Professional Development

Modified: February 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: January 3, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise - Next session is on November 14th!

Navigating the Research Enterprise – Now Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month!

Modified: December 19, 2016

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship proposal writing workshops in alignment with specific deadlines and led by writing experts.

Modified: December 8, 2016

HR Announcements

Important HR Announcements: Update Address for W2 Mailing and myHR Launches on December 12th!

Modified: December 7, 2016

BCG Webinars

Join BCG this winter for a series of webinars. Each session provides a unique opportunity to get to know BCG, their people, and their work. Registration is required.

Modified: December 7, 2016

BCG is Going Live on Facebook!

BCG goes live on Facebook to answer your questions! Join BCG on December 8th at 3PM CT to hear from two advanced degree BCGers who made the transition into consulting and what it's been like working at BCG.

Modified: December 1, 2016

National Research Mentoring Network Career Development Webinar

Those interested in becoming better leaders within their given field, please tune in to “Leadership in the Academy” Webinar with expert Dr. Collins Airhihenbuwa, Dean of College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University. This webinar is part of the Career Development Webinar series coordinated by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). Register to attend the webinar taking place on Tuesday December 13th at 1 PM CT.

Modified: December 1, 2016

FOCUS FELLOWS

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to apply for invited to apply to Georgia Institute of Technology’s graduate visitation program for underrepresented minorities.

Modified: November 30, 2016

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, and Technology!

The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL), offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is designed especially for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on, business-centered legal training. MSL students learn how to examine the interface of law, business, and science/technology; communicate across disciplines; develop, protect, and manage intellectual property; bring ideas to market; and navigate the legal and regulatory structures that exist in STEM setting. PhD and Postdoc Scholarships are available. Attend an upcoming webinar on December 7th at 5pm to learn more!

Modified: November 29, 2016

Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium

Discover best practices in sex-inclusive research from national experts who are leading the way in sex-inclusive research during the Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium.

Modified: November 28, 2016

Young Scientist Seminars

The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology. More information about the YSS and application details can be found at: bit.ly/ibioyss. Applications will be accepted October 12 through December 15, 2016.

Modified: November 28, 2016

Summer School on Development Policy for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The University of Bonn invites graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Development Policy in Bonn. The Summer School is open to 30 participants and will take place in English. The classes and guest lectures will take place on the new Campus Poppelsdorf of the University of Bonn (Germany), from July 31 to August 11, 2017. Applications due by April 7, 2017. More information is available.

Modified: November 23, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) - Professional Development Opportunity

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields. This Winter quarter, the program begins on January 4th.

Modified: November 22, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Industry Careers and Postdocs with Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

During this two hour session, you will learn information about industry research careers, the pros and cons of an industry postdoc, the importance of mentoring during an industrial postdoc and engage in a discussion about the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Postdoctoral Program.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Using Your Science or Engineering Degree in Patent Law

The boutique IP firm, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, will be hosting an information session about careers in patent law for scientists and engineers.

Modified: November 16, 2016

Info Session on Patent Law - Marshall Gerstein Borun

On Thursday, November 17th from 430-530pm, the boutique IP firm, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, will be hosting an information session about careers in patent law for scientists and engineers. Come learn about what a career in patent law can offer you, and how your technical and scientific expertise can intersect with the law. Food and refreshments will be served.

Modified: November 14, 2016

Written Communication Resources

Check out a series of videos and presentations, used to help with writing NIH-style research proposals, developed by the Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) program.

Modified: November 10, 2016

Office of Human Resources Upcoming Seminars

Check out these seminars from the Office of Human Resources.

Modified: November 10, 2016

LinkedIn Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Come be part of an interactive workshop where you can work on your profile and learn the inner workings of LinkedIn with Dr. Brett Boettcher.

Modified: November 9, 2016

White House Fellows Program

The White House Fellows program is a nonpartisan program that gives applicants with demonstrated leadership firsthand experience in public service at the highest levels of the Federal Government. The program consists of a full-time work placement, a robust education program designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of government, and intensive leadership development training.

Modified: November 9, 2016

BioProfessionals-Pathway to the Professoriate Workshop: Lab Management, Leadership and Mentoring

A wide range of topics may be touched upon including: managing and mentoring people (technicians, students and postdocs), managing funding, balancing outside responsibilities (sitting on committees, teaching, traveling, etc) and prioritizing research projects. Drs. Tiffany Schmidt and Mike Jewett will give perspectives of a pre- and post-tenured faculty.

Modified: November 9, 2016

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American.

Modified: November 7, 2016

MSL Program Open House

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law offers a Master of Science in Law (MSL). Designed especially for individuals with engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and medical backgrounds, the MSL provides practical, focused, business-centered legal training in: Intellectual Property & Patent Design, Business Law & Entrepreneurship, Regulatory Analysis & Strategy. Learn more at an upcoming MSL Program Open House that will take place on November 19th from 10am to 1pm on the Downtown Chicago campus. More details and registration can be found the program webpage.

