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Individual Development Plans (IDPs)
Posted: February 28, 2014

Tufts has initiated individual development plans (IDPs) that are now available on the Postdoc website (as well as the Tufts HR website). An IDP is a self analysis form to help motivate thinking on career options and develop your strategy to obtain skills to maximize your potential in achieving your career goal. IDPs are a private document but may be shared with your PI to foster discussion about your career goals. There is also a small change to the annual review form that asks if you have discussed career goals with your PI. It will soon be in place for all trainees (e.g. grad students PREP scholars etc).

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.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine 
Posted: January 14, 2014

A position is available in the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging/Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine to work with our program in the area of nutrition, physical activity, and functional independence.

Adjunct Opportunities at Pine Manor College
Posted: November 4, 2013

Pine Manor College has an adjunct opportunities in their biology program.

Post Doc Journal Calling for Papers
Posted: October 15, 2013

The Postdoc Journal currently invites contributions for a thematic issue titled “Research Methods” scheduled for January 2014. Authors are welcome to submit original research methods or modifications of existing methodologies from diverse disciplines. The objective of this issue is to disseminate novel, and easy to adapt, reproducible methods to the postdoctoral community. Articles should provide readily-reproducible methods with an introductory overview, a list of all relevant materials and reagents, and a detailed procedure supported with specific trouble-shooting hints. Authors can also submit novel data analysis workflows for different techniques and experiments with specific examples and/or case studies. Articles should be sent to Ravi Pathak at rpathak@health.usf.edu on or before December 1, 2013. All submissions will go through a conventional peer-review process before being accepted.

See the announcement for more details.

For additional information, please contact editor-in-chief@postdocjournal.com.

Biomedical Scientist Team – The Bowdoin Group
Posted: October 8, 2013

The Bowdoin Group is looking to build a team of Biomedical Scientists to do a deep dive into the cancer genome, primarily consisting of research and reporting in:

  • Interpret genomic alterations that have been a detected from the NGS test
  • Cross reference with FDA approved therapies found in other tumor types
  • Identify clinical trials for each gene alteration detected

This team is highly collaborative across the company including: QA, Medical Affairs, Bioinformatics, Client Services, Laboratory scientists and Management.

Healthcare Consulting Seminar
Posted: October 2, 2013

Date: October 8, 2013
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Sackler B09, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

This is the second installment of the Tufts Biomedical Business Club's Consulting Seminar Series for the fall recruiting season. John Lebbos, MD of Decision Resources Group will speak about his consulting experience, discuss the case system and highlight opportunities available to advanced degree holders within DRG. A networking event will immediately follow the seminar. Please email Tuftsbiotech@gmail.com if you are applying for jobs this cycle or next. 

See the Sackler Calendar for more details: http://sackler.tufts.edu/Calendar.aspx.

Researchers at the Intersection of Science and Education (RISE) Career Summit
Posted: October 2, 2013

Date: October 17, 2013
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Sackler 221, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

The Researchers at the Intersection of Science and Education (RISE) is a community of PhDs and PhD candidates who are actively pursuing or would like to pursue careers in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education, education research, and science outreach and communication at all educational levels. RISE comprised of an exceptional group of people, mostly postdoctoral fellows from Boston area institutions including Tufts, Harvard, MIT, and Brandeis. They work on a range of innovative projects, Ed X, medical curriculum fellows, etc. To learn more about RISE, please visit their website at http://sites.tufts.edu/rise.

RISE is hosting a half-day summit here at Tufts focused on mapping career paths. Space is limited, please contact Berri Jacque, Research Assistant Professor, at berry.jacque@tufts.edu to confirm your attendance. 

See the announcement for more details.

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

Harvard University is hosting its second "Networking Nights" events for postdoctoral fellows in the life sciences on 10/2/13, 7–9pm, in Cambridge.

ClearView Healthcare Partners Presents – Pharmaceutical Finance 101
Posted: September 24, 2013

Christopher Von Seggern,Ph.D., M.P.H. M.B.A.
ClearView Healthcare Partners
"Pharmaceutical Finance 101: Basic Principles and Applications to Strategy Consulting"

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 4:30pm
Location: Jaharis 508

This is the first installment of the Tufts Biomedical Business Club's Consulting Seminar Series for the fall recruiting season. Chris Von Seggern, PhD, MPH, MBA of ClearViewHealthcare Partners will present an introduction to financial concepts through the lens of the pharmaceutical industry. Learn how finance is important in strategy consulting, and gain knowledge to differentiate yourself in the highly competitive job market. Also to be featured: the Connect to ClearView program, a three-day intensive workshop that provides a bridge to a consulting career. A networking event will immediately follow the seminar. Please email Tuftsbiotech@gmail.com if you are applying for jobs this cycle or next.  

