Event Schedule



April  | May | June


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.


Teaching Portfolios for Postdocs (Workshop)
Date & Time: TBD

A good teaching portfolio is one that has clear statements of teaching responsibilities and goals, and solid evidence showing how those goals have been reached. A teaching portfolio is a dynamic document, in that it must be updated continuously. It becomes a lifetime record of scholarly achievement as a teacher. Participate in this practical hands-on workshop, facilitated by Dr. Monica A. Devanas, Director of Faculty Development & Assessment Programs at the Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research (CTAAR).

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.

Rutgers Writing Retreat (2-Day Retreat)
Tuesday, May 23 & Wednesday, May 24 | 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.

  • Dates: Tuesday, May 23rd and Wednesday, May 24th
  • Time: Flexible writing time from 8 a.m.– 8 p.m. | Required lunch from Noon–1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Douglass Student Center (100 George Street, New Brunswick)
  • Please register now for this retreat and spaces are limited.

Questions? Contact Beth Tracy, Program Director.


STEM and Civic issues: Broader Impact for Research and Teaching (Workshop)
Date & Time: TBD

More details coming soon for a June workshop by Monica A. Devanas, Director of Faculty Development & Assessment Programs from Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research (CTAAR).

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