Modified: November 7, 2016

BioSurvival Skills Workshop: Improving Presentation Skills

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a BioSurvival Skills Workshop: Improving Presentation Skills. This workshop will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 11:30am – 1pm in Cook 3118 (Evanston) and the discussion will be led by Drs. Curt Horvath and Sadie Wignall. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Deborah Klos Dehring (d-klos@northwestern.edu) if you are planning to attend. You will receive an email confirmation of attendance a few days before the workshop.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP)

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has created the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) to support early career scientists who are under-represented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander). PDEP awards a total of $60,000 over three years to postdocs in biomedical research, who are citizens of the United States or Canada, and hosted at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Applications are due (via online submission) by January 17th.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Demography and Economics of Aging Postdoctoral Program

The goal of this program is to train recent doctoral recipients interested in the demographic and economic analysis of aging through the development of basic methodological tools, applied research, policy-making and analysis, and professional development. One slot available beginning summer/fall 2017 and there is a rolling application deadline.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Pathway to the Professoriate: Insights from a Successful Job Search

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathway to the Professoriate panel on Insights from a Successful Job Search with Drs. Gabriela Caraveo Piso, Monica Laronda, Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, Jeffrey Savas, and Deborah Winter

Modified: November 7, 2016

Technology Transfer Fellowships at NCI

The NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) has fellowship opportunities available to qualified candidates. There is an immediate opening in TTC’s Frederick office for a combined marketing and negotiator position. TTC anticipates additional openings in Rockville, MD and is currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates. More information is available.

Modified: November 3, 2016

Nominate Faculty and Research Leaders for a Research Exemplar Award

The P.I. Program is seeking nominations of research leaders to be recognized as research exemplars.

Modified: November 3, 2016

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Career: Perspective from a Scientist in Industry

Next week's UChicago MyCHOICE What Can I Do With My PhD? seminar will feature John R. Hackett, Divisional VP of Applied Research and Development at Abbott Diagnostics and former UChicago postdoc.

Modified: November 2, 2016

Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs

Register for the webinar today, November 2, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Modified: November 2, 2016

Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of November.

Modified: November 2, 2016

Benefits Open Enrollment is Now Open!

Northwestern University's annual Open Enrollment for selecting 2017 benefits has officially begun. It's your opportunity to choose the benefits that will best meet your needs throughout 2017.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, and Technology!

There is an increasing demand for individuals with advanced scientific and technical training who can work in cross-functional roles in the space where law, business, and science/technology intersect. The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL), now offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is designed especially for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on, business-centered legal training.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Summer and Full-time Opportunities at McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm helping leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. We have offices in over 100 locations and work in nearly every area, including strategy, finance, operations, implementation, digital, analytics, healthcare, energy, and sustainability. McKinsey hires collaborative problem-solvers with entrepreneurial drive from all backgrounds. Check out summer and full-time opportunities as well as resources from McKinsey & Company!

Modified: October 28, 2016

Science, Sense-making, and Storytelling

The first RSG Keynote address of this academic year is on November 15th at noon in Tech L221.

Modified: October 27, 2016

2X Chromosomes in Academia Workshop

Join The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) for a thoughtful panel discussion highlighting undergraduate and graduate student, postdoctoral, and faculty perspectives on the promotion and retention of women in STEM throughout academia. The Breaking Down Barriers: Women in STEM Workshop will take place on Monday, November 7th from 5-6pm in the Gray Seminar Room (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior St, Chicago). Space is limited, register today!

Modified: October 27, 2016

BioOpportunities and Cell and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program

Dr. Maureen Diaz, Lead Research Microbiologist as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will give a research talk covering an array of projects represent the scope of her work at the CDC.

Modified: October 25, 2016

Industry Women of Science: Career interview with Q/A session

The Graduate Women in Science Chicago chapter would like to invite everyone to their next career seminar:.

Modified: October 25, 2016

Upcoming Bain & Company Webinars on Consulting Careers

Bain consultants will be leading topics from interview preparation tips to how Bain partners with their clients. Hear from industry leading experts and alumni as they discuss what makes Bain & Company a great place to work.

Modified: October 20, 2016

OPA Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new postdoctoral fellows to attend the very first orientation event for Northwestern postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (within the past 6-12 months), please consider attending this event! In addition to the TGS and OPA staff in attendance, there will be representatives from various offices across campus present as well! Refreshments will be served. Events will be held on November 15th (Evanston) and November 17th (Chicago) from 2-3pm, please see complete story for more details!

Modified: October 20, 2016

Childcare & Travel Awards to Attend the 2017 Annual Meeting

Applications for travel awards and child care support awards to attend the NPA's 15th Annual Meeting are now being accepted! Apply by November 4th (10:59pm CT)!

Modified: October 20, 2016

Introducing the new Life Science Network (LSN) Platform

Over the past five years, LSN has built a following of nearly 20,000 life science professionals on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Modified: October 20, 2016

Navigating the Research Enterprise (formerly known as First Mondays)

The annual Navigating the Research Enterprise seminar series will be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from October through March.

Modified: October 20, 2016

Upcoming Opportunities from the Searle Center for Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshops open to all postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited; registration is required.

Modified: October 20, 2016

New England Science Symposium

The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.

Modified: October 19, 2016

Northwestern Career Advancement Guide 2016-18

The newest version of the Northwestern Career Advancement Guide for 2016-18 is now available. Created by NCA staff every two years, the guide includes comprehensive, up-to-date career development advice and guidance on topics such as networking, career exploration, the job/internship search and resume and cover letters.

Modified: October 19, 2016

8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get a Fellowship Grant

The NIH’s Center for Scientific Review is holding Online Briefings for Applicants and Reviewers. the briefing will cover the key things applicants need to know about the submission and review of their fellowship applications.

Modified: October 19, 2016

VPhD November Panel and Job Openings

Panel Discussion for STEM folks next week! PhD Careers in Medical Writing in the STEM forum, October 17-21. Four great panelists, all employed as different types of medical writers in different settings. For the Humanists, Social Scientists and others - there are some very cool jobs that have been posted!

Modified: October 18, 2016

7th Annual Diversity Career Expo

Free to register and attend for all job seekers with free resume critique and career counseling as well as the opportunity to netowrk with local employers

Modified: October 17, 2016

Pathway to the Professoriate: Dr. Stephanie Watowich

Dr. Stephanie Watowich will be discussing what it is like to be faculty at an NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center, UT MD Anderson

Modified: October 17, 2016

Kemin Industries 2017 Conference Travel Fellowships for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Kemin Industries will offer four conference travel fellowships of $1500 each for graduate students and postdocs who will attend and give an oral or poster presentation at the ACS annual meeting April 2-6, 2017.

