Wednesday, October 14, 1–2:30 PM
NICHD Postbac Orientation Session
Our institute has approximately 100 postbacs conducting both clinical and basic science research. The Office of Education would like to bring our postbacs together to meet each other and discuss volunteer and training opportunities on campus, while also facilitating the transition of postbacs back to the physical workspace in situations where a return is appropriate.
We aim to enrich fellows’ NIH experience with career development, outreach, and social activities. Learn about:
- NIH Library resources
- The annual NICHD postbac seminar series
- Shadowing opportunities in the NIH Clinical Center
- And more!
This year’s NICHD Postbac Orientation Session is mandatory for all postbacs who started in January 2020 or after. To register, please contact Ms. Monica Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, October 20, 3–4 PM
NICHD Diversity Program Trainee Start Up Session
This session will be conducted by Dr. Triesta Fowler, Director of Communications and Outreach from the Office of Education. The fellows who are a part of the NICHD DIR diversity initiatives are invited to attend. This introductory session will allow the participants to get to know each other and develop a community that will be a source of support throughout their time in the program. We will review topics for future discussions and roundtable meetings that will help navigate this part of the trainees’ academic and professional journey.
To register for this session, please contact Dr. Triesta Fowler (email@example.com).
Tuesday, October 27, 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Responsible Conduct of Research Training for New NICHD Postdocs
“Becoming a Responsible Scientist”
This full-day training is part of the mandatory RCR requirements for all new NICHD postdocs.
Led by the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), this session will include an online training module that focuses on the topics of scientific integrity, publication and authorship, peer review, mentor-trainee relationship, and data acquisition and management.
For additional dates and registration, visit the RCR for Postdocs OITE webpage. Participation is tracked by the NICHD Office of Education.
Thursday, October 22 & Tuesday, October 27
Preparing for the Job Market: Individual Coaching Sessions with Lauren Celano of Propel Careers
Our industry careers consultant, Lauren Celano, will be available for one-on-one sessions with fellows on Thursday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 27 (between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.).
The content of these sessions is flexible—feel free to discuss and ask questions about anything related to the industry job market and how to enhance your competitiveness, and/or receive individualized feedback on your current application materials.
Possible discussion points may include:
- Tailoring your resume and/or cover letter to a specific job posting
- Job searching strategies tailored to your interest
- Understanding the types of industry jobs available to PhD scientists
- Tips for improving your LinkedIn page
- Ways to improve your networking skills for industry careers
Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a Boston-based life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. Propel works with current leaders and actively cultivates future leaders through full-time placement, mentoring, career coaching, and networking. Propel Careers is engaged across all areas of life sciences, including therapeutics, medical devices, healthcare IT, diagnostics, and consulting.
Only a limited number of slots are available. Please email Monica Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to sign up for an individual session with Lauren.
Ongoing Events Around Campus
NIH-Wide Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) Events
For more information and registration, please visit Upcoming OITE Events.
NIH Library Training and Events
For more information and registration, please visit the NIH Library Calendar.