2015

Career and Professional Development Events:


High Impact Publishing Panel

October 6th, 1:30-3:00 PM, Chicago Campus
Find out how to get your research published in high profile journals with NUPF’s Publishing High Impact: a panel discussion with editors from Science, Cancer Cell, and PLOS Pathogens. This event is designed for postdocs, students, and staff. We will cover many topics such as what to expect when submitting papers to how to make your paper stand out. The panel will be held in Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Searle Seminar Room, Chicago Campus (303 East Superior, Chicago).

Third Annual NUPF Symposium: Sharing Knowledge, Driving Innovation

September 1st, 2015 12:30 – 5:30 pm, Norris University Center

Third Annual NUPF Research Symposium: Sharing Knowledge, Driving Innovation. This yearly event brings together postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, faculty, and staff from the Northwestern community and beyond to network and learn about the depth of research at Northwestern.

This year’s symposium will be focused on the theme of research communication and will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Rebecca Daugherty, Assistant Director of Science in Society at Northwestern, poster presentations, oral presentations, headshots by a professional photographer, and a networking reception.

Additionally, oral presenters will have the opportunity to submit their presentation as a NUPF-sponsored entry for the EURAXESS Science Slam 2015. If selected by EURAXESS, the presenter will get the opportunity to compete for a one-of-a-kind networking trip to Europe in spring 2016!
Participation in the poster session or postdoctoral talks is not required; deadline for non-presenter registration is August 25th.  Please visit the 2015 NUPF Symposium webpage for more information about the symposium and to register!

Industry Careers in the Clinical Arena | August 6th 4:00-6:00pm, Williams Auditorium, Chicago Campus

Join us Thursday August 6th 4:00-6:00pm in the Williams Auditorium (2nd Floor) of McGaw Pavilion on the Chicago Campus for a panel discussion to provide insight and information on pursuing non-bench career options in industry for PhD holders interested in the clinical arena.  Click here for more information.

Academic Career Panel with Junior Faculty

July 22nd 4:00-6:00pm, Williams Auditorium, Chicago campus

Career progression from trainee to PI:

Speakers:

CongCong He, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Athanassios Vassilopoulous, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Antontio Sanz-Clemente, PhD – Assistant Professor, Deparment of Physiology

Spiro Getsios, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology and Cell and Molecular Biology

NUPF Resume Seminar and Workshop Series

June 25th/30th, ITW Classroom 1350 – Ford Engineering Design Center, Evanston Campus

Tailor your resume for non-academic careers with this seminar and workshop series hosted by NUPF! Led by Dr. Sacha Patera (Director, Law-STEM Initiatives), this series focuses on strategies to improve and direct resumes for industrial and consulting positions.

The seminar is open to postdocs and graduate students, while the workshop is hands-on, requires a RSVP, and is limited to postdocs. You will need to bring your resume to the workshop! See Flyer for more information

>>RSVP HERE<<

NUPF Resume Seminar and Workshop Series

May 27th/June 2nd, Searle Seminar Room, Lurie Building, Chicago campus

Tailor your resume for non-academic careers with this seminar and workshop series hosted by NUPF! Led by Dr. Sacha Patera (Director, Law-STEM Initiatives), this series focuses on strategies to improve and direct resumes for industrial and consulting positions.

The seminar is open to postdocs and graduate students, while the workshop is hands-on, requires a RSVP, and is limited to postdocs. You will need to bring your resume to the workshop! See Flyer for more information >>>>>>>FLYER

>>RSVP HERE<<

Can’t make it to the Chicago campus?

SAVE THE DATE for the Evanston series

Seminar: June 25th 4:00 – 5:00pm

Workshop: June 30th 10:00am – 12:00pm

NUPF Academic Career Panel

June 11th 4:00-6:00pm Location TBA

Ready to move to the next level in your academic career? NUPF presents an academic career panel with new faculty! Hear how the panel has successfully transitioned from trainee to principal investigator. Join NUPF and other postdocs on June 11 from 4-6pm at the Evanston campus, Technological Institute L251 (2nd floor, L-wing) 2145 Sheridan Road

Scientific careers in biopharmaceutical industry: “It is not about the title but the role and its responsibilities”

May 14th, 4:00 – 6:00pm, Chicago campus; videoconferenced to Evanston

Interested in opportunities in the pharamaceutical/biotech industry?Join us for an information session on Thursday, May 14th at 4:00 pm with Raul Sokies, Sr. Director Program Management R&D, Global Project Leader Baxalta, formerly Baxter BioScience.

