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Postdoc Holiday Party & Toy Drive
When: Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 4:00-5:30pm
Where: Modell Atrium
Celebrate the holidays with your fellow colleagues. There will be an open bar, appetizers, and raffle door prizes. You could win movie tickets, museum passes or other fun prizes.
TOY DRIVE: This year we will be collecting toys for the Phillips Brooks House Toy Drive. Get a raffle ticket for every toy you bring - the more toys you bring the greater your chances of winning!
*Please donate NEW & UNWRAPPED. Examples include: Books, Toys, Art Supplies, Board Games, Sports Equipment.

Networking in Academia
When: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 3:00-4:30pm
Featured Speaker: Laura Stark, PhD, Director of Career Advising and Programming for Master’s and PhD Students, Office of Career Services, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Workshop Description:
Networking is not just for those outside the ivory tower. In fact, you may already be networking and not even know it! Shatter the schmoozing stereotype and join us to learn about the many ways networking can advance your academic career, your research, research productivity, and recognition in the field.

Career Discussion Hour
When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Ballard Room, Countway Library
Join us to learn about a career in product marketing & innovation at a start-up biotech...

Featured Speaker: Jessica Tytell, PhD, Director for Life Science Innovation at Firefly BioWorks
Speaker Bio: Jessica Tytell is currently the Sr. Director for Life Science Innovation at Firefly BioWorks in Cambridge, MA - a 13 person life science tools startup that develops novel high content assays. Prior to joining Firefly, Dr. Tytell was the Lab Director/Instructor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Cell Biology with Dr. Gaudenz Danuser where she focused on the mechanisms of cell migration. Dr. Tytell received her Ph.D. at MIT in the Department of Biology, where she studied chromosome segregation with Dr. Peter Sorger. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Donald Ingber at Children's Hospital Boston investigating how cells interact with and respond to their physical environment.

Postdoc Movie Night
When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 6:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Film: "~Stories We Tell~"

Making a Living in Science Outreach: A Career Panel
When: Monday, December 9, 2013 | 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Panelists Include:
Dave Anderson, Outreach Coordinator with the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists
Scott Asakawa, Education Outreach Coordinator for NOVA at WGBH
Kathryn Hollar, Director of Educational Programs for Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Ben Wiehe, Manager, Science Festival Alliance, MIT Museum
Workshop Description:
Are you motivated to inspire kids and adults with the wonder of science? Do you recognize the importance of the public's appreciation of science in order to continue funding basic and applied research? Are you curious what a career trajectory in science outreach looks like for PhD scientists? While there are myriad ways for PhD-level scientists to perform science outreach as volunteers, finding a full-time job bringing quality science to the broader community is not easy. Come to this panel to learn from scientists who have turned their love of science into a career in making and improving science outreach opportunities.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services and the DMS Education PATH, and the HMS/HSDM Office of Postdoctoral Fellows.

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: NRB 350, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
- Please note that all of the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. Postdocs working in (and receiving pay from) one of our hospital affiliates should contact their department administrator for information regarding orientation and getting settled.  The Postdoc orientation is an important opportunity for new postdocs to obtain the necessary resources they need for living and working in and around the HMS/HSDM community. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.
Bring a copy of your CV for a quick critique by the OPF Director.

Green Cards, Entrepreneurship, and Work Visas: What Do I Need to Know?
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 1:00-3:00pm
Where: TMEC Walter Amphitheatre
Workshop Description:
Join attorneys from local immigration law firm Iandoli & Desai, P.C. speaking about topics such as H-1Bs, TNs, O-1s, entrepreneurship, green cards and much more during this 2 hour session sponsored by the HMS Office for Postdoctoral Fellows and the HIO. Q&A to follow.

Professional Correspondence for Scientists: Making the 'Write' Impression
When: Monday, November 18, 2013 | 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Kathy L. Brenner, Writing Consultant, Harvard School of Public Health
Workshop Description: Scientists are not usually trained to efficiently and effectively communicate with colleagues and potential employers. However, research as well as your career can not progress without gaining familiarity with the best practices in professional correspondence for scientists. Join us as Kathy Brenner describes proper email etiquette along with crafting cover letters for manuscript submissions and job applications.

Opportunities in Intellectual Property & Patent Law: Wolf Greenfield Info Session
When: Friday, November 15, 2013 | 2:30-4:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Panelists Include:
Oona M. Johnstone, PhD, Associate
Heather J. DiPietrantonio, PhD, Patent Agent
Jeanette A. Forgey, Recruitment Coordinator
Workshop Description:
Are you intrigued by the prospect of applying your scientific or engineering expertise to help companies and institutions protect their cutting edge innovations? We invite you to learn more about the Technology Specialist* program at Wolf Greenfield, a Boston-based intellectual property law firm. We currently seek candidates with backgrounds in: biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, genetics, medical devices, mechanical engineering, neuroscience.

