Professional Development

Modified: July 20, 2017

Northwestern Access to Lynda.com for Professional Development

Remember, Northwestern and lynda.com have partnered to offer University faculty, staff and students unlimited, on-demand access to a full library of online courses. Check out the almost 4,000 on-demand video tutorials with unlimited access through the University's lynda.com web page.

Modified: April 11, 2016

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching offers a range of opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to think about ways to translate their disciplinary perspectives into effective teaching strategies. Check out upcoming workshops for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: January 7, 2016

Master of Science in Law: Program and Application Information

Next deadline for applying to Master of Science in Law program is January 15th. Attend an info session on January 7th at 4pm in Hughes Auditorium or a webinar on January 11th at 4pm!!

Modified: December 22, 2015

Visiting Fellowship Opportunity at the DePaul Humanities Center

The DePaul Humanities Center (DHC) is inviting scholars to apply for a visiting fellowship during the 2016-2017 academic year. The fellowship is open to any and all individuals currently holding a Ph.D. and working in the humanities.

Modified: December 22, 2015

Faculty Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate

The Faculty Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate is a collaborative effort of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. This program places 30 new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master’s degree recipients from CIC institutions in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and the arts into tenure-track positions at ACM member colleges over a period of 5-6 years. More information is available.

Modified: December 21, 2015

Navigating the Research Enterprise - January 11th!

The next session for First Mondays Faculty Development Seminar Series, Navigating the Research Enterprise, will be on January 11th at 12pm in Baldwin Auditorium. This series is open for early career faculty members and postdoctoral fellows at Northwestern.

Modified: December 21, 2015

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The application cycle for the 2nd round of Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA will open January 15th and close February 19th!

Modified: December 21, 2015

English Language Programs Seeks Your Input!

The English Language Programs (ELP) at Northwestern is currently looking to expand offerings for international postdocs on the Chicago and Evanston campuses. ELP is seeking input from international postdocs about speech, language, and intercultural communication needs. Please take a few minutes to fill out a brief survey to provide feedback. Thank you!

Modified: December 21, 2015

Upcoming NUPF Events!

Mark your calendars for an INVO seminar on patenting on January 21st!

Modified: December 21, 2015

Upcoming CHIentist event!

Join fellow postdocs in the Chicago area for the next CHIentist event on January 11th at Headquarters Beercade- River North!

Modified: December 21, 2015

Check out Versatile PhD Resources!

Access explore careers, job postings, contacts, and online panels through the Northwestern Versatile PhD portal! Upcoming panels include careers in business, software engineering and technical writing!!

Modified: December 20, 2015

NextProf Science 2016 – applications due February 28th

NextProf Science is a workshop being offered at the University of Michigan on May 10-13th that is aimed at future faculty (advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows). Applications due February 28th!

Modified: December 20, 2015

Merck Darmstadt Germany Innovation Cup 2016

Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) will conduct the 6th Merck Innovation Cup Summer Camp from July 3rd-8th. The Innovation Cup brings together a promising new generation of talent in a meeting of the generations with senior Merck managers and researchers and accomplished Merck retirees. Applications are due by January 31st.

Modified: December 2, 2015

DOM NICE group seminar - December 4th

Birds & Bees of Academic Medicine: Forum for Questions you were Afraid to Ask!

Modified: November 23, 2015

BioProfessionals Series

Join Bioprofessionals for upcoming panels/worksops and connect on LinkedIn!!

Modified: November 23, 2015

Full-time positions at McKinsey & Company!

Learn about McKinsey & Company's paid internship and full-time associate opportunities online during web presentations or their YouTube careers playlist. Apply for full-time positions and internships now! Deadline for applications is December 7th!

Modified: November 23, 2015

Black Engineering PhD Mentoring Portal

The Black Engineering PhD Mentoring Portal space is a vehicle to stimulate interest and opportunities for Black engineering doctoral students and graduates transitioning into faculty positions and earning tenure. To that end the staff provide cutting edge research, online mentoring tools, and data-driven findings to help illuminate patterns, challenges, and recommendations to support these students. Check out the website and resources!

