Upcoming events and news from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
UPDATE December 13, 2017
Our next postdoc community event is Jan 16th, with the
Postdoc Winter Social. Join us to celebrate the New Year and meet postdocs outside your lab. New postdocs
are especially encouraged to come, and come by early at 3pm for an orientation and
introduction to the postdoctoral experience at Stony Brook. Details are below.
Also, Stony Brook can nominate up to 15 postdocs for the Blavatnik Awards for Young
Scientists' $30k cash prize.
Campus deadline for nominations for this limited competition is Jan 12, 2018.
Here's wishing you a lovely holiday season from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs,
and remember that postdocs also earn time off!
1.Congratulations to our Postdoc Spotlight speakers! See their talks here!
Congratulations to all of our speakers who presented at the SBU Postdoc Spotlight!
They worked hard to develop excellent five-minute talks that distill the heart of
their research innovation. If you missed them, you can still see the talks here: stonybrook.edu/postdocs/spotlight/
Special applause to our winners for best talk:
1st Place: Krupa Haranahalli, Chemistry 2nd Place: Diana Amorim, Physics and Astronomy 3rd Place: Maria Rosa, Ecology and Evolution
2.Postdoc Winter Social Jan 16 at 4pm
3.New Postdoc Welcome on Jan 16 at 3pm, just before the winter social
oin the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for our quarterly
New Postdoc Welcome, followed by the
Postdoc Winter Socialfor all postdocs.
The Welcome offers an introduction to Stony Brook to help recently arrived postdocs
maximize their postdoctoral experience. All postdocs who have joined us in the past
six months are particularly encouraged to attend.
3:00pm-4:00pm: NEW POSTDOC ORIENTATION 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
4:00pm-6:00pm: Postdoc Winter Social The
Postdoc Winter Social for all postdocs will begin at 4pm in the Chapel. We hope you'll stay for the chatting
and networking! Refreshments will be served.
WHERE: Wang Center Chapel
4.Graduate Student and Postdoc Photo Contest: Deadline extended to March 1
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
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.
6.Long Island Science Engineering Fair Needs Judges Feb 6 or Mar 7
The Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) is a venue for outstanding Long
Island students in grades 9-12 to submit and exhibit their research projects in an
effort to identify and select finalists from over 500 student participants to compete
at the annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
The fair is in need of judges.
For postdocs, judging is a great professional development opportunity to add your
CV and expand your network with other local scientists.
1.Postdoc Workshop: Teaching Faculty Careers in Chemistry: Apply by Jan 30
6th Postdoc to PUI Professor (P3) workshop:Preparing Postdocs for Undergraduate Faculty Careers in Chemistry Summary: If you are a postdoctoral fellow or senior graduate student interested in
a faculty position in the chemical sciences at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution
(PUI), this workshop can help you prepare for a rewarding career. Free registration,
housing and all on-site meals will be provided.
2.FBI Special Agent: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expert
The FBI seeks agents with expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
fields. To keep pace with evolving threats, they need Special Agents who are logical
thinkers and experienced in network security, computer science, software engineering,
mathematical formulation and technology. Agents can expect continued specialized training
once onboard and to work on some of the Bureau’s most complex cases.
3.Assistant Professor of Biology - Microbiology, SUNY Old Westbury
The Department of Biology at the State University of New York at Old Westbury invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology starting Fall
2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Microbiology or related discipline, an excellent
teaching record, postdoctoral experience, a recent publication track record in the
field of Microbiology and excellent potential for extramural funding. We seek a highly
trained individual who is committed to a liberal arts education working with a culturally
diverse student population and can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (Master's level),
including non-science major's courses, introductory biology courses for biology majors,
and introductory and advanced courses in Microbiology. The candidate will be expected
to develop a strong extramurally funded research program that includes undergraduate
students. Involvement in college service is also expected.
4.2018 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowships, Deadline: Feb 2
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at
a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, they’ve
awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants. They are seeking
five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as
role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.
2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, Campus Deadline: Jan 12
The New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists acknowledge
and celebrate the excellence of the most noteworthy young scientists and engineers
in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The regional competition recognize outstanding
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.
Three winners will each receive $30,000 in unrestricted funds and six finalists will
each receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds.
THIS IS A LIMITED COMPETITION.
Stony Brook University may only nominate up to 15 postdocs for this award each year,
and those postdocs must have publications from the postdoc already to be competitive.
National Postdoctoral Association's List of International Fellowships & Grants
The International Fellowships & Grants list is a directory of funding opportunities
open to international scholars. Although care has been taken in preparing the list,
please refer to the fellowship website for detailed eligibility requirements.