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postdoc2014   About the Workshop
Jon R Lorsch, PhD - Director, NIGMS/NIH Alison Hall, PhD, Acting Director, NIGMS Training, Workforce Development and Diversity Philip Clifford, PhD - Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin Sharon Milgram, PhD - Director NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
Featured Speakers (left-to-right): Dr. Jon R. Lorsch, Director of NIGMS/NIH; Dr. Alison Hall, Acting Director of NIGMS/NIH Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity; Dr. Philip Clifford, Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago; Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education

The 2014 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute is intended to bring together approximately 120 postdoctoral investigators who will soon be seeking their first independent positions. While the transition to independence is a challenge for all postdocs, young investigators who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioral sciences may have an especially difficult time finding and establishing themselves in their first independent positions. For this reason, emphasis will be placed on members of these groups; however, participation in this program is not limited to these groups.

The goal of the Institute is to cover a broad range of topics that postdocs will need to make a successful transition to independence, including making the right career choice, finding the right institutional fit, applying for a position, succeeding in the job interview and seminar, negotiating a start up package, establishing a lab, finding a mentor, networking and forming collaborations, applying for and getting a grant, undergoing the tenure process, teaching, and balancing research with many other commitments. Although the focus is on academic positions, the participants will also have an opportunity to learn about other scientific careers.

The Institute is intended for postdocs; however, new assistant professors (within one year of completion of postdoctoral training) and 5th year PhD students (near conferral of PhD degree) will also be considered, space permitting.

Participants will be required to pay a $25 registration fee upon selection; however, all eligible applicants (those not receiving federally-funded travel support and meeting other criteria) who are selected to participate in the Institute will receive travel awards (maximum $1,250).


PRESS RELEASE:  MARC Travel Awards  Announced for the 2014 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions (05.23.14)

MARC Travel Awards Announced for the 2014 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions - See more at: http://www.faseb.org/Policy-and-Government-Affairs/News-Room/Article-Detail-View/tabid/1014/ArticleId/977/MARC-Travel-Awards-Announced-for-the-2014-Postdoctoral-Preparation-Institute-Career-Transitions.aspx#sthash.1hqbzEe9.dpuf
MARC Travel Awards Announced for the 2014 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions - See more at: http://www.faseb.org/Policy-and-Government-Affairs/News-Room/Article-Detail-View/tabid/1014/ArticleId/977/MARC-Travel-Awards-Announced-for-the-2014-Postdoctoral-Preparation-Institute-Career-Transitions.aspx#sthash.1hqbzEe9.dpuf

  

 Updated:  06/04/14