Upcoming Events for Postdocs




Spring 2020 | Programs

2020 SPRING Grant-Writing support group | Pilot initiative in newark

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is happy to announce the 2020 Spring Grant-Writing Support Group. This is a pilot initiative that follows the guidelines provided by Rutgers’ Office of Research and Economic Development on how to create a grant-writing support group.

The goal of this initiative is to bring together a small group of postdocs in Newark to apply a focused set of rules to improve their grant-writing skills. The group will consist of no more than six postdocs, preferably with diverse areas of expertise so that the conversations focus on writing rather than the quality of the science. A faculty, who is an experienced grant-writer, will schedule meetings to work on writing. Usually, by the fifth session, the group has discussed and worked through all the grant material. Each session will be limited to 90 minutes. Commitment to attend all sessions is expected and required to remain an active participant in the group. Sessions are set to start mid-spring semester to work on grants with a late spring grant submission cycles.

Please note: This is a pilot program, and there are only six spots available. Priority will be given to those with a late spring submission deadline and to those applicants that will bring to the group diversity of research experts so that the conversations focus on writing rather than the quality of the science. Exact date, time, and location will be determined by the faculty moderator once the selection of applicants has ended. The location will most likely be in the Newark area. 

We are happy to announce that Dr. Michael Cole will moderate the group sessions and discussions.

Acceptance to the Spring Grant-Writing Support Group program will be announced around the second week in February. 

Apply here by 4 PM on Friday, January 24th, 2020 (Deadline has been extended to January 31st).

Sponsored and hosted by: Rutgers Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

2020 Spring PREP Program 

When: Late Spring

Where: Newark Campus

Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

RSVP coming soon.

Spring 2020 | Events

February 2020

RCN Networking Events

All Rutgers University faculty and postdocs are invited to connect and network with colleagues, discuss
common research interests, and foster meaningful connections over coffee and dessert!

New Brunswick Event: February 13th | 3 – 5 PM | New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Camden Event: February 19th | 2 - 4 PM | Camden Campus center, South BC Conference Room
Newark Event: February 20th | 3 - 5 PM | Paul Robeson Campus Center, Bergen Room 255/6/7
Hosted by: Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Registration is required by February 4th. Click here to register!

March 2020

Management Skills for scientists: q&a

Come and join us for a casual conversation with Dr. Gabriella D’Arcangelo―Professor, Vice-Chair, and Undergraduate Director at the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers SAS.


The main goal of this Q&A session is to talk about ways of improving management skills, which could help postdocs to manage better all the responsibilities that come with becoming a faculty.

Some key areas you would need to know as a new manager and leader of your team are:

  • How to hire and retain your team

  • How to have and handle difficult conversations in the workplace

  • How to effectively lead your scientific team and meetings (e.g., set goals, expectations, and provide feedback)

  • How to manage your budget

  • How to manage your time and prioritize tasks and responsibilities

When: March 11th, 2020

Time: 2-4 pm

Where: Nelson Biology Laboratories (Busch Campus), Rm. D-460 | 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, 08854

Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 

RSVP here by March 4th, 2020. 

April 2020

Postdoctoral Association, Annual Research Symposium

When: April 28th, 2020

Where: Cook Student Center, Multipurpose Room

Hosted by: Rutgers PDA

RSVP coming soon.

May 2020

Women in STEM Networking and Mentoring Event

When: May 4th, 2020

Time: Afternoon (TBD)

Where: Newark Campus

Hosted by: SGS-Newark, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Sciwomen Office

RSVP coming soon.

Topic: How to Prepare for a Faculty Job

When: May 27th, 2020

Time: Afternoon (TBD)

Where: Busch Campus

Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 

RSVP coming soon.


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