career development

Versatile PhD: A resource for PhDs

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Today we are joined by Paula Chambers, founder of Versatile PhD for a seminar by the Sackler GSC. Paula runs a successful online repository of forums and career information for PhDs.

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Insights into Careers in Commercial Sciences

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We were lucky enough to be joined by Cliff Ramsdell, PhD, Product Development Manager for Flow Cytometry in North America for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Cliff spoke about careers in commercial sciences as a often overlooked but richly rewarding way to use your analytical and research skills!

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Join us for the Tufts PDA Mentoring Circle Kickoff Event on Monday November 9th from 4-6pm!

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Tufts Postdoc Mentoring Program Kick Off!
 
Guest Speaker: Joanne Kamens, PhD
 
Executive Director of Addgene
 
“Enriching Your Mentoring
Experience From Both Sides”
 
November 9th 2015
4pm – 6pm
Sackler 114
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston MA 02111
 
 
Refreshments will be served
All Welcome!
 
If you have applied for the mentoring program, it is strongly encouraged that you attend but please feel free to come, even if you haven’t!

Tufts PDA Mentoring Circles

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imagesAre you interested in guidance in your academic or industry career progression? Need help managing your work-life balance? Want to build your network?

What is a Mentoring Circle? 

A Mentoring Circle consists of several mentees with STEM, Humanties or Social Science backgrounds swho are committed to meeting monthly to support one another with support, advice, and information. Each circle will be directed by an experienced mentor.

Who will be in my circle? 

The MASS AWIS mentoring committee will review submitted surveys and match you with a circle based on interest, career goals, geography, and other factors.

What will we talk about? Are we just going to sit around and complain?

The mentoring circle is a supportive forum to constructively resolve all issues, but the focus is on career and personal growth. The group decide the details of scheduling and we will provide ideas and articles to help start conversations within your circle. All participants should be willing to both give and get professional and personal support from others in their circle. Mentors will aid in directing conversational topics within the circle and by sharing their knowledge and experience.

Applications due Friday, October 30.

Apply online at http://tiny.cc/TuftsMentorin

Postdoc Appreciation Week Kick Off Event: Discovering your value proposition with Career Strategist Sarah Cardozo Duncan

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This past Saturday, Sept. 19th, we celebrated the start of Post Doc Appreciation Week with a workshop by Career Strategist Sarah Cardozo Duncan.  Sarah’s career development workshop focused on “How to Find a Job in Difficult Times”.

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Sarah walked 30+ Tufts postdocs and invited guests through how to determine individual strengths and how to clearly articulate value to prospective employers.

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We enjoyed networking during a great BBQ lunch thanks to the help of Tufts PDA Executive committee members Lisa Hawver and Jodi Benenson.  Thanks, guys!

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We ended the day with more networking and practicing our career stories.  Thanks to all who attended and hope to see you at the rest of the Post Doc Appreciation Week events!

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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