This monthly postdoctoral seminar series is sponsored by the RWJMS Office of Research and supported by the RBHS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All RBHS postdoctoral appointees are invited to participate and meet your colleagues. Lunch is provided. Please contact Dr. Martha Soto for additional details or if you wish to participate.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars will be held at:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway
Research Tower, Dean's Conference Room, Room 123/124

Friday, November 18, 2016
TOPIC: Advice from former Rutgers Postdocs: How to get the most from your postdoc years & how to find that perfect job

Dr. Matthew Marcello, Assistant Professor, Pace U., NY
Dr. Eric Ho, Assistant Professor, Lafayette U., PA
Dr. Krishna Tobon, CyberSorbent, NJ

Three former Rutgers Postdocs, and past PDA Presidents, will return to share their advice for current postdocs on how to get the most from your postdoc years, effective strategies fro the job search, and reflections on how they chose their current jobs.

Friday, August 12, 2016
THEME: PDA Fall Planning Meeting

PDA Members: Ellen Rubinstein, Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, Tracy Scott, Amber Krauchunas

Friday, May 20, 2016
THEME: Resume and CV Writing Workshop

Lauren Celano
Co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm

Companies and universities receive hundreds of applications for every position they post. How can you stand out? This workshop will focus on how to highlight experiences and skills on a resume/CV and cover letter and the importance of tailoring these documents for specific positions.

Friday, April 22, 2016
THEME: Writing Workshop for Postdocs

Dr. Kurt Spellmeyer
Director, Rutgers Writing Program

One of the biggest challenges for academics is how to communicate with non-specialists, and with academics from other fields. Yet the future direction of science funding and policy, for example, will depend on experts who can communicate with non-specialists. In addition, success when you finish your postdoctoral training will depend on your ability to write well, and in a way that reaches a broader audience.

This month's Postdoctoral Workshop will be led by Dr. Kurt Spellmeyer, the Director of the Rutgers Writing Program. Dr. Spellmeyer will focus on the essential and rewarding skill of writing for non-specialists.

Friday, March 25, 2016
THEME: How to communicate your Science: Tips, Tools and Motivation


Dr. Patricia Irizarry
Director of Outreach at the Rutgers Math and Science Learning Center
Graduate of the Molecular Graduate Program at RWJMS

Most of the public learns science information from non-scientists. Many scientists have trouble communicating their scientific findings to other scientists, and shy away from sharing their exciting findings with the public. If you are intereested in communicating your research with the rest of the world come learn helpful tools and methods for sharing science information with people outside of your field. Dr. Irizarry graduated from our Ph.D. program, where she received the GSBS Outstanding Teaching and Service Award in 2012. Dr. Irizarry and her team have brought hands-on STEM related activities to over 40,000 students and their families as part of her outreach programs through the Rutgers Science Explorerer Bus and the Rutgers Geology Museum. Dr. Irizarry has developed bilingual science materials for programs (such as ASPIRA and BIO Links) in New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania. In addition, she regularly mentorsjunior scientists on how to communicate their findings with other scientists, and the public.




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