Interested in a career in medical communications/writing or want to learn more about what a career in medical communications/writing entails? Come hear Jennifer Chang share her career story, including her transition from being a NYU postdoc to a Medical Affairs Associate and Medical Writer at Axon Communications. Jennifer provides clients in the Biopharma industry with communication services including manuscript support, presentations, and medical educational materials. There will be plenty of time for questions, so come with all of your burning questions about making this career transition and what life is like in the medical communications world. Light refreshments will be served.
After securing a faculty position, a new principle investigator must establish their lab, hire staff, secure funding, publish, mentor trainees, serve on committees, and form collaborations, all whilst preparing for tenure. Making the transition from training as a postdoc to running a lab as a principle investigator can thus be daunting process. Even the first step in this endeavor, applying and interviewing for faculty positions and negotiating an offer may be unfamiliar to many postdocs. With these considerations in mind, this short course on transitioning to research independence was developed last year. This year, the course has been shortened to 6 sessions and will cover topics such as the nuts and bolts of seeking a faculty position, considerations for establishing a lab, strategies for leading and managing a research group, securing funding, and mentoring trainees as well as receiving mentoring as a junior faculty member.
The course has been modeled after the Making the Right Moves, A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty manual by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The course will be geared towards advanced postdoctoral researchers and fellows who plan to set up their own laboratory and develop their own research program at an academic institution. Ideally those participating will be applying for faculty positions this next Fall. While most of the topics will be relevant to postdocs in any discipline, the faculty instructors are from the medical campus and will be speaking from their experience as faculty in biomedical and clinical departments.
The course will begin on July 12th and run through August 23rd . The sessions will be held once per week, unless otherwise specified, for 90 minutes at noon and generally on Tuesdays. All sessions will occur on the medical campus. An optional chalk talk workshop will be held in November, and will be open only to those that have met the attendance requirements for the course.
Registration for the course is required and we only have capacity for 60 postdocs to participate in the course. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about the course and the specific sessions please visit the course website:
OPA has set up an informational site visit to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Tarrytown, NY for Monday, July 25th. The site visit, including travel time will take up a full day.
Regeneron is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. This site visit will include a company overview session, various presentations, lunch, a Q&A, and an interactive facility tour.
Space is extremely limited, so please register early and only register if you are committed to going on this site visit.
Serious and committed registration requests only, as there are very limited spots available.
Transitioning to Research Independence Course
Calendar of Events
July 25th, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Events: Tuesday, Jul 26 2016
Events: Wednesday, Jul 27 2016
Targeted Resume Workshop
Calendar of Events
July 27th, 2016
12:00 AM - 1:30 PM
This 90 minute resume workshop led by Ericka Peterson, Assistant Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, will provide an overview of best practices in the development of a targeted resume. The interactive workshop will cover the differences between a resume and a CV, when a resume should be utilized, effective structuring of a resume, and considerations on style and formatting. Examples of resumes will be discussed and critiqued. Participants will walk away from the workshop with the tools to develop their own targeted resume.