USC Postdoc Survey
We would like to know how things are going and what sort of events might improve your postdoctoral experience. The following survey will only take a few minutes (only 10 questions!), and it would be very helpful for us in better serving you. The information collected will be kept strictly confidential and is intended to compile broad demographics and improve PDA programming.
If you complete the survey, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card (there will be 4 winners!).
USC Postdoctoral Association
Thank you to all our 44 talented applicants! We’ll keep you posted as the judging proceeds.
Announcing the 2013 USC Postdoctoral Association Travel Awards!
The USC Postdoctoral Association (USC PDA) is awarding up to $1000 for travel to USC postdocs or postdocs employed at: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Doheny Eye Institute (DEI), and the House Research Institute (HRI).
Award: These awards are meant to offset the travels costs (up to $1000) associated with attending a conference to present research, obtaining off-site training, or conducting field/off-site research that has taken or will take place between August 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013.
- Must hold an employment title with “Postdoctoral” in it at USC, CHLA, HRI or DEI.
- Must have a valid email address from one of the above entities.
- Travel must be completed before November 1, 2013.
- Retroactive awards available to reimburse travel between August 1, 2012 and date of regular award disbursement.
- Must not have received travel award from USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for same trip.
- Travel for training or off-site research that is not part of a regularly-scheduled conference or workshop requires adviser approval.
All application materials must be submitted by: MONDAY, MAY 13th, 2013, 5 PM PST.
NOTE: These awards are given by the USC Postdoctoral Association and are separate from those recently announced by the USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. You can apply for both awards, but you will only receive one award/trip, with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs deciding their awardees first.
Please inform any USC or Affiliate postdocs you know about this opportunity!
Adam Ruben author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School is coming to USC:
Friday, May 3rd, 1:30-2:30 PM!
Health Sciences Campus (HSC), Hoffman Medical Research Building (HMR), Hastings Auditorium
Come watch comedian, author, and molecular biologist Adam Ruben read from his hilarious book, Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School! A stand-up comic and writer of the humor column Experimental Error in the journal Science, Adam has appeared on the Food Network’s “Food Detectives,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and currently co-hosts the Science Channel’s new show, “Outrageous Acts of Science.”
Check out his humor blog: “Experimental Error” on Science Careers
When: May 06-10, 2013
INTD 500: Responsible Conduct of Research
The Keck School of Medicine of USC is pleased to again offer INTD 500: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). This one-week course satisfies NIH RCR training requirements and is open to all staff, postdoctoral fellows, masters and graduate students conducting research. All PIBBS graduate students must complete and pass INTD 500 prior to advancing to candidacy. Postdoctoral fellows and masters students auditing the course will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
The course will be offered on 5 consecutive days, Monday through Friday, from 9-11 AM during the week of June 17th-June 21st (Session # 40680) and will be repeated during the week of June 24th- 28th (Session # 40690). Both sessions will be held in McKibben 156 (MCH 156).
This course does not require D-clearance to register. To sign-up to audit the course, visit: http://keckapps.usc.edu/esvp/
USC Bio Careers: In-Person Chat with Nick Folger, President of Bio Careers ®
Creating a Career Plan Outside of Academia: academia is a still one of the most exciting and rewarding career paths to pursue. However, fewer and fewer scientists are able to develop this option. Even if you’re sure you want a career in Academia, it would be wise to have a backup career plan outside of Academia. There are an alarming number of options for scientists outside of academia. What are they? How should you think about how to decide which to pursue? Come hear some ideas presented by Nick Folger, President of Bio Careers ®, the Career Hub for Postgraduate Life Scientists.
Wednesday, April 10: UPC: DML G24 (Herklotz Room), 12:30pm – 1:30pm and at HSC: NRT 3508, 3:00-4:00pm (light refreshments will be served)