NPAW is September 19-23 2022 and there are many events available for Postdocs. Below you will find a compilation of events available to postdocs nation-wide organized by the National Postdoc Association and by Tufts.
Tufts University Take your PI to Lunch
As in past years, we are sponsoring a Take Your PI to Lunch event throughout the National Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 19-23).
We will reimburse up to $15 per person when you have a meal with your PI.
- This event is for Tufts University Postdocs, TMC postdocs, and their advisors only.
- You may only have one meal, and it must be in the period from Sept 19 to Sept 23.
- You may spend more than $15 per person, but we will only reimburse you $15.
- You must list who attended your meal. One person can pay for multiple postdocs.
- You must submit a scanned receipt that shows that the purchase was completed (cell phone photos are fine). We need either the signed receipt or the receipt that came with the order/delivery.
- The postdoc must make the purchase and be the one who is reimbursed.
- Receipts should be sent to Kristin.Scalisi@tufts.edu.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19
FINDING YOUR BALANCE 1:00pm – 2:30pm
The theme of this year is postdoc mental health and wellness.
Speakers will discuss the challenges early career researchers face, share tips they have learned from their struggles, and provide a framework for postdocs to build better balance in their professional lives especially as they navigate their next career step.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20
EFFECTIVE VISUAL COMMUNICATION 2:00pm – 3:00pm
This lecture covers three core concepts of visual communication. First, I will discuss how to engage your audience by telling a story. Second, I will provide high-level guidance for designing visualizations that make a clear point. Third, I will describe key design principles that ensure your figures will be readable by people with vision impairments, specifically impairments of color perception.
Claus Wilke is the Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor in Molecular Evolution at The University of Texas at Austin. He has published extensively in the areas of computational biology, evolutionary biology, protein biochemistry, and virology. He has also authored several popular R packages used for data visualization, such as cowplot, ggridges, and ggtext, and he is a regular contributor to the package ggplot2.
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/HgRLZ9BvNM7hkwnCA
GREEN CARDS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHERS 2:00pm – 3:00pm
This webinar, presented by Getson & Schatz, P.C. law firm, will help scientists learn how to obtain a green card in the U.S. through the EB-1A and NIW categories and how to avoid costly immigration mistakes. Learn about the U.S. immigration process and how to maximize your chances of immigration success. For more information, visit researchergreencard.com.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21
COMBATING IMPOSTER SYNDROME 11:30am – 12:30pm
Imposter syndrome is a term that is used often these days, but what does it really mean? In this workshop, you will learn what imposter syndrome means if you have it, and what are some things that contribute to it. You will also better understand what the five main competence types of imposter syndrome are and how you can combat it for yourself.
POSTDOC TO INDUSTRY PANEL 2:00pm – 3:00 pm
We’re presenting a panel of postdoc-to-industry professionals who will share their career journeys in Biotech, BioPharma, and High Tech.
From the shared experiences of former postdocs, attendees will learn about:
• Possible career pathways in the industry
• Successful career development strategies and resources
• Approaches for navigating challenges
POLICY CHANGES FOR IMPROVING WORK-LIFE BALANCE 2:00pm – 3:00pm
The ASBMB Public Affairs Department and Erica Gobrogge from Van Andel Institute are hosting a town hall discussion for postdocs to reflect on their work–life balance and develop suggestions for improving related policies across multiple levels, including individual labs, institutions and federal agencies. All postdocs are welcome to join us to share your successes and challenges in achieving work–life balance through small group discussions. Your voice will help the ASBMB advocate for improvements to postdoctoral training policies.
Topics up for discussion at the Town Hall include:
(1) What could your institution do to better support you when you have an issue or concern about your training environment?
(2) How could the “postdoc” be better structured to improve your quality of life and work–life balance?
(3) What types of employment benefit(s) would make the biggest impact on your work–life balance as a postdoc? Examples could include paid parental leave and/or free mental health counseling.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22
CAREER PLANNING AFTER YOUR POSTDOC 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Join Karin Lawton-Dunn, Graduate College Postdoc Career Services Director, to discuss career options once you have completed your postdoc.
Academia? Industry? Government? My Options.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23
FINDING YOUR BALANCE 1:00pm – 2:00pm
To raise awareness on how to maintain our well-being as postdocs at this pivotal time, the 2022 NPAW task force presents you with THIS virtual networking event to talk about “Finding Your Balance” and expand our connections.
During this event, you will find five wellness topics: (1) physical, (2) financial, (3) career, (4) mental/emotional, and (5) community/interpersonal, hosted on Zoom and facilitated by ambassadors passionate about each realm.
We encourage you to join the conversation, listen, and share your stories while the ambassadors talk about their experiences.
US IMMIGRATION 2:00pm – 3:00pm
United States Immigration and Employment Options for Graduate Students and Postdocs. Legal Representation on United States immigration policies.