Graduate Division

PostDoc Weekly 3-26-2018

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)- Weekly PoWER Group Meeting-Postdoc Writing Editing and Review Group
All postdocs welcome to write and review in a quiet and productive atmosphere. Contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong for more information.

Virtual Career Fair (VCF)

A one-day online career fair for Ph.D. & Master’s students, postdocs, and alumni that offers the opportunity to connect with employers. These employers represent a range of career fields and are all seeking advanced-degree candidates. Learn how to navigate virtual chat rooms with employers, prepare a written elevator pitch and develop a strategy for a successful virtual career fair experience.
Wednesday, March 28- Register and learn more here.

Library Services for your Research and Career Path
The library provides tools that will help you comply with today's expectations of data management, shared data, managing your publications and online presence. Learn to leverage these tools so you save time, focus on research and increase the visibility of your results.
Mitchell C. Brown, MLIS, Scholarly Communications Coordinator
Research Librarian for Chemistry, Earth System Science, and Russian Studies
Thursday, March 29 -3:30-5:00pm at Natural Science II, Room 1201-Register

Applied Innovation Info Session & Site Tour
Tuesday, April 3, 12 – 1:30pm
Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave
Lunch provided- Register
12 – 1pm:Info session featuring Doug Crawford, MBA, and Sophia Lin, Ph.D.
Trainees will learn about professional development opportunities &
hear first hand from alumni who have benefited from participating.
1 – 1:30pm: Tour of Applied Innovation

GPS BIOMED- Effective Networking: Trainee & Alumni Advice in Diverse Environments

Wednesday, April 4, 12:00– 1:30pm
Natural Sciences 2, Room 2201 
Peer-led panel featuring current grad students & alumni who will discuss:
• How to network when approaching a career transition
• On the job networking & job growth
• Maintaining personal & professional networks

Graduate Division presents: Dr. Menglu Yuan- FDA- Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Dr. Yuan is a Public Health Analyst at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). A UCI Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Pharmacology, Menglu entered federal service through the Presidential Management Fellows Program, which trains advanced degree candidates to become future government leaders. Her talk will include a description of her career path and her work at the FDA.
Wednesday, April 4, 1:00– 2:00pm at the Graduate Resource Center  Register- Click "Book Now"

PDA Monthly Meeting- PDA website
Join your fellow postdocs to plan professional and social events for the rest of 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 5:30-7:00pm, Biological Sciences III, Room 2120

NIH K Award Process   

Vice Provost Frances Leslie
Obtaining a NIH K award is a professional boost for early career researchers.  Learn about the K awards and how best to apply from the perspective of an NIH grant reviewer.
Thursday, April 5-3:00-4:30pm at Student Ctr- Emerald Bay C-Register  

NIH K99/R00 Workshop with Faculty and Postdoc Panel
The K99/R00 award is a significant plus on your CV, including funding for your postdoctoral and early faculty research. Awardees will discuss the award and how to optimize your application.
Thursday, April 12-3:30-5:00pm at Natural Science II, Room 1201 
Natural Science II, Room 1201  Register

OPA-Postdoctoral Scholar FOCUS Seminar Series (3rd Thursday of the month)

Thursday, April 19-12:00‐1:00pm
Graduate Resource Center
TBD- Register here to attend.

Want to practice a conference or job talk? Or a presentation to your department?  Register here or contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong with any questions.

Postdoc Association (PDA) Monthly Picnic Lunch
All postdocs are invited; we discuss a range of topics from fun things to do in So. California to employment opportunities.  Picnic is always the last Wednesday of the month. Bring your lunch-dessert provided.
Wednesday, March 21-11:45am~ 1:00pm by BC Cavern, at the outside tables.  Map


Graduate Resource Center- Click here to learn more about workshops.

  • Certificate Programs- Activate to Captivate and Mentoring Excellence- download flier
  • Professional Services- Includes Job Search Strategies, Enhancing your CV and Cover Letter, Interview Techniques and Practice- download flier
  • Funding- How to Find Funding Opportunities, NIH NRSA Grant Review Process and NIH K Award Review Process-download flier
  • Advance Training Boot Camps- Includes Salary Negotiation Training and Interview Skills Bootcamp-download flier

Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation (DTEI)- Click here to learn more about workshops.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Calendar

This calendar includes events sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Resource Center (GRC), UCI Postdoctoral Association (PDA), GPS-BIOMED and other campus units.

New Funding Opportunities

See funding webpage