Modified: January 5, 2018

Travel and Childcare Support Awards for the 2018 Annual Conference

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel and childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 16th Annual Conference, which will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, April 6 - 8, 2018. Applications will be accepted through Monday, October 2, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Modified: January 5, 2018

International Office Launching After-Hours Contact – June 12, 2017

The International Office (IO) is launching an after-hours contact number to be used when a current international student, scholar, or a dependent is experiencing interruptions in travel or entry to the United States related to the executive orders signed earlier this year.

Modified: December 18, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise

Don’t miss this young investigator (including postdocs) and faculty development opportunity - RSVP to attend upcoming seminars on NIH Grant Review and Writing taking and accessing University resources/offices that will take place on December 18 and January 29!

Modified: December 18, 2017

Happy Holidays from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs!

Please note that Northwestern will be closed for winter recess from Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1. We wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

Modified: December 13, 2017

Elevate Your Research Profile with ORCID

Elevate Your Research Profile with ORCID. Northwestern is excited to announce that an institutional membership with ORCID has been established. Register for an ORCID iD or link your existing ORCID iD to your Northwestern credentials in order to facilitate keeping a complete record of your scholarly activities, regardless of any personal name changes or changes to your organizational membership. This is especially vital to young investigators, such as postdocs and grad students, as they are establishing themselves in their respective fields! Check out the message from the Vice President for Research, Jay Walsh, regarding ORCID.

Modified: December 13, 2017

One-On-One Virtual Mentorship

The National Research Mentoring Network supports your advancement at every career stage of research in the biomedical sciences. Experience mentorship and professional development programs designed to hone your practices and deepen your connection to the diverse nationwide scientific community. Create your NRMNet profile and get started today!

Modified: December 13, 2017

Postdoctoral training opportunities at Northwestern

Please find a selection of open postdoctoral fellowship positions at Northwestern on this page, updates are made regularly! Please visit the "Open Northwestern Positions" page to find more information.

Modified: December 8, 2017

Merck Darmstadt Germany Innovation Cup

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, at the occasion of its 350th anniversary, will conduct a special Anniversary Edition of the Merck Innovation Cup Summer Camp from July 16-24, 2018,. The Innovation Cup is an initiative for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany designed to support their professional development in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Read more about the program here. Applications are due by January 15.

Modified: December 8, 2017

HR Announcements

Important HR Announcements for November 2017

Modified: December 8, 2017

BCG Webinars

BCG is hosting a series of webinars in the coming weeks, led by partners and thought leaders from around the globe. This is an opportunity to share some of BSG's work, programs, and showcase their people. These events are not focused on recruiting, rather informational sessions.

Modified: November 30, 2017

Women's Center Critical Intersections Symposium

Join the Women's Center in celebrating the Center's 30th Anniversary for the Critical Interventions Symposium taking place on February 28 from 830am-1pm in the Norris University Center. The symposium will feature two panels that reflect on what it means to do intellectual, political, and community work from different locations at Northwestern and beyond.

Modified: November 30, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP)

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. Applications are due via online submission by January 16.

Modified: November 30, 2017

PhRMA Post Doctoral Fellowships

PhRMA Post Doctoral Fellowships provide stipend support to well-trained graduates from Ph.D. programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training. Next application cycle opens December 20 and ends February 1.

Modified: November 30, 2017

IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

Interested in advancing your postdoctoral training in pure and applied mathematics or theoretical and exploratory computer science at the Watson Research Center near New York City? Applications for this highly-selective fellowship award is now open, and the deadline is January 16th!

Modified: November 28, 2017

Kaplan Institute Upcoming Events

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities promotes expansive, interdisciplinary discussion and debate. Serving as a crossroads, clearing house and testing ground, the Institute cultivates ideas that transform into cutting-edge research and dynamic courses. Check out upcoming events!

Modified: November 21, 2017

NPA Responds to Proposed Tax Reform

On November 20, 2017, the National Postdoctoral Association published its response to the proposed tax reform. Read the response in the full story or on the NPA News & Press page..

