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IAP 2006 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

MIT Biology is also offering a selection of roundtables on the practice of science, navigating academia, and balancing it all with a life outside the lab.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/biology/iap.html
Contact: Amy Keating, 68-622a, x2-3398, keating@mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

Finding a Faculty Position
Tania Baker, Dan Bolan, Veronica Godoy-Carter
Looking for that professorship is a daunting process. What do search committees look for? Where do you find more about jobs? What questions should you ask? What do you need to keep in mind? Come find out from faculty from MIT and other local universities who have experienced both sides of the fence!
Wed Jan 11, 12-01:30pm, 68-181

Life as a Postdoc at MIT
Group discussion
Marilyn Smith, Fred Crowley, Shawn Foley, Janet Fischer - a.k.a. Postdoc-Boot-Camp! Are you wondering what it means to be a postdoc at MIT? What benefits are you eligible for? What is your exact status and how does that impact your time here? The questions and more will be addressed by a panel of speakers focusing on issues for postdocs. If you've just come to MIT, be sure to come and get some facts.
Thu Jan 12, 12-01:30pm, 68-181

Balancing Family and Science
Group discussion
Jill Crittenden, Charlie Whittikar, Melissa Kosinski-Collins, Mary Quick Stewart - Minipreps, check. Pipette tips, check. BLAST search, check. Kids...kids? We've got a group of scientists who will share with us how they are balancing the load of research science with the responsibilities of raising a family.
Wed Jan 18, 12:30-01:30pm, 68-181

Grant Writing/R01s
Steve Bell, Troy Littleton
Steve Bell, Ph.D., MIT Professor & Troy Littleton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, MIT - Getting grants is critical to both starting and maintaining your research lab. Come hear from faculty who have been through the process from both the application and the decision-making side.
Fri Jan 20, 01-02:00pm, 68-181

Women in Science
Group discussion
Andrea McClatchey, Ph.D., Elba Serrano, Ph.D., Nancy Hopkins, Ph.D., and Aurora Burds Connor, Ph.D., -Growing numbers of women in science have greatly advanced progress in research in stellar leaps; however, there are still specific challenges faced by women in academic science even today. Faculty will share with us their experiences.
Mon Jan 30, 12-01:30pm, 68-181

Academic Teaching Positions
Tracey Ware
Tracey Ware, Ph.D., Program Director, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Department of Biology, Salem State College-- Being a faculty member at a liberal arts college has its own difficulties. Balancing the teaching load with the growing desire for departments to require outside scientific funding is a tricky task. Come hear how this juggling act really happens!
Thu Feb 2, 12:30-02:00pm, 68-121
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