Hello UMBC Postdocs! I wanted to make you aware of three opportunities upcoming in January that may be of interest to you. Our team is working on creating a lineup of other opportunities that will be on campus in 2020 and I look forward to sharing those ideas with you soon. Feel free to contact me anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a PostdocIn this FREE 5 week online course (requiring 1-4 hours per week of attention/work), create a rewarding postdoc experience that will launch you into your chosen career path by developing strategies and skills to successfully navigate your time as a postdoc. Begins January 13, 2020. Note: If you're interested in this, please let me know! If there are a few of us at UMBC doing the course, we could have an in person learning community/session to process what's being learned together. https://www.edx.org/course/the-postdoc-academy-succeeding-as-a-postdocWriting and Publishing a Scientific PaperThis four-session, writing-intensive workshop is designed for NIH trainees and biomedical scientists. Participants will write a draft of a research paper based on data generated from their current or previous study for publication in a peer-reviewed science journal...Non-NIH scientists are also welcome. Participants from satellite NIH campuses and other locations across the country can participate via live webinar. Sessions are Fridays in January, 2-4pm. Cost $125 (I apologize but we do not have funds to cover this cost for you at this time). https://faes.org/content/writing-publishing-scientific-paper-workshopBeing Faculty at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution (PUI)This is one of four tracks of a one-day (9am-4pm) conference being held at the University of Maryland College Park (about 40 minutes from here). While the conference as originally created with graduate schools in mind, it is actually open to postdocs across the University System of Maryland including UMBC and this specific track is a part of the Promise Academy I mentioned earlier. The website says there is a $20 deposit required for registration but postdocs should contact Blessing Enekwe, Program Director for Postdoctoral Affairs at UMCP, to register without having to put down a deposit: email@example.com
I hope these are of interest to you. Starting in the spring, I'll be hosting a monthly postdoctoral breakfast (bagels, donuts) so we can get to know one another and discuss topics of importance to you all. I look forward to meeting you in person! Have a lovely and safe winter break!
Robin H. Cresiski, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Director, AGEP PROMISE Academy Alliance