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OPA Update: December 13, 2017

Upcoming events and news from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
UPDATE December 13, 2017

Dear Postdocs,

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!

Best,
Katy 

Events & Classes

  1. Congratulations to our Postdoc Spotlight speakers! See their talks here!
  2. Postdoc Winter Social Jan 16 at 4pm
  3. New Postdoc Welcome on Jan 16 at 3pm, just before the winter social
  4. Graduate Student and Postdoc Photo Contest: Deadline extended to March 1
  5. Flame Challenge 2018: What is Climate?
  6. Long Island Science Engineering Fair Needs Judges Feb 6 or Mar 7

Jobs & Funding

  1. Postdoc Workshop: Teaching Faculty Careers in Chemistry: Apply by Jan 30
  2. FBI Special Agent: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expert
  3. Assistant Professor of Biology - Microbiology, SUNY Old Westbury
  4. 2018 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowships, Deadline: Feb 2
  5. 2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, Campus Deadline: Jan 12

Resource Spotlight

  1. National Postdoctoral Association's List of International Fellowships & Grants

Events & Classes


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 Social  for 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

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4.  Graduate Student and Postdoc Photo Contest: Deadline extended to March 1

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 MARCH 1, 2018

5.  Flame Challenge 2018: What is Climate?



Enter this year's Flame Challenge and present an explanation of  What is Climate? that an 11-year-old could understand!  Visit the website for more info: 
https://www.aldacenter.org/outreach/flame-challenge/



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. 

For More Information:   http://www.lisef.org/  To apply, click LISEF Judges, and then Register Now.


 

Jobs & Funding


1.  Postdoc Workshop: Teaching Faculty Careers in Chemistry: Apply by Jan 30

American Chemical Society, Chemistry for Life ® 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.

When: April 20-21, 2018

Where: University of San Diego; San Diego, CA

Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2018


For More Information:   https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/graduate/gettingready/academiccareers/p3-workshop.html


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.

For More Information:  https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/486525160/


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.  

Application Deadline:    Dec 31, 2017

For More Information and To Apply:  GO HERE


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.

For More Information:  www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience 
 

52018 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.

Campus Deadline:  January 12, 2018

For more information and to apply:  
stonybrook.edu/postdocs/opportunities/funding.php#view-blavatnik

 

Resource Spotlight

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.

See the list here.
 

 



 
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