Career Workshops: Life After NIH
are two more workshops for fellows who are setting their sights
on post-postdoctoral life.
Monday, April 22: Negotiating a Job Offer,
8:3011:30 a.m., and, again, from 1:303:30 p.m. Participants
will learn to identify and discuss key issues such as salary and
start-up funds with potential employers, as well as how to obtain
a desirable employment package and the resources required to be
successful in a new job.
Monday, May 13: Advancing Your Career,
8:3011:30 a.m. This workshop addresses the basics of employee
promotions and strategies for success in the workplace (academia
and industry). Participants will learn to hone hiring, supervisory,
and mentoring skills. There are also break-out sessions on conflict
management and a mock tenure review.
will be held in Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10) and are
open to all fellows at NIH. There is no pre-registration, but
seating is limited and available first-come, first-seated.
are sponsored by the NIH Fellows
Committee, the Office
of Education, and the Office
of Research on Womens Health. For more info, e-mail Debbie
Cohen or Margaret Mentink-Kane
or call (301) 594-2345.
the Jobs Are
is a key to finding job opportunities. It can provide preliminary
information about a particular company, agency, or university. It
can point to new career directions. Fellows are typically at a point
in their careers when it is both most critical to network and most
difficult to find the time.
For this reason,
Christine Brennan, NINDS, and Yvonne
Szymko, NIDCD, created JobNet.
idea was to establish an alumni database through which former NIH
fellows with established careers could provide advice exclusively
to current fellows. The JobNet database has recently been expanded
to include career contacts from all backgrounds; however, it still
can be viewed only from within NIH.
contacts have information on research and nonresearch careers, in
fields as diverse as scientific writing, regulatory affairs, teaching,
signal transduction, immunology, and bioinformatics. They often
have positions available at their facilities and are eager to hear
from NIH fellows.
visit the JobNet
site to view the current career contact listings; scientists in
permanent positions can complete a form to volunteer as a career
contact. Members of the NIH Fellows
Committee maintain the site by advertising, recruiting volunteers,
and periodically updating the site. Fellows interested in helping
maintain or adding to this resource can e-mail Diane
Lawrence or Joanna Kirman.
Sought To Help Organize FARE 2003 Competition .
. . .
again, the Fellows committee (FELCOM)
is scouting for fellows to run this years Fellows Award for
Research Excellence (FARE)FELCOMs yearly abstracts competition.
take on this task will work hardest in May and early June, when
the competition and judging take place, but will be devoting time
from March, when the planning begins, through September, when the
awards ceremony takes place.
. . . and To Compete
in entering the FARE competition are invited to submit their application,
including abstract, electronically
from May 131.
$1,000 for travel to present their research at a scientific meeting.
Abstracts are judged on the basis of scientific merit, originality,
and experimental design. The travel award must be used between Oct.
1, 2002, and Sept. 30, 2003.
is open to postdoctoral IRTAs, untenured visiting fellows, and other
fellows with fewer than five years of total postdoc experience at
NIH, as well as doctoral candidates doing dissertation research