 >>>>>Click here for more info<<<<<<<

Don’t Forget to RSVP!

Held at Chicago Campus:

McGaw Pavilion, Room 1-401, 240 E. Huron

Evanston Campus (video-conferencing):  

Silverman Hall, Room 4-510, 2170 Campus Dr

Breaking into the Pharma Industry: An Insider’s Perspective
March 10th, 4:30-5:30pm CHICAGO CAMPUS
Interested in opportunities in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry?
Join us for an information session with James Sullivan, Vice President of Pharmaceuticals Discovery at AbbVie.
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Chicago Campus:
Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E Superior street,
Gray Seminar Room 1-165

International Committee Events:


NUPF Cultures & Cuisines:OKTOBERFEST

September 24th 7:00-9:30pm, Chicago Brauhaus

Mark your calendar: it’s Oktoberfest! The second edition of NUPF’s “Cultures & Cuisines” will be held on Thursday, September 24th, from 7:00-9:30 PM at Chicago Brauhaus (4732 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625). Come and join us for a traditional German evening! Please see attached flyer for more details and Don’t forget to RSVP!

NUPF Cultures & Cuisines

May 14th, 6:30-9:30pm

The first edition of NUPF’s Cultures and Cuisines will be an Indian-themed event held at Mt. Everest Restaurant in Evanston. NUPF will provide authentic Indian food and drinks, and all liquors will be discounted to 50%! Join NUPF on May 14th from 6:30-9:30pm at Mt. Everest Restaurant in Evanston, IL. RSVP to attend this event here.

>>>See ad for more details

Postdoctoral Professional Development Workshop: Communicating With Success in Culturally Diverse Teams

February 12th, 2:00-4:00pm TGS Commons EVANSTON CAMPUS

Take a moment and think of the conversations you have with your PI or your colleagues from different cultural backgrounds. Do you occasionally encounter misunderstandings? Some conversational gap that you sense clearly but do not know how to bridge? Do you feel that more successful communication could improve the progress of your work, your collaborations, and interactions with your colleagues? 

The Financial Times defines cultural agility as the ability to understand multiple local contexts and work within them to obtain consistent results. The main goal of this workshop is to support participants in increasing their own cultural agility by gaining a better understanding of complexities of intercultural communication and identifying skills necessary for effective interactions across cultural lines.

This highly interactive workshop will offer participants an opportunity to:
  • Explore the role culture plays in the way we interact with others and how it influences people’s actions and reactions
  • Examine their own communication patterns and compare them to other culturally normative ways to communicate
  • Identify specific action steps for becoming more effective communicators in cross-cultural interactions.
February 12 from 2-4 pm
TGS Commons
2122 Sheridan Road, Rm 140
Evanston campus
Presented by:
Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Founder and Principal, Connecting Differences LLC
Registration is required; Space will be limited. 

Seminar on European funding opportunities

January 15th, 4:30-6:00pm

Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium

2nd Floor, McGaw Pavillion

(240 E Huron, Chicago campus)

NUPF presents Ms. Viktoria Bodnarova, Regional Representative of EURAXESS Links North America who will speak on European funding opportunities for PhDs, post-docs and more experienced researchers of all nationalities.  Including Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) (opportunities mainly for undergraduate and graduate students) and European Research Council (ERC) Grants (opportunities mainly for postdocs and more experienced researchers).

Please RSVP here and you can learn more about Ms. Bodnarova and EURAXESS Links North America on this webpage or on LinkedInEuropean Funding Session Flyer

Social Committee Events:


NUPF Happy Hour | August 20th 6:00-9:00pm, 52Eighty Rooftop Lounge, downtown Chicago

Join us for some midweek libations while enjoying a great outdoor rooftop!  Grab a drink and socialize with your fellow postdocs! Light appetizers will be served.

52Eighty on the 29th floor of the Mile North Hotel (166 E. Superior)

Click >>>HERE<<< For more info!

NUPF Coffee Hour | August 27th 3:00-4:00 pm, BOTH CAMPUSES

Have a break in the afternoon with coffee and pastries and some summer sun! Mingle with other postdocs on both Evanston and Chicago campuses! Join fellow postdocs and NUPF committee members on July 30th from 3-4pm.

Evanston – Jacobs Center Atrium in the Kellogg Building (2001 Sheridan Road)

Chicago – Just outside the Ward building entrace (303 E. Chicago)

(In case of bad weather, you will find us as usual, in the Method Atrium, Tarry Building, 320 E. Superior St. )
NUPF Coffee Hour | July 30th 3:00-4:00pm, BOTH CAMPUSES

Have a break in the afternoon with coffee and pastries and some summer sun! Mingle with other postdocs on both Evanston and Chicago campuses! Join fellow postdocs and NUPF committee members on July 30th from 3-4pm.