Modified: November 23, 2015

GapSummit 2016

GapSummit is Global Biotech Revolution’s (GBR) international and intergenerational leadership summit in biotechnology, hosted at the University of Cambridge, UK. GapSummit 2016 will be welcoming applications from Leaders of Tomorrow across all regions of the globe. Enthusiastic students, postdocs, entrepreneurs and early-stage professionals are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is November 29th.

Modified: November 23, 2015

Fostering Innovation in Biotechnology Certificate Program

The School of Professional Studies has launched a new Biotechnology Certificate Program, Fostering Innovation in Biotechnology. Check out more about the program, registration is now open for Winter 2016!

Modified: November 20, 2015

HR Announcements

Important HR Announcements: Distribution of W2 & 1095C forms will be handled by Equifax and expansion of Northwestern University’s Educational Assistance Plans!

Modified: November 20, 2015

Check out upcoming events at the Women’s Center!

Check out other upcoming programming, including the New Mom's group and Leadership Roundtable Session on December 2nd!

Modified: November 20, 2015

Pathways to the Life Science Industry Webinar

Many PhDs could use practice in the development of advanced cognitive skills and broadened perspectives to effectively contribute in the life science industry. Check out the next webinar focusing on the transition from bench to business on December 1st!

Modified: November 20, 2015

INVO Practicum program - Applications for January 2016 are now open

Are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process? The INVO Practicum is a new program open to all Northwestern students and postdocs who are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process as well as being exposed to the vast areas of innovation at Northwestern. The applications for the January 2016 are now being accepted! Application deadline is November 30th.

Modified: November 20, 2015

Exploring Careers Beyond the Bench

Interested in exploring careers beyond the bench or developing your skills? Download these free booklets produced by the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office to learn more!

Modified: November 20, 2015

GCC Virtual Career Fair

SAVE THE DATE: Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Modified: November 5, 2015

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1)

NUCATS is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1). This novel training program seeks to promote interactions between pediatric mentors and trainees and other scientific disciplines, Funding for TL1 trainees selected during this award cycle is anticipated to begin on March 1st. The letter of intent is due November 10th and full applications are due December 1st.

Modified: November 3, 2015

Sg2 Information Session

Sg2 (Health Care & Hospital System Consultancy) representatives will be on campus in Spring quarter 2016. Keep an eye out for announcements next year!

Modified: November 3, 2015

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

LIMITED SUBMISSION funding opportunity for early investigators! Deadline for internal LOI (including Dept Chair letter) is due November 23rd!

Modified: November 3, 2015

Galter Health Sciences Library Classes

Did you know Galter Health Sciences Library offers a variety of instructional classes to learn how to use tools like Endnote and statistical and bioinformatics workflows? An upcoming class on November 17th will focus on How to Prepare a New NIH Biosketch. Register to attend today!

Modified: November 3, 2015

NUCATS Funding Opportunity

The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute is pleased to announce another funding opportunity: Multidisciplinary Mentored Career Development Program (KL2). Eligibility has been expanded to include applicants that will begin a faculty appointment within three (3) months of being awarded the KL2. The letter of intent deadline has been extended to November 15th and full applications will be due January 11th.

Modified: October 28, 2015

Faculty Recruitment Info Session - November 17th

Singapore University of Technology and Design will be on Northwestern's Evanston campus on November 17th for a Faculty Recruitment Info Session: Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Singapore University of Technology and Design. There will also be a faculty interview preparation session hosted by NCA, TGS and OPA on November 9th. More details are available.

Modified: October 23, 2015

P&G at Northwestern on October 30th

P&G will be on Northwestern's Evanston campus on October 30th from 3-5pm in the Tech Building, Room L251. Save the date and plan to attend!

Modified: October 22, 2015

CIRTL Events & Courses

Check out what programming and resources the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) offers postdocs, including upcoming CIRTLCast sessions on Building a Rewarding Academic Career and an online IDP workshop!

Modified: October 21, 2015

Apply for the OneStart Program for Healthcare Business Ideas

The OneStart 2016, the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator program, is now accepting applications from young entrepreneurs. Applications are due in December 1st by 659pm (CT) and 35 semi-finalist teams are selected to attend a two-day Biotech Bootcamp based in San Francisco on February 19th and 20th.

Modified: October 21, 2015

TGS Professional Development Workshop Series

Check out the new sessions for Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows!