Contact Bina Julian at bina.julian@tufts.edu for any questions.

Click here for more details.

The Harvard Biotech Career Fair 2013
Posted: September 24, 2013

Date:   Monday, September 30, 2013
Time:   1:00-5:00PM
Venue: New Research Building (3rd floor Rotunda), Harvard Medical School

The biggest career event for life science PhDs, MDs and Postdoc’s, organized by the Harvard Biotech Club will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in the New Research Building.
Go speak with key recruitment personnel from industry leaders in the fields of Pharma/Biotech, Consulting, Healthcare Services, Patent Law and Medical Devices.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with company representatives, and land the perfect job!

The career fair will also include a career discussion panel led by industry experts and a keynote address by Dr. Robert Gould, CEO, Epizyme Inc. Click here for more details.

Registration is free for Harvard students and Harvard-affiliated postdoctoral fellows, $20 for non-Harvard students, and $40 for professionals. Please pay by cash or check on-site.
More details on seminars, speakers and companies that will be attending the 2013 career fair will be available in the coming week. To see the complete list of companies that attended last year and for more info, please visit: http://www.thebiotechclub.org/careerfair

Job Search Panel
Posted: August 15, 2013

Job season is coming up and we will have a job search panel on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 2–4PM in the Boston Campus (room TBA). The panel will include Lina Dahlberg and Bree Aldridge, who have successfully conducted searches recently. They will present and answer questions that you might have about the process. We expect this to be a successful and valuable discussion as it was last year. Please RSVP to Sara Abbott at sara.abbott@tufts.edu. Enrollment is limited to 40. Light refreshments will be provided.

Psychology Adjunct Position in Salem State University
Posted: July 30, 2013

The Department of Psychology at Salem State University is looking for adjunct instructors to teach psychology courses this fall 2013. The courses are PSY 211 (Cognitive Psychology), T/R 9:25 to 10:40 am, and PSY 212 (Biological Psychology), T/R 8:00 am to 9:15 am.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nutrition (Paris, France)
Posted: July 30, 2013

The Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition (ICAN) in Paris, France is seeking to appoint a motivated postdoctoral fellow to work as part of an interdisciplinary multi-European country study on Metagenomics in Cardiometabolic Diseases (METACARDIS).

Postdoctoral Research in Situated Natural Language Understanding
Posted: July 30, 2013

The Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Laboratory at Tufts University under the direction of Professor Matthias Scheutz is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of "situated natural language understanding" for immediate start. The goal is to develop novel methods for integrating the different parts of the natural language processing chain (from speech recognition, to syntactic and semantic parsing, to pragmatic analysis and dialogue) in a way that fully utilizes the situatedness of robots.

Computer Science Teaching Opportunity at UMASS Boston
Posted: June 17, 2013

The Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston is soliciting applications for part-time lecturer positions. Minimum requirements include a Masters degree in a STEM discipline, some previous teaching experience and demonstrated skills related to the Information Technology field. Candidates with a degree in Computer Science or a related field will be preferred, as will those holding a Ph.D.

Recruitment of a New Research Group at the Cochin Institute – Paris, France
Posted: June 13, 2013

The Cochin Institute is seeking outstanding scientists addressing biological questions in line with its priority axes. Appropriate laboratory space, depending on group size and seniority, will be available to the selected group leader(s) and an initial support package will be provided. The candidates must meet criteria to compete for national and international research funding and for French institutional research and/or teaching positions (INSERM, CNRS, University).

Grafton Postdoc Lunch
Posted: June 13, 2013

The Postdoctoral Office will host their first Grafton event—a 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

Short Term Teaching Opportunity for Science Postdocs – Bard College
Posted: May 29, 2013

Citizen Science, Bard College’s initiative in general education in the sciences, is seeking instructors for January 2014. This innovative program is designed to introduce students in their first year of college to scientific thinking, using laboratory investigations, computer modeling, and classroom discussions guided by case studies. Focus will be on the creation, analysis and interpretation of scientific evidence. The theme for 2014 is Infectious Disease. Successful candidates will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in the sciences and be willing to engage students of all disciplines in a common educational experience. No specific biology training is required. New faculty will attend training at Bard College in July and return for the program for three weeks in January.

