2013 Elections NextGen Association for Postdocs and Grad Students

Now’s your chance to get involved! Broad NextGen Association for postdocs and grad students will be seeking nominations for two co-chair positions and two vice-chair positions to lead the Association.  Nominations will be accepted beginning Sunday, September 1 until 5:00 PM on Friday, September 13. Both self-nominations and nominations of others are acceptable. Nominees must have attended at least one (1) NextGen planning meeting prior to nomination.

The Association is open to all postdoctoral scholars and graduate students with a Broad Institute affiliation.  If you would like to get involved and help lead the Association, please nominate yourself.  Or you may nominate a postdoc or grad student colleague working here at the Broad whom you think would be a good candidate to help guide the Association (names of nominators will be kept confidential and we will ask the candidate if s/he is willing to run for election).

 What is expected of the chairs:

  • coordinate and plan the agenda for NextGen meetings
  • convene meetings of the Board to plan events and activities
  • provide oversight of NextGen website, including providing content, and respond to general email queries
  • request volunteers to coordinate the planning and management of specific events and provide oversight
  • survey and analyze responses for event attendees
  • coordinate with the Academic Affairs Office on the oversight of ongoing programs

The benefits of participating include:

  • planning the events that you would want to attend
  • building leadership skills
  • meeting postdocs and grad students from outside your lab/home institution/area of study
  • networking
  • developing negotiating and planning skills
  • serving the community

Upcoming NextGen Association planning meetings:

  • Wednesday, September 4, 12:00-1:00, Rainier Room
  • Monday, September 16, 12:00-1:00, Rainier Room