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Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum

The Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) is an organization focused on creating a community among Northwestern University (NU) postdocs across all disciplines, while sharing postdoc-specific resources for career and personal development. NUPF works to build partnerships and increase inter-departmental communications, creating an open forum for all postdoctoral fellows to address the needs of their community.

**NEW! Resource Guide for International Postdocs**

Are you an international postdoc new to Northwestern University?  NUPF now offers a resource guide to get you oriented to Chicago and to Northwestern.  Click on the link below for information on a range of topics including how to find housing, transportation, benefits offered, and funding.


Featured Upcoming Events


Resume Seminar and Workshop Series

Evanston Campus

Seminar: June 25th, 4:00-5:00pm, Ford ITW Classroom 1-350

Workshop; June 30th, June 30th 10:00am -12:00 pm, Ford Engineeing Design Center

Tailor your resume for non-academic careers with this seminar and workshop series hosted by NUPF! Led by Dr. Sacha Patera (Director, Law-STEM Initiatives), this series focuses on strategies to improve and direct resumes for industrial and consulting positions.

The seminar is open to postdocs and graduate students, while the workshop is hands-on, requires a RSVP, and is limited to postdocs. You will need to bring your resume to the workshop! See Flyer for more information 




Abstract submission is now open for the Third Annual NUPF Research Symposium: Sharing Knowledge, Driving Innovation. This yearly event brings together postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, faculty, and staff from the Northwestern community and beyond to network and learn about the depth of research at Northwestern.

This year’s symposium will be focused on the theme of research communication and will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Rebecca Daugherty, Assistant Director of Science in Society at Northwestern, poster presentations, oral presentations, headshots by a professional photographer, and a networking reception.

Additionally, oral presenters will have the opportunity to submit their presentation as a NUPF-sponsored entry for the EURAXESS Science Slam 2015. If selected by EURAXESS, the presenter will get the opportunity to compete for a one-of-a-kind networking trip to Europe in spring 2016!
Deadline for abstract submissions is July 17th at 5pm. Presenters will be notified by July 31st of their status. Participation in the poster session or postdoctoral talks is not required; deadline for non-presenter registration is August 25th.  Please visit the 2015 NUPF Symposium webpage for more information about the symposium and to register!

For a full listing of NUPF events click here!