Graduate Division

PostDoc Weekly 3-5-2018

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.

The Jackson Laboratory Visit
Monday, March 5 in the Graduate Resource Center
You are  invited to join University Relations Specialist Heather Dillon, MSc of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for a unique professional development experience. Ms. Dillon will present job opportunities, hold individual CV/resume and career path consultations, and provide a workshop on effectively navigating job fairs and career opportunities.

10:00 – 11:00am Bagel Breakfast – JAX Information Session: Accelerate your Career at The Jackson Laboratory
11:00am–12:00pm One-on-One Meetings (by appointment)
1:00 – 2:30pm Interactive Workshop: Seize Your Moment: Making the Most of a Career Fair
3:00 – 5:00pm One-on-One Meetings (by appointment)
5:00 – 6:00pm Encore Presentation: JAX Information Session: Accelerate your Career at The Jackson Laboratory
Register; search “JAX” in the Outreach Services and Workshop tab.

"Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hopes, and Wastes Billions"
An informal discussion with Richard Harris, NPR science correspondent, regarding the culture of biomedical research, its effect on scientific rigor and what researchers can do to help reverse current trends.
Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
3260 Social and Behavioral Science Gateway

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

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 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pacific Ballroom C of the UCI Student Center. Light refreshments will be served at this free and public forum.
RSVP is requiredAdditional details.

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.

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

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 28,11:45am~ 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