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Invitation letter to attend Young Investigators Meeting – Chicago (YIM-C) 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) organizing committee is honored to announce that we have started accepting registration for the 2nd annual ‘Sci-ROI Young Investigators Meeting – Chicago (YIM-C) for September 9-10, 2017.

Sci-ROI, is a volunteer run not-for-profit organization comprising of young Science and Technology scholars and professionals in the USA of South-East Asian origin (for more information please visit: The objective of Sci-ROI is to establish a platform to promote multi-dimensional engagement between the young talented South-East Asian diaspora in the US and India. With this goal in mind, we organize events to (i) Explore career opportunities in India, (ii) Promote innovation through supporting entrepreneurship and thereby contributing to initiatives such as Make in India, (iii) Understand the rapidly evolving science, technology, and innovation landscape in Indian industry and academia, (iv) Interact with hiring managers, senior government representatives and experts from India, (v) Influence relevant policy issues, e.g., technology transfer, and, (vi) Increase awareness of direct and indirect collaborative initiatives between India and USA.

We are delighted to share with you that Sci-ROI YIM-C 2016 was organized successfully and it was a first of its kind in the Midwest USA. In fact, it differs from other YIM events in Boston, UK or Europe, in that it extended beyond biological sciences to include participants and speakers from all scientific and technological disciplines and it also brought in industrial and entrepreneurial partners. The event brought together nearly 150 students, post-doctorates and young scientists with the intention to work in India, who got an opportunity to interact with several eminent thought leaders and policy makers from industry, academia and the government. Detailed report of this event can be found on our website –

Sci-ROI YIM-C 2017 will be co-hosted by University of Chicago, Chicago from 9th to10th of September 2017. We invite you to consult for more information. We will be highly grateful to you and your institution if you can kindly share this message among the postdoc community which will hopefully reach the South-East Asian scientific, entrepreneurial, postdoctoral and pre-doctoral diaspora. We are confident that through participation in this event the graduate, postdoc and scientific community of South-East Asian origin will immensely benefit by networking with hiring managers.

Please email us at kovikiran or sghoshdastidar if you have any questions or concerns. We will highly appreciate if you can kindly spread the message among the research community comprising of the project scientists, research associates, postdoctoral associates and predoctoral candidates. We humbly request you to attach the outreach flyer when you send out the message Thanking you for your time and help for spreading this message.


On behalf of SciROI

Kiran Kumar Kovi, Euclid Techlabs

Somasish Ghosh Dastidar, UCSD

Outreach flyer YIMC 2017.pdf

Pre-Registration Now Open! Annual Presidential Career Symposium (APCS) in the Texas Medical Center

Dear Rice Postdoc,

We would like to inform you that pre-registration to attend the 6th Annual Presidential Career Symposium (APCS) is now open. The event will be held on Thursday February 16th 2017 from 730 am to 7 pm at Mid-Campus 1 Building, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Take a look at the flier attached for more information and for more information please visit

Pre-registration fills up fast, so register early to ensure that you get a spot in the APCS:

Pre-registration link

The title of this year’s APCS is “Beyond PhD: Discover à Act à Achieve”. We have organized a full day of breakout sessions and workshops that will be useful for post-doctoral researchers and graduate students to understand their future career choices and opportunities in the biomedical field and beyond. We will also offer networking opportunities after each session in the form of Coffee Breaks and during a formal reception in the evening.

Dr. Henry Sauermann
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

The event is jointly organized by the postdoctoral associations from:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston Methodist Research Institute
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • University of Houston
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center

Breakout sessions offered:

  • Academia
  • Administration
  • Clinical Operations
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship/Start-ups
  • Government research
  • Industry
  • IP/Legal
  • Medical science liaison
  • Regulatory affairs/Compliance
  • Scientific outreach/non-profit
  • Science policy
  • Teaching
  • Science writing

Possible Workshops being considered:

  • Resume/CV
  • Women Leadership Conference
  • Job search
  • Networking
  • Mentoring

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the organizers at tmcpostdoc

Thank you.

2017 Registration Flyer.pdf