Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum

An organization aimed to create a community among NU postdocs across all disciplines, while sharing postdoc-specific resources for career and personal development. NUPF will work to bring postdocs together in order to learn and thrive at Northwestern University. NUPF hopes to work in partnerships to address the needs of the postdoctoral community and increase communication across the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

News and upcoming events:

We encourage you to take advantage of our monthly postdoc social events. Come and mingle with your fellow postdocs over a morning coffee and snacks.
July 31st: 9:45 - 10:45am
Chicago Campus
Method Atrium, 320 E. Superior St.
Evanston Campus
Einstein's Cafe Area, 2nd Floor, Pancoe Halll

Brown Bag lunch with Dr. Elisabetta Sabini, Project Manager of the NU Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases.

July 7th, 2014 12-1:00pm

Wiebolt 421, Chicago Campus

As a follow up to our recent panel discussion, we would like to invite you to a brown bag lunch with Dr. Elisabetta Sabini, Project Manager of the NU Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases. This is a great opportunity to follow up with any questions you may have had, or to get to know her!

Lunch will not be provided, please bring your own. Please >>RSVP<<


2nd Annual International Potluck-BBQ

July 10th 2014, 6:30-9:00pm

Evanston Campus 

Cook Hall Atrium, 2220 Campus Drive

Please RSVP <HERE> for the Evanston event by July 3rd

July 24th, 6:30-9:30pm


Chicago Campus

Abbott Hall lawn (500 E. Superior St)

rain location:  Method Atrium, Tarry Building (320 E. Superior St.)

Please RSVP <HERE> for the Chicago campus event by July 17th!

Let’s get together and enjoy the summer in Evanston! We would like to invite you to join our 2nd International Potluck-BBQ summer celebration.

Please bring a dish (e.g. appetizer/salad, main dish, dessert, or breads) from your home country/culture/heritage to share. Spouses, significant others, and family are welcome to attend!

Free drinks (wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages) will be provided.

Please use your departmental address and indicate the number of people you will bring behind your name (example: Jane Doe (2)).

We are looking forward to meeting you!


NUPF Happy Hour

July 16th 2014, 6:30-9:30pm


Benson Avenue, Evanston, IL

Join fellow postdocs and celebrate making it past the middle of the week!


Second Annual NUPF Symposium: Building a successful and satisfying career -The power of research at Northwestern and beyond

September 3rd, 2014


The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Chicago Campus

Join us for a unique research symposium celebrating the wealth of intellectual interests throughout Northwestern University. This event is an exclusive opportunity to network with researchers from diverse departments across Northwestern, to present your research in the form of a poster or a talk to an audience with different backgrounds, and to participate in activities to help build your career. For more information and abstract submission please refer to the >>symposium website<< .


Please stay tuned here for upcoming events and don't forget to subscribe to our e-mail list by clicking here NUPFLISTSERV !

Join the NUPF Facebook Group. Have questions for other postdocs at Northwestern? Post a question and start the conversation. Just one more step towards building an interactive postdoctoral community! 

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