next postdoc meet up with the BNL postdocs will be
TONIGHT, Friday, August 5th at 7:30pm. Broaden your network!
We have also identified some short-term teaching and mentoring opportunities with
the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) program for postdocs looking to enhance
the teaching side of your CV. Email me if you're interested. Details below.
Best, Katy Flint Ehm Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
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 communicating
science courses for free. These one-credit, five-week long courses introduce scientists
to innovative communication techniques for connecting with any audience.
Space is still available for postdocs in both core courses: JRN 503: Improv for Scientists
(Section 2 open) and JRN 501: Distilling Your Message (Both Sections 1 & 2 open).
Versatile PhD is an online resource to help STEM, humanities, social science PhDs
identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. Graduate students, faculty,
and others have free access to premium resources provided through the University's
subscription to Versatile PhD.
VPhD holds a series of virtual career panels on various career topics throughout
the year. The schedule for the 2016-17 academic year starts on September 19th:
Versatile PhD Panel Discussions 2016-17 September 19-23: “PhDs in Translation,” Humanities/Social Science Forum October 17-21: “PhDs in Medical Writing,” STEM Forum November 14-18: “PhDs in Cultural Resource Management,” Humanities/Social Science
Forum February 6-10: “PhDs in Conservation,” STEM Forum March 6-10: “PhDs in Think Tanks,” Humanities/Social Science Forum April 3-7: “PhDs in Think Tanks,” STEM Forum
Stony Brook is a sustaining member of the
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), which entitles all all graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff to a
We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to help you network with
other postdocs across the country and gain access to members only resources that can
help further your career.
Signing up is simple.
Click on this link and follow the registration process. Once you click Submit the NPA Membership Manager
will review your affiliate membership within 5 working days, and you will receive
an email when it has been approved.
As an NPA Affiliate Member, you are entitled to these benefits:
Subscriptionto NPA e-alerts, a periodic news announcement, and
The POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official quarterly newsletter
Reduced registration feesto the NPA Annual Meeting &
eligibility for the NPA travel award program
Access to members-only NPA web content, such as career planning resources and policy information
Stony Brook's Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) program is a prestigious four-year
program for talented undergraduate women in science and engineering. WISE students
take a series of courses about research and issues in STEM on top of their regular
coursework, and these specialized courses present a unique, short-term teaching opportunity for
WISE is looking for instructors and mentors for several programs, described below.
This is a volunteer opportunity and no compensation will be provided.
WSE 187: Introduction to Research
WSE 187 is the perfect, postdoc-sized teaching opportunity, as it's short and focused
on the instructor's current research. WSE 187 students go through a series of three
rotations in labs during the Spring semester and the course culminates in a research
presentation by the students. The instructor for a given rotation provides a short,
hands-on research experience focused on his/her area of research. Research activities
can include part of a current research project or an exercise designed as an introduction
to current research in the field.
WSE 242: Society and Gender in Science and Engineering
WSE 242 focuses on the social context in which modern science operates with an emphasis
on women's historic and current participation. Female postdocs are invited to participate
in this special topics course by teaching 1-2 lectures.
WISE also works with local high school students, providing hands-on research experiences
in a short series of sessions each semester. Mentors work with small groups of 4-8
students to introduce students to the laboratory environment and science rsearch with
the ultimate aim of having students go on to college and careers in science or engineering.
Nominations have opened for the National Science Foundation's prestigious 2017 Alan
T. Waterman Award. Each year, the Foundation bestows the Waterman Award in recognition
of the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular early-career researcher in
any field supported by NSF.
The award recipient will receive a medal and an invitation to the formal awards ceremony
in Washington, DC. In addition, the recipient will receive a grant of $1,000,000 over
a five-year period for scientific research or advanced study in any field of science
or engineering supported by the NSF, at any institution of the recipient's choice.
NSF is especially interested in nominations for women, members of underrepresented
groups in science and engineering, and persons with disabilities.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
A candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. He or she must be 35 years
of age or younger, or not more than 7 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree, by
December 31, 2016.
A candidate should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific
or engineering research of sufficient quality, originality, innovation, and significant
impact on the field so as to situate him or her as a leader among peers.
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