Archived Events

May 2017

NRMN-CAN Postdoc Mentor Training Workshop
Sunday, May 7 & Monday, May 8   

This evidence-based workshop uses a process-based training approach to provide training that strengthens your current research mentoring experiences and research productivity, approaching the topic from both sides of the relationship. You’ll reflect on how to be a more responsive mentor as well as a more proactive mentee as a postdoc.

The workshop is being facilitated by NRMN Master Facilitators, Dr. Andrew Greenberg from the University of Wisconsin and Dr. Robert Tillman from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston with the participation of senior faculty from NRMN-CAN institutions.

  • Dates: Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8
  • Time: Sunday from 5 p.m. – Monday, 4 p.m.
  • Where: Big Ten Conference Center & Aloft Hotel, near O’Hare Airport in Rosemont, IL
  • Cost: Free to trainees selected to participate, including travel and lodging
  • Application deadline: March 28, 2017
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States - Postdoc researcher from a NRMN-CAN participating institution in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences. Individuals from groups underrepresented in biomedicine, encompassing all relevant social, behavioral and health sciences, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are encouraged from any individuals with a demonstrated commitment to increase the full participation of underrepresented groups in biomedicine. Please see the workshop invitation flyer here.
Questions? Contact Evelyn S. Erenrich, Assistant Dean & GR2aD Director.

April 2017

Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 1 p.m.-6 P.M.

The theme for the 8th annual postdoc symposium sponsored by the PDA is, "Redefining the Postdoctoral Experience: New Training for New Careers." It will explore ongoing changes for postdocs at Rutgers University (such as the opening of our first Office of Postdoctoral Affairs) and postdocs across the nation as we think about better ways to prepare for the job market and to communicate our scientific research to public audiences.  Come join us for a day of learning, networking, and inspiration. Don’t miss keynote speaker, Dr. Franklin Carrero-Martinez, Acting Deputy Science & Technology Adviser to the US Department of State. Please see the event flyer here.

  • Date: Friday, April 28th
  • Time: 1 p.m.–6 p.m.
  • Location: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Great Hall & Auditorium
  • Sponsor: Postdoctoral Association at Rutgers 
  • Cost: Free
  • Submit your abstract for the poster session here.
  • Register by April 14 here.

Questions? Contact Frank Kung, President of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) in New Brunswick/Piscataway.

2017 SACNAS National Diversity in Stem conference (Registration deadline)
friday, April 14

Postddocs in STEM and Social/Behavioral Sciences, are you interested in expanding your professional network, presenting your research, and promoting STEM diversity at a conference in Salt Lake City? If so, apply for a travel award for the 2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference, October 19-21. Aplication deadline is April 14

SACNAS, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, has the mission to foster success of students, postdocs, and career professionals in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Individuals from any background who are committed to diversity and inclusion are invited to participate.

  • Date: October 19 -21
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Apply by April 14.

Steps for Application:

  1. Apply here for Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Travel awardees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Obtain approval to attend from your Principal Investigator.
  3. Join SACNAS if you are not already a member.
  4. Let the Rutgers team know you are applying by completing a form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8RXCN9Y.

Attendees should plan to spend some time at the Rutgers exhibit booth, led by the Graduate Steering Committee of the Rutgers SACNAS chapter. You can make a difference!

Dr. Evelyn S. Erenrich, SACNAS Advisor
Nancy Hernandez and Ileana Marrero, SACNAS Graduate Steering Committee

Questions? Contact Nancy at neh35@scarletmail.rutgers.edu.​

Postdoc Office Open House (Meet & Greet Event)
Thursday, April 20 | 2–4 p.m.

This is an open invitation to the entire Rutgers community. We welcome all postdocs and their faculty mentors, as well as all faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about the new office. This is also an opportunity to network with others across the university and identify potential opportunities for cross-university collaborations to support and advance the postdoctoral community at Rutgers.  Light refreshments will be available. Please see the event flyer here.

MARCH 2017

Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute Open House
Tuesday, March 28 | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

This year’s Open House will feature an introduction to the Institute and updates on our exciting international, national, regional, and Rutgers-wide Data Science and Big Data initiatives. There will be an overview of our powerful Higher Performance Computing (HPC) resources, a poster session highlighting the collaboration of RDI2 researchers with colleagues in academia and industry and success stories from RDI2 HPC users.

