April 18, 2017

Navigating UF's High-Performance Computing Environment

The UF Informatics Institute (UFII) is hosting an outreach program every Wednesday through the summer term, for faculty and research staff to learn about the comprehensive computing services available at UF. The program, led by Research Computing Application Specialist Ying Zhang, provides consultation on data management and computation needs as well as the full range of services offered by UFIT.

Location: CSE Building - Room E-253

Day and Time: Wednesdays

Through April 26: 10:00am-3:00pm

May 3 - August 2: 10:00am-5:00pm

UFII's outreach program is designed to facilitate research across the university and provide the opportunity to establish connections among research groups, promoting collaboration and interdisciplinary research within the UF community.  Ying has worked with researchers in all science and engineering disciplines, improving work and dataflow to increase the efficiency of research groups’ usage of high performance computing resources. Please feel free to email Ying with any questions regarding this program. For more information about the UFII, visit

Submitted by Erik Deumens, UF Information Technology


March for Science

March for Science on April 22ND, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.  We will be gathering just north of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on University Avenue and then marching to Bo Diddley Plaza, where we are featuring guest speakers, science demos, food trucks, junior STEM programs, and much more.

Come show that the Gainesville community believes in fact-based policy, that climate change must be addressed, and in proper funding for STEM education/research.

Merchandise is now being sold on Bonfire! All proceeds go towards march expenses, and post-march: all remaining funds are being donated to the local American Cancer Society

For event updates, details, and questions:

Facebook: @March4ScienceGNV          Twitter: @ScienceMarchGNV

GoFundMe: @March4ScienceGNV

March for Science Pamphlet

Submitted by Jeannine Brady, College of Dentistry


2017 NIH Future Research Leaders Conference, Applications due by April 28

The 2017 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Future Research Leaders Conference (FRLC) will be held September 12-14 in Bethesda, Maryland. FRLC is a career-development opportunity for talented early-career biomedical and behavioral scientists from diverse backgrounds. During the FRLC, selected early-career scientists will showcase their research to the NIH scientific community and gain insights from NIH leadership and investigators about developing an independent scientific career. The event is most appropriate for post-doc and junior-faculty level investigators. 

Investigators whose demographic backgrounds are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral science workforce (e.g., women, African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, and people of disadvantage backgrounds) are strongly encouraged to apply.  Travel and lodging expenses will be supported. 

The conference application deadline is April 28, and reference letters will be accepted until May 5. Please see NIH FRLC ( for more details.  Applicants should submit their materials at FRLC application

Please contact if you have any questions.

Submitted by Wayne McCormack, CTSI


Science by the Shore

The graduate students and postdocs of the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience would like to invite you to our Fifth Annual Science by the Shore Symposium (formerly Biology at the Beach). Open to all scientific disciplines! This event will take place all day Saturday, May 20th at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience (located in Saint Augustine)!!

Enjoy a Saturday filled with casual research discussion and presentations, friendly competition, sunshine, boat tours (optional), the beach, and BBQ!

Undergrads, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from many different departments and Florida universities attend, so anticipate learning from, and explaining your research to a diverse audience united by scientific curiosity and the beach!  We also encourage undergraduates involved in research to come and explore their post-graduate options!

Breakfast and registration open at 9:30 am and talks begin at 10:00 am sharp, allowing time for a commute to the Whitney. If you are interested and would like to join us, please fill out the registration survey by May 6th:

Attendance to the symposium is limited, so please don’t wait too long to register!

All attendees are given the option to present research in one of three formats, providing the opportunity to practice poster and oral presentation skills (see registration survey for details). There is also the opportunity to compete in an optional vote-based competition for best poster and best talk with prizes! Also, indicate whether you are able to drive/carpool, as we will attempt to arrange carpools to economize transportation. Registration fees are to be collected at sign-in ($25; please, cash or check only), and will cover three meals, drinks served throughout the day, and fun symposium giveaways!

Please register by May 6th, using the link and join us for a fun, casual day at the beach where we can discuss diverse research topics, engage in outdoor activities, and get to know more peers from outside of our individual fields!

Attendees: If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Casandra Newkirk, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences


BIO 2017 I-Corps Bio-entrepreneurship Workshop June 19-21 in San Diego

Applications are due May 1st.

More information can be found here:

The workshop is open to early-career life science researchers from groups underrepresented in biotechnology research organizations. Undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and assistant professors from universities and colleges nationwide are eligible.

Applicants do NOT need previous commercialization experience, a developed venture concept, or any intellectual property in hand.

The workshop will run in parallel to the Biotechnology International Convention (BIO 2017), one of the world’s largest gatherings of biotechnology industry professionals.

NSF funds will cover travel expenses, room, and meals during the workshop; BIO is providing free access to the exhibit hall where customer discovery activities will take place.

It's a great opportunity for curious researchers and nascent academic entrepreneurs to learn about life science commercialization!

Submitted by Tyisha Hathorn, Graduate Minority Programs


Making the Right Moves Research Management Seminar Series - May 5, 2017

"Getting Published & Increasing Your Visibility" by Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, Professor, Chair, Epidemiology & Associate Dean for Research & Planning, College of Public Health & Health Professions

May 5, 2017
Noon to 1:00 pm
Communicore Room C1-11

Register here

Submitted by Susan Gardner, CTSI



Postdoc Funding Opportunities

On the Resources page of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website, we have created a Funding Opportunities page which lists all the different types of funding available to postdocs.  

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Postdoc HR Issues:

Insurance and Benefits: If you have questions about benefits enrollment or eligibility, please contact UF's Human Resource Services' Benefits Office at or (352) 392-2477.

Employee Issues: If you are experiencing an issue with your supervisor that is not resolved in your department and need assistance or guidance, please contact Mr. Brook Mercier in Employee Relations in UF's Human Resource Services.  Mr. Mercier can be reached at 392-1072 or

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Reminder: University of Florida Postdocs on Facebook and LinkedIn

Join this Facebook group for University of Florida postdocs as well as the LinkedIn group:

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Reminder: FREE Affiliate NPA Membership

If you would like to receive an invitation to join the National Postdoctoral Association or if your invitation has expired and you need to be sent a refreshed invitation, please contact Cheryl Gater to receive an invitation.

More information.

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Florida

235 Tigert Hall
P. O. Box 113175‌
Gainesville, FL 32611