March 20, 2018

Do you have an innovative idea or an early stage startup that has potential as a high growth, scalable venture?

Do you have an innovative idea or an early stage startup that has potential as a high growth, scalable venture? The Collaboratory for Women Innovators is offering the a 9 –week program designed to provide an interactive, high-energy hands-on environment to roll up your sleeves and discover the business value proposition for your idea. You will work collaboratively with a coach in weekly, small-group sessions to apply a business-focused lens to your idea and assess your readiness for the next stage of development—whether it’s incubation, licensing, or partnerships. At the end of the program, participants will have developed a commercialization roadmap to help launch their venture successfully, plus a pitch presentation deck for investors and other appropriate audiences.  Program begins April 4th and is open to all genders. 

For more information contact Kathy Sohar at

Submitted by Kathy Sohar, Warrington College of Business


Postdoc Workshops – Wednesday, March 28th

Former UF Postdoc and student, Dr. Cheryl Rock, will be on campus to present two professional development postdoc workshops on Wednesday, March 28th.  Dr. Cheryl Rock is Assistant Professor of Food Science at California State University – Long Beach.

  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. – Preparation of documents for the academic interview
  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Preparation for the phone and on campus interview

Both workshops will be held in room 2360 of the Reitz Union and will be streamed live and recorded.

Please register to attend at

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Postdoc Editors Association

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to announce the creation of the University of Florida’s Postdoctoral Editors Association (UF-PEA), a service to help postdocs who seek to improve English grammar and writing style. The UF-PEA is comprised of postdoc volunteers from multiple colleges across the University who will offer preliminary review of manuscripts, grant applications, posters, slides and other scholarly presentations. While this service will be most useful to postdocs who speak English as a second language, the service is free and open to all postdocs at UF. Our editors will provide feedback on structure and style of writing, but refrain from commenting on scholarship which is best honed by interactions between the postdoc and their mentor. UF-PEA will facilitate higher level postdoc-mentor interactions by reducing time spent on basic writing needs.

Find out more or submit a document for review at our website!

Submitted by Joseph McQuail, Postdoc Editors Association Editor-in-Chief


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