Graduate Division

PostDoc Weekly 1-22-2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

OFFICE OF POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS AND POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR ASSOCIATION

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 PhD (m.ypmawong@uci.edu) for more information.
Friday from 8:30am-10:30am, BioSci III, Rm 1120 Register

Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation Session-Additional Details
January 24, 2:30-5:00pm 
Graduate Resource Center- Register

How to Find Funding Opportunities using PIVOT and GRAPES
Attendees should bring their laptops to this workshop.
Speaker: Kelly Kraus-Lee, Foundation Relations
Monday, January 29- 12:00-1:00pm
Graduate Resource Center, 3100 Gateway Study Center-Register

PDA Strategies for Success Series
Presenting Brett Goldsmith, PhD- Founder and CTO, Nanomedical Diagnostics, San Diego, CA
Tuesday, January 30, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Graduate Resource Center, 3100 Gateway Study Center-Register

We are pleased that Dr. Goldsmith will be here at UCI and plans to meet with postdocs to discuss his career path, transitioning to industry, and working as the founder and CTO of Nanomedical Diagnostics.  If you are considering a career path in industry and perhaps starting your own company, be sure to register and join the conversation!

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, January 31,11:45am~ 1:00pm by BC Cavern, at the outside tables.  Map

“Nail that Interview”‐ Mock Interview Practice
Mock interviews help prepare you to show that you are the best candidate for the job. Postdoctoral scholars will be paired to practice expected and unexpected questions. Questions will be tailored to postdocs career goal (academic,industry, non‐profit). Everyone will be engaged during this workshop and leave with greater confidence to “nail the interview”. 
Tuesday, February 6, 4:30‐6:00pm
Location:Natural Science 1, rm 1114 Register

PDA Monthly Meeting- PDA website

Wednesday, February 7, 5:30-7:00pm, Biological Sciences III, Room 2120

Postdoctoral Scholar FOCUS Seminar Series (3rd Thursday of the month)
Thursday, February 15, 12:00‐1:00pm
Biological Sciences III, Room 2120
Jessica Bolton, PhD- 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.

PDA Strategies for Success Series-Meet Industry Scientists
Panel event, followed by small groups to allow more specific questions
Panelists include Dr. Sung-Jin Kim, Founder and CTO of Hiperwall, Irvine and Dr. John Collins, Founder and Director of R&D of Biopico Systems, housed at the TechPortal Incubator at Calit2, UC Irvine.
Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Graduate Resource Center, 3100 Gateway Study Center-Register

NIH NRSA Grant Review Process
Speakers: Vice Provost Frances Leslie and Marcelo Wood, Chair and Professor Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI.
This session will focus on what makes a strong and competitive application and the review process from a NIH NRSA faculty advisor and former application reviewer.
Wednesday, February 28- 3:00-4:30pm
Student Ctr- Emerald Bay C-Register

NIH NRSA Panel- Postdoctoral Scholar Panel
This workshop provides a venue for postdocs to discuss the NRSA F32 application, and strategies and challenges of applying. Panelists includes postdoctoral scholars awarded the NRSA F32, as well as those who have applied and are awaiting results.
Thursday, March 8- 3:30-5:00pm
Natural Science II, Room 1201 Register

“Nail that Interview”‐ Mock Interview Practice
Mock interviews help prepare you to show that you are the best candidate for the job. Postdoctoral scholars will be paired to practice expected and unexpected questions. Questions will be tailored to postdocs career goal (academic,
industry, non‐profit). Everyone will be engaged during this workshop and leave with greater confidence to “nail the interview”. 
Tuesday, March 13, 12:00‐1:30pm
Location:Natural Science 1, rm 1114 Register


ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS ON CAMPUS

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)

Course Design Certificate Program
AIRB Rm. 1030- DTEI Learning Studio
Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28-1:00-3:00pm                              
This certificate program covers the foundations of successful course design. Click here for additional details, register, and  check for additional Winter quarter offerings.

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