Category Archives: Lectures & Conferences

P&G FIRST Conference

FIRST (Focusing on Industrial Recruitment of Scientific Talent) is a Procter & Gamble sponsored conference targeted to PhD and Postdocs in STEM fields to gain a deeper understanding about industrial research careers.

P&G in collaboration with its minority scientists and the PhD recruiting office developed the conference 26 years ago (1990).

The Conference will be held September 18-21st, in Cincinnati, Ohio (all expenses paid)

To Apply Go to click Apply / Search Job #RND00003000 or follow the link

Learn more at:

2016 FIRST brochure.pdf

2016 Annual Presidential Career Symposium

You are invited to the 5th Annual Presidential Career Symposium.

Register here:

Please make sure to save the date! We, the planning Committee for the 5th Annual Presidential Career Symposium, represent the postdoctoral associations from a number of institutions within the Texas Medical Center. We have planned a valuable and exciting day that will allow you to explore many advanced-degree career options and to receive practical advice from industry experts.

  • Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Location: 7007 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030 MD Anderson Cancer Center Mid Campus Building (1MC)

Registration will open first week of December!

This year’s annual Symposium will feature a keynote address from Dr. Teresa Woodruff, Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. She was named to the Time Magazine 2013 list of the World’s Most Influential People and was voted 112th. She was the only scientist on the list! There will be also Breakout Sessions and Workshops to provide you with the critical advice you need for your future career. The Breakout Sessions are Q&A sessions where you can ask for career advice from panels of PhD-holders who have become experts in their respective career paths. A wide range of career opportunities will be represented! The Workshops are designed to provide you with practical advice that can help you identify your next steps, be more productive in your career search, manage your online profile, and perform better during interviews.

Why should you participate in this symposium? Simple. This event is all about YOU. This symposium is FREE to you.

Contact: Margie,

ARN Save-the-Date! Postdoc Workshop

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be hosting the next ARN Postdoc Workshop on January 14-15, 2016 in Edinburg, TX.

More Information about the ARN Post Doc Workshop.

We are excited about hosting the ARN Postdoc Workshop this year and have planned 2 major activities (plus some informal networking events):

  1. Job Fair on Thursday January 14, 2016 in the late afternoon. UTRGV currently has nearly 90 open faculty positions that will be searched for in 2015-2016; many of the positions are in STEM/SBS/Economics departments. Representatives from colleges, schools and departments will be available to meet with the ARN postdocs and discuss open faculty jobs. This will be an excellent opportunity for women postdocs who may be seeking a tenure-track academic position in the near future.
  2. Mini-Teaching Workshop on the morning of Friday January 15, 2016 led by pedagogy experts (a.k.a. Master Teachers) from our UTeach program.

At last year’s postdoc workshop at the University of Houston, many attendees expressed concerns about their lack of teaching experience and preparation. This workshop was born out of these discussions. The postdocs will be coached by the UTeach Master Teachers on different teaching approaches and have the opportunity to prepare and present a short lecture or activity. They will be given substantive feedback from their peers and from the Master Teachers to improve their technique, and will have the option of being videotaped. We will also provide the attendees with a short book on teaching (The Little Orange Book by the University of Texas System); information on how to write an effective teaching philosophy statement; and information about teaching resources that they can utilize.

Contact: Kristine,