In the middle of grad school, I had a particularly bad thesis committee meeting. I had hit a plateau with my progress in both my research and professional growth and it showed … badly.
My committee hammered away, question after question, for which no answer seemed satisfactory. I wanted to shrink into invisibility. My graduate … Read More »
The Postdoctoral Program Office can support up to four postdocs to attend the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Annual Conference, where there will be professional development workshops, talks by leaders invested in postdoc success and plenty of networking.
More than 140 participants attended Argonne’s annual Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium held this fall. The event showcases the scientific research of postdoctoral scientists and engineers and graduate students from Argonne, Fermilab and Chicago area universities and also offers networking opportunities.
This year’s Symposium Committee Chair, Yasi Ghadar (LCF) noted that the Postdoctoral Society of … Read More »
“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).”
This past year, I had the pleasure of participating in a Facilitative Mediation Skills class at theRead More »
At a recent reception, several Argonne postdoctoral appointees received the 2017 Postdoctoral Performance Award. The award recognizes exceptional performance in the areas of basic research, engineering research and applied research.
“Postdocs are an important part of our workforce here at Argonne and for science at large, as they hold the keys to the next generation … Read More »
The Postdoctoral Society of Argonne will host a career development and networking session on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in the Building 446 Auditorium. Greg Davis and Alden Walker from the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) will speak and there will be time for Q&A and networking. … Read More »
A workshop on “Publishing Ethics and Integrity” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Building 446 Auditorium. Presented by Elsevier Publishing Campus, this workshop will address several topics related to publishing ethics and integrity such as authorship rights, conflicts of interest, plagiarism, ownership of content, responding … Read More »
The call for nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Staff Mentor Award, Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award, and Outstanding Postdoctoral Supervisor Award is now open.
Nominations include a 250- to 500-word statement about the exceptional mentor in your life. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Winners will be contacted in December.
Individuals … Read More »
I read recently that there are 37 different titles used for “postdoc” across U.S. institutions. 37!
A common frustration among postdoc program office leaders at universities is that they often do not know who their own postdocs are. I imagine having so many different titles adds to the confusion. Because they do … Read More »
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