Event Schedule






April 2018

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 

This year the Rutgers Postdoctoral Association will celebrate its Annual Postdoctoral Symposium! This is a free event, organized by Rutgers postdoc volunteers, for you! Take a break from your experiments, think about your next career step and meet your colleagues! Everyone is welcome to attend, postdocs and graduate students especially. 

The symposium will feature:

  • Three career panelsInternational PhDs in the US: Challenges and AdviceResearch Careers, and Non-Research Careers.
  • Interview and Negotiating Skills for PhDs Workshop
  • Research Poster Session (award will be given for the top two posters)
  • The Science Art Show (award will be given for the best artwork)
  • Keynote address by Dr. Adam Ruben, scientist, writer and comedian

Registration for the Symposium, Poster and Science Art Show submissions is now open. Register here. We ask you to please make an effort to attend if you register. 
To see the flyer for this event, click here.

Great Hall and Main Auditorium
RWJMS Research Tower (Busch Campus)

675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854


9:45 a.m. -10:30  a.m.         Check-In, Registration, Poster and Artwork setup
10:30 a.m.-12:00  p.m.       Career Panel: International PhDs in the US: Challenges and Advice
11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.       Lunch/Vendor Session
12:45 p.m. -2:15 p.m.         Career Panels: Research Careers. Non-research Careers.
2:15 p.m. -3:00 p.m.            Poster Session and the Science Art Show. Coffee and Snacks.
3:00 p.m. -4:20  p.m.           Workshop: Interview and Negotiating Skills for PhDs
4:30 p.m. -5:40  p.m.           Plenary Session: Introduction to the Postdoctoral Association and the Office of Postdoctoral   
                                                  Affairs, Keynote Address by Dr. Adam Ruben.
6:20  p.m. – Onward            Happy Hour, Networking. Location TBA.

Contact rutgerspda@gmail.com for more details and questions. We are looking for volunteers!

Sponsored by Rutgers Postdoctoral Association, Rutgers Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Rutgers AUUP-AFT,Rutgers Global, SAPA, Rutgers iJOBS, Rutgers I-Corps, & USA Scientific.


May 2018

Monday, May 21 & Tuesday, May 22 | 8 A.M - 8 P.M ( New Brunswick)

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. 

More details coming soon.


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