Modified: November 21, 2017

NUPF Holiday Party - December 9

Calling all postdocs! Join NUPF for the 2017 Holiday Party at Emporium Wicker Park taking place on Saturday, December 9th at 1PM. Guests welcome!

Modified: November 21, 2017

Women of Color in Science: National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health recognizes the challenges that scientists face throughout their careers, and has created a video series highlighting the challenges and triumphs of women scientists of color at the NIH. The NIH encourages you to listen to their stories and learn from their experiences.

Modified: November 17, 2017

Northwestern University Bright Horizons Parent Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Northwestern University Parent Advisory Committee is to serve as an advisor to the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources by representing the views of parents whose children are currently enrolled at Bright Horizons @ Evanston. The focus of the meetings will be on working collaboratively to better understand any childcare issues that affect the Northwestern community broadly, rather than to serve as a platform for advancing individual requests. There will also be an opportunity to bring the Bright Horizons leadership team to meet with the committee, if the committee feels this would be beneficial.

Modified: November 9, 2017

A Study on Career Choice for Postdocs

Weill Cornell Medical College is conducting a study to better understand the factors that influence interest in academic research careers as part of the study titled: “Understanding Motivations for Academic Research Centers (U-MARC)”. Biomedical or biological postdoctoral fellows across the US are being asked to participate in this research study by completing a brief, online survey.

Modified: October 30, 2017

Navigating Parenting and Postdoctoral Training: Town Hall Discussions

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Work/Life & Family Resources invite postdoctoral fellows with children to join us for a town hall discussion focusing on navigating parenting during their postdoctoral training. These discussions will take place from 1-2pm (TIME CHANGE) in The Women's Center on both campuses on the following dates: November 7 (Chicago) or November 8 (Evanston). Lunch will be provided and space is limited, so please RSVP by November 3rd.

Modified: October 20, 2017

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 November 13th at 5pm! Applications for travel taking place between October 1st and March 30th will be considered during this cycle. Read complete story for more information.

Modified: October 4, 2017

Northwestern University Women's Center: New Director

The Women's Center is proud to announce Sekile Nzinga-Johnson as the Director of the Women's Center. She joined Northwestern on Tuesday, September 12. Sekile joined the Women's Center after 15 years of working as a professor in the fields of Social Work, Gender & Women's Studies and Psychology.

Modified: October 3, 2017

Updated Work/Life & Family Resources webpage

Check out the updated Work/Life & Family Resources webpage. You can now explore content specific to postdoctoral fellows. Check it out here!

Modified: September 29, 2017

OPA Orientation & Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new (and not-so-new) postdoctoral fellows to attend the next orientation and resource fair specifically designed for postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (or still feel like you just began), please consider attending this event! There will be representatives from various offices across campus in attendance in addition to staff from the TGS and the OPA! Refreshments will be served. Join us on October 6th (Chicago) or October 11th (Evanston)! Hope to see you all there!

Modified: September 29, 2017

September HR: Fall Professional Development Courses & Free Workshops

Visit myHRLearn to enroll in fall course offerings from Learning & Organization Development.

Modified: September 29, 2017

September HR: Seasonal Flu Shots Available

Flu shots are available at no cost for all faculty and staff. View the flyer for details and to schedule your appointment.

Modified: September 29, 2017

September HR: Open Enrollment Dates: October 23rd - November 10th

The Open Enrollment period for January 1, 2018 plan changes will occur from Monday, October 23 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. Look for more information in early October regarding the enrollment process and 2018 plan changes.

Modified: September 29, 2017

September HR: Introducing & Expanded Senior & Adult Care Benefits

The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources strives to support you as you navigate the competing demands of your personal and professional lives. Effective September 1, you may access a University-paid membership with You may search's extensive database of childcare, adult & senior companion care, and pet care providers. In addition to the existing Northwestern Senior Care Connections Program that provides help with obtaining senior or adult care tailored to your family's needs, as of September 1, two new programs are available to Northwestern faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: September 27, 2017

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Applications for the NIH Loan Repayment Program are now being accepted and are due by November 15. Please see full story and the NIH LRP webpage for more information.