Modified: October 13, 2016

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline.

Modified: October 13, 2016

Breaking Down Barriers: Women in STEM Workshop

This workshop is an offering from the Women’s Health Institute at Northwestern

Modified: October 11, 2016

FREE Affiliate Membership to the NPA

As you may know our institution is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and one of the greatest benefits is you can become an affiliate member of the NPA for FREE! We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to help you network with other postdocs across the country and gain access to members only resources that can help further your career.

Modified: October 7, 2016

The Academic Job Search - Presenting Yourself in Person

On the academic job market? Plan to attend an upcoming career development webinar: The Academic Job Search - Presenting Yourself in Person on Thursday, October 27th at 12pm CT. Get expert career advice from the authors of the "Academic Job Search Handbook," who will discuss the interview process for faculty positions.

Modified: October 4, 2016

Job Offer Negotiation Workshop

Learn how to advocate for yourself in an informed and effective way.

Modified: October 4, 2016

CLIMB

Getting started or thinking about the process of grantwriting for your research project? Click here for access to a series of videos and presentations, used to help with writing NIH-style research proposals, developed by the Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) program.

Modified: October 4, 2016

INVO Seminar on Million Dollar Reagents

Learn how these reagents become available to the wider scientific community through the licensing process.

Modified: September 30, 2016

MSL Program Information

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, & Technology! There is an increasing demand for individuals with scientific and technical training who can work in cross-functional roles in the space where law, business, and science/technology intersect. The Master of Science in Law (MSL) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is an innovative, one-year degree program designed exclusively for individuals trained in science, technology, engineering, math, or medicine.

Modified: September 30, 2016

BluePrint Research Group Consulting Workshop

Join BluePrint Research Group on October 10th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Guild Lounge (Scott Hall, Evanston campus) to find out more about the firm and what a consulting career is all about.

Modified: September 26, 2016

Galter Health Sciences Library Classes

Check out upcoming classes in Galter Health Science Library!

Modified: September 23, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity

The CHOP Research Institute has partnered with Penn to create the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at CHOP.

Modified: September 23, 2016

Become a Truly Expert Peer Reviewer Workshop

This morning half-day session at Medical Education Day, “Become a Truly Expert Peer Reviewer Workshop,” will be led by Dr. David Sklar, the Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine.

Modified: September 22, 2016

Keck Graduate Institute Learning Opportunities

The following are three outstanding opportunities to prepare for life science industry employment presented by the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI).

Modified: September 21, 2016

INVO Presents VENTURE CAPITAL 201 : THE SCIENCE (AND ART) OF THE INVESTMENT

Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) at Northwestern University invites you to join their free seminar VENTURE CAPITAL 201 : THE SCIENCE (AND ART) OF THE INVESTMENT providing an in-depth look at the investment decision-making process by venture capitalists.

Modified: September 21, 2016

NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)

The purpose of the NIAID Career Transition Award (CTA) program is to assist postdoctoral fellows' transition to positions of assistant professor or equivalent and initiate a successful biomedical career as an independent research scientist.

Modified: September 20, 2016

DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS)

Fall schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS), unless otherwise noted, the seminars will be at 3:30 PM in Hughes Auditorium.

Modified: September 20, 2016

Fall workshops from the CIRTL Network

The following MOOCs are now open for registration.

Modified: September 20, 2016

Creating Effective Learning Communities in Teaching and Research

This two-part workshop will provide training for postdocs and junior faculty that provides an introduction to building and sustaining learning communities and increases their facilitation and participation skills.

Modified: September 19, 2016

Apply for the Data Incubator

The early admission deadline for applications is October 10.

Modified: September 16, 2016

McKinsey & Company: Women's Leadership Challenge Program

The Mckinsey & Company Women's Leadership Challenge (WLC) Program offers a series of session professional development opportunities with leadership experts.

Modified: September 14, 2016

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2016: September 17-23

Register to attend the picnic (September 17th), coffee hours (September 20th & 21st), and reception (September 22nd), in celebration of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2016!

Modified: September 14, 2016

BASF Chemical Company Professional Development Program (PDP)

Interested in finding out more about BASF Professional Development Program? Plan to attend an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, at Northwestern Career Advancement (620 Lincoln, Evanston). Also, check out more information about application guidelines.

Modified: September 13, 2016

The Versatile PhD: PhD Careers in Language Translation

Versatile PhD will host a free AMA-style panel discussion on PhD Careers in Language Translation, September 19-23, 2016.

Modified: September 13, 2016

University of Chicago Postdoctoral Symposium

The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division Postdoctoral Association invites Northwestern postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to participate in the 2016 Postdoctoral Research and Career Development Symposium. The symposium will be held in Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (900 E 57th St) on October 18, 2016. Abstract submission deadline is September 19, 2016 (5:00 PM CT). Registration is free, which includes lunch and the networking reception.

Modified: September 12, 2016

Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance Informational Session for ReD Associates on 9/12

Please join ReD Associates for an informal presentation and chat to learn about consulting with a social science background. Food and drink will be provided.

Modified: September 8, 2016

2nd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference taking place Sunday, October 30 through Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Big Ten Conference Center and Aloft Hotel, near O’Hare Airport in Rosemont, IL. This opportunity is free to trainees selected to participate, including travel and lodging, but space is very limited. Applications are now being accepted and are due by September 19th!

