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IAP 2002 Activity


Taking the Next Step in Academic Science
Biology Postdoc Association
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

The academic path is well laid out and a familiar one, but it is sometimes rocky. These sessions focus on the transitions we make as our careers progress and provide professional advice for undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows pursuing academic research careers. The discussions will be informal with plenty of opportunity for questions.
Contact: Prof. Ilaria Rebay, WI 501B, x8-6399, rebay@wi.mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

Applying for a Junior Faculty Position
Prof. Amy Keating, Prof. Scott Wolfe, Prof. Robert Sauer
How do you stand out amongst the many applicants? Once you get an interview, how do you get a job? Junior faculty will talk about their experiences in the job search and senior faculty will discuss how search committees choose new professors.
Mon Jan 7, 12-01:00pm, 68-181

Resources to Make Your Life Easier
Education Office, Career Services, Family Resource Ctr
Representatives from the Biology Education Office, Career Services, Family Resource Center, International Scholars Office, and the Biology Post-doc Association will discuss resources available to making YOUR LIFE easier.
Wed Jan 9, 12-01:30pm, 68-181

Teaching at a Liberal Arts College
Prof. Marta Laskowski, Williams College
This session will explore how teaching at a liberal arts college differs from being a professor at a large research university.
Mon Jan 14, 02-03:00pm, WI Auditorium

RO1 Grant Writing
Prof. Ilaria Rebay, Prof. Frank Solomon
This session will present grant writing tips from successful grant writers and from those who have served on study sections.
Wed Jan 16, 02-03:00pm, WI Auditorium

Balancing Family and Science
Profs T. Baker, A. Chess, H. Tissenbaum, & L. Gregoret
Science is often more than a full-time job, and yet most of us also want to have a life outside of lab. The panel members will discuss their experiences balancing family and career.
Thu Jan 17, 02-04:00pm, 68-181

Funding Opportunities for Senior Post-docs and Junior Faculty
Prof. Troy Littleton
So you're a third year post-doc and need funding for one more year. Who is going to pay you? A junior faculty member and Whitehead Institute Research Grants and Budgets administrator will discuss your options for senior post-doc grants and bridge grants.
Fri Jan 18, 02:30-03:30pm, WI Auditorium

Writing a Postdoc Fellowship
Prof. Chris Kaiser
Once you've obtained a postdoctoral position, often you need to find your own funding. Even if you don't, having the award on your CV is a big plus. Learn how to succeed in getting your postdoctoral fellowhip funded.
Thu Jan 24, 02-03:00pm, 68-181

Thesis Writing and Choosing a Postdoc Lab
Prof. Terry Orr-Weaver
What comes at the end of graduate school? This session will present some tips on tying your project together in your doctoral thesis, and offer tips on finding a good post-doctoral research opportunity.
Tue Jan 29, 02-03:00pm, 68-181
Latest update: 14-Dec-2001


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