Modified: September 26, 2017

Third Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference taking place October 29-31, 2017 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. Please note: US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is required. Applications are now being accepted and are due by October 2!

Modified: September 13, 2017

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2017: September 16-21

Registration for National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week events is now open! Registration extended until September 11th!

Modified: September 6, 2017

New Benefits from the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources

Effective September 1st, the following benefits are available to Northwestern faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: August 23, 2017

August HR Newsletter: "Understanding Your Adolescent/Teen" and National Work & Family Month

Northwestern's Work/Life & Family Resources office is hosting a couple of workshops in the next two months to support Northwestern families.

Modified: August 22, 2017

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices for July 28, 2017 (The NIH Guide TOC)

The NIH has released an update on their funding opportunities.

Modified: August 15, 2017

Changing policies impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects

Check out the lates notice from the NIH regarding changing policies impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects.

Modified: July 26, 2017

Responsible Conduct of Research

Registration is available for the upcoming Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series hosted by the Center for Education and Career Development in NUCATS. This training is required for all postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), and research education grant. Training must occur once in each career stage at a frequency of no less than once every four years per career stage.

Modified: July 14, 2017

Summer 2017 Postdoc Night Out at Bar Louie, Evanston

Join us for the Summer 2017 Postdoc Night Out event on Tuesday, July 25th, from 530-730pm at Bar Louie Evanston (1520 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201).

Modified: July 14, 2017

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Awards

These travel awards provide funding to postdocs and grad students who wish to present their work in the field of cancer research and prevention. The next deadline is November 3.

Modified: July 12, 2017

YourLife Wellness Newsletter: Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of YourLife, the quarterly newsletter for the Northwestern wellness program is now available.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Classes next month at the Galter Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center is offering classes during the month of July.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Professional Development Resources for Summer Research Students

Check out some resources to help further your professional career from Pathways To Science's website!

Modified: June 30, 2017

NAS Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine published the proceedings of a February 2017 workshop on effective mentoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) education.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Report on Retaining Postdoctoral Researchers with Families Released by NPA

This report is part of an effort by The Center for WorkLife Law to ensure that parents—and mothers in particular—have an equal opportunity to advance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Shuttle Alert: Sheridan Road Construction to Impact Several Stops

This week, the second phase of the City of Evanston’s Sheridan Road construction project has begun and impacts a key stretch between Chicago Ave. and Lincoln St. through September 15th.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Scientific Images Contest: Submit your image by July 5!

Sharing your image is an opportunity to elevate advances in scientific research and their impact on society. The top five images will also be awarded cash prizes.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Next Generation Researchers Initiative

NIH has launched a new initiative to fund proposals from early- and mid-career investigators that score well but fall short of the funding cutoff.

Modified: June 19, 2017

2017 Best Postdoc Mentor Award

This award recognizes senior postdoctoral fellows who help mentor and support the development of researchers. Proteintech is offering a $1000 award and a mentor care package ($100 Visa gift card, notebook, pen, and commemorative mug). The 2017 award nomination cycle will open on June 9 and close on July 9.

Modified: June 19, 2017

Library entrance, Info Commons close for renovation June 19

On June 19, University Library’s main entrance will close for approximately 8 weeks for a major renovation of the entrance area, including the John P. McGowan Information Commons (home to most of the Libraries’ open computers, scanners, and printers available to the Northwestern community). For the duration of the project, the Information Commons will move temporarily, as will the research assistance desk.

Modified: June 19, 2017

New Tutorials on Preparing and Submitting Your NIH Grant Application

Ever wish someone would explain and walk you through applying for NIH grants step by step?

Modified: June 19, 2017

Kaplan Interim Director for 2017-18

Jessica Winegar will serve as Interim Director of the Kaplan Institute for 2017-18 while Wendy Wall is on leave. She will take up her position on August 31st.

Modified: June 19, 2017

Transportation & Parking Services Alert: End of Academic Year Service Changes

As we approach the conclusion of the academic year, we would like to make you aware of several key modifications to the transportation and parking schedules.

