Professional Development and Events

Register for upcoming postdoc events

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Posted on September 7, 2021

The Graduate College’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office has a variety of upcoming events to help enrich the experiences of postdocs at ASU.

Events vary from in-person to virtual, or oftentimes both. Registration is required for both event formats. 

Upcoming Events for Postdocs

  • Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Writing a Research Statement
    Thursday, September 16, 2021
    Life Sciences E Wing Room 244 or attend virtually
    Noon – 1 p.m.
    Writing a research statement for an academic job application can be very challenging. Much of what goes into your research statement is also on your CV, so how do you know what to include in the statement? Professor Michael E. Smith will be on hand to talk about what he looks for in a research statement when he's screening applicants, and he'll answer all your questions about what to say and what not to say.
    Registration Link: https://na.eventscloud.com/629644

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week is Sept. 20-24, 2021.

  • Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    University Club, Heritage Room
    8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
    Join us for the 3rd Annual Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast to kick off National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, and to celebrate each other’s great accomplishments and hard work. We invite you to take the opportunity to invite your supervisor as your “plus one” and network with other postdocs and faculty members. Register by noon on Sept. 17, 2021.
    Registration Link: https://na.eventscloud.com/2021postdocbreakfast

  • Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Social Media for Academics
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Life Sciences E Wing Room 244 or attend virtually
    Noon – 1 p.m.
    One of ASU’s most prolific twitter users is Dr. David Shiffman, who is a research associate and former postdoc based in Washington D.C. He goes by the handle, @WhySharksMatter, and has nearly 60,000 followers. Dr. Shiffman will be sharing his tips and tricks for having a successful social media following at this Lunch and Learn.
    Registration Link: https://na.eventscloud.com/635791

  • Arizona Postdoctoral Research Conference
    Friday, September 24, 2021
    Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, Downtown Phoenix
    Noon – 5 p.m.
    As part of the 2021 National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, join us for an afternoon of research and networking at the 3rd Annual Arizona Postdoctoral Research Conference. The event has adopted the theme, “Potential for all research to promote equity and inclusion,” and will include a keynote lecture by Dr. Michael Johnson, biology professor from University of Arizona.
    Registration Link: https://na.eventscloud.com/aprc

  • Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Writing a Teaching Statement
    Thursday, October 6, 2021
    Life Sciences E Wing Room 244 or attend virtually
    Noon – 1 p.m.
    Some postdocs have little or no training on how to teach, and simply teach how they were taught. How do we address this when we have to include a Teaching Statement in our application packet? Dr. Keith Hjelmstad, president's professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, will answer this and many other questions in this Lunch and Learn.
    Registration Link: https://na.eventscloud.com/635785

  • Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Writing a Diversity Statement
    Thursday, October 21, 2021
    Life Sciences E Wing Room 244 or attend virtually
    Noon – 1 p.m.
    Come learn about the elements of a Diversity Statement—what to include, what not to include and the best way to put your best foot forward.  Dr. Rod Roscoe, associate professor of human systems engineering at the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University and a leader in issues of inclusion and equity, will lead this workshop.
    Registration Link: https://na.eventscloud.com/635972