Modified: October 21, 2015

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Symposium at UIUC

The Society for Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) will be hosting the 6th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium on February 5th. Mark your calendars for this day of oral and poster presentations and valuable networking opportunities. Abstracts submission and registration is now open and will be open until January 15th.

Modified: October 21, 2015

2nd Annual Competition - iBiology Young Scientist Seminars

Are you a graduate student or postdoc in biology with a compelling research story that you want to record and feature on the iBiology website? Are you interested in learning how to give one of the best science talks of your career from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University? Then apply to be in the Young Scientist Seminar Series by January 11th. Applications will be accepted starting November 2nd.

Modified: October 21, 2015

Future of Research - Chicago

FOR-Chicago will be held on October 29th at Prentice Hospital Conference Center located on Northwestern University's Chicago campus. The symposium will be a a one-day series of panel discussions and participant-led workshops to discuss challenges and propose solutions and initiate discussions with key stakeholders to improving the framework for American science. Updated agenda now available.

Modified: October 19, 2015

2016 ASM GAP Opportunities

Check out several upcoming 2016 ASM Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development and Fellowship Opportunities

Modified: October 19, 2015

NPA Annual Meeting

Call for Travel Award and Childcare Applications for the 14th National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting Now Open

Modified: October 19, 2015

New England Science Symposium

The 15th Annual New England Science Symposium (NESS) will be held on April 3rd from 745am to 415pm at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). The deadline to submit abstracts is January 7th.

Modified: October 19, 2015

Apply for the Congressional Innovation Fellowship

The TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellowship is a new nonpartisan program that will place tech-oriented thinkers in Congress in order to inject greater technical knowledge into the policymaking process and help Congress keep up with advances in technology. The deadline for applications is November 1. For more information, or to apply, visit the TechCongress Fellowship webpage.

Modified: October 16, 2015

MATTER events

MATTER is a community of healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders working together in a shared space to individually and collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation. Check out upcoming programming at MATTER!

Modified: October 16, 2015

Part-time faculty position in the Life Sciences at Hebrew Theological College

Private college on Chicago’s north side is seeking a part-time faculty member to teach undergraduate Biology courses including Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology.

Modified: October 12, 2015

Institute for Defense Analyses Info Session

IDA is looking for motivated individuals interested in tackling complex problems related to national security, and has found that graduate students and postdocs from math, science, and engineering are often good fits for their organization. Info sessions will take place in Tech Institute Building, First Floor, Room K140 from 11AM-12PM on October 14th. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy their resumes to the session.

Modified: October 9, 2015

ADCA Coffee Chat Series

ADCA coffee chat with McKinsey Reps!

Modified: October 9, 2015

Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook

The Elsevier Advancing Postdoc Women survey captured 46 professional associations' and societies’ information about the programs and resources offered to postdoc women or women in general to enhance their advancement into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and social, behavioral and economic sciences (SBE) disciplines. Check out this resource!

Modified: October 7, 2015

Abbott Molecular Information Sessions

Join Abbott Molecular for Information Sessions on October 13 (Evanston) & 14 (Chicago)! RSVP to attend!

Modified: October 1, 2015

Keystone Symposia Scholarships

Keystone Symposia offer scholarships of up to $1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. To apply for a scholarship, you must apply via the Symposia Meetings Page and click the "apply for scholarship" link next to the meeting that you wish to attend. Meetings are coming up in October 2015 and January 2016.

Modified: October 1, 2015

The Writing Place Workshops

The Writing Place hosts a series of workshops focused on different aspects of writing. These workshops are open to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Check out an upcoming workshop on creating and getting the most from a peer writing group.

Modified: September 30, 2015

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on November 23rd-24th from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall on Northwestern University's Chicago campus. Registration typically reaches capacity quickly, so if you are interested, register today!

Modified: September 25, 2015

The Data Incubator fellowship program

Interested in Data Science? Check out The Data Incubator fellowship program (free for participants). Sign up to be notified of future sessions!

Modified: September 22, 2015

Helix Magazine

HELIX Magazine is produced by Science in Society at Northwestern University. At HELIX, the goal is to bridge the gap between the lab and lay audience by teaching scientists how to communicate effectively with the public. Check out some of the artciles!