Modified: June 7, 2017

2017 PPI Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions

This Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (PPI) meeting is primarily intended for postdoctoral fellows, new assistant professors, and advanced PhD students (near conferral of PhD degree). The deadline to apply is July 9th.

Modified: June 7, 2017

Advance Your Research Career with A Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program (MSCI) is now accepting applications for the Spring quarter. The application deadline is July 5th.

Modified: June 7, 2017

NUPF Summer Kick-off/Welcome Event

Join NUPF as we begin the start of the Summer season and welcome new postdocs into our community. Chicago - June 22nd, Evanston - June 29th

Modified: June 7, 2017

Celebrating 2016-17, Kaplan Institute style!

Please take a look at what the Kaplan Humanities Institute has been up to this past year!

Modified: June 7, 2017

Summer Membership Special for Henry Crown Sports Pavilion!

Deadline to purchase membership special is June 30, 2017!

Modified: June 1, 2017

New GeoBlue Plan for Employees – no Upfront Payment Required

Effective January 1, 2017, faculty and staff traveling abroad for university purposes are automatically covered by Northwestern's new business travel insurance program, provided by GeoBlue.

Modified: May 24, 2017

Resources from NUCATS: StatTag v3.0 for Reproducible Research

StatTag is a free, open-source and user-friendly program that embeds results (values, tables, figures, or verbatim output) from your statistical analyses in R, SAS, or Stata directly into Microsoft Word.

Modified: May 24, 2017

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). The application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017.

Modified: May 22, 2017

Apply for a Partnership Development Grant

These grants support newly developed or expanding collaborations that create the foundation for future research or practice changes that are important to the delivery of primary care and health. The deadline for discussing an idea with PBR Leadership is June 15th.

Modified: May 22, 2017

MIT’s Broad Research Communication Lab CommKit

The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful communication in the biological sciences, written by the Broad Research Communication Lab (BRCL) Fellows at MIT.

Modified: May 15, 2017

Cents and Sensibility with President Schapiro and Professor Morson

Join Political Union in a discussion with President Morton Schapiro and Professor Saul Morson about their new book Cents and Sensibility, based on their popular and widely celebrated course taught every winter here at Northwestern.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Save the Date: TGS Day Out for Postdoctoral Fellow and Graduate Student Parents

The next TGS Day Out will be on July 15th at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Registration will open on June 1st at 10am!

Modified: May 10, 2017

Get Statistical Support for Your Research Project

Receive support with study design, experimental design, writing the statistical section of a grant, analyzing data, interpreting results and more from the faculty biostatisticians and master's level statistical analysts at the Biostatics Collaboration Center.

Modified: May 10, 2017

New NIH BEST Career Development Resources

The NIH BEST Consortium published new guides and tips on how to “Build a Career Development Program.”

Modified: May 10, 2017

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 One Book Announcement

The author of “Our Declaration,” Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address and sign books Oct. 19 at Northwestern.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Shakespeare Garden Tour, June 8

Join Northwestern staff for a docent led tour of the Shakespeare Garden on the Evanston campus, followed by some lively conversation and picnic-style treats.

Modified: May 9, 2017

Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning Benefits Sessions

Learn about The Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning. This workshop will be presented by Fidelity and will review the benefits of having a retirement income plan, factors to consider when transitioning your savings into income, and ways to develop a retirement plan for your goals and lifestyle. There will be two Retirement Income Planning sessions. Registration is not required for these sessions. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Modified: May 4, 2017

Lasker Clinical Scholars

The NIH Office of Intramural Research is happy to announce the 2017 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. Deadline to apply is August 25.

Modified: May 3, 2017

3 Updates For REDCap

REDCap is a secure, web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

Modified: May 3, 2017

New NIH Approach to Grant Funding Aimed at Optimizing Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars

On May 2, 2017, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Principal Deputy Director of the NIH, led a conference call regarding a coming change in the NIH’s grants policies. The NIH has been considering ways to address several problematic trends: 1) increasing funding challenges for junior- and mid-career investigators, including a recent marked decline in the share of awards to mid-career scientists; 2) data that suggest faculty with multiple R01 grants are relatively less productive with each new grant beyond the first; and 3) a limited number of investigators who receive a disproportionate amount of the NIH’s funding (i.e. 10% of investigators receive 40% of the total funding). Read more here.