Please join us for coffee and light refreshments. Stay through lunch to meet RDI2 researchers and staff, peruse the posters and network with other computational researchers here at Rutgers.

iJOBS Career Panel: Science Policy
Tuesday, March 28 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Come hear from Maureen Boyle, PhD who is the Chief of Science Policy Branch in NIDA’s Office of Science Policy and Communications as well as former AAAS Science and Policy Technology Fellowship recipients.  Learn how to get involved in science policy groups on campus as well as prepare for a career in the field. 

Postdoc Office Open House (Meet & Greet Event)
Thursday, March 30 | 2–4 p.m.

This is an open invitation to the entire Rutgers community. We welcome all postdocs and their faculty mentors, as well as all faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about the new office. This is also an opportunity to network with others across the university and identify potential opportunities for cross-university collaborations to support and advance the postdoctoral community at Rutgers.  Light refreshments will be available.

Diversity & Inclusion Symposium | Scholarship, Research, and Best Practices on Diversity & Inclusion: Current Findings and Emerging Issues 
Friday, March 31| 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rutgers is home to many centers, initiatives and departments dedicated to diversity and inclusion-related research. The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs initiated the Diversity and Inclusion Research Symposium to support cross-disciplinary research collaborations and highlight the broad spectrum of diversity and inclusion related scholarship at Rutgers. This year's symposium will convene Rutgers scholars to share research, scholarship, and innovative research-based strategies that advance diversity and inclusion.   Please see the event flyer here.  

Angela Christiano (DC' 87) - A special talk with Postdocs
Wednesday, March 22 | 3:00–4:30 PM | 7–8:30 PM

Dr. Angela Christiano, Douglass College, Class of '87, Professor of Dermatology & Genetics, and Vice-Chair and Director of Basic Science Research at Columbia University is coming to Rutgers to give a special career talk just for postdocs, followed by an evening talk and Q&A that is open to the public.

  • Career Talk with Postdocs: "Nevertheless, She Persisted..." | 3–4:30 P.M.

All postdocs are invited to hear Dr. Christiano's story, including her experience with mentoring, networking, and finding an academic job.
Location: Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Room CABM 010, Busch Campus
Light refreshments will be served.

Register by March 16th here.

  • Public Talk: "If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door" | 7–8:30 P.M.

This event is a public talk and Q&A.  All are welcome to attend.  Registration is not required.
Location: Fiber Optics Material Research Building, Auditorium, Busch Campus
Guests to the lecture will be able to park in Lots 59, 60A & 60B without permits.
Event signage will be placed at the entrance of the lots.

Sponsors: Office of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Office of the Dean of Douglass Residential College

RCNMP’s Writing Retreat (2-Day Retreat)
Monday, March 13 & Tuesday, March 14 | 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

The goals of this two-day writing retreat are to 1) provide space and dedicated time to make progress on writing goals, 2) provide breakout sessions and individual support on topics such as the writing process and grant writing, and 3) enable participants to identify and develop habits for more productive writing year-round.

Questions? Contact Yvonne Gonzalez, Director of Faculty Development.

February 2017

Grant Writing & Written Communication (Workshop)
Friday, February 17 | Noon–2 p.m.

Being a scientist means more than just doing exceptional research. A good scientist is also a good writer. In fact, you won’t truly be successful as a scientist until you learn to write well. You have to publish papers and apply for grants to fund your work. Your career depends on the ability to write well. Dr. Richard McGee is coming from Northwestern University to conduct his popular Grant Writing & Written Communication workshop. His advice is not only actionable and practical; it’s science-based - designed to “de-mystify” the writing process. The workshop focuses on skills you can quickly master, no matter how you view yourself as a writer, and no matter how complex and subtle the science is.

  • Date: Friday, February 17
  • Time: Noon–2 p.m. (postdoc session)
  • Sponsor: Office of Research and Sponsored Program (ORED)
  • Learn more and register by February 10.

Postdoc Office Open House (Meet & Greet Event)
Monday, February 27 | 3–5 p.m.

This is an open invitation to the entire Rutgers community. We welcome all postdocs and their faculty mentors, as well as all faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about the new office. This is also an opportunity to network with others across the university and identify potential opportunities for cross-university collaborations to support and advance the postdoctoral community at Rutgers. Light refreshments will be available.