Graduate Division

PostDoc Weekly 2-26-2018

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.
Fridays from 8:30am-10:30am, BioSci III, Rm 1201 Register

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, February 28,11:45am~ 1:00pm by BC Cavern, at the outside tables.  Map

NIH NRSA Grant Review Process
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

Unix Shell: Loops & More- Presented by UCI Libraries
Tuesday, March 6, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Langson Library Rm 570

PDA Monthly Meeting- PDA websitee
Wednesday, March 7, 5:30-7:00pm, Biological Sciences III, Room 2120

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

DECADE Speaker Series- Charis Kubrin, PhD- Professor of Criminology, Law a Society, UCI
Friday, March 9 10:30am-12:00pm
Humanities Gateway 1030
The DECADE (Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience) mission is to increase the recruitment and retention of diverse students receiving doctoral degrees at UCI; postdocs are invited to select DECADE events. Dr. Kubrin will discuss Rethinking Crime and Immigration and address the myths and stereotypes surrounding the immigration-crime link. Register here for 3/9. Postdocs are also invited to join the DECADE journal club which encourages scholarly discussion pertaining to issues of diversity in higher education. Contact Claudia Campos for additional information.

OPA- “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
Natural Science 1, rm 1114 Register

OPA-Postdoctoral Scholar FOCUS Seminar Series (3rd Thursday of the month)
Thursday, March 15, 12:00‐1:00pm
Graduate Resource Center
Christian Fischer, 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.

Bench to Bedside Symposium- Sponsored by Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
Friday, March 23, 2018 7 am – 5 pm
Postdocs are highly encouraged to participate in the poster session.
Registration and breakfast begin at 7 am
Cocktail reception and Poster Awards from 5 – 6 pm
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center; 100 Academy Drive, Irvine
Details and registration


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