Postdoc Update Newsletter

 

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OFFICE OF
POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS
CONTACT PAST ISSUES SUBMISSIONS OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

August 20, 2019

 

Reminders:


From Postdoc to Industry Workshop and Resume Editing

Are you thinking about transitioning to a career in industry, but are not sure where to start? Here’s your chance to talk to a former UF Postdoc who’s recently made the jump to industry and ask candid questions about your hopes and concerns.

Meet with Dr. Harneet Arora, UF Postdoc Alumnus, and learn how she leveraged her academic research experience to start her career in industry. Dr. Arora is a physiotherapist by background. She completed her PhD and Postdoc at UF, where she gained experience in patient care, clinical research, clinical trials, and management. She leveraged that experience to land her current position as a clinical project manager where she is managing a multicenter clinical trial across US and Canada.

Both Sessions will be at Communicore CG-68

10:30am – 11:30am: Receive personalized feedback on your CV or resume

Sign up for a 10 minute resume consulting session with Dr. Arora to get advice on how to transform your academic CV to a competitive industry resume. You must bring a hard copy of your CV/Resume to the session. There are only 5 one-on-one consulting sessions available so Sign up now!

11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch-time seminar: Register now!

Dr. Arora will share key tips for approaching the industry job search then will lead a group discussion on some of the myths and concerns that surround the academic to industry career transition. Participants are welcome to bring their lunches.

*note that there are two distinct registrations for the Resume feedback sessions, and then for the Lunch-time seminar.

Submitted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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Reminders:

Submit Postdoc Awards & Honors Announcements

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wants to promote your achievements. Please send notification of postdoc awards and achievements to Lily Lewis or submit a Postdoctoral Achievements Submission Form. Postdoc Award announcements will be included in the weekly UF Postdoctoral Update Newsletter and Awards and other Achievements (such as publications) will be featured on the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website.

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Submit your UF Postdoc Profile

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is in the process of updating our website and we want to highlight our current postdocs. We invite you to submit content for your profile and let us help you enhance your online professional presence. The online submission form can be found here and current profiles can be viewed here. Note that a professional style profile picture is required. If you do not have a photo, contact Lily Lewis to schedule your photo shoot prior to submitting your profile. Please feel free to contact Lily Lewis if you have any comments or questions about the submission form or would like assistance crafting your content.

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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

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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 benefits@ufl.edu 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 bmercier@ufl.edu.

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University of Florida Postdocs on Facebook and LinkedIn

Join this Facebook group for University of Florida postdocs as well as the LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Gainesville-Postdocs-4479251?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr%20

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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 Lily Lewis to receive an invitation. More information.

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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Florida 

235 Tigert Hall
P. O. Box 113175‌
Gainesville, FL 32611
postdoc.aa.ufl.edu