Recently, we talked about why it is important for mentors and supervisors to give specific feedback and ways to do that through the SBI model. SBI stands for Situation-Behavior-Impact and is a three-step model to give feedback that helps the mentee understand not only what they did (right or wrong), but also reinforces why it … Read More
Eight postdocs received 2018 Postdoctoral Performance Awards at a recent reception held in their honor.
“Achievements in basic research, engineering research and applied research reflect diverse expertise among Argonne’s postdoctoral community and support our mission to accelerate science to drive U.S. prosperity and security,” said Laboratory Director Paul Kearns.
The awards were presented by Kearns, … Read More »
All postdocs and students are invited to attend the postdoc career prep lunch workshop, “Getting to the Interview,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Building 446 Auditorium..
This workshop will present strategies and guidelines for crafting highly effective job application documents. Content will include best practices for both academic … Read More »
The Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) at Argonne postdoc and graduate student lunch and learn will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Building 241, Room D173.
Since 2013, the Argonne ACT-SO high school research program’s mission is to partner Ph.D. or other graduate-level Argonne researchers and staff … Read More »
Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2018
Open to outstanding postdoctoral researchers, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF) Margaret Butler Fellowship in computational science offers an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of scientific computing.
The position involves working closely with multidisciplinary science teams at the ALCF and throughout the high-performance computing community to introduce new … Read More »
The third week of September is a special week for postdocs. As declared by Congress, it is National Postdoc Appreciation Week.
Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has sponsored this week-long celebration. NPAW grew out of National Postdoc Appreciation Day, which was held on Sept. 24, 2009. In 2010, NPAW culminated with the passage … Read More »
Several Argonne postdoctoral appointees will be honored for their exceptional performance in the areas of Basic Research, Engineering Research and Applied Research.
The 2018 Postdoctoral Performance Award in the Basic Research category will be shared by Avik Halder (MSD) and Qingteng Zhang (XSD). Halder was nominated for his contributions to the field of supported atomically … Read More »
From the Argonne Mentoring Blog
As a self-proclaimed mentee, I’ve fallen victim to the unrealistic view that mentors have all the answers. On the flip side, as a mentor, I’ve had to resist the urge to blurt out solutions and answers to my mentee’s issues. While expecting or providing quick answers may … Read More »
Looking to discover the next biofuel? Interested in getting your hands dirty in the field? Have a knack for building and designing things? If you answered yes, the bioenergy field is a place to explore.
Many exciting opportunities are available in the bioenergy industry and they are easy to find with the U.S. Department of … Read More »
When I was a postdoctoral appointee I had the opportunity to mentor a summer student. My supervisor had cautioned that taking on a student could be a lot of work, but if I was up to it, she’d support me. Seeing it as an opportunity to build my own mentoring skills and add a spark … Read More »
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