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Weekly Highlights – 28th August 2015

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Upcoming Events:

Sept 9

Get Powerful: Achieving influence, a MASS-AWIS Seminar
Click on link for more details

Sept 15

Futures in Life Sciences: Big Data Careers
(One of our former postdocs, Viktoria is a panelist!)

Saturday, Sept 19th

Sarah Cardozo Duncan: the Career Strategist’s guide to finding a job after your PhD.
A Career Development Workshop

12pm – 4pm
Behrakis Auditorium, Jaharis Building, Boston campus,  150 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111

  • Identify your best skills to fit your dream job and how to leverage them
  • Learn how to network from a pro!
  • Includes a free lunch!

12pm – 4pm, Jaharis Auditorium, Boston campus,  150 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111

Register for free HERE!

Thursday, Sept 24th

Postdoctoral Office Poster Competition

9am – 11:30am
Sackler 114, Boston Campus

The event will be a great opportunity for postdocs across all of Tufts to come together and present a poster showcasing their research! First and second place winners in junior and senior categories will receive a travel award to be used towards travel to a meeting or conference. First place awards will be $1,000 and second place will be $500. Please contact Sara for entry form and guidelines. Entries are due by September 16th. Please send completed applications and any queries to Sara: Sara.Abbott@tufts.edu

Take your PI to lunch (Boston campus)

12pm – 1pm
Sackler 216A

Bring your PI to a nice lunch to celebrate postdocs or come by yourself!
Please register with Sara: Sara.Abbott@tufts.edu

Friday, Sept 25th

Take your PI to lunch (Medford campus)

12pm – 1pm
Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court

Bring your PI to a nice lunch to celebrate postdocs or come by yourself!
Please register with Sara: Sara.Abbott@tufts.edu

Aeronaut Brewery Tour

5:30pm – 8:30pm
14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA, 02143

Join the Tufts Postdoctoral Association in celebrating the end of Postdoc Appreciation Week!  We’ll be touring the inner workings of the Aeronaut Brewing Co. and then sampling their wares (try a craft beer on us) and dining on the finest local pizza!

It’s going to be a fun night of the science of brewing, enjoying great beer and company.   Come and meet your fellow postdocs!  Significant others are welcome at this social event.

Tours are available 5:30pm – 6pm and 6pm – 6:30pm.

You can register online HERE. Cost is $19.45 and includes the tour, a craft beer and pizza. Password is pstdocslovebeer

Please note, you can also register and pay for the tour in person via cash (only $17.50) at the Boston and Medford campuses and save yourself the processing fees! Please see the following locations. Please bring correct change!

Boston campus: Jaharis cafe, Mon 8/31 & Wed 9/2 from 12pm – 1pm (Ania – anna.wronski@tufts.edu)
Medford campus: 8/28 from 12:30pm-1:30pm at 200 Boston Ave, 4th floor lounge and 9/1 from 3:30pm-4pm in the Barnum lobby (Sarah – sarah.dykstra@tufts.edu).

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Highlights of the Week – 21st August 2015

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Upcoming Events:

Sept 9

Get Powerful: Achieving influence, a MASS-AWIS Seminar
Click on link for more details

Sept 15

Futures in Life Sciences: Big Data Careers
(One of our former postdocs, Viktoria is a panelist!)

Sept 19

Postdoc Appreciation Week: Career Development Workshop with Sarah Cardozo Duncan
Details TBA

Sept 24

Postdoc Poster Competition on Boston campus
Details TBA

Take your PI to lunch – Boston campus
12PM Sackler 216A

Sept 25

Take your PI to lunch – Medford campus
12PM Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court

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News/Opinions

Awards, Grants, Job Postings & Other Opportunities

Fun

Highlights of the Week – 14th August 2015

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Upcoming Events:

Sept 9

Get Powerful: Achieving influence, a MASS-AWIS Seminar
Click on link for more details

