September 1, 2022

Welcome to September! Please join us for the September PDA Steering Committee Meeting!

Thursday, September 22nd @ 12:00-1:30 PM via Zoom (ID:4800235774)

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Check out the resources available through the Graduate School! The Graduate School has access to great upcoming webinars, seminars, and workshops including ones on academic job search/job talks, data management, citation managers, personal and professional development, and more! The full list and Google calendar can be found here.

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In this newsletter…

  1. Upcoming happy hours

  2. National postdoc appreciation week

  3. Center for women in medicine and science 2022 annual fall retreat

  4. Online wellbeing events and opportunities

  5. American Society for Cell Biology FREE career webinars

  6. Open postdoc positions at Purdue University, a technology commercialization fellowship, and The Ohio State University’s president postdoctoral scholars

  7. Emerging scholars symposium: a faculty diversity outreach program

  8. Fall 2022 opportunities to collaborate with the center for healthy aging and innovation

1) Upcoming happy hours

TODAY September 1st| 4:30 p.m. | Market at Malcolm Yards

All are welcome to join us for an afternoon break! A variety of non-alcoholic drinks and food are also available at Malcolm yards.

2) National postdoc appreciation week

September 19th-23rd, 2022 | For a complete list of activities and events click here

During the national postdoc appropriation week, the university community acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding contribution, continued effort and dedication of postdocs to cutting-edge research, teaching, community outreach, service to the university community, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. An initial reception with awards presentation and roundtable discussions will take place on Monday, September 19th, 2022, 9:00-9:30 AM. Please RSVP by September 17th. Furthermore, the PDA will present a series of personal, professional and social developments events throughout the week. For the complete listing and schedule of events please also visit the PDA website.

3) Center for women in medicine and science (CWIMS) annual fall retreat

Remote event Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 12:00-4:00 pm (CST) | RSVP here

The CWIMS annual fall retreat seeks to promote and advance balanced career lifestyle and wellbeing. Additionally, there’s a pre-retreat professional development workshop on successful tenure and time management, on September 22nd, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Please RSVP here.

4) Online wellbeing events and opportunities offered by the Earl E. Bakker center for spirituality and healing

Available throughout the Fall 2022 semester | Learn more here

The Earl E. Bakker center for spirituality and healing offers webinars, workshops, and courses on improving your mental health and overall well-being. Please visit their website for more information.

5) American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) free career webinars

The next webinar is on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) | See full list of upcoming webinars here

ASCB offers a series of webinars on career development and growth; including obtaining an optimal work-life balance, research collaboration with the international community, and emerging research techniques and discoveries.

6) Open Postdoc Opportunities at Purdue University, and The Ohio State University

Please see the attached postings.

Technology commercialization fellowship: Internal applicants, External applicants

7) Emmerging Scholars Symposium: A Faculty Diversity Outreach Program

Application deadline Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 | Apply here

The office of Equity and Diversity at East Carolina University welcomes applications to their November 1-3, 2022 Emerging Scholars symposium. This 3-day event is designed for postdocs and Ph.D. students nearing completion of their program, interested in successfully pursuing a career in academia. Members of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply, Travels, meals and lodgings will be covered for the selected scholars. For additional information please visit the program’s website.

8) Center for healthy aging and innovation: Fall 2022 involvement opportunities

The center for healthy aging and innovation offers multiple opportunities to get involved with their research, education, equity and community engagement projects. For more information on how to participate please email

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