The series of events are organized around the theme of ‘Managing Your Career Through Marketing.’ In today’s competitive climate, postdocs need better strategies to achieve their career goals. An idea taken from business school is marketing. Marketing is not just about selling, but more about informing the buyers (eg potential funding agencies, employers, colleagues and community) about you and your research. The more you know, the further you will go!
Schedule of Events
For detailed information and to register for each event, please visit the Postdoc Appreciation Week page.
We are pleased to announce the call for nominees for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and the inaugural Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar Award. Each year, these awards are given in recognition of the outstanding postdoctoral scholars and mentors who contribute to making UC San Diego one of the best research institutions in the nation.
Information and nomination guidelines are available at http://postdoc.ucsd.edu/award-opportunities/index.html
We encourage you to nominate your postdocs and postdoc mentors!
|Thursday||December 12, 2013||11:00am-1:00pm||Price Center West - Earl Warren College Room|
|Thursday||January 9, 2014||12:00-2:00pm||Price Center West - Earl Warren College Room|
|Thursday||February 13, 2014||12:00-2:00pm||Price Center West - Earl Warren College Room|
|Thursday||March 13, 2014||12:00-2:00pm||Price Center West - Earl Warren College Room|
This program is intended for new postdocs (or continuing postdocs) and it is strongly recommended that postdocs attend the workshop within the first two months of their initial appointment so they become familiar with the guidelines and policy that impact their appointment. The presentation will include information about benefits and welfare programs, tax withholding obligations, visa policy, navigating the campus, research-related resources, and professional development opportunities and activities. In addition, representative(s) from the UAW will give a brief presentation at 1:30 PM.
Postdocs interested in attending should register through the following website: http://newpostdocorientation.eventbrite.com/. If you have any questions regarding the orientation, please contact Merritt Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-3553.
We are very excited to announce the launch of the new Research Scholar Appointment System. This electronic administrative portal will replace the current paper-based appointment processes for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars. The initial version will allow the user to submit appointment, reappointment and amendment requests, search for existing PD&VS and appointments, and receive offer letters electronically. Though the system will be launched on July 1, 2012, we anticipate departments will migrate over to the new system over the course of 2-3 months. We will be offering more information in the next few weeks and scheduling computer-lab training sessions over the course of the next few months.
We will also be demonstrating the new system at the Research Affairs Research Café at Sharecase on August 29th.
On January 20, 2012, NIH announced the new stipend levels for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) made with FY 2012 funds. The new annual minimum is $39,264 for newly hired postdoctoral scholars. The NIH announcement is found online at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html. Pursuant with the Postdoctoral Scholars’ MOU between the University of California and the UAW union, Article 4, Compensation, effective February 1, 2012, the new rates will apply when a Postdoctoral Scholar is newly appointed or reappointed. The new UC Postdoc Salary/Stipend Scale is available at http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/1112/table23.pdf.