Sept 19

Postdoc Appreciation Week: Career Development Workshop with Sarah Cardozo Duncan
Details TBA

Sept 24

Postdoc Poster Competition on Boston campus
Details TBA

Take your PI to lunch – Boston campus
12PM Sackler 216A

Sept 25

Take your PI to lunch – Medford campus
12PM Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court

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Fortnightly Highlights – 08/07/15

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Career Articles and Resources:
9 Ways to Manage and Overcome Academic Stress and Transition into Industry by Cheeky Scientist
Best industry transition articles of the week for PhDs (July 26 2015) by Cheeky Scientist
Job seekers: How to banish those job interview jitters by Forbes
Why PhDs shouldn’t overlook a career with a non-profit organization by Cheeky Scientist
What you need to know before inviting people to connect on LinkedIn by Career Sherpa
So you want to be a science writer by Cell Press
Basics of Venture Capital by BiotechLikeMind
In conversation with Brian Schmidt, podcast with the Nobel Prize winner about training researchers by NatureJobs
Insider Knowledge (how to get ahead in science) by NatureJobs
Leaving academia: Do’s and Don’ts by NatureJobs
How to survive your PhD – a free course (works well for postdocs too!) by The Thesis Whisperer
Why not have a life? from our very own Gary McDowell in Science Magazine
5 Mistakes to avoid in your one-on-ones with your manager by Quickbase Intuit
What is it like to be an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow? from Brandeis U Blog
Tips for writing a scientific review article by ASCB
Best industry transition articles of the week for PhDs (Aug 2, 2015) by Cheeky Scientist
12 ways to get more out of attending a conference by US News and World Report
Essay on how academics should approach “revise and resubmit” responses from journals by Insider Higher Ed
How to choose a postdoc position: A step by step guide by Biotechin Asia
12 tips for scientists writing for the general public by American Scientist
How to get your boss to read your emails – and act on them by Quickbase Intuit
International Postdoc Survival Guide by National Postdoc Association
10 steps to executive-level confidence by Wall Street Journal
How to use your LinkedIn profile to power a career transition by Harvard Business Review
Making it in academia: Before and after you apply by NatureJobs blog
Gaining leadership skills volunteering at a professional organization by Addgene blog
How to break up with an innovation project by Harvard Business Review

News and Opinions
Rethinking graduate education by Science Magazine
Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling Change, Inspiring the Future by AAAS
Elizabeth Warren and Newt Gingrich agree on call for more NIH funding by the Boston Globe
Shaping the Future of Research: a perspective from junior scientists (from the Future of Research group, including many Tufts postdocs!) in F1000Research
Request for information on the NIH-wide 5 year strategic plan. Have issues with postdoc training? Tell the NIH!
White house announces nominees for NSF deputy director and head of the Energy Department’s Office of Science by Science News.
Subscription to Nature magazine for only $50

Events
– August 9: MASS AWIS Annual Summer Potluck
– August 13: Women in Bio: Fundraising Bootcamp: Step by step guide for success.

Job Opportunities and Fellowships
Desktop Genetics on the AngelList startup database
American Council of Learned Societies
Graduate Research Fellowship Program by NSF

Highlights of the week – 07/24/15

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Career Articles & Resources

– Balancing Career and family by Science Careers

7 Questions to Guide your Research on Non-Academic Careers by Beyond the Tenure Track

iLearn Courses and Seminars by Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

A PhD is a fixed-term job, not a passport to a professorship by Jobs on Toast

PhDs at Work

Publishing workshop by Linguistic Society of America

5 Email Templates that Make Following up with Anyone Way Less Awkward by The Muse

Making a Multimedia Elevator Pitch by American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB)

Scientific Tools

Faculty of 1000 new reference tool by F1000

Funding Opportunities & Job Postings

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for US Postdoctoral Scholars in the US and Germany by the Volkswagen Foundation

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships by AAAS