Modified: September 7, 2016

Talk Global – Communication Across Borders Professional Development Workshop

Join NUPF for a professional development workshop focused on developing intercultural communication skills. Sessions will be October 13, 20 and 27 from 2-5pm on the Evanston campus. Register to attend today. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and space is limited.

Modified: September 6, 2016

Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum for Graduate Students and Postdocs

On November 16, 2016, the Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the Assessment/Accreditation Council and Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, will host the fourth annual Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum at Norris University Center (Evanston).

Modified: August 26, 2016

BioProfessionals Series

Join Bioprofessionals for upcoming workshops on Tailoring Your Application and Teaching at PUIs!

Modified: August 24, 2016

Galter Library's Scopus and Web of Science Classes Available

Want to learn more about who's citing your work, your h-index, and the journals with the highest impact in your field? Sign up for Galter Library's Scopus and Web of Science classes this September.

Modified: August 24, 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - Fall 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 380-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 1st-2nd, from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall (339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago campus). Registration is open; space in the class is limited and tends to reach capacity quickly. See the website for a course description and to register!

Modified: August 23, 2016

Check Out the New Versatile PhD Portal, Content and Upcoming Career Panels!

PhDs go many places, and you have more good options than you might think. The Graduate School subscribes to Versatile PhD to help you diversify your doctorate and prepare for more than one possible future.

Modified: August 23, 2016

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships - Applications Now Open

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017-18  Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF).

Modified: August 19, 2016

Sixth Annual MRS Training Day

The Sixth Annual MRS Training Day will take place Friday, August 26th, 2016, bringing together researchers and students across departments and programs to showcase Northwestern University’s research advancements in Movement and Rehabilitation Science (MRS).

Modified: August 19, 2016

Federal STEM Graduate Seminar Series -- How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institution, NIH, NSF and NASA will host a virtual information session on applying for federal fellowships that will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 12pm CT. During this 90-minute session, panelists, who represent several different agencies, will be sharing tips and advice on how to successfully apply for federal fellowships and traineeships. There will be time for Q&A following the panelist presentations.  

Modified: August 19, 2016

Scientific Writing Retreat CSHL November 2016

Are you currently working on a scientific writing project such as a manuscript, grant proposal, job application, or research/teaching statement? Do you find that it's difficult to carve out dedicated writing time, or do you often feel as if you need to "get away" to make significant progress? Are you interested in learning how to improve the clarity and effectiveness of your professional writing? If so, consider applying to the CSHL Scientific Writing Retreat! Applications are being accepted until September 9th! Check out full story for more information!

Modified: August 16, 2016

Core Expo 2016 Presented by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

Sign up for Core Expo 2016 presented by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute. The expo features 8 core facilities and 3 centers of excellence. Facility managers and staff will showcase their innovative biomedical expertise, research and services available to all researchers in greater Chicago.

Modified: August 16, 2016

Developing Work-Life Resilience: Online Workshop for Grad Students and Postdocs

The CIRTL Network is offering a workshop that will provide training for students and postdocs to develop and sustain the support systems that will be required for them to establish their own work-life balance and successfully complete career transition milestones.

Modified: August 15, 2016

Check out Versatile PhD Resources!

Access explore careers, job postings, contacts, and online panels through the Northwestern Versatile PhD portal! Check out the list of panels beginning in September!

Modified: August 12, 2016

Software Carpentry - September 20-21

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.

Modified: August 12, 2016

Check out upcoming events at the Women’s Center!

Join the Women’s Center for upcoming events: Babywearing workshop on August 16th and the State of LGBT Health Symposium on August 18th!

Modified: August 10, 2016

Upcoming NUPF Events!

Check out the upcoming NUPF Coffee Hour (August 17th), Cultures and Cuisines (August 18th) and Happy Hour (August 25th)! Save the date for the NUPF Annual Symposium on September 14th on the Chicago campus!

Modified: August 10, 2016

Registration Open for Responsible Conduct of Research Training

This course is for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are recipients of NIH or other training awards that require training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

Modified: August 9, 2016

Volunteer with Science Club

Science Club is seeking graduate students, postdocs and/or staff to volunteer at an after school science mentorship program.

Modified: August 4, 2016

Upcoming Webinar - The Academic Job Search: Presenting Yourself on Paper

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium will host a webinar focused on the academic job search on August 25 at 12pm.

Modified: August 4, 2016

Midwest Regional BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) Informational Webinar

The University of Chicago, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University BEST programs will be hosting a webinar on August 10 from 12-1pm.

Modified: August 2, 2016

Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium

Registration is now open for the Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium taking place on October 6th. Argonne welcomes all postdocs and senior-level graduate students to register as an attendee or poster presenter.

Modified: July 28, 2016

Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment - 7th International Symposium

Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment - 7th International Symposium is taking place April 20-22, 2017 in San Francisco (Holiday Inn Golden Gateway). Abstracts are being accepted for Trainee and Young Investigator Awards. Submissions are due by September 20th!

Modified: July 28, 2016

NSF Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

A proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows preparing a proposal for the upcoming NSF deadline.

Modified: July 27, 2016

AAAS S&T Policy Info Session at Northwestern

Interested in contributing to policy at the federal level? Join us for a conversation to learn about the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF).

Modified: July 18, 2016

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit

The second annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) kicks off on July 22nd, 2016 at the Northwestern University Chicago campus.

Modified: July 18, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

Modified: July 14, 2016

Northwestern Career Advancement Data Science Panel for MS, PhD, and Post Docs

Gain insight into the field and meet alumni and other professionals working as data scientists at this Northwestern Career Advancement panel discussion. The panelists will share information about data science careers and provide advice about transitioning from academia to this growing field.

