As you may have heard, a
new Department of Labor overtime rule will render many postdocs eligible for overtime come December 1, 2016. The Office
for the Vice President for Research, Human Resource Services, and the Office of Postdoctoral
Affairs are reviewing the impact of this change here at Stony Brook, and some initial
guidance will be released soon. Watch the
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website for more information.
RSVP now for Resume Bootcamp next Tuesday, on May 31 at 12pm and transform your CV into a
. Space is still available.
Have a great holiday weekend!
Best, Katy Flint Ehm Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
The Graduate Career Association invites you to a Resume Bootcamp on May 21, 12-1pm.
The session will be led by Zach Marks, co-founder and COO of Oystir, a free career
service for STEM postdocs and grad students.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 12:00pm
WHERE: Wang Center Room 201
2. Scientists Teaching Science online course, June 6 - August 14, 2016
This summer, the Center for Inclusive Education is offering
"Scientists TeachingScience", an online pedagogy course from June 6 - August 14. The course will be taught by Dr.
Barbara Houtz, science educator, science curriculum developer, trainer for K-20 teachers
in science, engineering and literacy, and author of three books on effective teaching
strategies in science. Participants will learn about active learning, creating course
objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve their teaching and assessment
techniques for students of all ages.
All participants who complete the course requirements will be eligible for a personal
letter of recommendation from the instructor, as well as receive a certificate of
WHEN:June 6 - August 14, 2016
WHERE: ANYWHERE! This asynchronous course is available 24/7 on any web-enabled device and
unlike other online courses, one-on-one engagement, personal review of written assignments,
and personalized advice on teaching is guaranteed.
WHO MAY ENROLL: All students and postdocs interested in becoming faculty are encouraged to enroll.
Enhance your communication, leadership, and teambuilding skills that all employers
value by taking SciPhD's
From Scientist to CSO, one of the most popular courses offered at the New York Academy of Sciences. This
Professional Development course for scientists and engineers will not only help you
develop business and soft skills that are vital for success in all careers, but will
teach you how to differentiate yourself from your competitors when applying for jobs.
Last year, 95% of individuals who participated in the course and took the survey stated
that they were better prepared to work in teams and lead others as a result of taking
From Scientist to CSO. The same percentage of people stated that they would also recommend this course
to friends and colleagues who are seeking leadership positions. Of the people who
were applying for jobs while taking the course,
90% stated that
From Scientist to CSO helped them land an interview or job offer!
Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32 November 2, 2016 | New York, NY
Join Science Alliance for "Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs" to learn
the skills for concise and persuasive writing that is not only vital in academia,
but essential for any career path. During this evening seminar given by Dr. Jaime
Rubin and follow up by a panel with recipients of these fellowships, we will focus
on best practices for effective grant writing, specifically applied to individual
pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship applications in the biomedical fields.
The New York Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the continuation of its
Science Writing Associates Program, which gives New York metropolitan area graduate students and postdocs the opportunity
to build their writing skills and credentials. Each Associate will attend up to three
Academy symposia in his or her area of expertise and will contribute a 1200-1500 word
event summary for each symposium, to be featured in the eBriefings on the Academy's
Areas of coverage include: Life Sciences; Environmental Science and Nutrition; and
Science Education, Professional Development, and Public Policy.
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.
Tiffany 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
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.