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2013 Career Development Seminars Organized by the Postdoctoral Office

Here is a schedule of our Career Development Seminars and Workshops. Normally, the events happen at lunchtime and food is provided. The topics of these events include:

  • Journal Clubs
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • and much more
We welcome all of our postdocs and colleagues. Please join us!

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Date Event Speaker(s)
January 14

How to Get Published in PRL and PRB
Building 203 Auditorium
11:45 am - Lunch
Noon - Seminar

Presented by the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Directorate, in partnership with the Postdoctoral Program Office.

RSVP here.

Daniel Ucko
Senior Assistant Editor
Physical Review Letters (PRL)

Tony Begley
Managing Editor
Physical Review B (PRB)

January 23

Tell Me About Yourself
Time and location to be determined

Learn how to perfect that "elevator speech" and have it ready to go when a networking opportunity arises. Lunch will be provided.

Norah Blackaller
Senior Organizational Development Specialist
Argonne Human Resources
March 1

Full Day Mentoring Workshop
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Building 240 Room 1416 (TCS Conference Center)
Lunch will be provided

Registration for the Workshop “Elements of Effective Mentoring” is now closed. Please e-mail Tina Henne for more information.

Learn the elements of mentoring. Ideal for both postdoc mentees and their mentors. Featuring the University of Wisconsin Delta Group.

Dr. Cheri Barta
Ryan Pakula
Department of Chemistry
U. Wisconsin-Madison
March 21

LDRD Proposal Process
Building 203 Auditorium
11:45 - Lunch
Noon - Presentations

Elton Kaufman will describe the overall LDRD Program and proposal submission process. View slides from the 2011 presentation (internal link).

Elton Kaufman
Associate Chief Scientist for LDRD

Robert Van Dreele
Sr. Physicist for XSD
March 28

Intellectual Property Symposium
Building 402 Auditorium
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Hosted by TDC and Legal.

A panel of experts will lead discussions on Intellectual Property, Invention, Entrepreneurship and Collaborations with Industry.

See the Announcement on Inside Argonne.

Deborah Clayton, Director of TDC and William Elias II, General Council, LEG will provide opening remarks.


March 29

Open Forum with the Director
Building 203 Auditorium (subject to change)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Please confirm attendance by selecting “Yes” through Doodle.

You will have the option of leaving a comment or question and may do so anonymously by entering "anonymous" for the name.

Dr. Eric Isaacs
Argonne National Laboratory

May 13

Annual Postdoctoral Reception
Sponsored by OTD
Building 402, APS Lower Level Gallery
Speed Networking and Mentoring Event will begin at 4:00 PM
Reception will begin at 5:00 PM
Please invite your mentors to attend with you!

Please confirm your attendance by filling out the registration form by Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Dr. Eric Isaacs
Argonne National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Society of Argonne Representative
May 16

CSI-SPU Event: Managing Your Stress
Building 213 Cafeteria, Dining Rooms A and B
Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM.
Workshop will begin at Noon.

The workshop will consist of:

  • Introduction to Argonne's Employee Assistance Program
  • Stress Management Exercises
  • Relaxation Exercise

Please enter your first and last name in the Doodle Poll to confirm your attendance.

Pat Fagan-Jackson, LCPC, LCSE, CADC, CEAP, NCC
Perspectives, Ltd.
Argonne's Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

June 19

Marketing for Scientists Workshop
Featuring Guest Speaker Marc Kuchner
Date: June 19, 2013
Location: Building 240, Room 1416
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:40 PM

Workshop website: www.marketingforscientists.com.

Marc Kuchner
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

July 17

CV and Resume Writing
Time and location to be determined

Presentation (internal link)
CV and Application Letter

Resumes for Graduate Students
Transforming CV to Resume

Christine McCary, PhD
Associate Director, Student Preparation Liaison to Biological and Physical Sciences Divisions
August 14

DOE 101 - An overview of the Department of Energy Programs

Location and time TBD

Mark Peters
Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs, Argonne National Laboratory

August 20

Art of Science Learning
Featuring Guest Speaker Tim Morrison
Date: August 20, 2013
Location: Building 240, Room 1416
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Download the presentation info sheet.

Please reserve your seat on our Registration Page.
Tim Morrison
Director, Chicago Incubator for Innovation
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
September 18

Career Seminar: Get Ready for Recruiting!
Date: September 18, 2013
Location: Building 212, Room A157
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch will be provided

Wes and Melissa will share their expert advice on how to frame your research when talking with recruiters and what they look for in potential candidates.

Please reserve your seat on our Registration Page.

Wes Bryjak and Melissa Principale
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialists
Human Resources

September 20

Open Forum with the Director
Date: September 20, 2013
Time 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Light refreshments will be provided

Panel discussion on mentoring. Please join us as we discuss this important topic as part of our National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week programs!

Please indicate your intention to attend via the Doodle Poll.

Eric Isaacs
Laboratory Director

PSA Board Members

October 10 - 11

6th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

3rd Annual Postdoctoral Career Fair

Times and locations to be determined

To be determined
November 20

PSA General Assembly
Date: November 20, 2013
Location: Building 203 Auditorium
Time: 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch will be provided

-- Overview of PSA Activities
-- Overview of Newcomers & International Assistance Office
-- Overview of Argonne Club
-- Elections of 2014 PSA Officers

Please reserve your seat on our Registration Page.
PSA Officers and Board Members
Jutta Strate Meyer
Penny Kolpacki
Suellen Cook

Last update: November 4, 2013

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