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Finding the Right Post-Doc Position (HSC)

CTR 101/102

When Feb 07, 2013
from 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Where CTR 101/102
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Description. In most STEM-related disciplines, a period of postdoctoral training is expected after a student earns their PhD degree. What are the expectations? How long should a post-doc last? How should you plan to get the most out of your post-doctoral experience? And importantly, what should you look for and how do you find that perfect post-doc position? These questions and other questions will be addressed as we examine the sometimes mysterious world of post-doctoral training.
Learning Outcomes. After this session students will: 
1. Recognize the value postdoctoral training 
2. Know how to find good post-doctoral positions 
3. Be able to distinguish between good and bad post-doctoral training experiences 
4. Identify the warning signs of bad post-doctoral training experiences 
5. Be able to identify the key factors in using the post-doctoral experience to benefit your career
Presenters. Dr. Geoghegan is the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the School of Medicine. Prior to assuming the Associate Dean’s position he had been the Director of Graduate Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for over 15 years. He has had a long-time interest in graduate education and postdoctoral training. 
Dr. Feldhoff is the Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University, and also holds a faculty appointment in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the School of Medicine. Part of Dr. Feldhoff’s responsibilities in the University’s Research Office is to develop policies and procedures related to Post-doctoral trainees. Over the past several years she has spearheaded efforts to obtain University benefits for post-doctoral trainees.



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