Programs


Monthly Orientation for New Postdocs

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Academic Writing Workshop

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SciPhD Bootcamp: Get Your First Job

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How to Make Good Talks Great

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Financial Planning Workshop

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Fellowship Writing Workshop

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Team Science 

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English Courses for Postdocs

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Postdoctoral Mentor Training Workshops

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Professional Profile Clinic

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Management Skills for Scientists

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Project Management 

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Hacking the Academic Job Market

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Destination Ohio State University (DOSU)

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Travel Awards for the 2018 NPA Annual Conference

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Career Development Programming

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National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2017

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Professional Development Events:

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Postdoctoral Writing Groups

Peer Writing Groups for Faculty Applications

The goal of these writing groups is for postdoctoral scholars to prepare materials typically required in applications for faculty positions. Sessions will be moderated by Dr. Noah Weisleder, a faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology in the College of Medicine. Dr. Weisleder not only has the experience and insight from having successfully obtained a faculty position, but has also chaired faculty search committees. In addition to the writing sessions, there will be two sessions to allow applicants to learn from: a) a panel of recently hired faculty and b) a panel of members in faculty search committees.

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Faculty Panels for the Application Process

Orientation to the Faculty Position Application Process (August): A faculty panel session that provides a general overview of the process of applying for a faculty position. The initial slide presentation shows the steps of applying for a faculty position and provides some broad suggestions to maximize impact at each step in the application process. The panel of 4-6 faculty from various Colleges provide additional guidance and answer questions from the audience on the faculty application process.

Preparing for a Faculty Position Interview (December): This faculty panel provides specific advice about how to excel at interviewing for a faculty position. Post-doctoral scholars are first oriented to how faculty position interviews are conducted and what is expected from a faculty candidate at each step of the process. Next, a panel of 4-6 faculty from various Colleges provide additional guidance on how to prepare for the interview process and share their experiences when they interviewed for their positions. Post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to ask questions to the panel.

Negotiating During an Academic Job Offer (March):  A faculty panel session that covers how to handle the negotiation process once they receive an academic job offer. This sometimes overlooked step for post-doctoral scholars is essential for an effective start as an independent research scholar. A panel of 4-6 faculty from various Colleges provide guidance on how to best negotiate for salary, benefits, startup packages and other topics by sharing their experiences and answering questions from the audience.

Preparing Application Materials for a Faculty Position (June): This faculty panel session provides guidance to post-doctoral scholars interested in developing their written materials to apply for faculty positions. The session includes a short orientation slide presentation that shows the key points to address in curriculum vitae (CV), research statements and teaching statements.  A panel of 4-6 faculty from various Colleges provide additional guidance on preparing effective applications. This event also provides a chance to organize post-doctoral scholars into Writing Groups to assist in preparing their materials.