October 6th ; 2022 ACADEMIA CAREER FAIR (Virtual); 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hello Postdocs,

The Ohio State University is hosting a new type of career fair for our Master’s, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral professionals. The fair is focused on connecting you with careers in higher education or at research institutions, as well as MS students with PhD programs.

Don’t miss out…The fair is a WEEK AWAY, so register now!

Fall 2022 Academia Career Fair (VIRTUAL)  ß Click here

Date: Thursday, October 6th

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern Time

Platform: Handshake Virtual Career Fair

If you are considering the following careers, then this is the career fair for you:

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professors (various fields)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Scholars
  • Clinical Assistant Professors
  • Adjunct Professors
  • Lecturers
  • Research Assistants
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Research Fellows
  • T32 Postdoctoral Fellows
  • And more!!

If you need any further information, Please Contact our Postdoc coordinator Srishti Gaur, PhD .

Have a Great Day!!


Sep 17: Resume and Career Fair Networking Workshop

Dear postdocs, you are invited to attend our Career Fair preparatory workshop. This workshop is tailored to prepare job seekers for our upcoming inaugural Networking event to meet with interested employers seeking to hire our doctoral degree holders/candidates!

When: Tuesday, September 17th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Starling-Loving Hall, Room M008 (460 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH – 43210)

Please RSVP using the link below – https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eeyYzN7O0Xayxpj

Oct 11: Industry Careers Panel Discussion

The professional development committee invites you to an Industry careers panel discussion with ThermoFisher Scientific

When: Thursday, October 11th, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Biomedical Research Tower (460 W 12th Ave), Room 105

Learn from former bench scientists about what they do as industry professionals and their career path to roles in R&D, Marketing, Sales, Product Development and more!

!!!! Lunch will be served!!!!

For an audio recording of the event, please click here

Sep 28: Tailoring Your Academic Job Search for You, Not for Others

Learn how to prepare yourself for the academic job search. This is the first part of our professional development series, tailored towards preparing an application for teaching positions in academia.

When: Friday, September 28th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Where: Research Commons (18th Ave Library), Room 352

The speaker for this event is Jessica Riviere, PhD

Dr. Riviere is an instructional consultant and Coordinator for Graduate Teaching Assistant Programs. She earned her doctorate in German Literature and Language from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Prior to her work at UCAT she was an academic adviser and lecturer in German at Vanderbilt, where she also spent two years as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Center for Teaching. Her current interests are in graduate teaching development and graduate education, particularly in the humanities.

!!!! Refreshments will be served!!!!

Mar 30: Managing the transition from Academia to Industry

Interested in knowing about the transition from academia to industry, then join us at this professional development event

When: Friday, March 30th, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Where: Research Commons (18th Ave Library), Room 352

The speaker for this event is Christopher Coss, PhD

Dr. Coss is a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, where he brings a therapeutics perspective.

!!!! Refreshments will be served!!!!

Jan 24: Transitioning into Academic Administration

Thinking about making a transition into administration but not sure how to make the change? Attend this week’s PDA Professional Development event, where 3 panelists will discuss their careers paths and provide some insight on the pro’s and con’s of leaving the research path

Marcela Hernandez, PhD (Program Director for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs)

LaTonia Stiner-Jones, PhD (Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs)

Karla Gengler-Nowak, PhD (Grants and Contracts Administration)

When: Wednesday, January 24th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Where: Research Commons (18th Ave Library), Room 352

Refreshments will be served

Nov 8: Managing the Transition from Academia to Industry

When: Wednesday, November 8th, 11 am to 12 pm

Where: Biomedical Research Tower, Room 105A

Who: Erandi De Silva, PhD, Director of Biology at Ohio State Drug Development Institute (DDI)

Dr. De Silva is a molecular biologist with experience in genomics, genetics and target discovery. She is an experienced team leader in both academic and industrial settings. Previously at Genentech, she brings preclinical development and project management experience to the DDI.

!!!! Refreshments will be served!!!!

Oct 5: Professional Development Seminar: “The Cycle of Innovation”

The OSU Technology Commercialization Office will be hosting a seminar for postdocs called “The Cycle of Innovation”. This seminar will cover the steps to patenting and licensing your ideas while at OSU.

When: Thursday, October 5th, 12 pm to 1 pm

Where: Biomedical Research Tower, Room 105

Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event, as the Technology Commercialization Office will be providing lunch as well. If you plan to attend this event, or if you have questions about this event, please email Tracy Preston at preston.317@osu.edu

Feb 7: PDA Professional Development Seminar – A Conversation About Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

When: Tuesday, February 7th, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Biomedical Research Tower, Room 105

Ever been curious about commercialization of a product or starting your own business? Join us as Wayne Embree, Executive Vice President of Investments and Venture Acceleration at Rev1 Ventures, discusses commercialization and entrepreneurship. Rev1 is part startup accelerator and part venture capital fund that is located here in Columbus. Rev1 provides entrepreneurs with the resources to turn their ideas into a successful business. Come learn why you shouldn’t be afraid of being your own boss.

For a recording of the event, please visit the following link

Jan 20: PDA Professional Development Seminar – An Inside Perspective on Life in Industry

When: Friday, January 20th, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Where: Research Commons, Room 352

The panelists, Dr. Shweta Mandrekar-Colucci who is a consultant medical liaison at Eli Lilly and Company, Dr. Bradley Lang who is a scientist at Athersys Inc, a stem cell company in Cleveland, OH, and Dr. David Wood, professor in the department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at OSU will discuss about their career experiences in industry.