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OPA Update: October 10, 2017

Upcoming events and news from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
UPDATE October 10, 2017

Dear Postdocs,

Some career development events are approaching: Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career is this Thursday, What Can You Be With a PhD? is Nov 4-5, and the SBU Postdoc Spotlight is Nov 16th. 
Plus, Stony Brook Grad Student and Postdoc Photo Contest is now underway! 

Best,
Katy 

Events & Classes

  1. Workshop: Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career, Thurs, 10/12, 3pm
  2. Communicating Science: Few Postdoc Spots Left for Spring 2018
  3. What Can You Be with a PhD? Career Symposium, Nov 4-5 at NYU
  4. Share Your Research at SBU Postdoc Spotlight on Nov 16
  5. Show your creative side! Graduate Student and Postdoc Photo Contest

Jobs & Funding

  1. CASVA A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Deadline: Oct 15
  2. DORA Community Manager at Amer Society for Cell Bio, Deadline: Immediate
  3. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, Deadline: Nov 1
  4. AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowships, Deadline: Jan 15

Resource Spotlight

  1. NEW National Postdoctoral Association Career Center

Events & Classes


1.  Workshop: Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career, Thurs, 10/12, 3pm
 
Join us and kickstart your IDP and career planning with  Planning Your Path to a Satisfying Career.

Postdoc participants may also have the opportunity to help the Postdoc Office develop a new career mentoring program for postdocs, adapted from the successful  PhD Career Ladder Program for graduate students. 





2.  Communicating Science: A Few Postdoc Spots Left for Spring 2018
 

Only a few free postdoc spots are left in the core courses from the Alda Center for Communicating Science.

JRN501: Distilling Your Message
Section 1: FULL
Section 2:  Two spots left

JRN503: Improvisation for Scientists.
Section 1: FULL
Section 2:  One spot left

See the Course Schedule for Details:  DOWNLOAD HERE

To Register:
 Email the Postdoc Office at postdocs@stonybrook.edu with your preferred course and section. Placement is first come, first served. All registrants are expected to attend and participate in every session. Postdocs may only take one course per semester.

3.  What Can You Be with a PhD? Career Symposium, Nov 4-5 at NYU 
 
WCUB 2017 Promo Stony Brook has sponsored your attendance at  What Can You Be with a PhD?

What Can You Be with a PhD?
 is the largest career conference in the nation, held every two years. The conference features speakers on career paths inside and outside of academia and is a key opportunity for grad students and postdocs to increase their knowledge of the range of career possibilities before them.

Location: NYU Medical Center, 540 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Dates: Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5

Times: 10:00am-6:00pm each day

Agenda:  http://whatcanyoubewithaphd.com/

Keynote Speaker: Melanie Sinche, Director of Education for the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and author of Next Gen PhD.

Register: As an event sponsor, Stony Brook University has a certain number of seats to offer our students and postdocs, and  space is limited. Registration is $20 to reserve your spot, and you will need a special login code. Start your registration and get the code below.

Since registrations are first come, first served, there are no refunds

Register Here button  

Sponsored by a New York City Regional Consortium of Schools and Partners, including Stony Brook University's Graduate School and Career Center

4 .  Share Your Research at SBU Postdoc Spotlight on Nov 16
 

SBU Postdoc Spotlight is a celebration of the research performed by Stony Brook's postdoctoral scholars and an opportunity for postdocs to share their cutting-edge research with colleagues across disciplinary lines. 

Spotlight talks are five minutes long and designed like a TED talk to be accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike. Postdoc speakers will receive individualized coaching from the  Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and prizes will be given for the best talks. The Spotlight will be followed by a light reception. 


Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time:  4:00 pm—6:30 pm  
Location: Wang Center Lecture Hall 1

Speaker Information: Speakers must commit to both coaching sessions in advance of the Spotlight. The number of presentations is limited, so register today!

Coaching Date 1, Plenary: Oct 27, 1:00-2:30pm 
Coaching Date 2, Individual Coaching: Nov 2, 2:00-5:00pm




5.  Show your creative side! Graduate Student and Postdoc Photo Contest

Nicole Hebdon's 2016 photo contest entry All postdocs are invited to participate in Stony Brook's Second Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Photo Contest! 

At Stony Brook University, we are the curious – the explorers, and the innovators. For our contest, show us what this looks like in your research and work. How are you innovating? What inspires your curiosity? Where and how are you exploring? What have you found?

The contest is open to Stony Brook students currently enrolled in a certificate, master’s or doctoral program as well as Stony Brook-affiliated postdocs. Judging will take place in two phases: Finalists will be selected by a panel of Stony Brook students and administrators; graduate students and postdocs will then vote on the finalists to identify the winning submission. 

For More Information:   s tonybrook.edu/grad/news/photo_contest-2017.php

Deadline:  Entries Due Nov. 27

 

Jobs & Funding


1.  CASVA A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Deadline: Oct 15

This Mellon-funded fellowship supports postdoctoral scholarship in the visual arts and culture of African Americans, Africa, and the African diaspora at Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in DC. 

Applicants must have received their PhD before the application deadline, and within the past 5 years. 

For More Information:   https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships.html

Deadline:  Oct 15


2.  DORA Community Manager at Amer Society for Cell Bio, Deadline: Immediate

A new position at ASCB for a PhD scientist who is interested in transitioning to science policy or science publishing.  

For More Information and To Apply:  http://www.ascb.org/work-with-the-ascb/

Application Deadline:    For immediate consideration


3.  AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, Deadline: Nov 1

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) premiere transition fellowship for PhDs interested in learning more about science policy is now accepting applications. Placements include executive branch agencies as well as congressional offices. It's great experience for those wanted to transition into a career policy, as well as those who want to round out their science education and return again to research.

Eligible Applicants:  U.S. citizens with a doctorate in science or master's in Engineering

Application Deadline:    Nov 1

For More Information and To Apply:  https://www.aaas.org/program/science-technology-policy-fellowships

4 .  AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowships, Deadline: Jan 15

This 10 week paid fellowship places scientists at media organizations such as the Washington Post, WIRED, Slate and NPR to work as science journalists for the summer. Mass Media Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today's headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the fellow's career path while increasing the public's understanding of science and technology. Students and postdocs in science, mathematics and engineering are eligible to apply.  We also place Spanish speaking scientists at Univision and CNN Español.  

For More Information:  For additional information about the program visit  aaas.org/mmfellowship or email  rcorlew@aaas.org.

 

Resource Spotlight

NEW National Postdoctoral Association Career Center

The National Postdoctoral Association just opened a new Career Center. Check it out to find jobs interested in applicants exactly like you! 

https://careers.nationalpostdoc.org/

 












 

 

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