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Dear Postdocs

Hope everyone is staying safe in these unprecedented times!

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) would like to feature articles led by graduate students and postdocs. Where possible, our communication folks would like to work with you in advance of the publication date, and hold the release until its public. Please send Ashley Rizzardo an email about your accepted articles at amrizz713@email.gwu.edu

NIH JOB POSTING

Ph.D. Scientist - Cancer Biology & CRISPR

  • Work Type : Full Time
  • Employment Type: Temporary
  • Location: Bethesda, MD.

Further details about the job posting can be found here.

 SHARP TRAINING@COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
The SHARP (Skills for Health and Research Professionals) at Columbia University offers short, intensive online workshops and boot camps led by experts in the field to teach in demand skills on the hottest topics in research and education. More information about the training can be found here.

GW Postdocs

We hope everyone one of you are staying home and safe in these unprecedented  times. We are pleased to inform you that National Postdoctoral Association has chosen The George Washington University as a Sustaining Member of the NPA!

Being a Sustaining Member brings with it a number of opportunities  for the postdocs, faculty and staff. These include free affiliate membership, networking opportunities with members of the postdoc community and access to resources such as NPA institutional Policy Database and my Postdoc Monthly, a webinar offering support to postdocs. NPA Career Center also offers tremendous opportunities for job seekers. For more details, you can visit http://careers.nationalpostdoc.org .  You can also connect with the NPA on all your social media platforms!Let's keep extending our support to the NPA by registering as their members !

Stay safe and well everyone!

 

THE GW POSTDOC ASSOCIATION WELCOMES YOU BACK IN 2020!

Hope everyone is having an interesting year so far!

GWPA has kicked off the year with a new group of motivated board members! We hope to bring to you another exciting year of many professional and social events! Stay tuned!!

NERD NITE DC

Interested in something fun and nerdy this weekend? We got you covered! Some quirky scientific discussions ( mostly presentations and drinking ) and lots of fun interactions await for you at the NERD NITE DC at DC9 NightClub. Check out the fun event line up:

"Battle of the Sexes: the Surprising Complicated Sex Lives of Animals" by Sara Nemati

"How to lose a girl in two standard deviations - an analysis of women in STEM roles in romantic comedies," by Veronica Carlan

"Fertile and flirty: Menstrual cycle influences on behavior (or how, if for some forsaken reason you're using the rhythm method, you're your own worst enemy)" by Liz Necka

Think no more! Hurry and get your tickets here.

 

GW Postdocs,

We wish you happy holidays and a great end to 2019! We have put together our new board for 2020 and we are looking forward to a great year ahead. Please see the end of year report below.

2019_GWPA_Annual_Report

We also have updated our by-laws. Please see the updated document below.

2019-12 GWPA Revised By-laws

Happy Holidays,

GWPA

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 5 PM

SEH BASEMENT (B1167 -- IVY WALL AREA AND ADJACENT LEHMAN AUDITORIUM)

The GW Postdoc Association (GWPA) invites you to celebrate the great work of George Washington University Postdocs and advance your career at the GWPA Postdoc Appreciation Day. Below you will find a detailed schedule including information about the members of the career panel. Registration is now closed.

A detailed program for the event can be found at the link below:

Download Program

The GWPA continues to invite abstract submissions for a poster presentation at the GWPA Postdoc Appreciation Day on September 19th! We welcome you to a celebration of the great work of GW postdocs and a chance to advance your career.

There are also several other events in August. Details below:

1. GWPA POSTDOC APPRECIATION DAY

SEPTEMBER 19 | 10:30 AM - 4 PM | SEH BASEMENT (B1167 -- THE IVY WALL AREA AND ADJACENT CLASSROOMS)

You are invited to celebrate the great work of George Washington University Postdocs and advance your career at the GW Postdoc Association (GWPA) Postdoc Appreciation Day. GWPA will host a career panel with speakers that can advise you on both industry and academic careers. This will be followed by a workshop that will teach you how to perfect a short “elevator pitch” about your research. You can practice using this elevator pitch as the day finishes up with a round of poster presentations by GW postdocs. Lunch will be provided as well as snacks during the poster presentations.

We welcome submissions for poster presentations! Please submit the title, authors, and abstract when registering here. Registration is required.

The first five postdocs to register will have their poster costs covered by the GWPA. We will contact those five individuals to work out the details. Prizes will be awarded to the best posters: 1st = $300, 2nd = $200, 3rd = $100.

2. ICE CREAM SOCIAL

AUGUST 12 | 1 PM | SEH FIRST FLOOR COMMON AREA

In the midst of the summer heat, we can probably all get behind having some ice cream. So clear your schedules at 1 PM on the Monday the 12th to have some ice cream with your fellow postdocs in the 1st floor common area of SEH. Please RSVP to gwpostdoc@gwu.edu so we can procure enough ice cream for everyone.

