How does one prepare written documents that communicate relevant experience to those who offer employment outside of the Academy? This workshop will reveal and explore strategies used to effectively prepare and market oneself to those in industry, government and non-profit organizations.
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Title of This Month's Talk:
"Parent-child Relationships in Sexual Minority Youth"
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Postdoc to Postdoc is a forum for postdocs to practice their scientific presentation skills to an audience of fellow postdocs. These are scheduled monthly, and complimentary lunch and soft drinks are provided for those who register in advance.
Postdocs and their families are invited to network and socialize at this UPPDA picnic event. A variety of free activities for the whole family including caricature drawings, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, games, etc. This event requires advanced registration.
A free shuttle from campus will be making a continuous loop beginning at 4:45 p.m. Last return trip will be 8 p.m.
The shuttle route is to be determined. A map of the route will be provided at that time.
This interactive workshop, presented by the Office of Academic Career Development–Health Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, is designed to bolster the professional development of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students by providing practical input for discovering emerging opportunities in today’s job market. The featured guest speaker, Donald P. Taylor, PhD, MBA, of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) and bioStratica, LLC, will be joined by professionals from science-related fields who will facilitate roundtable discussions about career prospects in a variety of settings.
Whether you are a clinician-investigator, an investigator-educator, or clinician-educator, this workshop will define the general guidelines of obtaining tenure for each pathway, how to prepare a portfolio, where you should be at the mid-point, and strategies to stay on target. Join us as the members of the School of Medicine Tenured Faculty Promotions and Appointments (TFPA) committee describe what they look for when considering a candidate for tenure.
Mentoring is well recognized as contributing to career success across disciplines. Like many other interpersonal interactions, mentoring relationships take time and effort to flourish. This workshop will help you develop strategies to cultivate and manage productive mentoring relationships that will contribute to your professional success and personal satisfaction throughout your career.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanisms for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of K Award options available, provides an overview of the K Award application process and review criteria, and includes a step-by-step guide to preparing an outstanding and successful application. With the exception of the K99/R00 mechanism, K award applicants must be citizens of the US or permanent residents.
While expertise in your field is certainly critical to success, quite often career development and goal attainment are impacted by the capacity to form a team, become a part of a team, or to leverage networks. This workshop will explore individual differences, the impact of those differences on workplace culture and consideration of when the two are a difficult fit.
Securing research funding in the present economic climate requires more than producing good science – you must communicate transformative objectives within the context of a highly competitive research proposal. This workshop takes the mystery out of grant preparation and provides a pathway for success.
The Office of Academic Career Development is dedicated to providing professionals in the schools of the health sciences with the tools, resources, and support they need to achieve their full potential as leaders in biomedical research, education, and clinical practice. Read More>