Modified: July 13, 2016

NIH Research Career Development (K Award) & Important Notices

The next deadline for K-series awards new submissions is October 12th. Please review the recent notice from NINDS regarding specific eligibility requirements for K01 awards.

Modified: July 13, 2016

Kaluza Prizes

The American Society for Cell Biology is again offering the Kaluza Prizes supported by Beckman Coulter to honor academic excellence in graduate student research.

Modified: July 13, 2016

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The next application cycle for the Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards administered by the OPA is now open and will close on August 12th! Applications for travel taking place between September 1st and February 28th will be considered during this cycle. Read more for additional information.

Modified: July 13, 2016

Lasker Clinical Scholars

The NIH Office of Intramural Research is happy to announce the 2016-17 NIH-Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00). The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers, to promote their development to fully independent positions.

Modified: July 11, 2016

Networking Workshop Series in Evanston on July 15

The Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA) is offering workshop series on networking in Evanston on July 15. They will share practical tips to successfully navigate networking events and provide guidance on building relationships with firms and recruiters.

Modified: July 7, 2016

Marshall Sheffield Fellowship

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission is offering one Marshall Sheffield Fellowship for 2017. The Fellowships allow American scientists or engineers to undertake postdoctoral research for one to two academic years at a British University or research institute.

Modified: June 29, 2016

Rosalind Franklin University Symposium on Women in Medicine and Science

The Rosalind Franklin University Symposium on Women in Medicine and Science will take place on September 23. The theme of this all-day event is Gender Bias Under the Microscope.

Modified: June 29, 2016

KGI Announces the Certificate in Bioscience Management

The Keck Graduate Institute will offer the Certificate in Bioscience Management during the 2016-17 academic year in an online format.

Modified: June 29, 2016

Publishing Tools at Your Fingertips

Science Advances is now offering free tools to help you get your work reviewed and published.

Modified: June 29, 2016

iBiology: Networking Skills to Advance Your Career

Monica Feliu-Mojer, Community Engagement and Outreach Manager for iBiology, offers practical strategies to build effective networking skills and for building a strong network of contacts.

Modified: June 28, 2016

ACUBE: College and University Teaching Conference

ACUBE (the Associate of College and University Biology Educators) focuses on professional development for college and university biology teachers. Their annual meeting is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Modified: June 23, 2016

Tuition Reimbursement Toward Summer Writers’ Conference, July 28–30

The Northwestern University School of Professional Studies Summer Session is pleased to announce the 12th annual Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference, a three-day summer institute dedicated to the creation and revision of novels, short-stories, nonfiction and poetry.

Modified: June 17, 2016

2nd Annual Rush Research Mentoring Programs’ Symposium

The 2nd Annual Rush Research Mentoring Programs’ Symposium will be held on August 17, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Searle Conference Center (fifth floor of the Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison St.). Abstract submissions are due by June 24th and registration closes on July 27th.

Modified: June 16, 2016

WPI STEM Faculty Launch Workshop

Learn how to pursue, apply for, and successfully launch your faculty career with the STEM Faculty Launch Workshop on September 22 & 23, a premier workshop for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers seeking tenure-track positions.

Modified: June 16, 2016

CREATE Program

The Center for Research Education and Training Enhancement (CREATE) at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) is a national program accepting applications from scholars (PhD Students and early-career investigators) seeking to increase the quality of their research education. This center is funded by the National Institutes of Health NIGMS Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT). Apply by July 11th!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Application Call 2016: Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award (CDA)

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). Apply by July 15th!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - Summer 2016

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 381-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 13th-14th from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall (339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago campus). Registration is open; space in the class is limited and tends to reach capacity quickly. Register today!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Baxter Young Investigator Awards program is now accepting applications

The eighth annual Baxter Young Investigator Awards program is underway and currently accepting applications. The deadline for application submission is June 30, 2016. The program is intended to recognize research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.

Modified: June 14, 2016

Northwestern's Summer Cinema Series

Northwestern's family-friendly summer cinema series is free and open to the general public and sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session.

Modified: June 14, 2016

Where Science & Policy Change the World: Live Chats on the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provides scientists, social scientists, engineers, and health/medical professionals, the opportunity to work in federal policy in Washington DC for one year.

Modified: June 13, 2016

English Group Classes

For the first time, English Language Programs will be offering a spoken English group class (Ling 380) and one-on-one tutoring in the Summer Quarter, in addition to their online speech training software NativeAccent.

Modified: June 9, 2016

Graduate Women in Science Event- Advice for Navigating Academic Jobs: Applications to Offers

Graduate Women in Science is hosting a talk titled "Advice for Navigating Academic Jobs: Applications to Offers". At this meeting you will hear advice on navigating the academic job market by one of their members, Megan Reissman, who recently landed a tenure-track position.

Modified: June 9, 2016

CHIentist Networking Session

Meet like-minded professionals and academics for CHIentist's Fromal Structured Networking Session on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30 - 8:30.

Modified: June 8, 2016

Science Communication Careers for PhDs

This career trek for PhD students and postdocs in the biological, physical, and social sciences will give you the opportunity to explore careers related to science communication and network with practitioners in the field in their places of work.

Modified: June 8, 2016

Teaching Portfolio Bootcamp

Creating an effective teaching statement and portfolio is a challenging but increasingly important part of preparing for the job market. Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp will consist of three 3-hour sessions.

Modified: June 3, 2016

Quantification in FIJI/ImageJ (for beginners)

a hands on workshop that will cover basic quantification techniques such as counting/tracking cells, co-localization & intensity measurements, kymographs, and assembling/labeling a movie with time stamper & arrows, etc.

Modified: June 2, 2016

The Annual Scientific Images Contest is Now Open for 2016

The Annual Scientific Images Contest is now open for 2016! Any student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty or staff may submit research-based images from their lab or work.

