SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers for Postdocs Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place

SciPhD, NIH-approved career development program for graduate students and postdocs offered at many institutions including six NIH BEST award programs, as well as at the New York Academy of Sciences, is finally coming to Pitt!


Being competitive and successful as a professional scientist, regardless of whether in an industry or an academic setting, requires mastery of scientific, business and social skills. Running an effective laboratory operation is like running a small business, and can benefit from applying industry-developed best practices. The same competencies that industry requires in order to be successful are equally important in order to develop and coexist in a high-performing team in academic settings.

This full-day, modular program will show you how scientific and technical skills, combined with business skills and social skills, make up the three identities that define your personal brand. 

SciPhD modules are designed to build on and integrate with one another so that the concepts you learn and practice in earlier sessions can be put to work in later sessions.

Postdoc Modules - Friday, March 2, 2018

1. The Business of Science

  • 24 Core Competences
  • Building Your Brand
  • Finding a Job That Excites You
  • Developing a Targeted Resume

2. Developing Your People

  • Effective Mentoring and Delegation
  • Managing Your Team As an Effective Leader
  • Motivating Your Team via Effective Communication

3. Leadership Styles

  • Six Styles of Leadership
  • Impact of Leadership Style on Company Culture
  • Finding Your Leadership Style

4. Project Management for Scientists

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Translating Your Science into the Language of Project Management
  • Managing the Work
  • Managing the People

Due to the full-day schedule, you will receive a complimentary contintental breakfast and lunch.


Larry Petcovic | Learn More
Vice President for Communications


Randall Ribaudo, PhD | Learn More
Human Workflows, LLC


There is a $14 + $2.83 (processing) fee for this program due to limited seating. You will receive instructions on how to submit your payment upon completion of your registration. You will have 24 hours from the time of your registration to complete your payment.

The deadline to register for this program is Friday, February 23, 2018.



University of Pittsburgh Women in Medicine and Science Association (WMSA)