEM specialists. You will have the opportunity to meet directly with and talk to industry specialists in R&D, pharma, biotech, law, consulting, government, and other industries you might not have even thought about at the networking reception.  Register today .
 
May 14, 2016 | New York, NY
 
Join the Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN) and the Science Alliance for the MGSN Career Fair 2016, an event connecting top graduate students and postdoctoral associates in STEM with ready http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=92833e18-ec07-4761-b763-a71ee8e4c471-to-hire employers. Companies will have the opportunity to interact with academia's best and brightest as they present their research during morning poster sessions, and network with attendees at company booths during an afternoon reception.
 
The Career Fair is free for attendees, but interested parties must apply and submit a poster abstract for consideration. All attendees are required to present a poster at the Career Fair. The registration deadline is May 1, 2016 at 11:59pm.  Register today.
 
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Jobs & Funding

1. 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.

Fernando E. Nieto-Fernandez, PhD
Professor of Biology and Chair
of the Biological Sciences Department
SUNY College at Old Westbury
516-876-2729
nietof@oldwestbury.edu 


2.  Regeneron Science to Medicine Forum on Jun 10, sign up by May 13


Regeneron’s Science to Medicine Forum is an opportunity for a small group of Stony Brook's advanced grad students and first-year postdocs to learn more about an industry environment, careers in biotech, and Regeneron’s postdoctoral program.


Date:  Friday, June 10, 2016
Time:  9:00am – 5:15pm
Location:  Regeneron Building 8 (785 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591)


The agenda includes:  keynote lecture, hot topics, mini-symposia grouped by theme, and tours. Attendees will also have the opportunity to present a talk or poster on their research, space permitting.  

How to Register:   Stony Brook has been invited to send 15 trainees, so you must indicate your interest in attending via email by May 13.  Preference will be given to PhD students who have advanced to candidacy and first-year postdocs who work in relevant fields. 

Anyone interested in attending should send an email by May 13 to Kathleen Flint Ehm, Director of the IREP Office, at kathleen.ehm@stonybrook.edu that includes the following:
  1. Name
  2. Email address
  3. Graduate Program/Department
  4. Discipline of research
  5. Career stage: Grad Student/Postdoc
  6. Year in program: G-level/years since becoming a postdoc
Those selected to participate will be notified shortly after May 13.

SEE FAQ HERE




3. Bioscience Development and Commercialization Funding Call, Proposals Due: June 16

The Long Island Bioscience Hub has announced the latest  Request for Proposals for it's two-tired funding program aimed to help faculty, physicians, surgeons, medical fellows and post-docs develop their academic innovations toward commercial goals. The RFP and one page flyer are attached, and related forms for the funding programs can be found online on the  Long Island Bioscience Hub webpage

Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact Drs.  Li LiuNadia RanaTiffany Tsui and/or  William Hanes are also available to discuss this Technology Development program.  This program is for the development of bio-based technologies, with very specific milestones toward commercialization. It is not a basic science research program.

Deadline for submission is June 16th, 2016. This program will be available twice per year through the next two years, with the next deadline for proposals coming in December 2016.
 

DOWNLOAD THE RFP


4. OPA Travel Grants: Apply now for your summer conference travel

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs travel grants are available to support your travel to present your work at a conference or meeting. Submissions are ongoing so long as you submit at least a full month before you travel. Awards can provide up to $1500 to reimburse your actual travel expenses. 

Visit the OPA Travel Grant site for details. 
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