We hope you'll join us for our next
New Postdoc Welcome on Dec 12th, which includes an orientation for new postdocs followed by a reception for all postdocs.
Come out and welcome the newest members of our community!
Also, note that deadlines are coming up for NYAS Blavatnik & Renergon Creative Innovation
awards for postdocs. Stony Brook may nominate only a limited number. You're welcome
to nominate yourself!
Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for our
New Postdoc Welcome on December 12th. 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
5:00pm-6:00pm: NEW AND CONTINUING POSTDOCS 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.
The annual Flame Challenge challenges scientists to explain a complex scientific
topic in an accurate and yet interesting way to 11 year olds. Entries can be written
or visual (videos or graphics), and will be judged by 11 year olds.
This year's challenge: What is Energy?
The winning scientists can win a $1,000 cash prize and a trip to New York City* to
meet acclaimed actor, writer and Flame Challenge founder Alan Alda and to be honored
at a special presentation during the World Science Festival.
Judging a science fair is a great professional development opportunity. You meet other
Long Island area scientists and broaden your network. You practice your communicating
science and mentoring skills by talking with a range of young scientists of different
ages. Plus, you have an outreach opportunity to list on your CV.
Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) invites SBU postdocs to help evaluate
student projects in
21 disciplines. Judges are typically asked to evaluate and score between 8-12 projects, depending
on the category, on either or both days of the fair. Judges are asked to register
by 8 AM both days and can expect to leave by 3 PM on February 8and 1:30 PM on March
23rd. All judges are provided a complimentary buffet lunch.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (greatest need on Feb8) and Thursday, March 23, 2017
Description: Are you aiming to prepare an NIH Career Development (K-type) application?
Do you want to make sure that you submit a compelling, competitive proposal? This
hands-on workshop will help you do just that! In this two-session workshop, Beth Schacter
will engage participants by having them scribble down (for their eyes only) ideas
and plans for their proposals. Just as importantly, she will pose questions to help
them identify in writing those parts of their plans that are missing or unclear. She
will also scrutinize successful K-type proposals and hear from former awardees. Consequently,
participants come away with a sense of understanding and accomplishment as well as
a plan of action for completing their proposal.
The takeaway: As a workshop participant, you will gain a solid understanding of the
creative (scientific) and the organizational/administrative aspects of preparing a
competitive career development application. To help you develop this understanding,
along with discussing key elements of the proposal, you will draft a preliminary outline
of these sections. Based on the outline, you will draft an action plan for completing
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the HSC Level 3 Classroom 171 (lunch provided, please arrive 15 minutes in advance)
• Overview of award categories, NIH Institutes, application review criteria
• Using NIH’s RePORTER Database and Matchmaker • Developing your Specific Aims page
(the 1-page roadmap of the proposal)
• Introduction to the Research Plan
• Introduction to the Training/Mentoring Plan
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (location TBD)
• Your Mentoring Team and Training Plan – building them around your Research Plan
• Writing your Biographical Sketch
• Drafting recommendation outlines (and letters) for team members
The New York Academy of Science's Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognize
outstanding NY-area postdoctoral-rank researchers who work in disciplines in the life
sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering with unrestricted financial
prizes for both finalists and awardees.
Stony Brook University is invited to nominate only a limited number of its outstanding
postdocs for this award each year. Three winners will each receive $30,000 in unrestricted
funds and six finalists will each receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds.
On-Campus Nomination Deadline: Dec 30
Eligibility: Current postdoctoral researchers working at Stony Brook in
these disciplines. There is no seniority requirement, but note that the only publications that can
be submitted are those published DURING your postdoc years (no grad student pubs).
The Long Island Bioscience Hub (LIBH) technology development grants are a multi-tiered
funding initiative aimed at collectively contributing to a pipeline of commercially
promising biomedical technology in the region. Faculty members, physicians, medical
fellows and post-doctoral associates from Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Brookhaven National Laboratory
are eligible to apply, and funding opportunities range from $50K to $100K per year.
Additional information about these programs, and the mission of the Long Island Bioscience
Hub, can be found on the Center for Biotechnology
Deadline for submission is 11:59PM, December 1st, 2016. Applications should be submitted in the required format by the deadline. Incomplete
submissions and submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
Enzo Life Sciences in Farmingdale, NY, is looking for a PhD scientist with expertise
in protein purification. Interested individuals should contact the company directly.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Requires a Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related life sciences discipline.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS • Broad experience with purification of proteins that bind nucleic acids. • A strong background in immunology is desired. • Preference given to candidates with industry and/or product development experience
but this is not required.
bal Academic Careers Guide’ brought to you by jobs.ac.uk is a free ebook providing advice
and tips for researchers and academics looking to expand their horizons overseas.
You will discover more about the scale of new global markets, help with the pros and
cons of seeking employment outside your nation of origin and give you important information
that will improve your success rate if you do decide to give working abroad a try.
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located
at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for a two-year
postdoctoral fellowship in spatial modeling with an interest in GIS, remote sensing,
large spatial datasets and spatial analysis.
An applicant may propose to make advances on conceptual or methodological problems
related to spatial modeling or to the application of spatial analyses to advance management
of the environment and natural resources or of human or environmental health and diseases.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* Developing new tools for handling and analyzing Big Data (e.g., NEON) * Spatial, landscape explicit transmission of diseases * Linking fine scale and large scale ecological processes * Physiology trait mapping and links with climatic changes or extreme weather events * Spatial modeling of biodiversity and ecosystem services
Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this position, candidates with a PhD or
equivalent in biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, geography, environmental
science, epidemiology, civil or environmental engineering, or any other relevant field
will be considered.
What It Provides: Annual stipend of $51,000, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits,
and an annual travel allowance of $3,000.
The Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation recognizes and honors excellence in biomedical
science conducted by graduate students and postdocs with a top prize of $50,000. Applicants
must submit a two-page proposal on their "dream" research idea, with CV and 2-3 representative
publications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to think big and outside the box
as reviewers want to see "dream" thinking if resources and technology were no limitation.
Stony Brook may nominate up to two postdocs for this prize.
If you think you might apply, contact External Fellowships Advisor Jennifer Green
Each year, Stony Brook is asked to do an accounting of all our postdocs and "non-faculty
researchers" to NSF for their annual
Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates. To help us with our data collection, we ask you to complete the Postdoc and Research
Scientist Info Form, where you can, for example, let us know if you're not a postdoc.
If you have never filled it out, the link to the form isHERE.