Modified: April 28, 2017

Announcing the NPA's Career Center!

The National Postdoctoral Association just launched a new career center that is free for job seekers to use! Check out the latest openings!

Modified: April 28, 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - May 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 380-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23, from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall Room 406 (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: April 27, 2017

LIMITED SUBMISSION: 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 19!

Modified: April 27, 2017

April 2017 HR Newsletter: Free Workshops

Important action items and workshops for April 2017

Modified: April 27, 2017

April 2017 HR Newsletter

Important action items and announcements for April 2017

Modified: April 20, 2017

Transportation Benefits Sessions

Learn about the several ways to make your work commute more enjoyable and active. This month sustainNU and Benefits will co-host information sessions that will focus on the transportation-related benefits available to Northwestern employees

Modified: April 20, 2017

Consulting Career Trek with NCA

Northwestern Career Advancement is accepting applications from postdoctoral fellow to join colleagues on a Consulting Career Trek. Explore the field of consulting through an advanced degree lens. Participants will be going to the Chicago offices of both McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group to learn more about different roles within management consulting, the recruiting process, and connect with industry professionals. Event specifics are as follows:

Modified: April 13, 2017

2017 Teaching Certificate Program Applications Now Open!

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program on April 26 at the Searle Center in Evanston. The Teaching Certificate Program application is due on May 12.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Bring STEM into Your Child’s Life

Are you trying to decide how and when to introduce your child to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)? Find out how to help your child learn about STEM and bring it into your everyday life. Join an upcoming Bright Horizons webinar taking place on April 25 at 1pm.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Biomedical PhD Career Pathways Podcast

The Pathways Podcast features interviews with biomedical PhD holders working outside of academia. The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) will host and release a new interview every two weeks. Find all episodes on the IUSM Pathways Podcast Home Page.

Modified: April 13, 2017

myHR Learn is Live!

myHR Learn, your single point of access for learning, is live! It now includes workplace learning programs offered through HR Learning and Organization Development.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 One Book Announcement

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, a book that brings an eye-opening perspective to one of the most studied texts in U.S. history, is Northwestern University's One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2017-18 academic year. The author of Our Declaration, Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address on Thursday, October 19 at Northwestern and sign books. All first-year students are given a copy of the One Book each year.

Modified: April 12, 2017

INVO Practicum

The INVO Practicum is a 2 year-old 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. This program requires attendance at training sessions and a commitment of 10 hours per week over a six-month period. The interns will gain hands-on experience in evaluating technologies for patentabilty and marketability as well as be expected to effectively communicate their findings with INVO staff. Application deadline is May 19.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Postdoc Profile on Garry Cooper: Connecting Scientists Across Northwestern and the Greater Chicago Community

Garry Cooper has long been aware of the wasteful practices that inadvertently go on in laboratories across college campuses on a daily basis. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern in 2014, and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship through Feinberg Medical School. It was during this time that he first identified a potential solution to this problem. Visit the main TGS news section to read more.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Change Makers Applications Are Now Open!

The Women's Center is proud to solicit applications for the fifth cohort of the Change Makers program. This program is an opportunity for Northwestern staff to learn from each other's experiences and to gain insight and understanding from varying unique identities. Change Makers become part of a growing community empowered to become effective agents of change at both Northwestern and at home.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - (Brief) Internal Proposal due May 9!

This is a limited submission funding opportunity that has US Citizenship eligibility requirements: The Primary Mission of The Hartwell Foundation is to grant awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that will potentially benefit children. Internal proposals due to the Office of Research Development by May 9!

Modified: April 7, 2017

Keck Graduate Institute's Academic Programs

If you're interested in leading the applied life sciences into the future--in bioinformatics, product development, project management, regulatory and clinical affairs, sales and marketing, and other fields--you may be interested in discovering more about Keck Graduate Institute's academic programs.