3. DATA CARPENTRY - GEOSPATIAL WORKSHOP

AUGUST 19 - 20 | 9 AM - 4:30 PM | NCLC @ GELMAN LIBRARY (2130 H ST., NW)

Have you wanted to learn to work with geospatial data in order to analyze spatial relationships and visualize data in a geographic context? Data Carpentry is presenting a 2-day workshop for graduate students, faculty, and other researchers on how to work with geospatial data. No prior experience is required. You will need a laptop with Windows, Linux, or Mac operating system (no Chromebooks) with administrator privileges to install new software. For more information, to find a pre-workshop survey, and to register, see here.

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The GWPA would like to announce our Postdoc Appreciation Day on September 19th! We welcome you to a celebration of the great work of GW postdocs and a chance to advance your career. We also issue a call for poster presentations.

For July, the GWPA is hosting an ice cream social on July 22nd.

Details for both these events are below:

1. ICE CREAM SOCIAL

JULY 22 | 1 PM | SEH B1167 (THE IVY WALL AREA)

In the midst of the summer heat, we can probably all get behind having some ice cream. So clear your schedules at 1 PM on the Monday the 22nd to have some ice cream with your fellow postdocs in the Ivy Wall area of the SEH basement. Please RSVP to gwpostdoc@gwu.edu so we can procure enough ice cream for everyone.

2. GWPA POSTDOC APPRECIATION DAY

SEPTEMBER 19 | 10:30 AM - 4 PM | SEH BASEMENT (B1167 -- THE IVY WALL AREA AND ADJACENT CLASSROOMS)

You are invited to celebrate the great work of George Washington University Postdocs and advance your career at the GW Postdoc Association (GWPA) Postdoc Appreciation Day. GWPA will host a career panel with speakers that can advise you on both industry and academic careers. This will be followed by a workshop that will teach you how to perfect a short “elevator pitch” about your research. You can practice using this elevator pitch as the day finishes up with a round of poster presentations by GW postdocs. Lunch will be provided as well as snacks during the poster presentations.

We welcome submissions for poster presentations! Please submit the title, authors, and abstract when registering here. Registration is required.

The first five postdocs to register will have their poster costs covered by the GWPA. We will contact those five individuals to work out the details.

Upcoming Social Events:

1. Happy Hour

MAY 31 | 5 PM | BOQUERIA (1837 M ST NW)

Join us at Boqueria for happy hour to meet other GW postdocs! We hope to see you there!

2. Picnic

JUNE 22 | 1 PM | National Mall

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, for an afternoon spent catching up with your fellow postdocs and enjoying games/sweets.

There are also several workshops coming up that might interest you:

1. GWNIC Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Workshop

JUNE 10 - 14 | 9 AM - 5 PM | SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HALL

The George Washington University (GW) Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) presents a five-day correlative microscopy workshop, emphasizing biological samples. Some topics covered include state-of-the-art instrumentation, using complex modern microscopes with multiple modalities, 3D electron microscopy, and managing large numbers of images. The workshop costs $850. Registration capped at 20 participants. For more information and to register, see here: https://nic.gwu.edu/clem-workshop.

2. 2019 NCI and Frederick National Laboratory Technology Showcase

JUNE 12 | 12 PM - 5 PM | FNLCR Advanced Technology Research Facility, Frederick, MD

The 2019 Technology Showcase will again highlight technologies being developed at the NCI and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) to encourage startup company formation, technology licensing and collaborations. The keynote speaker is Rich Bendis, President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation, Inc. and there were be panels on attracting investment in addition to the technology showcase. Registration is required. For more information and to register, see here.

3. Career Day

JUNE 12 | TIME TBD | LOCATION TBD

OVPR is holding a career day on June 12th. Several of the talks may be pertinent to postdocs. Unfortunately, we do not have details to give you right now, but we will update you when we get them! RSVP information also coming soon.

4. Insights into the Technology Transfer Career

JUNE 19 | 12 PM - 1 PM | ROSS HALL 643

Dr. Abritee Dhal, Technology Transfer Manager at the NCI, will present a seminar focused on careers in technology transfer. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to gwpostdoc@gwu.edu.

5. R-Based Reproducible Research Techniques for Synthesis

AUGUST 5 - 9 | NCEAS, 735 STATE STREET #300, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101

The research landscape is changing. Researchers are increasingly engaging in collaboration across networks; open science includes not just open publication but also open data, software, and workflows; and technology is evolving in support of this new paradigm. This five-day workshop is designed to help researchers stay abreast of current best practices and initiatives and get started on acquiring good data science skills to maximize their productivity, share their data with the scientific community effectively and efficiently, and benefit from the re-use of their data by others. Participants should be familiar with programming in R. Cost is $2100. For more information and to register, see here.

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