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Finding the Right Postdoc Position (HSC)

HSC K-2006

When Feb 13, 2014
from 02:30 pm to 03:30 pm
Where HSC K-2006
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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*NOTE: HSC indicates workshops held on Health Sciences Campus (downtown). Most HSC workshops are held in the K-Wing of the Nursing School Building, which is located at 555 South Floyd Street. Please refer to this map of the HSC Campus for more information about the Health Sciences Campus.

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 in the School of Medicine 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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