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UPDATE February 19, 2017

Dear Postdocs,

Please find below some resources on immigration issues and filing taxes, along with some new events. Of note, Brookhaven's postdocs invite you to a SBU-BNL Postdoc Meet Up this coming Tuesday for Trivia night. 


Best,
Katy Flint Ehm
Director, IREP Office and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

 Events & Classes

  1. Tax Resources for Postdocs
  2. Join us for the New Postdoc Welcome, March 10, 4pm
  3. Immigration Resources for International Scholars
  4. SBU-BNL Postdoc Meetup: Trivia night at Brewology, TUESDAY, Feb 21
  5. Non-Academic Career Tracks for International Scientists, NYAS, FRIDAY, Feb 23
  6. Global Forum on Intercultural Communication: Understanding our Global Campus, Mar 1
  7. NYT Bestselling Author Naomi Wolf returns to SBU for new Public Intellectual series
  8. Free Healthier U Fitness Classes Have Begun

Jobs & Funding

  1. NRC Research Associateship Programs Postdoc Fellowships, applications open for May 1
  2. Intel Hiring Science PhDs
  3. UMBC Biological Sciences Pre-Professoriate Fellowship for candidates committed to diversity

Your Help with Data Collection

  1. Think you missed your chance to complete the Postdoc and Research Scientist Info Form? Nope!

Events & Classes


1   Tax Resources for Postdocs

U.S. tax returns will be due on April 15th. Below are a number of resources for postdocs seeking insight on filing taxes, including those on fellowships and those who are not U.S. citizens. These resources are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal or tax advice. For specific advice on your situation, consult a qualified tax accountant (such as at the Tax Clinics, see below). 

Online Guides to Taxes:

SBU VIS Page on International Taxes

National Postdoctoral Association's Overview of Tax Issues for Postdocs

National Postdoctoral Association's Beginner's Guide to Income Taxes for International Postdocs


In-Person Help on Taxes:  

GSO Tax Clinics: The SBU Graduate Student Organizations invites grad students and postdocs to a series of drop-in clinics with a certified tax account all throughout tax season. Typically held from 10am-12pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays until April 15th, they will also hold a few special sessions specifically for those covered by tax treaties from India and China. 

See their web site for the most up-to-date schedule. 
No appointments needed; just drop by SAC room 227 during scheduled times.
 

2   Join us for the New Postdoc Welcome, March 10, 4pm


New and continuing postdocs are invited to join us on March 10th for our next New Postdoc Welcome. New postdocs will hear about information and resources specific to their postdoctoral experiences here at Stony Brook, followed by a reception for all our postdocs to welcome our newest members.

Food will be served. This event is free. 

When:  Friday, March 10, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
4:00-5:00pm: New postdoc orientation information
5:00-6:00pm: Reception for all postdocs

Where: Wang Center Room 301

For more information: http://www.stonybrook.edu/postdocs/newpostdocwelcome.html


3 .  Immigration Resources for International Scholars

Given the changing immigration landscape within the United States due to the recent presidential executive orders, Stony Brook has put together a series of resources to support our international scholar community. 

President Stanley's statement on the executive order 

SBU Graduate School's immigration resource page for graduate students and postdocs

SBU Visa and Immigration Services resource page

Also, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is always available for consultation. Just send us an email at postdocs@stonybrook.edu or call at 631-632-7531.


4 .  SBU-BNL Postdoc Meetup: Trivia night at Brewology, Tues, Feb 21

Meet up with postdocs and early-career researchers from Brookhaven for trivia night at Brewology in Port Jefferson. Be there at 7pm to sign up or cheer on your team!

Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

When: Tuesday, Feb 21, at 7pm
Where:  Brewology:  http://brewology295.com/   Located behind Starbucks, next to the Gap, on Main St. (112) in Port Jefferson Village. 


5 .  Non-Academic Career Tracks for International Scientists, NYAS, FRIDAY, Feb 23

Non-Academic Career Tracks for International Scientists:
Roundtable Discussions and Networking Reception

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences, Manhattan, NYC

The Science Alliance Professional Development Program of the New York Academy of Sciences and INet NYC invite you to a roundtable discussion that will include such topics as: career options, challenges, and trajectories for international graduate students and postdocs in the U.S. A networking reception will follow the roundtable from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Postdoc & student members: $20
Postdoc & student non-members: $25

For more information: Visit their website

For member pricing , join NYAS under the discounted SBU membership program.


6 .  Global Forum on Intercultural Communication: Understanding our Global Campus, Mar 1

All postdocs are invited to a new forum on intercultural communication and its importance for the global campus on which we work. 




7 .  NYT Bestselling Author Naomi Wolf returns to SBU for new Public Intellectual series

Visiting Lecturer Naomi Wolf returns to SBU for a series of workshops that will enable students, postdocs and faculty to articulate their expertise in public settings. Learn how you can join the public conversation about your area of research!

Tuesday, February 28, WHAT IS A PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL?
Tuesday, March 7, THE ‘PITCH’
Tuesday, March 28, THE OP-ED
Tuesday, April 18, LIVE PRESENTING

For a full list of topics, dates, and venues, visit 
http://www.stonybrook.edu/cas/2017events/naomiwolf/publicintellectualseriestwo.html 

Refreshments to follow each session. No registration is required, but yo naomiwolfu may reserve a space at any or all sessions here:  http://bit.ly/2lttcOX

Dr. Wolf is the author of eight New York Times nonfiction bestsellers, including The Beauty Myth, called "one of the most important books of the 20th century." Her journalism has appeared in numerous major news outlets, including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.


8 .  Free Healthier U Fitness Classes Have Begun

Spring into wellness with Healthier U sponsored group fitness classes at the Campus Recreation Center! Choose from a variety of classes including sculpting, cycling, yoga, pilates and more. Morning classes now available! Classes are free to all faculty/staff and classes fill up fast; don't delay...sign up today!

Visit Healthier U for more information:  http://www.stonybrook.edu/healthieru/events/fitness-classes.html

Jobs & Funding

1 .  NRC Research Associateship Programs Postdoc Fellowships, applications open for May 1

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors a number of awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers to do independent research at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.   Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Four annual review cycles:

  • Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
  • Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities. 

For more information:   http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/

2 .  Intel Hiring Science PhDs

The Portland Technology Development (PTD) group of Intel Corporation currently has openings for Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing method sand develop the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.  Recent Ph.D.s in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply.


See job ad for more information.

3 .  UMBC Biological Sciences Pre-Professoriate Fellowship for candidates committed to diversity

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for the Natural Sciences Pre-Professoriate Fellowship. Candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of Biological Sciences will be considered. The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in academia and prepare those scholars for a possible tenure track appointment at UMBC upon completion of the two-year appointment period. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.

See job ad for more information.


Your Help with Data Collection

1. Think you missed your chance to complete the Postdoc and Research Scientist Info Form? Nope!

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.

We always need your up-to-date data, so you can still complete it!

The link to the form is HERE.

Thank you!

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