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UPDATE September 19, 2016 

Dear Postdocs,

Happy National Postdoc Appreciation Week! Here at Stony Brook, we recognize the important contributions you all make to the productive research and innovation that happens every day. 

To celebrate, I hope you will join us for the events we have planned this week. 

Science, Wine & Cheese, Our poster session and reception, TOMORROW, Sept 20, 4-6pm -- Drop by for some science and conversation, and to vote on best communicated poster.

NPAW Postdoc Picnc, Saturday, Sept 24, 2-4pm -- The weather so far looks to be cooperating this weekend. Join us to network and mingle with your fellow postdocs and their friends and families.

There is still time to RSVP and attend one or both! We hope to see you there.

Katy Flint Ehm
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

p.s. And as if NPAW wasn't enough, today is also International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Ahoy!

NPAW Events

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

NPAW Opportunities

  1. #NPAW2016 Discount on NYAS CSO to Scientist course
  2. New Joint Membership between ASBMB and National Postdoc Assoc
  3. Become a Free, Affiliate Membership of the National Postdoc Assoc

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

1. Science, Wine & Cheese, TOMORROW, September 20, 4pm

SBU Postdocs are invited to a poster session and reception in honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Food will be provided, with a cash bar available. 

September 20, 2016
Wang Center Theatre Lobby

Still want to attend, mingle with your peers, and vote on best science communication from our posters? Register below.

Invite your colleagues. Folks are welcome to drop in!

For more information, visit or email

2. NPAW Postdoc Picnic, Saturday, Sept 24, 2-4pm

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. NPAW2016 Discount on NYAS CSO to Scientist course
To celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the New York Academy of Sciences is offering a limited-time discount code to NYAS members to save 10% off the tuition fee for their course: From Scientist to CSO.

Discount code: PD10% 

Are you about to enter the job market? 
This course will help you stand out from the crowd 
and land your dream job!
From Scientist to CSO
October 29- December 10, 2016
Takes place on 4 Saturdays--
no need to leave the lab early during the work week.
Topics that will be covered:  
  • Negotiating your compensation package
  • Communication skills
  • Project management
  • Team building
  • Leadership
  • Job interview tips PLUS multiple mock interview opportunities throughout the course that will let you practice the answers to behavioral questions  and polish the way you present yourself.
For more information and to register:  Visit NYAS

To sign up for your discounted NYAS membership:

2 New Joint Membership between ASBMB and National Postdoc Assoc

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) have announced a new one-year, joint postdoc membership. Visit this page for more information.

New members that sign up during NPAW will receive membership for the remaining months of 2016 (effective Oct. 1) and all of 2017 for $70. With this membership, postdocs can enjoy the benefits from both organizations at a discount. Joint membership includes:

  • Subscription to organizational newsletters;
  • Career resources;
  • Discounts on Annual Meeting registration fees; and
  • more!
For more information:  Visit here

3 Become a Free, Affiliate Membership of the National Postdoc Assoc

You may also sign up for your free NPA affiliate membership as part of Stony Brook's institutional membership. 

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:

  • Subscription to NPA e-alerts, a periodic news announcement, and The POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official quarterly newsletter
  • Reduced registration fees to 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
  • Access to NPA member groups to connect & network with fellow NPA members
  • Discounts to some services and products.  
  • Opportunities to serve and contribute your expertise on a variety of NPA committees
  • National representation on postdoctoral issues

To Sign Up:

For questions, contact

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