Evanston – Jacobs Center Atrium in the Kellogg Building (2001 Sheridan Road)

Chicago – Just outside the Ward building entrace (303 E. Chicago)

(In case of bad weather, you will find us as usual, in the Method Atrium, Tarry Building, 320 E. Superior St. )
NUPF HAPPY HOUR! | July 16th, 2015 6:30-9:30PM, Prairie Moon, Evanston

This month’s Happy Hour will get smart with a Focus on the Intellectual Property Field. Join us to mingle with postdocs and have a chat with:

Amy Garber (CIPO, Hazel Technologies LLC)
Sarah Kamper (Invention Specialist, INVO)

They will share their experiences with their careers, technology transfer, IP managment, entrepreneurship, venture funding, and “The Garage at Northwestern”. Bring lots of questions!

Thursday July16th, 2015  6:30-9:30 pm

Prairie Moon

1502 Sherman Ave

Evanston, IL 60201

NUPF will provide free appetizers!! Please RSVP

NUPF Coffee Hour | June 24th, 3:00-4:00pm, BOTH CAMPUSES

Have a break in the afternoon with coffee and pastries! Mingle with other postdocs on both Evanston and Chicago campuses! Join fellow postdocs and NUPF committee members on June 24th from 3-4pm.

Evanston – Pancoe Building Cafe, 2nd Floor, next to Einstein’s Bagels

Chicago – Just outside the Ward building entrace (303 E. Chicago)

(In case of bad weather, you will find us as usual, in the Method Atrium, Tarry Building, 320 E. Superior St. )
NUPF Happy Hour | June 18th, 6:00-9:00pm D4 345 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

Join fellow postdocs and celebrate making it past the middle of the week!

This month’s Happy Hour will be held at D4, close to the Chicago Campus. NUPF will provide appetizers and all members of the group will receive 20% off their drink purchases! Make sure to bring your WildCARD to take advantage of the discount!

NUPF Coffee Hour | May 28th, 3:00-4:00pm, BOTH CAMPUSES

Have a break in the afternoon with coffee and pastries! Mingle with other postdocs on both Evanston and Chicago campuses!

Chicago Campus: Method Atrium, Tarry Building, 320 e. Superior

Evanston Campus: Einstein’s Cafe Pancoe Building

NUPF Coffee Hour | April 22nd 3:00 – 4:00pm BOTH CAMPUSES

Have a break in the afternoon with coffee and pastries!

Chicago Campus: Wednesday April 22nd, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Method Atrium, Tarry Building, 320 e. Superior

Evanston Campus: Wednesday April 22nd, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Einstein’s Cafe Pancoe Building

NUPF Happy Hour | April 16 6:30-9:30 MATILDA

Join fellow postdocs and celebrate making it past the middle of the week!

This month’s Happy Hour will be held at Matilda, in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. NUPF will provide some appetizers, all draft beers are discounted to $5, and all glasses of wine discounted to $6!

Matilda, 3101 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Financial Planning for Postdocs | April 14, 4:30-5:30pm CHICAGO CAMPUS| April 15, 4:30-5:30 EVANSTON CAMPUS

Postdocs! Are you confused about how to get started with investing? Want to maximize your retirement savings? Have other financial questions?*

Then join the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum Social and Personal Development Committee for

Financial Planning for Postdocs

Our featured speaker is Dr. Joe Bernstein. Dr. Bernstein has worked for many years as a scientist, educator, entrepreneur, and volunteer. He completed his PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Michigan and served as a postdoctoral researcher at the Argonne High Energy Physics Division. He now holds a position as a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual and is an expert in financial planning, retirement planning, special needs planning, and many other areas.

Please RSVP here

*Disclaimer: Northwestern University and sponsoring offices do not endorse any specific financial/investment planning products or strategies which may be discussed in this program.

Annual Networking Event | January 28/29th, 4:30-6:00pm

Chicago Campus: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:30-6:00pm

Ryan Atrium, Lurie Research Center, 303 E Superior St

Evanston Campus: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:30-6:00pm

TGS Commons, 2122 Sheridan Rd

Take a break from your busy research day and join us for our annual Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum networking event! Stop by for some appetizers and drinks and use this opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow postdocs, learn more about resources for postdocs, and find out how you can get involved!

Please RSVP here by Friday, January 23. Annual Networking Event Flyer