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 usually posted to 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 here.
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. 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.