Modified: April 3, 2017

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

Applications are being accepted for participation in Kellogg's Business for Scientists Executive Education program taking place July 11th-15th on Northwestern's Chicago campus. The application deadline has been extended to April 10 at 5pm. Please review program information and application instructions in detail on the OPA BSEE program webpage.

Modified: April 3, 2017

2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education Program

The 2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education program application is now open. Applications are due by April 10 (deadline extended). Recommender letters are due by April 24 (deadline extended).

Modified: April 3, 2017

OPA Orientation & Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new (and not-so-new) postdoctoral fellows to attend the next orientation and resource fair specifically designed for postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (or still feel like you just began), please consider attending this event! There will be representatives from various offices across campus in attendance in addition to staff from the TGS and the OPA! Refreshments will be served. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Modified: April 3, 2017

Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

There is an upcoming OPA Professional Development workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney (Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC) on April 11 at 10am in Gray Seminar Room (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago). Brendan will provide information for international postdocs and graduate students on career planning & visas/residency.

Modified: March 29, 2017

Use the Clinical Pharmacology Core to Help with Your Research

The Clinical Pharmacology Core helps investigators address important drug development, preclinical, translational and traditional clinical pharmacology questions by providing the following ser

Modified: March 24, 2017

AHEAD/NUSAC Brown Bag: Professional Development & Career Advancement for Staff

Join AHEAD@NU and Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC) for a panel discussion with experts who can connect you to the resources you need to develop your professional skills and advance your career.

Modified: March 23, 2017

Illinois Institute of Technology - Lecturer positions available

The Chemistry Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) seeks candidates for full-time lecturer positions starting August 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate level courses especially general chemistry, organic chemistry, or graduate analytical chemistry courses.

Modified: March 22, 2017

Upcoming webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program through NRMN

The NIGMS PRAT Program is a three-year program providing outstanding laboratory research experiences in the NIH Intramural Research Program, access to NIH's extensive resources, mentorship, career development activities and networking. The program places special emphasis on training fellows in all scientific areas supported by NIGMS, including cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience, technology development and bioinformatics. Appointments are made at competitive salary levels, commensurate with experience and recognition of selection for this program.

Modified: March 22, 2017

FSM Mentor Development Workshop

More than 500 Feinberg faculty members have learned tools for managing their mentoring relationships during Mentoring Development Workshops. The next workshop is May 2nd from 9am -12pm. Attendees will learn about maintaining effective communication, establishing expectations and promoting professional development. All faculty mentors and mentees who have not previously attended are welcome.

Modified: March 22, 2017

NRMN-CAN Facilitating Mentor Training

National Research Mentoring Network’s ( NRMN-CAN Program invite faculty and staff to apply to attend a fully funded train-the-trainer workshop to support efforts in implementing mentor training that strengthens productive research mentoring relationships with diverse mentees at Northwestern (and other NRMN-CAN partcipating institutions). Please register by March 27.

Modified: March 21, 2017

NRMN-CAN Postdoctoral Mentor Training Workshop: “Mentoring Up”

Postdocs are invited to participate in a National Research Mentoring Network Mentoring Workshop in Chicago on May 7-8, 2017. This evidence-based workshop uses a process-based training approach to provide training that strengthens your current research mentoring experiences and research productivity, approaching the topic from both sides of the relationship. You’ll reflect on how to be a more responsive mentor as well as a more proactive mentee as a postdoc. Read the full story for more about eligibility (US citizenship or permanent residency required) and registration. Register by March 28!

Modified: March 15, 2017

Awards & Recognition Ceremony 2017

Postdocs are invited to join us on March 28 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Hilton Orrington-Evanston to celebrate the 2017 Awards and Recognition recipients (including many fellow postdocs). The event will feature music, appetizers, and drinks.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Congratulations to Cycle 2 Travel Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2nd round of awardees for the 2016-17 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Award. We appreciate the time everyone took to submit applications. We received 85 applications, which is the largest cycle yet! We will continue to discuss ways in which we can expand the number of awards we can offer annually. Please stay tuned for updated information for the 2017-18 award cycle that will be announced of the summer.

