1. SBU Postdoc Spotlight Sign Up Deadline: TOMORROW, Oct 19
The SBU Postdoc Spotlight is an opportunity for our postdocs to give a talk crafted for your fellow postdocs in any discipline. Speakers will receive coaching on how to customize such a talk for non-specialists. You'll have a chance to meet other postdocs as you improve your presentation. It's always great fun!
EVENT DATE: Nov 18 4pm
1. Oct 21, 2:30-5pm
2. One of: Nov 3, 3-5pm OR Nov 4, 3-5pm, OR Nov 5, 10am-12pm
Questions: OPD_OVPR AT stonybrook.edu or (631) 632-3127.
3. Fundamentals of Bioscience Industry Course, Application deadline 10/29
Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program provides participants with the skills and knowledge they need to transition out of the academic lab into a professional position in the bioscience industry and an overall introduction to the technology commercialization process.
This innovative, one semester, evening program is taught by industry professionals through lectures and interactive team projects. Students gain first-hand experience in the development of commercialization strategies around real intellectual property and business issues. This experiential learning process will shed light onto the expanded number of business roles to which scientific skills can be applied.
Benefits of the program include:
Learning the process of how a technology becomes a product
Increasing your marketability through education beyond the typical classroom
Gaining insight into corporate decision making
Making connections with industry leaders
Access to alumni network with ongoing career opportunities, mentoring and social interaction
Created by the Center for Biotechnology, this program is targeted towards graduate students and postdocs seeking to facilitate commercial activities within their academic labs or enhance their knowledge of the commercial sector in order to transition into non-academic careers
To learn more about the program and its opportunities visit: www.fobip.org
2022 PROGRAM EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021
For more information and questions, email kate.hutchinson AT stonybrook.edu
4. Ombuds Fall Workshops on Work Communication Strategies
The Ombuds office is an impartial and independent resource for assistance or information in pursuit of the resolution of a concern or problem related to their life or work at the university. They offer a series of workshops on difficult conversations, effective communication and other workplace strategies. The workshops for Fall 2021 are:
CREATING A COMPASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES – It takes all of us!
COACHING SKILLS FOR SUPERVISORS
TELL ME ABOUT “OMBUDS” – WHAT THE OFFICE DOES & HOW IT CAN BENEFIT ME?
5. Join the SBU IRACDA Associates Program, Deadline: Nov 1
Stony Brook's NY-CAPS IRACDA program is recruiting for their postdoc associates program! Want to learn more about college teaching and build your academic skills while also doing your postdoc research? The IRACDA program provides mentored training in the actual classroom at Long Island-area universities. With this training, IRACDA postdocs have gone to great success on the faculty job market.
As an IRACDA NY-CAPS Associate, you will receive:
25% salary offset for 2 years
Mentored teaching experience
Sponsored travel to scientific conferences
Access to the National IRACDA community, including sponsorship to attend the IRACDA National Conference
Engagement with the Center for Inclusive Education Community
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
Associates begin immediately after acceptance
1. NPA myPostdoc Webinar on U.S. Immigration, 10/20 1pm
myPostdoc Monthly: U.S. Immigration and Visas in the Age of COVID
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Accessing care through the U.S. healthcare system can seem like a daunting, mountainous task. After all, we fear the unknown. In fact, a recent survey shows that only four percent of Americans truly understand the key components of their health insurance and how they impact their out-of-pocket costs, and for international postdocs, the statistic is undoubtedly even lower. Join the NPA for an informative webinar where we will discuss those unfamiliar concepts and terms you may have come across when looking at health insurance benefit summaries or speaking with healthcare professionals. Fortunately, when armed with a bit of knowledge and understanding, accessing care seems like less of a mountain and more of a molehill.
1. Have you completed our Postdoc Info Form? If not, please help us out!
This Fall, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be reporting on our postdoc population in the aggregate to NSF, which includes questions we need always need your help on (like if you got your PhD outside the U.S.).