Modified: September 22, 2015

Free webcast - Funding: Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

Becoming an independent researcher in academia is crucial to achieving future success. Part of that journey starts with getting your own funding. Join Nature Jobs for an informative live 60 minute webcast on September 30th from 10-11am CST.

Modified: September 22, 2015

Resources Available from BioPharma Research Council

The BRC is an association for scientists across the entire discovery, development, and delivery community. Check out their resources!

Modified: September 21, 2015

Science Café Evanston

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible - much more so than a public lecture. It's an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific 'stuff'! No cover charge, EVER!

Modified: September 21, 2015

Destination Europe

Destination Europe will take place on October 16th at Hotel Monaco (225 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601). This event will be of interest to research faculty, post-docs and graduate students at Northwestern University as it will showcase research career and funding opportunities in Europe for researchers of any nationality, at all stages of their research careers. Register by October 5th.

Modified: September 21, 2015

EURAXESS Science Slam 2015

Do you want to share your research with the world and win a free trip to Europe? NUPF is proud to support Euraxess Science Slam 2015 with the finals to take place on October 19th, from 4:30-8:30 PM at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, Conference Room L, 3rd floor, Chicago Campus (250 E. Superior Ave).

Modified: September 21, 2015

Opportunity to Present at Chicago State University

Interested in an opportunity to practice your presentation skills and get a look at life in a teaching-oriented state university? Volunteer to give a seminar at Chicago State University's Monday Seminar Series. More information is available.

Modified: September 21, 2015

Keystone Symposia Fellows Program

The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program is a highly unique, research-driven, diversity-centered program that educates early-career scientists regarding the inner workings of the life sciences community and provides a venue for high-level interaction with established and leading scientists nationally and globally. Applications are due September 30th!

Modified: September 18, 2015

13TH ANNUAL CBC SYMPOSIUM

The 13th Annual Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) Symposium, “The Unseen Majority: Microbes In Health And Disease" will take place on October 23rd from 9am to 6pm at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center, 3rd floor (251 East Huron Street Chicago, Illinois, 60611). Registration is now open and will close September 23rd at 12pm.

Modified: September 18, 2015

Rush NPAW - MATTER seminar

Academic Affairs and the Office of Mentoring Programs at Rush University will celebrate NPAW on September 23rd from 1145am-1pm with a talk by Patrick Flavin and Eric Alvarez about MATTER: a community of healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders working together in a shared space to individually and collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation.

Modified: September 11, 2015

Deloitte Life Sciences Case Competition

Deloitte will be hosting a life sciences case competition on September 25th. Deadline is September 18th, apply today!

Modified: September 11, 2015

Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium

Registration has been extended for the Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium taking place on October 8th. Argonne welcomes all postdocs and senior-level graduate students to register as an attendee or poster presenter.

Modified: September 8, 2015

LinkedIn is hitting the road

Join LinkedIn on their first-ever #PictureOpportunity tour! They’re traveling across the country to offer free headshots and profile advice to their members. So stop by and they’ll help take your profile from good to amazing! They’ll be in Chicago on September 14th!

Modified: September 7, 2015

NIH Research Career Development (K Award) & Important Notices

The next deadline for K-series awards new submissions is October 12th.

Modified: September 4, 2015

Programming for Biologists

There is a new group starting up on the Chicago campus to provide basic computational skills instruction for biology students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty. No previous experience is required! Plan to attend the first session on September 24th!

Modified: August 31, 2015

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2015

Check out and register to attend the expanded programming in celebration of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2015!

Modified: August 27, 2015

Science Club Postdoc Volunteer Opportunity

The Science Club is seeking individuals to volunteer at an after school science mentorship program. More details are available!

Modified: August 27, 2015

NRMN Mentoring

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to mentees across career stages to find effective mentors who will engage in productive, supportive and culturally responsive mentoring relationships. More details are available for joining this network!

Modified: August 20, 2015

PepsiCo Career Exploration Day

The New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special Journey through Science Day at the Academy's headquarters in New York City on December 14th. Individuals in the Life Sciences, Engineering, Food Sciences and Material Sciences are invited to apply for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo's R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers, and gain an understanding of what it is like to work in a global team environment. Submission deadline is September 25th!

