By Suna Gulay, PhD
FelCom is continuing its efforts to share professional events and information regarding life in the D.C. metro area (such as social events, roommate ads, and furniture sales) on social media platforms for all NIH postdoctoral fellows. This will be similar to Club PCR for postbacs and GS-Underground for graduate students. The project is still in its infancy, so please don’t hesitate to share your input with me, or with FelCom co-chairs Eric Refsland and Scott Norberg. To gain leadership and communication skills, consider joining the Postdoc Social Hub Committee as a co-chair.
FelCom is excited to announce that the National Postdoc Association (NPA) FelCom liaison, Dr. Didier Chalhoub, won the best poster award at the NPA conference in April with his poster on the Visiting Fellows Committee (VFC) initiative “Science Voices from Home.” This event series notifies NIH fellows about professional opportunities abroad. Brazil was in the spotlight in May. Stay tuned for Science Voices from Australia next.
Two positions are open on the VFC if you’re interested in working with this active committee and gaining leadership experience. One position is available on the Brown Bag seminar team. This team organizes bimonthly seminars covering topics such as U.S. taxes and NIH Federal Credit Union information. Contact Randi Parks for more information. The second available position is the VFC website administrator on the Communication team. Contact co-chairs Ulrike Boehm and Daphnée Villoing for more information.
New openings on FelCom are frequently advertised in the FELLOW-L listserv, so please sign up for this email list to hear about the latest opportunities.