Career and Professional:

Alternate Career Options for PhDs | December 11th Chicago Campus

In addition to careers in teaching and research, a PhD can lead to careers in areas as diverse as innovation support, facility management, and the Office for Research Safety. There are numerous positions at Northwestern University that utilize the skills developed during graduate school and postdoctoral training. Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) is hosting an event for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who are curious about careers in a variety of university settings and beyond. Come join NUPF to discuss the benefits and challenges of different career paths, interact with Northwestern panelists, find out what is out there for PhDs, and enjoy light refreshments. No matter which campus you are on, it is easy to get involved.

Key panelists:

Philip E. Hockberger, Ph.D.

Director, Core Facilities at the Office for Research

David Tiemeier, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO)

Fruma Yehiely, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Research Development

Michael Blayney, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Office for Research Safety

NUPF Symposium “From Our Own Backyard to the World: The Impact our Work has on Society” | September 12th Evanston Campus

A symposium to celebrate the wealth of intellectual interests throughout Northwestern University and the impact of our contributions on society while highlighting postdoctoral and graduate student research.

Publish High Impact | August 28th Evanston Campus
This workshop in the form of a panel discussion brings together editors from esteemed journals such as Cell, Molecular Cell, junior faculty and experienced postdocs to share their publishing insights with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.


1st International Potluck-BBQ summer celebration | July 11th Evanston Campus
Enjoy free drinks, bring a dish from your home country and sample authentic international cuisine provided by your colleagues in a relaxed environment or just come to hangout, enjoy, meet and greet.


Night out at the MCA | September 24th Museum of Contemporary Art

Tuesday’s on the Terrace at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

NUPF KickOff Event | January 22/24th

Please join us for a social event to kick-off the formation of the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum. A group aimed to create a strong and active postdoctoral community for personal and professional development.