Modified: August 19, 2015

Grant Writing for Underrepresented Minorities seminar

The National Research Mentoring Network invites postdoctoral/post-residency trainees and junior faculty to apply for a Grant Writing for Underrepresented Minorities seminar: Help, Opportunity and Experience (GUMSHOE). The seminar will begin with an event on October 21st-23rd in Denver, and followed by mentoring over the subsequent 6-months.

Modified: August 17, 2015

Responsible Conduct of Research

NUCATS offers Taking Responsibility for Responsible Conduct of Research every fall on a first-come, first-serve registration basis. If you are interested in taking this class, please fill out the waitlist form.

Modified: August 17, 2015

Oystir: Launch Your Career

Check out a new FREE website and resources for the job search process, including several upcoming webinars on consulting careers!

Modified: August 17, 2015

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional

TGS will be sponsoring an upcoming grantsmanship workshop on the Evanston campus, from 9am to 5pm on October 1st and 2nd. Registration deadline is September 25th.

Modified: August 14, 2015

Inside HigherEd Webinar: Faculty Salaries

Join Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed editors, in a free webinar on August 20, at 2 p.m. CST, where they will discuss these topics and more.

Modified: July 20, 2015

Software Carpentry Bootcamp - August 21-22

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. The workshop will take place August 21-22 in Technological Institute, M152 (McCormick, Evanston Campus. Register today!

Modified: July 20, 2015

2016-17 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Application

The application cycle for the 2016-17 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship is now open. Applications are due November 1st at 10:59 pm (CST). Join AAAS on May 28th at 1pm for a live chat session with current and alumni fellows! More information is available.

Modified: July 20, 2015

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 season. Applications are due by September 9th.

Modified: July 20, 2015

Open Positions at the NIH

Check out several openings for positions in various units at the NIH. Deadlines vary by position. You can also view additional resources from the NIH regarding NIH careers!

Modified: July 20, 2015

Elsevier Resources and Programs

Are you interested in science writing? Check out the Elsevier STM Digest Research Ambassador program! Also, check out the resources Elsevier has developed for researchers!

Modified: July 15, 2015

5th Annual CLP Core Crawl

The Fifth Annual Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) Core Crawl will be held on July 16th from 3-5 PM. This two-hour lively and interactive event encourages researchers to socialize, network and “crawl” between ten core facilities located in the Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics, located at 2170 Campus Drive on the Evanston campus.

Modified: July 6, 2015

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The 2015 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA have been awarded to 55 postdoctoral fellows across both campuses! Congratulations!

Modified: July 2, 2015

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Applications are due by August 3rd. More details are available.

Modified: July 1, 2015

Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation Career Development Award Program

The Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation has funds to support the development of talented scientists and to contribute to the establishment of novel areas of research in biological sciences in Italy, while furthering collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Applicants must be interested in becoming part of the community of researchers in Italy.

Modified: July 1, 2015

Proof of Concept Funding Opportunity

The NUCATS Institute and the Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) are soliciting proposals for a pilot grant competition: Proof of Concept Funding for Biomedical Technologies. Pre-applications are required and must be submitted by July 17th at Midnight to INVO. More details are available.

Modified: June 19, 2015

Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy - Call for Applications

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy is pleased to announce the theme for its 2015 program, Digital Rebirth, which will address the coming smart era as a result of digital integration; explore the crossroads of digital manufacturing, smart cities, and energy in the form of the smart grid and transportation; and consider how these innovations can usher in a more sustainable future. Applications are due July 1st!

Modified: June 18, 2015

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) 2016 Application Period

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is now accepting applications for the class of 2016. Applications are due August 19th and required to be submitted via an online application. US Citizens and non-US Citizens are eligibile to apply!

Modified: June 18, 2015

CHOP Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is now accepting applications for its second Translational Research Workshop for Basic Scientists. Applications are due June 19th, so if you are interested, apply today!

Modified: June 18, 2015

New Research Data Storage Service Pilot

NUIT is conducting a working pilot of Research Data Storage Service. This new data storage service offers University researchers the ability to subscribe to a minimum of one Terabyte (TB) of desktop mountable storage. Postdocs are invited to participate in the pilot at no cost (June 8th - August 31st).

Modified: June 18, 2015

Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

Join fellow junior faculty and post-doctorates September 18th-21st at The Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA for a three-day, multi-cultural career development seminar for those who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine. Registration is now open!

