Upcoming Events

Sept. 4, 2020: Postdoc to Industry Virtual Workshop

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 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 clinical research, clinical trials, and project management. She leveraged that experience to land her current position in clinical project management where she is managing clinical trial at global level.

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Part 1: Tips for Approaching the Industry Job Search.

September 4rd, 2020, Noon – 12:55pm

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.

Part 2: Industry Resume Review Session.

September 4rd, 2020, 1pm – 2pm

Do you have an industry resume draft you would like Dr. Arora’s feedback on? Sign-up to receive one-on-one resume advice in a virtual group setting. So that the greatest number of people can benefit from the resume critique session, the sessions will be open for other participants to observe. Please only sign up for a resume critique if you are willing to let your peers observe your resume review session and listen in on Dr. Arora’s feedback. Following each critique, observers will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Sept. 15, 2020: Application Period for the Fall 2020 Postdoc Writing Program Closes. 

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Oct. 1, 2020: A Discussion on the Academic Job Market

Join via Zoom 4:30pm – 5:30pm (no registration necessary)

Join Chris Smith for a discussion on a recent paper from the Future PI Slack community he contributed to, Research Culture: A survey-based analysis of the academic job market.

Many postdocs apply for faculty positions knowing relatively little about the hiring process or what is needed to secure a job offer. To address this lack of knowledge about the hiring process Dr. Smith and colleagues conducted a survey of applicants for faculty positions aimed at exploring the interplay between various scholarly metrics and hiring outcomes. The authors of the study aim to bring transparency to the academic job market.

Read the paper

The authors are have launched a second survey to address more nuanced factors in obtaining a job offer. Specifically, our new survey collects expanded demographics (underrepresented groups, visa status, etc..) and underexplored aspects of training, like institution prestige. This extended version of our previous study will provide a more clear and complete picture of the complex factors influencing faculty job search success and we sincerely appreciate the time each respondent takes to complete it. Participate in the survey

Chris Smith, PhD., is a neuroscientist by training, receiving his PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in 2014 and conducting a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University until January 2019. He currently serves as the Postdoctoral Affairs Program Manager in The Graduate School at North Carolina State University. Learn more about Dr. Smith and check out his blog for professional advice on career development and exploration, including his series from the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training.


Oct. 7, 2020: Implicit Bias Workshop

This workshop will be offered via zoom, 3pm - 4pm. 

Facillitated by Dr. Kate Ratliff, Associate Professor in the UF Department of Psychology and Executive Director, Project Implicit. 

Learn more about Dr. Ratliff.

Learn more about Project Implicit

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Oct. 14, 2020: Tips and Tools for Managing Difficult Conversations

This workshop will be offered via zoom, 3pm - 5pm. 

Facilitated by Dr. Luisa Amelia Dempere, Engineer and Director, Research Service Centers (RSC), Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

More information TBA. 

Oct. 16, 2020: New Postdoc Orientation & Opportunity to Discuss Benefits Open Enrollment with a UF Benefits Counselor. 

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