Call for Nominations – 2022 NextGen Association Election

The NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students is a volunteer-driven organization and can’t run without the help of dedicated postdocs and graduate students like you!

The NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students is seeking nominations for co-chair positions to lead the Association. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 30. Both self-nominations and nominations of others are acceptable. The election will be held October 3-7 via an electronic ballot.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, please visit broad.io/NextGenNomination

Nominations will be collected until Friday, September 30, 2022.

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about the association, join us at an upcoming meeting:

September 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Cascades Room

Association members work with the Office of Academic Affairs to brainstorm and plan professional development programs and social events for Broad’s community of academic trainees. In addition, chairs serve as representatives of the Broad trainee community with Broad administration and scientific leadership and the Greater Boston postdoc community.

What is expected of the chairs:

  • Convene meetings of the Board to plan events and activities
  • Serve as the face of the trainee community within Broad and external associations such as the Boston Postdoctoral Association
  • Coordinate with the Office of Academic Affairs on the oversight of ongoing programs

The benefits of participating:

  • Become actively involved in the community
  • Meet new people while helping other trainees
  • Make professional contacts and build your network
  • Promote a specific issue or cause you care about
  • Impact institutional policies
  • Explore career opportunities
  • Plan the events and programs you would want to attend
  • Develop negotiating and planning skills
  • Utilize professional skills creatively
  • Exercise leadership
  • Build self-confidence
  • Have fun!

More information about the NextGen Association:

2021 NextGen Association Election Ballot

Please enter your votes for the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students. Voting ends Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM. You can vote for up to two (2) candidates.

As a reminder: The two highest-ranking candidates will be offered the co-chair positions; the remaining candidates will be offered vice-chair positions. Each position is to be held for a one-year term.

👉 CAST YOUR BALLOT HERE: https://forms.gle/eu42UpLfYjHRbH326

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at traineeaffairs@broadinstitute.org.

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2020 NextGen Association Election Ballot

Please enter your votes for the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students. Voting ends Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM. You can vote for up to two (2) candidates.

As a reminder: The two highest-ranking candidates will be offered the co-chair positions; the remaining candidates will be offered vice-chair positions. Each position is to be held for a one-year term.

👉 CAST YOUR BALLOT HERE: https://forms.gle/LVtdZeQusWSYVHrn7

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at academicaffairs@broadinstitute.org.

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The 15th Annual Broad Retreat is here! 

We hope you’re all planning to attend the 15th Annual Broad Retreat, December 10-11 at the Hynes Convention Center! We wanted to call your attention to some items of note:

• Pick up your “NextGen” button near the information desk so everyone can know you are a Broad postdoc or graduate student!

• Visit the NextGen Association poster: “Addressing trainee concerns and mental health in the NextGen community” Poster #186, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 2nd Floor

• Attend Breakout Session: “Outbreak at the retreat!” at 1:00 PM on Wednesday (12/11) in Rm. 310 presented by NextGen Association alum Andres Colubri. More information here: broad.io/o2

• Party! All trainees are invited to a special post-retreat party at McGreevy’s Bar, 911 Boylston Street on Wednesday (12/11), 4:30-7:00 PM.

NextGen Association 2019 Election Results

It is with great pleasure we announce the results of the 2019 NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students election.

The 2019 Co-chairs are Lisa Cervia and Victoria Beja-Glasser.

The 2019 Co-vice chairs are Naomi Li, Colles Price, and Elena Torlai Triglia.

The responsibilities of the elected officers will include convening planning meetings, requesting volunteers to coordinate specific events, and working with the Office of Academic Affairs to provide oversight to ongoing programs such as the faculty lunch series and the career development programming.

Thank you to all who voted.

You are all encouraged to stop by a NextGen Association planning meeting to learn about the Association and how you can get involved. The next scheduled open meeting will take place on October 30, at 12 Noon in the Olympus Room (1st Floor, 415 Main Street). All postdocs and graduate students are invited.

2019 NextGen Association Election Ballot

Please enter your votes for the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Graduate Students. Voting ends Monday, September 30 at 11:59 PM. You can vote for up to two (2) candidates.

As a reminder: The two highest-ranking candidates will be offered the co-chair positions; the remaining candidates will be offered vice-chair positions. Each position is to be held for a one-year term.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at academicaffairs@broadinstitute.org.

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