Postdocs

NATIONAL POSTDOC APPRECIATION WEEK – September 20-24

Free events all week long


Fall 2021 Postdoc Writing Program – Apply Now

The Fall Writing Program is open to all UF Postdocs and will include a weekly Virtual Writing Retreat & Writing Support Group, with one instructional workshop per month. Writers are strongly encouraged to attend all writing and instructional sessions to stay on track with writing goals and contribute to peer accountability structures.

  • Virtual Writing Retreats & Writing Support Group – Every Thursday 2-4pm
  • How to Develop a Writing Habit – Sept. 9th 2-4pm
  • Essentials of Peer Review workshop – Oct. 14th 2-4pm
  • Science Writing for Broad Audiences – Nov. 11th 2-4pm

(Workshops will replace weekly writing retreats, and will include time for writing)

Learn more and register to be a part of the UF Postdoc Writing Community!


JoLS Virtual Postdoc Symposium Call for Abstracts – October 28th – 29th

Call for Abstracts for the upcoming postdoc symposium, sponsored by the National Postdoc Association, NPA., and hosted on a virtual platform by JoLS, Journal of Life Sciences, a Postdoc community initiative, run entirely by postdocs.

The goals of the symposium are two-fold: 1. To highlight and showcase postdocs’ contributions to ongoing research and development across disciplines, and 2. To recognize postdoc mentors’ efforts in training the the next generation of leaders in research and academia. Early bird registration just opened-up.

Symposium participation is open to former and future postdocs as well.


Resource Spotlight: GRAPES: Graduate and Postdoc Funding Search Engine

The University of California, Los Angeles hosts GRAPES, a search engine for graduate and postdoc funding. Students from any university may search for awards from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards.

Searches may be narrowed by amount, academic level, award type, citizenship status, and more. GRAPES is free-to-search for applicants to any graduate program, to graduate students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and to postdoc scholars.

Click here for more information: GRAPES: Graduate and Postdoc Funding Search Engine


Boston Consulting Group Recruiting Postdocs Interested in Business Careers

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Interested in making a change and pursuing a career in business? BCG is hiring advanced degree candidates, aka ADCs (PhDs, MDs, JDs, Postdoc, Residents, Practicing Physicians)! We invite you to explore our ADC recruiting website for more information.
Want to learn answers to some common questions we receive from ADCs?
BCG ADC RECRUITING GUIDE AND FAQ: Click 
here to view

Need help turning your resume into a business style format?
RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP: Click here to view   Password: bcgadc


Postdoc Social Schedule

Postdoc Happy Hour has a new Schedule and is being hosted by the UF Postdoctoral Association.

Postdoc Socials will be Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm 

Join Via Zoom:  https://ufl.zoom.us/j/957728497


Announcements


K College Seminar Series Has Begun!

K College is a monthly seminar series that provides support, opportunities and resources for career development in clinical and translational research.

This seminar series ranges from life-work balance to identifying core facilities available to Scholars. It provides peer support and opportunities to raise issues of concern and discuss need for resources to support career development in clinical & translational research. The target audience is early stage investigators, pre and post doctoral researchers

First Wednesday of the each month. Noon – 1:30 p.m.

All sessions will be online via Zoom (until further notice):
Meeting ID: 939 4888 6952
Passcode:  221204

View the full schedule and join the K College listserv. 


National Postdoctoral Association myPostdoc Monthly Seminar Series

 

Register for a UF Postdoc Orientation Session

Postdoc Orientation is offered the second Wednesday of every other month: 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Postdoc Orientation is offered virtually and is here to help you make the most of your postdoc experience at UF. You do not have to be a new postdoc to join an orientation session. Everyone is welcome!

Objectives of Orientation:

  • Become familiar with resources available to you across campus
  • Learn about policies relevant to postdocs
  • Learn about your UF benefits and speak with UF benefits experts
  • Begin drafting or refine your professional development plan
  • Meet fellow postdocs

 Register for a UF Postdoc Orientation Session
Find more information and orientation resources


 


Submit Postdoc Awards & Honors Announcements

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wants to promote your achievements. Please send notification of postdoc awards and achievements to Lily Lewis or submit a Postdoctoral Achievements Submission Form. Postdoc Award announcements will be included in the weekly UF Postdoctoral Update Newsletter and Awards and other Achievements (such as publications) will be featured on the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website.


Submit your UF Postdoc Profile

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is in the process of updating our website and we want to highlight our current postdocs. We invite you to submit content for your profile and let us help you enhance your online professional presence. The online submission form can be found here and current profiles can be viewed here. Note that a professional style profile picture is required. If you do not have a photo, contact Lily Lewis to schedule your photo shoot prior to submitting your profile. Please feel free to contact Lily Lewis if you have any comments or questions about the submission form or would like assistance crafting your content.


Postdoc HR Issues

Insurance and Benefits: If you have questions about benefits enrollment or eligibility, please contact UF’s Human Resource Services’ GA and Post Doc Associate Benefits Office at benefits@ufl.edu or (352) 392-2477.

Employee Issues: If you are experiencing an issue with your supervisor that is not resolved in your department and need assistance or guidance, please contact Mr. Brook Mercier in Employee Relations in UF’s Human Resource Services.  Mr. Mercier can be reached at 392-1072 or bmercier@ufl.edu.


UF Postdocs on Facebook and LinkedIn

Join this Facebook group for University of Florida postdocs as well as the LinkedIn group.


FREE Affiliate NPA Membership

If you would like to receive an invitation join the National Postdoctoral Association or if your invitation has expired and you need to be sent a refreshed invitation, please contact Lily Lewis to receive an invitation.  More information.


FREE NCFDD Membership

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) provide a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

To claim your free access to our Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

1)  Go to http://www.facultydiversity.org/join

2)  Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.

3)  Select “Activate my Membership”

4)  Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e. @ufl.edu)

5)  Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Antonio Farias via email at antoniofarias@ufl.edu or by phone at (352) 392-6917. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.


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