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4th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Abstracts Due: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:00 PM (submit your abstract here!)

Location: Price Center Ballrooms A&B

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS!!! Click here to see their names!

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) along with the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs will hold the Fourth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium followed by the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. All postdocs at UC San Diego are invited to present their research. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and staff are encouraged to attend.

The Research Symposium is designed to bring together fellow postdoctoral scholars across disciplines to discuss their research to a general audience. During this symposium, you will have the opportunity to make new contacts for networking and collaborations to advance your career and boost your CV by winning an award for your presentation skills.

Submit an abstract and take advantage of this unique opportunity! Cash awards have been made available by the PDA to postdocs that best present their research, in either poster or oral presentation format, to a broad audience of peers, industry professionals and faculty.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Eligibility

To be eligible for abstract submission, you have to be a full-time postdoctoral scholar as represented by the title code 3252 (Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee), 3253 (Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow) or 3254 (Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct) at UC San Diego. Also, presented research must have been conducted at UC San Diego, and not at a previous institution to be eligible. More than one abstract can be submitted but only one per postdoc can be selected for a Research Award.

Guidelines

An abstract can only be submitted online via the UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association website at this link (coming soon). Abstracts submitted by fax, email or post will not be considered.

Abstract must contain the following:

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Abstracts with preliminary results or previously presented are eligible for submission as long as they were conducted at UC San Diego.

Abstract must be written in English. Present your research in an accessible way for a broad audience, as this symposium is for all disciplines and departments of the UC San Diego community.

Applicants selected for oral presentation will be asked to provide a 5-minutes oral presentation with an overview of their research, highlighting relevance, significance and potential impact of the study.

Results are not required for a Research Award; research data, methods or question are all eligible for submission. Postdocs participating in the Research Symposium will be able to pre-register for the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon, which sold out tickets last year.

Abstract submission must meet all the following criteria:

  • Full-time postdocs at UC San Diego may submit an abstract (limited to 500 words)
  • Presented research has been conducted at UC San Diego, and not at a previous institution
  • Only one proposal may be submitted for Research awards.
  • You have the option of choosing to present your data at any of the following: oral presentation, poster slam and poster presentation
  • The best 8 abstracts will be selected for a 5-minute oral presentation and the best three presenters will receive a Research Award.
  • Anyone not selected for Research Award will be invited to present a poster and compete for Poster Awards.
  • Two postdocs may not present the same research. Issues of authorship need to be resolved with faculty mentor before the abstract is submitted

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Third Annual "What Can You Be With a PhD?" STEM Career Symposium

Conference Proceedings for the STEM Career Symposium can be found here

Photos can be found here!

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016 (event has passed)

Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Dress Code: Business Casual

Price: $40 - $50

Conference Details:

On behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) of UC San Diego, Salk, Sanford Burnham, Scripps, and our sponsors, we would like to invite you to our Third Annual “What Can You Be with a PhD?” STEM Career Symposium!  This unique event is designed to help you, future innovators and leaders, explore a wide range of career opportunities, including those outside the traditional academic career track. 

As fellow PhD scientists, the creators of this Symposium share the same career questions and dilemmas, and have worked to address these questions by bringing resources directly to our community.  This one-day event will feature a variety of career paths from both public and private sectors. Importantly, in our interactive sessions you will have the opportunity to speak with professionals who have successfully transitioned outside of academia. Furthermore, in response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from our previous Symposium, this year will feature an additional session covering Research and Development in Non-Biotech, providing you with even more information to help guide your future.  We hope you will take advantage of what the Symposium offers as you progress in your career search and discover your full potential!   

Download Short Agenda HERE

Download Full Agenda HERE

Questions? Contact us at pdacareer@ucsd.edu.  

This event was organized by the following groups:

Career Symposium Organizers

We are grateful to the following companies and organizations for their sponsorship and support:

STEM Career Symposium 2016 Sponsors

2017

  • 2017 Postdoc New Year's Networking Party. Click here to view the event flyer.
  • Postdoc Pub Night February 2017. Click here to view the event flyer.
  • Mount Laguna Hike March 2017. Click here to view the event flyer

2016

  • PDA happy hour December 2016 Click here to view the event flyer
  • PDA Movie Night by the Ocean Click here to view the event flyer
  • PDA happy hour October 2016 Click here to view event flyer
  • 2nd Annual SABPA-UCSD PDA Career Development Forum Click here to view event flyer
  • EIP visit to Eli Lilly
  • PDA Happy Hour (September) Click here to view event description
  • EIP visit to GNF (Novartis)
  • Vendor Show
  • Movie by the Ocean Click here to view event description Click here to view event photos
  • Postdoc Table Talk Click here to view event description
  • Green Card Application - Checklist and Tips Workshop Click here to view event flyer
  • EIP visit to Pfizer
  • Postdoc Happy Hour Click here to view event flyer
  • EIP visit to Janssen
  • Third Annual "What Can You Be With A PhD?" STEM Career Symposium Click here to view event program
  • PDA lunch with Dr. Sophie Wehrkamo-Richter, Technical Application Scientist at Illumina and former UCSD Postdoc
  • Improve Your American Pronunciation - Special Seminar by Laura Darius (Speech, Presentation, and Accent Reduction Coach) Click here to view event flyer
  • New Year's Networking Event Click here to view event photos

2015

  • 10th Annual Society of Fellows Halloween Party
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  • PDA Trivia Night
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  • 1st SABPA/UCSD-PDA Career Development Forum: "Transition to Non-Bench Careers"
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  • 3rd Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
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  • Postdoc Appreciation Month Happy Hour
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  • Postdoc Open House
  • UCSD PDA 2014-2015 Accomplishments
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  • 7th Annual PhD Career Conference
  • 2nd Annual STEM Career Symposium
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    Click Here to view event photos.
  • New Year's Networking Event
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  • Rady Micro MBA
  • World Forum
  • Falling Walls Lab
  • 5th Annual UC San Diego Postdoc Association Vendor Show
  • 2015 Science Communication Series: Distilling Your Message 
  • 2015 PDA Career Development

2014

  • New Year's Networking Event
  • AWIS SD Holiday Social
  • International House Presents Friends Dinner Social SoCal Winter Wonderland
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  • SDBN Global Biotech Project Management Workshop and Networking Event Sponsored by UCSD Extension
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  • Halloween Party Sponsored by the PDA and SOF
  • Postdoc Appreciation Happy Hour at St. Archer's brewery
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  • Postdoc Research Symposium
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  • 4th Annual PDA Vendor Show
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  • San Diego Pint of Science Festival
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  • 2014 Improvscience: Communicating Science Workshop
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  • 2014 STEM Career Symposium
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  • 2014 New Years Party
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2013

  • 2013 Postdoc Research Symposium:
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  • 2013 Holiday Party
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  • 2013 Vendor Show
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