Modified: March 9, 2017

LRP Ambassador Program

The LRP Ambassador Program is a network of former and current LRP awardees that promote the NIH LRPs within the extramural scientific community. LRP Ambassadors serve as a personalized link/connection between the NIH LRPs and potential applicants at their home institutions by providing advice and encouragement regarding the LRP application process, their experiences, and more. Consider becoming an ambassador and sign up today!

Modified: March 9, 2017

Benefits Information Sessions - March 2017

In 2017, the Benefits Division began offering monthly information sessions to increase Faculty and Staff awareness of the benefit plans available to them. The March session is for expecting parents. Meet with HR representatives from 12-1pm on March 14th (Chicago) or March 16th (Evanston) to learn what to expect when you are expecting. It is an exciting time for you and your family, and there is a lot to think about.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Announcement on the Revised Executive Order Concerning Immigration from Philip Harris

The following announcement was sent to Northwestern community members on March 6

Modified: March 8, 2017

Open NRMN Grant Writing Coaching Groups

The National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and bio-behavioral research workforce. Grant Writing Coaching Groups for Postdocs and Junior Faculty Actively Writing NIH-style Proposals is one of four professional development training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. There is a new grant writing cohort opening that will kick-off in June (June 6-7th) at Northwestern University (Chicago campus + online sessions). Researchers with US citizenship or permanent residency are eligible to apply to participate if they are ready to write at program start, preparing new or resubmitting a revised NIH K- or R- series proposals. Applications are due by April 10th.

Modified: March 8, 2017

NPA Advisor Brendan Delaney Comments on The President’s March 6 Executive Order on Immigration.

President Trump released an Executive Order on Immigration on March 6th and NPA Advisor Brendan Delaney provided comments on NPA’s News & Press webpage. As a reminder, if you or your family members are impacted and want to discuss your options, or if you have any questions regarding your status, please contact the International Office.

Modified: February 23, 2017

2017 Business for Scientists Executive Education Program Information Session

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School and the Kellogg School of Management are offering Northwestern University postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to participate in Kellogg’s Business for Scientists Executive Education program. There will be an information session on February 27th from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the Gray Seminar Room on the Chicago Campus (Lurie Research Buildling, 303 E. Superior).

Modified: February 16, 2017

Updating or Controlling Your Displayed Directory Information

We have heard recent concerns from students that their personal contact information was accessed by parties external to Northwestern. The Graduate School does not share your contact information with outside parties or vendors, nor does the University, unless required to do so by law. Should anyone contact you, know that you are under no obligation to speak with them.If you are concerned about privacy and would like to control how your contact information is displayed in the University’s directory, Northwestern IT has a guide, more information can be found in post.

Modified: February 16, 2017

PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair - Registration Now Open

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: February 15, 2017

Community Forum on the Executive Order & Immigration Policy

The International Office and Pritzker School of Law will bring together a panel of immigration and civil rights attorney’s for a discussion on the recent executive order banning travel.

Modified: February 9, 2017

Benefits Information Sessions

In 2017, the Benefits Division will be offering monthly information sessions to increase Faculty and Staff awareness of the benefit plans available to them. The February session is titled, "Understanding your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) in 2017." This event is intended to explain how to best use your FSA and HSA dollars and understand how the Payflex system works, including online account set-up.

Modified: February 3, 2017

Info Available from the NPA

The National Postdoctoral Association released a statement on February 3rd in response to Immigration Concerns. Additionally, NPA Advisor Brendan Delaney provided updated comments on The President's Executive Order on Immigration. Please see full news story for links to the statements.

Modified: February 2, 2017

Administrative Position openings

Check out new postings for academic adminstrative positions!

Modified: February 1, 2017

Northwestern's annual disclosure process is now open

Postdocs can now access their annual disclosures by logging into eDisclosure through the Northwestern Conflict of Interest Office website. After logging in, select the annual disclosure link under your "Inbox" tab. The disclosure period for which you are reporting your external professional interests and relationships is calendar year 2016 (January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016). Please submit your disclosure no later than March 1, 2017.

