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Postdoc Coffee Hour – February 7, 2014
Posted: January 15, 2014

You are invited to attend a Postdoc Coffee Hour with the Research Deans Robert Cook and Elena Naumova. This is an opportunity for postdocs and the Research Deans to get together on an informal basis and enjoy complimentary café beverages.

Friday, February 7, 10-11 a.m.
Hotung Café – Campus Center, Medford, MA

Please respond to the survey by February 4 to let us know if you will attend:

On the day of the event, please check in with the GSAS representative at the Hotung Café to receive your nametag and café ticket. We hope to see you at the coffee hour!

Networking Nights: Careers Away from the Bench for PhD's in the Life Sciences
Posted: October 2, 2013

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 7:00–9:00pm
Location: CGIS South, Room S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Harvard University is hosting its second "Networking Nights" events for postdoctoral fellows in the life sciences. This event will focus on "Careers Away from the Bench for Ph.D.s in the Life Sciences."

Career paths represented will include: Consulting, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Control, Education and more. The Networking Nights events are an opportunity for postdocs to learn first-hand information about the career paths and current fields of these representatives in a casual, intimate and social environment. 

Light food and drink will be provided. Limited Seating.

To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NN_Oct2_2013.

Take Your PI to Lunch Day
Posted: September 11, 2013

In honor of National Postdoc Week, the Postdoctoral Office would like to invite you to lunch for our annual “Take Your PI to Lunch Day.”  This year we will offer catered luncheons on both the Boston Campus on Monday, September 16th from 12-1:30 in Sackler 114 and in Medford on Wednesday, September 18th from 12-1:30 in Remis Sculpture Court. The events will be catered by Soulfire BBQ in Allston because it was so successful last year. There will be BBQ ribs, fried chicken, and fried catfish as well as vegetarian side dishes and corn bread. Your PI can attend but only as your guest so please be sure to invite him/her. RSVP to Sara Abbott by Thursday, September 12th so we can estimate the amount of food to order.  

Hope to see you there to celebrate.

Dan Jay
Postdoctoral Officer

Postdoc Coffee Hour and Take Your PI to Lunch Day
Posted: September 5, 2013

Welcome to a new academic year! Our first coffee hour will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 10AM in Jaharis 508 (Boston Campus). As a heads up, next month's will be held in the Hotung Cafe (Medford Campus) on Friday, October 4, at 10AM. Looking forward to seeing some of you at each event. Also, in honor of National Postdoc Week (September 16-22), we will hold two luncheons in which you and your principal investigator/advisor can attend together. More details will follow but save the date for Monday, September 16 (12-1:30) on the Boston Campus and Wednesday, September 18 (12-1:30) on the Medford Campus.

Dan Jay
Postdoctoral Office

Grafton Postdoc Lunch
Posted: June 13, 2013

The Postdoctoral Office will host their first Grafton eventóa postdoc lunch on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 12:30pm at the Westborough Korean Restaurant located at 7 East Main Street, Westborough (about a 10 minute drive from the Cummings School Campus). This is an authentic and excellent Korean restaurant that I hope you will enjoy. There are only a handful of Cummings School Postdocs, but I hope that we can all meet and share a meal and ideas. I will be on campus and can offer a ride for those without a car. Please RSVP to Sara Abbott at sara.abbott@tufts.edu.

Looking forward to seeing some of you!

Dan Jay
Postdoctoral Officer

Recent Events Held By the Postdoctoral Office
Posted: May 10, 2013

There were two successful events hosted by the Postdoctoral Office recently on the Medford Campus. On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, there was a lovely lunch at Moultons Seafood, an excellent seafood restaurant a few blocks from campus on Winthrop Street, Medford. Nineteen of us enjoyed great fish and even better conversation. It was gratifying to see that Alfredo Bautista organized a follow-up pub night meet up at the Burren.

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, we hosted a public speaking workshop led by Michael Lueger of the Tufts Drama Department. Twenty postdocs, grad students, and a couple of faculty received tips on public speaking and expounded in groups on such topics as why partying is more important than curriculum and teaching in preparation for the zombie apocalypse. All of this was under Mike's watchful eye and coaching with helpful advice from Mike Roberts (Occupational Therapy). Mike reported back to me that it was his most satisfying workshop experience in two years of doing this.

Dan Jay
Postdoctoral Officer

New Postdoc Initiated Project Fund
Posted: April 12, 2013

I am pleased to announce a new fund provided by the postdoctoral office for postdoc initiated events.  I have set aside $1,000 to provide funding for events and activities based on your ideas and efforts. This is based on a similar fund established by the Stanford Postdoctoral Association, which I saw presented at the recent National Postdoctoral Association meeting. I hope to fund about five projects with these resources.  Projects will be reviewed based on how well they enhance the postdoctoral community, provide outreach to our neighborhoods or increase diversity on our campuses. If you are interested, please send me a 1-page proposal at daniel.jay@tufts.edu that includes a description of your event or activity, which postdoctoral scholars are involved, the budget and how the funds will be used and what you see as a benefit for the listed criteria. Proposals will be reviewed as they come in on a rolling basis until the fund runs out. I hope that these resources will provide opportunity for you to work together to enrich our research community and Tufts and its neighborhoods.

Dan Jay
Postdoctoral Officer

Medford Postdoc Lunch – January 8, 2013

Happy New Year! You are invited to a luncheon on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 12pm. It will be held in Davis Square (restaurant is to be determined based on number of attendees) so that Medford based scholars especially can meet each other and network. Please RSVP to daniel.jay@tufts.edu by Monday, January 7, 2013.

Hope to see you there!

Dan Jay
Postdoctoral Officer




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