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Thank you, Trainees!
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is proud to once again be participating in the annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 19-23, 2016. The weeklong celebration was founded in 2010 by the National Postdoc Association to honor and recognize postdocs for their contributions to research and development in the United States.
This year, the Broad Institute Office of Academic Affairs and the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Grad Students has organized a series of events to say thank you to our dedicated community of trainees:
NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students Open Meeting
Monday, September 19, from 12:00-1:00 PM, Zambezi Room (3rd Floor, 75 Ames Street)
Have you ever wondered what the NextGen Association is or how you can get involved? Do you really wish Broad offered a particular program for trainees? Do you want to meet new people? Feel free to drop by, grab some lunch, and meet with your peers.
“Secrets to Job Hunting Success: Insights from a Recruiter”
Wednesday, September 21, from 6:00-7:00 PM – Monadnock Room (2nd Floor, 415 Main Street)
Join the NextGen Association and the Boston PDA for a seminar on how to execute a successful job search with Erik Rocheford, scientific recruiter at Stratacuity. Networking reception to follow.
Postdoc/Grad Student Appreciation Social
Thursday, September 22, from 4:00-6:00 PM, Yellowstone Room (2nd Floor, 75 Ames Street)
All Broad-affiliated postdocs and grad students are invited to a special social with members of Broad’s core faculty. Dinner and drinks will be served. Feel free to invite your PI (but they’re only invited as your guest!).
Broad Research Communication Lab CV and Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Friday, September 23, from 11:30-1:00 PM, Monadnock Room (2nd Floor, 415 Main Street)
On the hunt for a job or just updating your CV? All Broadies are invited to a hands-on workshop hosted by the Broad Research Communication Lab in which you’ll learn strategies for crafting stand-out and well-tailored CVs and cover letters. Lunch will be provided and please bring your CV.
Postdoc/Grad Student Appreciation Breakfast
Monday, September 26, from 9:00-11:00 AM, Monadnock Room (2nd Floor, 415 Main Street)
There will be hot breakfast (French toast, bacon, breakfast burritos, and coffee). Stop by when you have a chance to start your day!.
We want to thank you all for your hard work throughout the year to help Broad Institute succeed in its scientific mission!
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!
Now’s your chance to get involved! The NextGen Association for Postdocs and Grad Students is seeking nominations for two co-chair positions and two vice-chair positions to lead the Association. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 16, 2016. Both self-nominations and nominations of others are acceptable. The election will be held during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 19-23, 2016.
To nominate yourself or a colleague, please email email@example.com.
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 at Broad
- 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
- Help other trainees
- Make professional contacts and build your network
- Promote a specific issue or cause
- 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!
If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to learn more attend an upcoming meetings:
- August 18, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Olympus Room (1st Floor, 415 Main Street)
- September 2, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Olympus Room (1st Floor, 415 Main Street)
Lunch will be served and no commitment necessary!