Modified: June 1, 2016

ADCA Workshop Series - Consulting 101

ADCA will be holding a series of workshops designed to help you navigate the consulting recruitment process and successfully land a position with a top consulting firm. Topics will include Consulting 101, Crafting an Effective Resume, Tackling the Fit Interview, and Networking. Tackling the Fit Interview sessions will be on May 4th and 10th. Stay tuned for dates/times/locations for the other topics.

Modified: May 24, 2016

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

Modified: May 19, 2016

Financial Series from CGSA-APD

Save the dates for an upcoming 3 part financial education seminar series.

Modified: May 17, 2016

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a five-day proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop will focus primarily on those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline, though other grant writers are welcome.

Modified: May 16, 2016

AAAS Student and Postdoc Discounted membership offer

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can join AAAS at a discounted rate of $52 per year on digital memberships and $76 per year on print memberships. Membership includes a subscription to the weekly journal Science. This offer will be available through May 31, 2016.

Modified: May 12, 2016

Dow Chemical Company BEST - Building Engineering & Science Talent Symposium

The 10th annual BEST Symposium, hosted by The Dow Chemical Company, will be held in Midland, MI on August 29, - September 1, 2016

Modified: May 12, 2016

AAAS Launches New E-Learning Career Development Center

The American Association For The Advancement Of Science (AAAS) has just launched the Career Development Center, a new e-learning website located at https://careerdevelopment.aaas.org/. Their goal is to provide online courses that address the skills our members need at different stages of their science and engineering careers.

Modified: May 11, 2016

Biomedical Data Science Research Day Registration is Now Open

Learn about the application of data science and big data methods to clinical and biomedical research at Biomedical Data Science Research Day on Friday, June 10

Modified: May 10, 2016

OPA Professional Development Workshop: Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming OPA workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney on May 12th at 2pm in Searle Seminar Room.

Modified: May 10, 2016

11th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop

The American Society for Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is accepting applications for the 11th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop. The workshop will be held July 16-18, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

Modified: May 10, 2016

BioSurvival Skills Workshop on Cover Letter and Resume Writing

The workshop will be led by Mearah Quinn-Brauner, Assistant Director, Student Career Advising at Northwestern Career Advancement. Whether you are about to start your job search or a first year graduate student, it is always a good time to make sure your CV or resume is polished and up-to-date.

Modified: May 9, 2016

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise. Save the dates: May 23rd (Chicago) and May 24th (Evanston)! Register by May 16th to attend!

Modified: May 5, 2016

Interviewing Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner and Kristen Mighty (Chicago Campus)

Join NUPF and fellow postdocs and grad students for Interviewing Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner and Kristen Mighty on May 12th, from 4-5pm in Ward 5-230 (303 E Chicago Ave, Chicago Campus). RSVP to attend, refreshments will be served

Modified: May 4, 2016

Live Q&A: Negotiating an Academic Position

Join a Google Hangout hosted by NRMN and iBiolopgy on Friday May 6th, 2016 for a live Q&A to talk about navigating the higher ed landscape and negotiating an academic position.

Modified: May 4, 2016

2016 NIH Regional Seminar in Chicago, October 26-28

Each year, the Office of Extramural Research (OER) sponsors the NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration. The 2016 NIH Regional Semiar in Chicago will take place October 26-28 at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers new to NIH, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. More details and registration information is available.

Modified: May 4, 2016

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

LIMITED SUBMISSION funding opportunity for early investigators! Please review the detailed instructions. Deadline for internal LOI (including Dept Chair letter) is June 1st!

Modified: May 4, 2016

The Neuroscience Scholars Program

NSP is a two-year training program open to underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers that strives to cultivate long-term success through mentoring and networking, professional skill development, and educational programming.

Modified: May 3, 2016

The CIRTL Network

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning is offering summer courses.

Modified: April 25, 2016

Access Session Information from NPA Meeting 2016

The NPA recently hosted a 3-part webinar series focusing on Pathways to the Life Science Industry and it was a great success! You can listen to recordings of each session now available online.

Modified: April 25, 2016

Pathways to the Life Science Industry Webinar

The Keck Graduate Institute recently hosted a 3-part webinar series focusing on Pathways to the Life Science Industry and it was a great success! You can listen to recordings of each session via the links below.

Modified: April 21, 2016

2016 Empowering Women in Science & Engineering (EWISE) Symposium

Registration is now open for Cornell’s biennial EWISE Symposium for faculty, researchers, administrators, postdocs, PhD students, and professionals who are interested in networking and establishing relationships with women and champions of women across the STEM disciplines. Although most symposium participants are from Cornell, this event is open to students and colleagues from other institutions as well. Registration deadline is May 17th.

Modified: April 21, 2016

Networking Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner - Evanston Campus

Come sharpen your networking skills to expand your professional networks for increase exposure to job opportunities in the future on April 27th at 12pm on the Evanston campus!

Modified: April 20, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 Change Makers staff cohort!

Join next year's Change Makers cohort to become an agent of change to create greater inclusion on campus and beyond. Applications are due by May 6th!

Modified: April 20, 2016

Upcoming Opportunities with Bain & Company

Check out upcoming opportunities from Bain & Company: Bain Passports Webinar (April 26th), Advance into Consulting 2016 (Applications due June 1st), Full-time applications (Due August 5th)

Modified: April 20, 2016

T.Z. Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Annual Lecture

Please join the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University for this year's annual Theodore Zev Weiss Lecture on Wednesday, May 11th at 4pm in Harris Hall 107 (1881 Sheridan, Evanston). Professor Eric Sundquist of Johns Hopkins University will deliver the lecture, “Writing the Holocaust."

