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Training and Workshops

Job Interview Workshop
Posted: December 4, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Sackler 216A

Roger Lee, HR Business Partner from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), will be returning on December 12, 2013 for another workshop focusing on the Job Interview. The workshop is open to all postdocs and will be held on the Boston campus. The workshop is limited to 40, so please RSVP to me at Sara.Abbott@tufts.edu. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Preparing for a Career in Academia Workshop
Posted: November 21, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013
8:30 am – 1:30 pm
51 Winthrop St., Medford MA 02155

This workshop provides students and postdocs with a forum on making the transition from Tufts to an academic career, drawing from the collective wisdom of our faculty. Topics include: Interviewing Strategies, Networking and Applying for Academic Positions, Negotiating Your First Offer. The workshop concludes with a lunch in interest groups focusing on different postgraduate tracks, Non-Tenure Track Options and What to Look for in a Postdoc Position. Click here for the program.

Please register at https://tufts.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cuvGAi6vpJjo0U5.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University
Ballou Hall-1 Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-3106
Fax: (617) 627-3016

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Posted: November 6, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Sackler 216A

Roger Lee, HR Business Partner, from the HNRCA, will conduct his highly successful workshop on cover letter and resume writing for non-academic jobs on November 14, 2013. Roger has over a decade of HR experience and will discuss the dos and don'ts for getting your application noticed. The workshop is limited to 40 attendees. Please RSVP to Sara Abbott at sara.abbott@tufts.edu. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Course Design Institute 2014
Posted: November 6, 2013

Date and Time:

  • January 7–9, 2014: 8:45am – 3:00pm
  • January 10, 2014: 8:45am – 2:00pm

The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) is sponsoring a four day workshop design to help you work through the course design/redesign process. This is intended for faculty teaching a traditional or mini course for graduate or undergraduate students. By the end of the Institute, you will have (re)created the basic structure of your course.

The Course Design Institute offers:

  • A focused format for accomplishing your course design in four six-hour sessions
  • The tools, the time, and the collegial support to dig in and design or re-design your course
  • The change to interact with a diverse group of colleagues from across Tufts, allowing you to share your ideas about teaching and gather new ideas from your peers
  • A full set of course design materials that can be used to (re)design your courses during and after the Institute

Participants must be available to attend all four days of the Institute. Click here to apply. Please contact celt@tufts.edu if you have any questions.

Public Speaking Workshop
Posted: May 1, 2013

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Location: Mayer Conference Center, Lower Conference Room (Medford Campus)

There will be a public speaking workshop for postdocs led by the Tufts Drama Department on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 2:30 – 4:30 pm at the Mayer Conference Center, Lower Conference Room (Medford Campus). This is a repeat of the highly successful workshop provided by the TEACRS program last year. The enrollment is limited to 20 attendees. Please RSVP by Sunday, May 5, 2013 to Sara Abbott at sara.abbott@tufts.edu. The workshop will then open up to AS&E grad students.

Seminar on Scientific Publishing: Cell Press
Posted: February 26, 2013

Time: 4 – 5pm
Date: March 1, 2013
Location: M&V 412

The seminar will give a brief introduction to Cell press journals, the roles and responsibilities of editors, reviewers, editorial board, and authors. The presenters will offer tips and resources for the peer review process including guidelines for how to properly review a paper. 


Ann Cheung, Phd
Scientific Editor at Cancer Cell

Paige Shaklee, PhD
Editor of Trends in Biotechnology

Making the Most of Your Presentation Workshop
Posted: January 28, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Date:February 12, 2013
Location: Tufts Medical Campus (Sackler, room TBD)

The TEACRS is sponsoring a workshop, Making the Most of Your Presentation, with professional communications consultant Jean-luc Doumont. The workshop recommends a systematic approach to preparing and delivering effective oral presentations.

Please email jane.kim@tufts.edu by Friday, February 8, 2013 to register. There is limited space available.

Manuscript Writing Workshop
Posted: January 18, 2013

The manuscript writing workshop hosted by the postdoc association and TEACRS has been rescheduled for January 24, 2013 from 1:30pm – 5:30pm and January 25, 2013 from 9:30am – 12:30pm at 200 Boston Ave. on the Medford Campus.

The interactive workshop, presented by writing consultant, Beth Schachter, will focus on building skills in manuscript organization, writing to your target audience, and clearly articulating the "big story" of your research. Participants are asked to bring an abstract from a paper or meeting for peer critique and rewrite.

Please email Elyse Bolterstein (elyse.bolterstein@tufts.edu) for more information and/or to RSVP for the workshop.

2013 Futures in Life Sciences Event Series
Posted: January 14, 2013

Propel Careers, MassBio, and the MassBioEd joined together to organize a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees. This Futures in Life Science program will bring together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry, who will detail their roles and will provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions. Attendance for this program is open to current graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and medical residents who are interested in careers in the life sciences industry. The goal of these events is to profile the various career paths including business and commercial, consulting, research and development, clinical, medical affairs, and regulatory, bioinformatics and systems biology, reimbursement, pharmacoeconomics, and patient advocacy, and finance, legal and operations.

Futures in Life Sciences Program – Overview of Life Sciences Career Paths  
Date: January 15, 2013
Time: 5:30-8:00pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA

Register at http://fils12013-eorg.eventfizz.com. There will be a $20 registration fee.

Meeting Agenda:

5:30pm-6:00pm Registration and Open Networking
6:00pm-6:10pm Introductions, Overview, and Recognition of Sponsors
6:10pm-7:30pm Panel Discussion

Moderator: John Hallinan, CBO MassBio and CFO Cytel


  • Stephen L. Altieri, associate, Cooley LLP
  • Rita Viegas, Clinical Trial Manager, Biogen Idec
  • Erin Whalen, Lab Head and Project Team Leader, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical
  • Nessan Bermingham, Atlas Venture, Monsanto Seed Fund Alliance Advisor and Managing Partner, Bio Equity Capital
7:30pm-8:00pm Open Networking

Other 2013 FILS 2013 Series can be found here.




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