Please see citizenscience.bard.edu for more information.

Application information can be found at: http://www.bard.edu/employment/employment/descriptions.php?listing_id=8667331

Tenure-Track Position in Microbiology and Neuroscience – Ohio Wesleyan University
Posted: May 16, 2013

The Department of Botany & Microbiology at Ohio Wesleyan University seeks an individual
with training in both microbiology and cellular/molecular neurobiology for a new tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. Candidates with a research focus on interactions between microbes and the nervous system are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach a course in introductory neuroscience, a course in upper-level microbiology or molecular biology, and a course in upper-level cellular and molecular neurobiology. These courses will contribute to enhancing the major in microbiology and to building a modem and innovative undergraduate major in neuroscience at Ohio Wesleyan. Applicants should have previous undergraduate teaching experience and a research program amenable to participation by undergraduate students in microbiology and in neuroscience. Post-doctoral experience is preferred but not required. Click here for more information.

Send curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research philosophy, undergraduate and
graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jerry Goldstein,
(jegoldst@owu.edu, (740) 368-3506). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2013.

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

Career Paths: Faculty Entrepreneurs
Posted: May 3, 2013

Career Paths is pleased to present a discussion with faculty entrepreneurs on Wednesday, May 8, 2003, 5:00pm, at Jaharis 508:

William Bachovchin
Professor of Biochemistry, Sackler/TUSM
Co-Founder, Executive VP & CSO, Arisaph Pharmaceuticals

Rajendra Kumar-Singh
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Sackler/TUSM
Co-Founder, Hemera Biosciences

Andrew Plaut
Professor of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, IGAN Biosciences

Pizza will be served. Everyone is welcome to join.

Please see flyer for videoconferencing details.

Public Speaking Worshop
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.

Industrial Postdoctoral Position in Process Development at Shire
Posted: April 29, 2013

Shire is seeking a postdoctoral scientist for an immediate opportunity in the Analytical Development group in Process Development.

Postdoc Position in the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University
Posted: April 12, 2013

Donmez lab invites applications for a postdoctoral position investigating the molecular mechanism in neurodegeneration and brain aging.

New Postdoc Initiated Project Fund
Posted: April 12, 2013

Postdoctoral Officer, Dan Jay, has set aside $1,000 to provide funding for events and activities based on postdoc ideas and efforts.

Graduate Student and Postdoc Technology Transfer Internship Program
Posted: April 4, 2013

Tufts Tech Transfer is seeking applicants for a paid technology transfer internship that will require 4 to 6 hours per week from September 2013 through May 2014. Application deadline is June 7, 2013.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Shire
Posted: April 2, 2013

Shire is searching for an independent researcher in their Discovery Research department.

Computational Biology Initiative Bi-monthly Meetings Kickoff
Posted: March 21, 2013

Would your research project or idea benefit from discussion with genomics or computational biology experts?

The Computational Biology Initiative (CBI) is delighted to offer bi-monthly meetings for researchers throughout the Tufts community to discuss their projects.

Researchers are invited to submit very short descriptions of ideas, projects, or challenges in advance of the meeting. To participate, please register at http://www.tuftsctsi.org/Registration/ComputationalBiologyInitiative.aspx and provide your project information.

Date: Friday, March 29, 2013
Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM
Location: The Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education Building, Room 114,
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02111

Networking Nights – Sponsored by Harvard FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Posted: March 21, 2013

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: CGIS South, Room S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Please join us for the continuation of our “Networking Nights” events for postdoctoral fellows. This event will focus on “Careers for Ph.D.’s Interested in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Energy” and will bring together Harvard grad students and postdocs with employers of Ph.Ds with an interest in these fields.  

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.  
Organizations represented will include:

  • Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
  • Gradient
  • Hydroconfidence
  • Synapse Energy Economics
  • Union of Concerned Scientists

Light food and drink will be provided. Seating is limited, please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NN_March27_2013.

National Postdoctoral Association Meeting
Posted: March 21, 2013

I attended the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) meeting last week and found it to be very useful. Officers and heads of Postdoc Associations from across North America sharing their best practices and thinking a lot about how to improve postdoc community and outcome. The NPA also has a website with useful information at http://www.nationalpostdoc.org.

I went to talks on economics of postdoctoral hiring and PDA lobbying efforts and workshops on data on postdocs, women in science, international scholars, postdoc orientations, increasing postdoc diversity, and engaging postdocs and faculty. Meeting agenda can be located here. I hope to introduce some new best practices for our community soon. I will be happy to discuss these topics with anyone interested.