Modified: April 20, 2016

Leverage Your PhD: Careers in Higher Education Administration

This panel discussion will take place on May 3rd from 530-7pm in TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan, Evanston). Panelists will discuss how their PhD training helps them in their current work as well as things they wished they had known about job seeking while they were in graduate school. They will also share advice about how current PhD students and postdocs can explore careers in higher education administration. The panel will be followed by informal discussion over refreshments.

Modified: April 19, 2016

Career Development Event: Beyond Academia with Dr. John Pham

You are invited to attend a career discussion with Dr. John Pham on Wednesday, April 27 in Cook 3118 from 10:30-11:30 AM on the Evanston Campus. Dr. Pham is a graduate of the IBiS Graduate Program and the current editor of Molecular Cell. He will be discussing his job as an editor and how he made the transition from academia to publishing.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Northwestern Computational Research Day

Northwestern's 3rd Annual Computational Research Day will showcase new and innovative computational research at the University. Attend this one-of-a-kind event and learn about the exciting research happening at Northwestern, computational facilities on campus, new ways to conduct research, and find potential collaborations.

Modified: April 13, 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: April 13, 2016

INVO Practicum

INVO seeks students & postdocs interested in intellectual property & commercialization.

Modified: April 13, 2016

STEM PhDs: Learn to Handle the Legal and Business Side of Innovation

Build on your advanced scientific and technical training with a one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree offered by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Modified: April 13, 2016

2016 FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program combines rigorous graduate-level coursework with the development of a regulatory science research project.

Modified: April 11, 2016

RSG Research Communication Training Program

Turn great researchers into great communicators. Applications are now being accepted for this summer workshop series, free to TGS graduate students and postdocs. Applications are due May 1.

Modified: April 11, 2016

Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Applications Now Open!

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor program on April 18th. The Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor applications are due on May 10th.

Modified: April 11, 2016

PhD and Postdoc Biotech Career Development Opportunity, April 19

iBIO, the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization, is hosting a Career Development Program for PhD students and postdocs. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kristen Mighty (contact for postdocs) or Mearah Quinn-Brauner (contact for PhD students) to learn how to acquire the Northwestern registration code. RSVP soon!

Modified: April 11, 2016

Congratulations to Awardees!

The second cycle of 2015-16 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA have been awarded to 30 postdoctoral fellows across both campuses! Congratulations!

Modified: April 6, 2016

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: April 6, 2016

Keystone Symposia: Diversity in Life Science Programs

Call for applications for the 2017 Keystone Symposia Fellows Programs - Applications due May 20th

Modified: March 25, 2016

EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants

This international research opportunity is mutually beneficial to the U.S. participants and the hosts through cooperative activities during research visits and also by establishing international research partnerships to enrich future research activities in Europe and the U.S.

Modified: March 25, 2016

NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016

Join over 50 NIH and HHS program, review, grants, and policy experts, senior NIH leadership, as well as approximately 600 postdocs from around the globe.

Modified: March 23, 2016

SciFinder Future Leaders

Apply for the 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia, PA by April 10.

Modified: March 22, 2016

Developing a Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Register by April 6 to attend this two-part, online workshop

Modified: March 18, 2016

Northwestern Computational Research Day Visualization Challenge and Poster Challenge

Submissions for the Poster session are due March 25, and are due April 1 for the Visualization Challenge.

Modified: March 16, 2016

Part-time Adjunct Instructors at Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for three part-time adjunct instructors for graduate level chemistry courses taking place in Spring 2016. More information is available.

Modified: March 16, 2016

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: March 16, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

Interested in teaching? Then you may be interested in participating in Mentored Discussions of Teaching, which is a one-quarter program designed to generate discussions about teaching. Check out the webpage for more information!

Modified: March 16, 2016

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Application system is now open and will close on March 31st at 5pm for the 2016 Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program! View the OPA Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education (BSEE) webpage for more details.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Connect to Clearview

A unique opportunity for advanced degree candidates focused in life sciences to experience three days as a life sciences strategy consultant.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Insight Fellows Program

The Program is accepting applications for Summer 2016 Insight Fellowships

Modified: March 15, 2016

Master of Science in Law Program Informational Webinar

The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law prepares students for careers at the intersection of law, business, and technology. Learn more by joining them for their upcoming webinar. They will provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program, including curriculum, full-time and part-time scheduling, career opportunities, and more.

Modified: March 15, 2016

The Data Incubator Fellowship

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Lectures in Life Sciences Series

The following is the schedule of seminars in the Lectures in Life Science (LLS) series sponsored by the Driskill Graduate Program (DGP).

Modified: March 15, 2016

Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster

This workshop is designed for graduate students and post-docs who have submitted an abstract for a conference poster presentation. Attendees should come with laptops, resources, and having applied to a specific conference or already have an abstract accepted for poster presentation.

Modified: March 15, 2016

One-week Intensive Management Training Course at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive management training course from July 11-16, 2016, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring the 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (2016 PPI) on June 2-3, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development

The National Research Mentoring Netowork (NRMN) continues to offer a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

Modified: March 14, 2016

English Language Programs Spring Registration

If you are an international postdoc, you may be interested in English language services during your time at Northwestern. The English Language Programs (ELP) offers group courses, individual sessions, and an online software for pronunciation practice.

Modified: March 14, 2016

Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

Save the Date: 2016 AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar: September 15-18, 2016 Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk San Antonio, TX

Modified: March 14, 2016

McKinsey & Company: Summer Insight Programs, MD Workshops

The following are webinar and workshop opportunities presented by McKinsey & Company

Modified: March 14, 2016

BCG Middle East Presents: Aspire M.E. in Boston April 9-10

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Middle East is excited to announce Aspire M.E.-their event in the US inviting Arabic speaking students who want to create impact in the GCC.