Modified: June 15, 2015

Negotiation: Critical Skills and New Methods to Boost your Success

Learn innovative negotiation tools from two of the world’s leading negotiation experts — Professor Leonard Riskin of Northwestern Law School and Professor Daniel Shapiro of the Harvard Negotiation Project. The Summer Institute in Negotiation will take place August 5th-7th on the Chicago campus. More details are available.

Modified: June 15, 2015

Northwestern Summer Writers' Conference

The Northwestern University Summer Session is pleased to announce the 11th annual Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference, a three-day summer institute that will take place from July 30th thru August 1st on the Chicago campus. Check out the Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference webpage for more information and to register!

Modified: June 1, 2015

Allied Minds Fellows Program

Allied Minds is seeking applicants for the inaugural class of the Allied Minds Fellows Program. The Allied Minds Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity for qualified graduate students, post-docs and trainees in the STEM disciplines to gain valuable exposure and acquire hands-on experience with technology scouting, diligence, market discovery and investment analysis. Applications are due June 8th, apply today!

Modified: May 28, 2015

New York Academy of Sciences Career Path Videos

Check out a video series from New York Academy of Sciences featuring NYAS alumni talking about their career paths. Various career paths are represented.

Modified: May 28, 2015

Beyond the Lab Video Series

Check out a video series of interviews of Vanderbilt PhD and postdoctoral alumni about their career path. This video series was produced by Vanderbilt's BRET Career Development office. More videos are posted periodically.

Modified: May 28, 2015

Young Scientist Survival Kit

iBiology, has developed a resource for early-career scientists called a “Young Scientist Survival Kit”

Modified: May 22, 2015

RA Capital Management is coming to Chicago!

RA Capital Management is coming to Chicago to meet with NU postdocs and students! Find out how to sign up for a time to meet with members of the RA Capital team!

Modified: May 19, 2015

Rush University Mentoring Program Symposium

The Offices of Academic Affairs and Mentoring Programs at Rush University cordially invite you to participate in the Mentoring Programs First Annual Symposium, to be held on August 5th, 2015, at the Searle Conference Center on Rush University's Medical Campus (1725 W. Harrison St., 5th Floor, Professional Bldg Chicago, United States), from 1-6 pm. Abstracts due by June 19th!

Modified: May 19, 2015

Dow Chemical Company BEST - Building Engineering & Science Talent Symposium

Dow Chemical Company BEST - Building Engineering & Science Talent Symposium will take place from September 14th-16th in Midland, Michigan. BEST is primarily intended to introduce African American, Hispanic, Native American U.S. doctoral and postdoctoral scientists to the wide range of rewarding careers in industrial research, and in particular, the many opportunities with one of the world’s largest and leading chemical companies, The Dow Chemical Company. The application period is now open until June 15th.

Modified: May 18, 2015

NULabs Genetics and Genomics Cluster Symposium

Mark your calendars for the Annual NULabs Genetics and Genomics Cluster Symposium. This year's symposium will take place on August 3rd, from 1-6pm in Baldwin Auditorium (303 E. Superior, Chicago campus). All postdocs and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract of their work for a poster session in the Ryan Atrium during the symposium.

Modified: May 18, 2015

Apply for AWIS positions - VP for Membership, VP for Communications

Interested in working with outreach for STEM fields, networking, and career development while gaining leadership experience? Applications for two positions (VP for Membership, VP for Communications) are being solicited by Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Chicago chapter. Consider applying today!

Modified: May 15, 2015

Mentoring Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help post-doctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise. The next session will take place on May 28th (Chicago)!

Modified: May 4, 2015

Upcoming OPA Professional Development Workshops

The OPA will also be hosting Individual Development Plan (IDP) Building workshops on May 22nd from 12-115pm in The Graduate School Conference Room (Evanston campus) and on June 22nd from 1215-130pm in GRAY SEMINAR ROOM (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago campus). Register Now!

Modified: April 30, 2015

Explore Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Garage

The Garage, Northwestern's new cross disciplinary, collaborative space, is set to launch June 16th. The Garage is designed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by creating a central gathering place for the Northwestern community to work on an idea, test it and potentially bring it to market.