Dan Jay,
Postdoctoral Officer

Federal Programs and Fellowships
Posted: March 19, 2013

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC has provided the following lists of federal programs and fellowships that support postdoc research:

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

The seminar will give a brief introduction to Cell press journals, the roles and responsibilities of editors, reviewers, editorial board, and authors.

Director of Research Tools Licensing
Posted: February 22, 2013

KeraFAST is looking for a director in Bioresearch Tools Licensing and Business Development.

Chiocca Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Posted: February 19, 2013

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study functions of microenvironment of brain tumors (chiefly glioblastoma multiforme).

Winners of the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting
Posted: February 14, 2013

Please congratulate Andrew Burke, Yinan Lin, Min Tang-Schomer and Christian Zeigler who all received free registration for the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston through the generosity of Diane Souvaine, Vice Provost for Research.

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

The workshop recommends a systematic approach to preparing and delivering effective oral presentations. RSVP required.

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. RSVP required.

2013-2014 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
Posted: January 18, 2013

The California Council on Science and Technology seeks PhD scientists and engineers to serve as Fellows to provide the California State Legislature with critical, unbiased scientific and technical advice. Application deadline is February 28, 2013.

Postdoc Position Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Posted: January 15, 2013

This is a 3-year position and s/he will be working in vaccine development for HIV.

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

The Future in Life Sciences 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. Registration is required.

Applications for the TEACRS Postdoctoral Program
Posted: January 10, 2013

The program is designed to train the academic biomedical research and education leaders of the future. It offers opportunities in areas as diverse as biomedical engineering, chemistry, nutrition and traditional biomedical disciplines.

Teach Upper-level Biology Course in Animal Behavior at UMASS Boston
Posted: January 9, 2013

The Biology Department at UMASS Boston is looking for an instructor to teach an upper-level biology course during the spring semester of 2013.

Teach Undergraduate Epidemiology at Pine Manor College
Posted: January 2, 2013

Pine Manor College is looking for an adjunct to teach an undergraduate Epidemiology course for the semester starting January 14, 2013. The text, syllabus, and general schedule are in place.

Please contact Susan Bear at sbear@pmc.edu for more information.

Postdoctoral or Research Associate – USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Posted: December 20, 2012

The Director of the the laboratory for nutrition and vision research at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University is looking for a postodoctoral associate to work on relations between protein editing and the glycemic index, roles of ubiquitin pathway regulation of cell cycle or differentiation, or changes in ubiquitin conjugate pool dyncamis in response to stress.

For more information, please see the announcement.

Lab Instructors – Pine Manor College
Posted: December 18, 2012

Pine Manor College is looking for young scientists to volunteer to design and teach a lab to undergraduate students for a new introductory Cell Biology class. Ideally the the labs in the course would follow a more experimental model that would allow the scientists to teach the undergraduates about scientific research.

This is a challenge to creative young scientists to develop a "traveling" lab that is self-contained; labs are weekly, and each lab could be one 3 hour session, or perhaps continue to two sessions, if needed.  This would give young scientists experience in design and implementation of teaching labs for undergrads.

For more information, please see the announcement and/or contact Dr.Susan Bear at bearsusan@pmc.edu.

2013 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award
Posted: December 14, 2012

This prestigious award program is designed to foster post-doctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative post-doctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of salary, benefits, limited travel support, and a unique training experience while participating in the program. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

For more information about the program, and applying, please see announcement, FAQs, or contact Dean Rosenberg's Office.

Assistant and Associate Professor Positions in Cancer Biology - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Posted: December 12, 2012

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is seeking faculty to expand efforts in cancer biology research. They plan to hire two tenure track faculty members at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, and are currently accepting applications. Areas of greatest interest include, but are not limited to, the application of nanotechnology for treatment or diagnosis of cancer, signal transduction, the DNA damage response, and epigenetic mechanisms of cancer. 

Please see the announcement for more details.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop - December 11, 2012
Posted: December 6, 2012

There will be a workshop on writing good resumes and cover letters for nonacademic positions on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 12:00pm-1:30pm in Sackler 507 on the Boston Campus. The workshop will be lead by Roger Lee from the HNRCA and will provide excellent job hunting skills for those interested in alternative career paths. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Sara Abbott at sara.abbott@tufts.edu before Monday, December 10, 2012.



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