Modified: March 3, 2016

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1)

The NUCATS TL1 is a novel training program that seeks to promote interactions among both mentors and trainees in both pediatrics and engineering, in order to encourage creative thinking and new approaches to child-health research problems.

Modified: March 1, 2016

Spring & Fall 2016 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding & Grants Administration

The NIH is pleased to announce that registration is now open for two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016.

Modified: February 25, 2016

One-week Intensive Management Training Course at Keck Graduate Institute

ASCB, in partnership with Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a course from July 11-16.

Modified: February 25, 2016

Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster

A four-hour workshop for graduate students and postdocs who have submitted an abstract for a conference poster presentation

Modified: February 17, 2016

CIM@MATTER: February 2016 CIMposium at Northwestern University - Chicago Campus

Join CIM@MATTER for an opportunity to learn more about what it takes to bring your life sciences startup to the next level at Northwestern on February 23rd on the Chicago campus!

Modified: February 17, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

Applications are now open for the Mentored Discussions of Teaching programs at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching.

Modified: February 17, 2016

Job Search Toolbox Info Session

Come to CGSA's Job-Search Toolbox info session where Student Career Advising will show you tools that will help you find the job you’ve always wanted on February 24th at 4pm on the Chicago campus!

Modified: February 16, 2016

GCC Virtual Career Fair

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: February 16, 2016

Advanced Degree Consultants Alliance Events

ADC has several upcoming events and deadlines in March and April

Modified: February 16, 2016

Boston Consulting Group Information Session

There will be an information session on Thursday, March 17th, for Northwestern University MD, JK, PhD students, and postdocs interested in full-time career opportunities at BCG, and to learn more about the three day Bridge to BCG summer program.

Modified: February 16, 2016

Submit Your Abstract for Research Day

The 12th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day will be held on April 7. This event is an opportunity to share research with colleagues, find potential new collaborators and explore the exciting research taking place at Feinberg.

Modified: February 10, 2016

Michigan AGEP Alliance National Conference-Navigating the Maize Conference

Join the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for the Michigan AGEP Alliance National Conference-Navigating the Maize Conference taking place on March 17-19. Abstracts for the poster session will be accepted until March 4th. More details are available.

Modified: February 3, 2016

Congratulations to Awardees!

The first cycle of 2015-16 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA have been awarded to 25 postdoctoral fellows across both campuses! Congratulations!

Modified: February 2, 2016

Information Session for Kellogg's Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for an information session on February 4

Modified: February 2, 2016

Fourth Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference

Join colleagues from around the country on April 1st and 2nd when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a national conference that offers women of color, faculty, university administrators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers. Early bird registration ends Febuary 19th!

Modified: January 29, 2016

Pursuit Award Competition 2016

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Canada is proud to host the annual Pursuit Award competition in June 2016

Modified: January 28, 2016

Kemin Industries 2016 Conference Travel Fellowships

Kemin Industries will offer four conference travel fellowships of $1,500 for postdocs and graduate students who have been accepted to give a poster or oral presentation. Applications are due February 9th!

Modified: January 27, 2016

Leverage Your PhD: CV to Resume Workshop

Are you a PhD student or postdoc considering applying for positions in diverse career paths? Need to learn how to translate your academic CV into a skills- and accomplishment-focused resume? Join the NCA and TGS/OPA on January 27th or 29th to learn how to leverage you PhD in a resume! RSVP to attend.

Modified: January 21, 2016

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: January 21, 2016

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: January 21, 2016

Leveraging your PhD: Drop-in Speed Resume Review Sessions

Representatives from Northwestern Career Advancement and The Graduate School Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an open walk-in resume review session on both the Evanston (February 17th, 4-530pm, TGS Commons) and Chicago (February 19th, 1130am-1pm, TGS Chicago Office) campuses.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Writing As If You Mean It: Scholars, Books, and the Dream of Usable Scholarship

How do you publish a scholarly book? Hot Off The Press is a lecture/workshop opportunity to learn about the publishing process and network with faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines at Northwestern.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures Language Tables Series

The Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Winter Quarter and would like to invite the broader Northwestern community of faculty, students and staff to attend. The Language Tables provide an opportunity to gather and converse in one of eight languages in the friendly environment of the PARC Dining Room in the Allison Dining Hall with refreshments provided by the Buffett Forum and the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Northwestern's Employee Tuition Benefits Online Info Session

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the Northwestern Human Resources Benefits Division will host an Online Information Session for benefits eligible NU employees on January 28th at 12pm. Register to attend!

Modified: January 21, 2016

ASM Grant Writing Webinar Series

Participate in the American Society for Microbiology's new online course, the ASM Grant Writing Institute Online. This 6-part, interactive series provides participants with an overview of the NIH and NSF grant process, including best practices and strategies for developing a successful grant application.

Modified: January 21, 2016

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: January 21, 2016

Check out the new INVO video series!

Learn How the INVO Commercialization Video Series Can Help You Patent Your Next Great Idea

Modified: January 19, 2016

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: January 13, 2016

NRC Research Associate Programs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce opportunities for postdoctoral, senior, and graduate fellowship awards in the 2016 NRC Research Associateship Programs. These programs provide opportunities for PhD, ScD, or MD scientists and engineers to perform research of their own choosing that is compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Next application deadline is February 1st.

Modified: January 5, 2016

New NIH Research Training and Career Development Programs Website

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports Research Training and Career Development programs to help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. This re-designed website is organized to help you target your particular educational or career stage to find out what programs are available for you. Check it out today and provide feedback to the OPA!