Graduate Division

PostDoc Weekly 3-12-2018

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.

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

GPS BIOMED-Tips for Networking in Diverse Environments-series flyer
Workshop Leader: Neda Moayedi, Graduate Career Counselor
Wednesday, March 14, 12:00– 1:30pm
Natural Sciences I, Room 1114  Register
Topics include:

  • Tips for online networking, focus will be on LinkedIn
  • How are professionals, companies and recruiters using LinkedIn?
  • Maximizing your time at networking socials/events

Attendees will leave with a Networking Guide and a Guide for Informational Interviews.

NIH Addresses the Science of Diversity: Focusing on Institutional Change
As NIH’s first permanent Chief Office for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Dr. Hannah Valantine leads NIH’s efforts to diversify the biomedical research workforce by developing the vision and comprehensive strategies to expand recruitment and retention, and to promote inclusiveness and equity throughout the biomedical research enterprise. She joins us at UCI to discuss her nationally-recognized transformative approaches to diversity through innovation and data-driven approaches.
Wednesday, March 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Pacific Ballroom C of the UCI Student Center. Light refreshments will be served at this free and public forum.
RSVP is requiredAdditional details.

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.

Effective Grant Writing and Keys to Finding Research Funding  
Lori E. Greene, Ph.D. - Director of Research Development, School of Physical Sciences
Thursday, March 15- 3:30-5:00pm
Natural Science II, Room 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, March 21,11:45am~ 1:00pm by BC Cavern, at the outside tables.  Map

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

PDA Monthly Meeting- PDA websitee

Wednesday, April 4, 5:30-7:00pm, Biological Sciences III, Room 2120


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