Modified: April 27, 2015

Women In Bio-Chicago Explores the Evolving Landscape of Biosimilars

Please join the Chicago Chapter of Women in Bio on April 30th for a panel discussion that will explore the business, regulatory, and legal issues facing the biosimilar industry today, and take a look at what this industry will face in the future. More details available!

Modified: April 22, 2015

Connect to ClearView - 3 day Life Sciences Consulting Immersion Program

ClearView Healthcare Partners is a boutique life science consulting firm located in Boston. Connect To ClearView is a unique opportunity for advanced degree holders/candidates focused in the life sciences to experience three days as a life science strategy consultant and get to know ClearView. Applications will be accepted until May 1st.

Modified: April 22, 2015

SciPhD - New website and Virtual Career Center for Graduate Students and Postdocs

SciPhD has a launched a new website including a NEW Virtual Career Center for Graduate Students and Postdocs. SciPhD will be hosting a series of webinars and the first free webinar will be on April 28th at 10am CST about career opportunities for scientists in the life science industry (and will be repeated on April 29th at 10am CST). Check out the site and register to attend the webinar today!

Modified: April 22, 2015

RSG Research Communication Program

Want to learn how to communicate your reserach more effectively? Applications for the RSG Research Communication Summer Program are now being accepted and will be due May 18th! Apply today!

Modified: April 20, 2015

2015 NIH Career Symposium - May 15

The 8th Annual NIH Career Symposium aims to highlight the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers. The symposium will take place on May 15, from 8am – 415pm at the Natcher Conference Center, Building 45 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Modified: April 17, 2015

Free Career Development Toolkit for Researchers

Whatever stage you are at in your postdoctoral training period, you need to give yourself the opportunity to step back from the demands of daily work to analyze and create/review your individual development plan. Check out this free resources from jobs.ac.uk: Career Development Toolkit for Researchers to help with this process!

Modified: April 15, 2015

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Upcoming Events

Register to attend the Safe Space Ally Workshops in April and May! Also, check out an upcoming panel session on April 30th!

Modified: April 13, 2015

Going on the Job Market Q&A Series

The NUIN Postdoctoral Affairs Committee is pleased to announce the third annual "Going on the Job Market Q&A series" will take place on April 16th and 23rd and May 7th, 14th and 28th. This year the series will be held on the Evanston campus in Cook Hall Room 3118A/B and teleconferenced to Wieboldt Hall room 421 on the Chicago campus.

Modified: April 8, 2015

Effective Communication to Foundations Workshop

The Office of Foundation Relations is hosting a workshop, Effective Communication to Foundations: Four Keys to Successful Proposals, on May 5th (Chicago campus) and May 7th (Evanston campus). Postdocs may register for a waitlist that will be used to fill open spots closer to the date of the workshops.

Modified: April 7, 2015

Ashfield Healthcare Communications Information Session

Join Ashfield Healthcare Communications for an information session taking place on April 8th, from 5-7pm in Abbott Hall, Room 1504!

Modified: April 4, 2015

Baxter Young Investigator Award Program

Baxter's Young Investigator Awards seek to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients' lives. Applications are accepted until June 30th! Apply today!

Modified: April 1, 2015

The Buffett Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Buffett Institute invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative or international affairs. Up to three Fellows will be selected this year. Applications are due April 30th!

Modified: March 31, 2015

Business card ordering system now available for NU postdocs!

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, in partnership with Corporate Business Cards, has made business card ordering for NU postdocs available!

Modified: March 20, 2015

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Application deadline extended to 11:59PM on March 20th for the 2015 Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program! View the OPA Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education (BSEE) webpage for more details.

Modified: March 20, 2015

Master's Degree Program in Higher Education Administration and Policy

Join the School of Education and Social Policy for an information session about master’s degree programs in Higher Education Administration and Policy on March 28th from 10-1130am in Annenberg Hall, Room Go2 (2120 Campus Drive, Evanston campus)

Modified: March 20, 2015

Programs available in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine

Check out masters programs available through Center for Education in Health Sciences as part of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine. All employee postdoctoral fellows can use their employee tuition benefit. NRSA postdoctoral fellows will be provided a discounted tuition rate that equals the employee tuition benefit. Interested in these programs? Contact Eimear Curran, e-curran@northwestern.edu in Center for Education in Health Sciences; Feinberg School of Medicine.

