Registration for the postdoc spots in
SBU's Communicating Science Fall semester courses is now open. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. You must
sign up through the Postdoc Office.
See details below.
Also, the IREP Office, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the CIE invite you join
us for a manuscript writing workshop on July 14.
Registration details below.
Best, Katy Flint Ehm Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs email@example.com
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has partnered with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating
Science to offer a limited number of seats for our postdocs to take their core courses
for free. These one-credit, five-week long courses introduce scientists to innovative
communication techniques for connecting with any audience.
(start with these):
JRN 503 Communicating Science: Improvisation for Scientists This innovative course uses improvisational theater techniques to help students communicate
more directly and responsively. It’s not about acting; it’s about connecting with
JRN 501 Communicating Science: Distilling Your Message Students learn to speak clearly and vividly about their work and why it matters,
in terms non-scientists can understand.
OTHER COURSES: JRN 502 Communicating Science: Writing to be Understood Students develop their ability to write about science or health for a public audience
without “dumbing down” their material.
Manuscript Writing Workshop A Writing Workshop for Graduate Students & Postdocs in the Sciences
This workshop offers strategies, tactics and tips for taking writing projects from
start to finish. We will use the peer-reviewed manuscript as the model project, but
lessons learned here can readily apply to other professional projects like proposals,
recommendations letters, opinion pieces, and review articles.
Topics to be covered include:
Finding your story and your message
Outlining for linear and nonlinear thinkers
Identifying your audience & best-fit journal
Tackling writer's block
Writing and editing: Two different processes
Tips for better writing
Workshop participants will need to bring writing tools -- e-tablets, laptops, or pen/paper.
During the workshop we will discuss abstracts and titles from peer-reviewed scientific
articles. Abstract examples for deconstruction will be provided, but participants
are invited to bring their own samples from their own papers or abstracts of papers
published by other authors.
Join the New York Academy of Science's Science Alliance and Elsevier to learn how
to successfully publish your research, including common mistakes to avoid, followed
by breakout sessions focused on best practices for specific areas of study.
FEATURED ELSEVIER EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS
Health Sciences Josh Spieler George Woodward
Engineering Lily Khidr, PhD
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Angela Welch, PhD
Health and Medical Sciences Michael Weston
This summer workshop is FREE for Academy Members. (
Not a member? Sign up at a discount here.) You will also have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions focused on life sciences,
biochemistry, and engineering, so you can ask for advice specific to
your field of study.
WHEN: July 14, 2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
WHERE: The New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center in New York, NY
This event will also be broadcast as a Webinar.
Hosted by Stony Brook's Institute for Advanced Computational Science
Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior
computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts,
skills and tools for working more effectively with data.
WHEN: August 18-19
WHERE: Wang Center, Lecture Hall #2
HOW TO SIGN UP: Go to the Eventbrite
direct registration link. Note: There are only 40 spots and IACS researchers have priority.
Obtaining a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) is a goal for many foreign-born
scientists who wish to begin or continue their research in the United States. In this
interactive online presentation, an experienced immigration attorney with a scientific
background will present on the Green Card application process and options for international
researchers and scientists without employer sponsorships. The information will outline
clearly the qualifications required for the Green Card application and how applications
can improve their chances. The attorney will also discuss extending an H-1B visa beyond
six years, travel and restrictions during the Green Card application process, costs
associated with the application, and other questions and concerns.
WHEN: August 18, 2016, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences will broadcast this event as a Webinar.
National Postdoc Appreciation Week is coming September 19th!
Mark your calendar for the seventh annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week! The
week of Sept 19th will be celebrating nationally and internationally as a time to
appreciate the contributions that postdocs make to Stony Brook's and the nation's
Stony Brook will be celebrating with a poster session and dinner on Thursday, September
22, and a Postdoc Picnic on Saturday, September 24 from 2-4pm. Save the date and watch
for more details from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
If you're interested in getting involved with the planning, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jobs & Funding
One Year Visiting Asst Professor in Plant Biology/Ecology at Old Westbury
SUNY College at Old Westbury invites candidates for a visiting instructor position
starting this September in Plant Biology. The candidate can also apply for a tenure
track position in the same specialization with start date on September 2017.
They seek a highly trained individual who is committed to a liberal arts education
and can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, and working with a culturally
diverse student population. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate course
including non-science majors courses, introductory biology courses, and advanced courses
in Plant Biology, Botany, and Plant Ecology. Candidate must have a PhD in Biology
with a specialization in Plant Biology and/or Plant Ecology.
You can help Stony Brook's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs maintain our database of
postdocs and "non-faculty researchers" by completing our
Postdoc and Research Scientist Info Form. Your completion of the form not only helps us with our federal reporting requirements
about our postdoctoral population, but also helps us understand whether or not you
are a postdoc, enabling us to better serve our community. Keeping our email lists
current also will help us to reach you for our postdoc needs assessment survey to
be conducted this Fall
If you haven't had a chance to fill it out, you can find it