Office of Scientific Career Development
The Office of Scientific Career Development focuses on professional development topics that are found in the Core Competencies of a Successful Scientist. The training is often organized jointly between the Office and SPAC.
Upcoming Workshops and Events are advertised in the SPAC Newsletter which is disseminated through the postdoc-student listserv.
Ivory Tower Quest
NEW: Two panel presentations on putting an application packet together and interviewing are available to view by streaming video [CenterNet - Requires login].
The Ivory Tower Quest Series focuses on finding tenure track faculty positions. Rotating on a two-year basis, the series presents panels and talks on composing an application packet, interviewing skills, and negotiating a start-up package. We also provide a venue to give a practice chalk talk with faculty in attendance. In addition, previous postdocs who have obtained faculty positions have generously made available their application packets for you to learn from [CenterNet - Requires login]. Events in the series are advertised via the postdoc-student listserv and flyers.
This training strand provides the basics for writing a K99 proposals as well as in depth advice, a mock study section, and access to successful proposals.
First Friday Series
First Friday's are a series of seminars that expose FHCRC postdocs and graduate students to non-academic science-related careers. The format for First Friday events ranges from presentations from one individual to presentations from a panel of individuals. Events in the series are advertised via the postdoc-student listserv and flyers.
Previous First Friday topics include:
EPIC is focused on preparing postdocs and graduate students for careers in the biotech industry via a series of workshops and site visits to local biotech companies.
If you would like to request a specific type of professional development training that the Office can organize, please e-mail Dr. Karen Peterson with your idea.