PSA seminar: ‘How to Get a Job after the Postdoctoral Appointment: Lessons from Sports’
The Postdoctoral Society of Argonne (PSA) is pleased to host Marius Stan (AMD) for a special PSA Coffee Break event for National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Building 402 Auditorium.
Stan, an award-winning postdoc mentor was the keynote speaker for the 2017 Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium, where he gave a motivating and animated talk on finding the right career path. All are welcome to attend this encore performance as it is sure to inspire.
Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for planning purposes.
Life as a postdoc is beautiful: exciting research, rewarding collaborations and a friendly work environment. Like most beautiful things, it ends after two or three years. After that, securing a permanent position at a national laboratory, in academia or in industry is a complex and stressful endeavor that requires careful preparation. In addition to continuously improving skills, teaming up and being productive, it involves understanding leadership and management, securing funding and wisely timing the application moment. The author shares his experience as a former postdoc and current hiring manager and illustrates key concepts using video clips from sports.