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IAP 2007 Activity

Taking the Next Step in Academic Science
Biology Postdoc Association & Biology Graduate Students
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: Peter Reddien, WI-501B, x4-4083, reddien@wi.mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

Grant Writing/R01s
Steve Bell, Troy Littleton
Steve Bell, Ph.D., MIT Professor & Troy Littleton, MD/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 decision-making side.
Mon Jan 8, 11am-12:30pm, 68-181

Applying for a PostDoc
Phil Sharp, Ph.D., David Page, Ph.D., Elly Nedivi, Ph.D.
Session 1: 1pm-2pm, Find out about the postdoc application process from the faculty perspective in order to learn what makes a good postdoc candidate and to get tips for a successful interview. Session 2: 2pm-3pm, Hear from current postdocs at MIT and other universities to find out what they have learned from their application process and interviews.
Tue Jan 9, 01-03:00pm, 68-181

Finding a Faculty Position
Michael Laub, Mitch McVey
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 10, 01-02:00pm, 68-181

Women in Science
Panel Discussion
Hazel Sive, Ph.D., Amy Keating, Ph.D., Marjorie Oettinger, Ph.D., and Rachel Meyers, 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.
Wed Jan 24, 11am-12:30pm, 68-181

Academic Teaching Positions
Tracey Ware, Anthony Fernandez
Tracey Ware, Assistant Professor (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Program Director, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Anthony Fernandez, Associate Professor, Merrimack 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 Jan 25, 10-11:30am, 68-181

Postdoc Bootcamp, Life as a Postdoc at MIT
Panel discussion
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 25, 12-01:30pm, 68-181

Family & Science
Kathy Simons, Peter Weigele, Laura Francis, Aviv Regev
Kathy Simons, Manager of The MIT Center for Work, Family & Personal Life;
Peter Weigele, Research Scientist of Biology; Laura Francis, Graduate Student of Biology.--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.
Fri Jan 26, 11:30am-01:00pm, 68-181

Finding PostDoc Fellowships
Graham Walker, Ph.D., Terry Orr-Weaver, Ph.D.
Learn about the postdoc fellowship application process from faculty who have been on fellowship review boards.
Mon Jan 29, 01:30-03:00pm, 68-181
Latest update: 17-Jan-2007

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