2017 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute meeting

By Erik Martinez
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 9:17 AM

The 2017 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (2017 PPI) is an interactive 2-day workshop intended to bring together postdoctoral investigators and advanced graduate students who will soon be seeking their first independent positions. A key objective of the 2017 PPI is to provide insights about the various career pathways Ph.D.-trained scientists may consider as they prepare to transition into independent careers in the biomedical research workforce. The broad landscape of career opportunities includes areas such as science policy, science writing, intellectual property law and patents, industry, consulting and entrepreneurship, academic research/teaching, science education, nonprofit sector, and government. 

The 2017 PPI will provide a range of information and resources which postdocs and advanced graduate students will need in order to make a successful transition to independence, including making the right career choice, finding the right institutional fit, applying for a position, succeeding in the job interview and seminar, negotiating a start up package, networking and forming collaborations, and balancing research with many other commitments. The focus of the 2017 PPI is on a diverse range of career options which are available in the biomedical research workforce. "Reality Ph.D." sessions will highlight the careers of postdoc peers who are thriving and surviving in careers at the bench and beyond.

While the transition to independence is a challenge for all postdocs, young investigators who are members of groups that are identified as underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioral sciences may have an especially difficult time finding and establishing themselves in their first independent positions. For this reason, emphasis will be placed on members of these groups; however, participation in this program is not limited to these groups of individuals. 

NOTE: All participants will be required to pay a $25 reservation/registration fee upon selection.

2017 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions
Advancing Biomedical Research Workforce Diversity
Date: August 10 -11, 2017
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (National Harbor, Maryland)
Registration Deadline: July 9, 2017

***Travel awards will be provided to all eligible participants. ***