Modified: January 26, 2017

New Lactation Room in The Women's Center

There is a new on-campus lactation room located on the 1st floor of the Women’s Center. Access to the lactation room is coordinated through the Office of Work/Life & Human Resources. Contact Magda Fong for more information and to register to use the room.

Modified: January 20, 2017

English Language Programs is seeking volunteers!

Volunteers needed! English Language Programs staff are currently seeking volunteers to participate in oral interviews. ELP staff are pursuing certification in the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) protocol in order to learn how to give this assessment. They are looking for adult learners of English at all levels, from total beginners to highly fluent speakers (including spouses, friends, family). Please consider signing up and inviting your family and friends to participate! If you would like to volunteer to be interviewed in English, please contact ELP by email or (847) 467-6053.

Modified: January 18, 2017

Annual COI Disclosure Process Opens February 1, 2017

The annual conflict of interest (COI) disclosure process for faculty and staff launches February 1st in eDisclosure. This process includes Northwestern postdocs. Disclosures must be submitted by March 1st. Completion of manager reviews is requested by April 15th. Please note that COI disclosures are important as they allow for a thoughtful management plan for internal and/or external activities that might be a potential conflict of interest. If you have questions, please contact Northwestern Conflict of Interest Office: or 847-467-4515.

Modified: January 18, 2017

W-4 Reminder

Please remember to submit a new Form W-4 to the HR Operations/Payroll Office if your marital status or allowances have changed or will change for 2017. You can submit a new federal and/or state Form W-4 any time throughout the year. Forms W-4 can be downloaded from the Payroll website and mailed to or dropped off at the HR Operations/Payroll Office on the Chicago and Evanston campuses. For NRSA postdoctoral fellows, please note that NRSA stipends are taxable income for which the University does not automatically complete the tax withholding. State and federal W-4 forms must be completed and submitted to HR to complete withholding for 2017.

Modified: January 18, 2017

NUCATS Regulatory Team Drop-in Hours

The NUCATS Regulatory Team will be hosting Drop-in Hours for all Feinberg faculty and staff. During this time, attendees can ask questions related to IRB submissions,, binder preparation or other regulatory issues. The drop-in hours will be held on February 1st from 2- 4 pm in the Streeterville Conference Room, 11th Floor, Rubloff Building (750 N. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago campus). Additional details can be found online. To attend, please RSVP to

Modified: January 12, 2017

13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day

Save the date for the 13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day!

Modified: January 12, 2017

Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

For current graduate students near PhD completion and recent postdoctoral fellows who may be interested in an industry postdoc: the NSF has a Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship opportunity available that would like to receive more applicants. Fellows propose a research topic. Salary is $75,000. It is open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.

Modified: January 12, 2017

2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive postdoctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster postdoctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive postdoctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience. See the program webpage for complete details, including the application process overview and program overview.

Modified: January 12, 2017

HR Announcements

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

Modified: January 12, 2017

Research Space Master Plan Space Assessment Notification

The Office of the Provost and Office for Research are beginning to examine research spaces on campus in preparation for a strategic planning and space planning process. This will allow Northwestern to assess current and future needs regarding new research buildings and space. To this end, space assessments will be conducted over the periods of January 19th – 20th and January 31st – February 2nd, 2017

Modified: January 5, 2017

Northwestern Benefits Information Sessions

Beginning in 2017, Benefits will offer monthly information sessions to increase employee awareness of the benefit plans available to them. These sessions will be offered on each campus, the topics will vary each month and sessions will run from 12:00pm -1:00pm to allow employees to attend over their lunch break. Registration will not be required for these events. The January Benefits session will be titled "How to Get the Most out of Your Health, Dental & Vision Benefits in 2017." This event is intended primarily for those who are first time enrollees in health/dental/vision plans and/or foreign nationals using U.S. insurance plans for the first time.

Modified: January 4, 2017

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings - January 2017

Review selected postings from the NIH Intramural Research Program. The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Please review the application deadlines carefully for each position.

Modified: January 4, 2017

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 February 3rd at 5pm! Applications for travel taking place between March 1st and August 31st will be considered during this cycle. Read more for additional information.