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UPDATE September 7, 2016 

Dear Postdocs,

Don't forget  National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) coming up September 19-23. There's still time to sign up for the activities we have planned. We've extended the sign up period for the poster session to Monday to ensure we have enough posters. Don't delay! 

Also, the very popular Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry course will be holding an info session TODAY

Finally, all postdocs are invited to welcome our newest members at a New Postdoc Welcome on Friday
Join us!

Katy Flint Ehm
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

  1. Science, Wine & Cheese: Poster Session Sign Up EXTENDED to Sept 12
  2. NPAW Postdoc Picnic, Sept 24: RSVP now!

Events & Classes

  1. Stop by and welcome our new postdocs this Friday, Sept 9, 5pm
  2. Fundamentals of Bioscience Industry Info Session, TODAY, Sept 7

Jobs & Opportunities

  1. Undergrad Intro to Research course needs instructors
  2. Dept of Ed-NYAS Scientist-in-Residence Program, Deadline: Sept 29

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

1.   Science, Wine & Cheese: Poster Session Sign Up EXTENDED to Sept 12

SBU Postdocs are invited to a poster session and reception in honor of  National Postdoc Appreciation Week. All selected presenters will receive free, advance training from the  Alda Center for Communicating Science on the poster pitch on September 14th. Then on September 20th, presenters will have the chance to practice their skills on their peers during our poster reception. 
Food will be provided, with a cash bar available. 

September 20, 2016
Wang Center Theatre Lobby

Presenter Sign Up Deadline: EXTENDED TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Mandatory Training Session: September 14, 2016, 1:00-3:00pm 

Want to join us at the reception without presenting?
You can do that, too! Register below.

For more information, visit or email

2.   NPAW Postdoc Picnic, Sept 24: RSVP now!

Join us for the NPAW Postdoc Picnic! 
Spouses, partners, friends, and children are welcome. 

Come out and enjoy the end of summer!

Food and drinks will be provided. 

Date:  Saturday, Sept 24

Time:  2:00pm-4:00pm (rain or shine)

Location:  Holtsville Park Gazebo, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville 

The gazebo is adjacent to the playground and behind the Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center (a little zoo). See map

Carpooling may be possible. Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at 

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Events & Classes

1.   Stop by and welcome our new postdocs this Friday, Sept 9, 5pm

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for our  New Postdoc Welcome on September 9th. The Welcome offers an introduction to Stony Brook to help recently arrived postdocs maximize their postdoctoral experience. The first part of the welcome will be particularly useful for any postdocs who have joined Stony Brook since January.

All postdocs are encouraged to join us for the reception. Come out to meet your peers and welcome the newest additions to our postdoctoral community.

4:00pm-5:00pm: NEW POSTDOCS
All postdocs who have arrived within the past six months are invited to:
++Discover the unique aspects of being a postdoc at SBU
++Learn about resources & benefits for SBU postdocs
++Meet the staff and faculty who can help you make the most
of your time at Stony Brook

We invite all our postdocs to a reception following the main orientation.
Drop by to meet your colleagues and welcome our newest postdocs.
Refreshments will be served. 

WHERE:  Wang Center Room 201


2   Fundamentals of Bioscience Industry Info Session, TODAY, Sept 7

The Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program provides participants with the skills and knowledge they need to transition out of the academic lab into a professional position in the bioscience industry.


This innovative, one semester, evening program is taught by industry professionals through lectures and interactive team projects. Students gain first-hand experience in the development of commercialization strategies around real intellectual property and business issues. This experiential learning process will shed light onto the expanded number of business roles to which scientific skills can be applied.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Learning the process of how a technology becomes a product
  • Increasing your marketability through education beyond the typical classroom
  • Gaining insight into corporate decision making
  • Making connections with industry leaders
  • Access to alumni network with ongoing career opportunities, mentoring and social interactions
Created by the Center for Biotechnology, this program is targeted towards graduate students and postdocs seeking to facilitate commercial activities within their academic labs or enhance their knowledge of the commercial sector in order to transition into non-academic careers.

To attend the Information Session RSVP here: . To learn more about the program and its opportunities visit:


For more information and questions, email or call 631-632-8521.

Jobs & Opportunities

1. Undergrad Intro to Research course needs instructors

Stony Brook's Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) program is seeking research project leaders for its WSE 187: Introduction to Research course this Spring. 

Projects are designed and implemented by graduate students, postdocs and faculty working with small groups of 2 to 10 WISE first year students. The goal is to provide a range of hands-on research experiences in diverse areas including Engineering, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physics and Social Sciences. Students take a series of 3 rotations, where one rotation consists of 8 meetings lasting 1hr 20min. 

The total commitment for project leaders is about 11 hours per session. The session can be a piece of the ongoing research in your laboratory, or an activity that demonstrates the essence of your field.

Instructors must sign up by October 7th.

There are two sections of the course this Spring:

Section 01: Tuesday/Thursday, 4pm – 5:20pm

Section 02: Monday/Friday, 1pm – 2:20pm

The session dates are as follows:

                   Section 01:

                                     Session 1:  January 26, 31, February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21

                                    Session 2: February 23, 28, March 2, 7, 9, 21, 23, 28

                                    Session 3: March 30, April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25

                   Section 02:

                                     Session 1: January 27, 30, February 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

                                    Session 2: February 24, 27 March 3, 6, 10, 20, 24, 27

                                    Session 3: March 31, April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24

For questions and to sign up BY OCTOBER 6th: Email Kathleen Flint Ehm, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at

2. Dept of Ed-NYAS Scientist-in-Residence Program, Deadline: Sept 29

Graduate students, postdocs and professionals are encouraged to apply to be a Scientist-in-Residence in the 2016-2017 school year. The Scientist-in-Residence Program is an exciting initiative co-sponsored by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) that matches scientists and STEM professionals from the local community as “Scientists-in-Residence” who work with New York City public school teachers and their students to plan and carry out original long-term investigations. 

For more information & to apply:  Visit the Scientist-in-Residence online application

Application Deadline: September 29, 2016  

Letter of Support from PI or Supervisor Deadline: October 5, 2016  

Contact Adriana Chacon (

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