Modified: March 19, 2015

Seminars Around Campus

Join the Center for Genetic Medicine for the Silverstein Lecture Series on April 8th and 9th. Join CLP for a seminar presented by Leroy Hood, MD, PhD on May 20th.

Modified: March 19, 2015

2015 Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute Symposium

Please join the Northwestern faculty on March 27th for an informal and interactive discussion geared toward healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with brain tumors. The most up-to-date research, surgical, and clinical evidence based information will be presented which will be reinforced through case discussions.

Modified: March 19, 2015

Keck Graduate Institute Course

The American Society for Cell Biology is hosting the second edition of the Keck Graduate Institute course from July 12th-24th at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA. Applications are due April 15th, more information is available.

Modified: March 18, 2015

2015 Summer Institute: Mechanobiology of the Brain at Carnegie Mellon University

Attendees will participate in two weeks of lectures and hands-on training in engineering, biology, and physical science laboratory techniques by experts in the field. Topics included neuroscience, cell mechanics, molecular biology, medical science, micro fabrication, and imaging.

Modified: February 27, 2015

Upcoming Symposia at Iowa State University, Harvard University, and University of Chicago!

Check out these upcoming symposia in at Iowa State, Hardvard University and University of Chicago! Please note, March 2nd is the deadline for the symposium at University of Chicago!

Modified: February 26, 2015

Intellectual Property 101 - Rush University Seminar

Interested in learning more about intellectual property? Rush University invites all postdocs to a seminar that will provide an introduction to intellectual property and the academic technology transfer process. Will be held on Rush University's campus on March 6th from 12-1pm.

Modified: February 20, 2015

Present your work at Research Day on April 2nd!

Research Day is a campus-wide event to promote faculty and trainee development through the sharing of exciting research and conversation with colleagues.

Modified: February 20, 2015

Health Services and Outcomes Research Program

Health Services and Outcomes Research Graduate Program is targeted toward MDs and PhDs (including postdocs) who wish to contribute to the important fields of health services and outcomes research. The HSOR program is now accepting applications; reduced tuition may be available for NU fellows. Fiind out more information!

Modified: February 19, 2015

Helpful Tips from NIH: Insider's Guide to Peer Review for Applicants

Check out this Insider's Guide to Peer Review for Applicants. Please note, the guide does not cover the peer review process; rather it provides succinct tips on application development and writing.

Modified: February 19, 2015

Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster - Chicago Campus Workshop

his workshop will teach the basics of poster design, introduce some of the tools available, and focus on utilizing the best means of reaching your audience.

Modified: February 16, 2015

Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Apply for funding to attend the 3rd annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany, from August 23rd - 28th. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) have announced that they will sponsor a maximum of 20 young researchers for this unique opportunity. Deadline to apply is February 28th!

Modified: February 12, 2015

Society for Neuroscience 2015 Annual Meeting

The SfN Annual Meeting will take place on March 20th on Northwestern's Chicago campus! The registration is now open! Last day to register for the meeting is on March 6th. Prospective attendees can still register onsite on March 20th, but onsite registration will NOT include lunch. Abstract submission deadline is February 20th.

Modified: February 3, 2015

2015 Summer Leadership Institute (SLI)

The objective of the SACNAS Leadership Program is to develop the next generation of underrepresented minority scientists whose leadership contributions will serve to strengthen and unify underrepresented minority communities at the national and local levels. The institute prepares participants to assume leadership roles in the global scientific community by offering advanced strategic trainings that develop critical leadership skills. Application opens February 9th and closes March 16th!

Modified: January 29, 2015

Winter 2015 Startup Series - Forming a Company

Commercializing innovation and launching high-tech startups spans a breadth of activity and new ground for many in academia. EnterpriseWorks Chicago, the incubation arm of Innovate@UIC, has designed a series of events as an introduction to the legal, financial and business planning issues early stage innovators needs to know.

Modified: January 28, 2015

Biocareers Institutional Membership has ended as of January 2015

For career resources, job fairs and professional development opportunities, please check out the OPA webpages along with our News and Events feeds!

Modified: January 19, 2015

Illinois Network of Charter Schools Job Fair!

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools teacher job fair will take place on February 28th, from 9am to 3pm (Free to attend), Register today!