Bridge To Business: How To Successfully Transition From Academia To Business
When: Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 2:00-3:30pm
Where: NRB 1031
Featured Speaker: Isaiah Hankel, PhD, Founder & CEO, The Cheeky Scientist
Workshop Description:
Isaiah’s 'Bridge To Business' seminar will show you how to transition from academia (and back again), or your current career track, into a highly successful business-oriented career track with many options . These seminars include specific information on how to get face-to-face with corporate and startup company decision-makers as well as how to launch your first online product, how to start a successful consulting service, and how to start a business partnership with 3-4 other like-minded individuals.

HMS Postdoc Forum: The Chalk Talk
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall, Room 100A, Modell Immunology Center
Workshop Description: If you are applying for faculty jobs and want some pointers on giving a chalk talk or are just curious as to how a chalk talk works, come to the Postdoc Forum Chalk Talk event. Buz Barstow and Allon Klein, two postdocs who successfully gave chalk talks, will be presenting short versions of their chalk talks. Stirling Churchman (Assistant Professor of Genetics) and Steve Liberles (Associate Professor of Cell Biology) will be on hand to help moderate the discussion and provide feedback.

Postdoc Movie Night
When: Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 6:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Film: "~Mud~"

Career Discussion Hour
When: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Ballard Room, Countway Library
Join us to learn about a career in research core facilities management...
Featured Speaker: Hunter Elliott, PhD, Co-Leader, Image and Data Analysis Core (IDAC) at Harvard Medical School

Talks, Figures, Proposals: Honing Your Message
When: Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Armenise Amphitheatre
Featured Speaker: Marc Kuchner, PhD
Workshop Description: This is the second of two events. Most scientists know all too well that they must market themselves. These days, only 15% of new investigators win NSF grants, only 25% of postdocs find permanent jobs in academia, and anti-science sentiments seem to have become mainstream. But the usual education of a scientist does little to teach us about the powerful tools business professionals use to win support for their ideas. 'Talks, Figures, Proposals' is devoted to helping scientists learn these tools and apply them to win jobs and grants, improve the culture of science, and help shape the public debate. 

Modern Marketing for Scientists: Making a Name for Yourself
When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 3:00-4:30pm
Where: TMEC Walter Amphitheatre
Featured Speaker: Marc Kuchner, PhD
Workshop Description: This is the first of two events. Most scientists know all too well that they must market themselves. These days, only 15% of new investigators win NSF grants, only 25% of postdocs find permanent jobs in academia, and anti-science sentiments seem to have become mainstream. But the usual education of a scientist does little to teach us about the powerful tools business professionals use to win support for their ideas.This workshop aims to introduce scientists to the fundamental techniques from the business world that matter most to them, like sales, branding and relationship building. Marc uses the examples of Steve Jobs, George Lucas, and Barack Obama to show that marketing can be a positive, even healing force. Scientists learn how to get their ideas across vividly while maintaining their integrity and building the outstanding reputations they need.

The Academic Job Search Series: Acing the Interview
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2013 | 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Armenise Auditorium
Workshop Description: Come hear from our faculty panelists as they discuss:
- Interview etiquette and potential pitfalls
- Job talk essentials
- Demystifying the chalk talk
- Following up & negotiations
Workshop Led by:
Angela DePace, PhD, Assistant Professor of Systems Biology, HMS
Panelists Include:
Sandeep Robert Datta, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, HMS
Judith Glaven, PhD, Associate Dean for Basic and Interdisciplinary Research, HMS
Stephen Liberles, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, HMS

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
- Please note that all of the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. The Postdoc orientation is an important opportunity for new postdocs to obtain the necessary resources they need for living and working in and around the HMS/HSDM community. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

Science Hack Day Boston
When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 & Sunday, October 20, 2013 (See complete schedule HERE)
Where: Basement of Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St , Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Hack Day is a two-day event that brings together enthusiastic scientists, developers, designers, and nerds of all kinds to facilitate an intense burst of collaboration on exciting projects at the intersection of science and technology. SHD Boston will join a grassroots network of over a dozen Science Hack Days worldwide over the past three years. Participants need no prior experience, and can come with their own project, join an existing team, or generate new ideas together on the spot.
Find out more HERE: http://sciencehackdayboston.wordpress.com/
 
Leadership Workshop: Leadership and Management Skills Training for Postdocs
When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 8:00am-5:30pm
Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
This workshop addresses relevant topics to develop and sharpen your competence portfolio. Topics Include:
• Developing key communication skills
• Initiating and maintaining collaborations and dealing with group dynamics
• Effective self organization: setting goals and priorities
SCHEDULE:
8:00am - 12:00pm | Session One
12:00pm - 1:00pm | Lunch (provided)
1:00pm - 4:00pm | Session Two
4:00pm - 5:00pm | Networking Reception
ELIGIBILITY:
This program will be limited to 40 postdocs. You must be a quad-based, HMS-paid postdoc to apply. Please contact the Postdoc Office if you are uncertain of your eligibility.

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.

Career Discussion Hour
When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Join us to learn about a career in drug development research at the academe-industry interface...
Featured Speaker: Asli Muvaffak, PhD, Research Scientist II, Drug Discovery Group, Project Lead, Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Muvaffak is an experienced Biologist & Drug Discovery Scientist with 10 years of experience in Oncology Drug Discovery & Translational Research. She has extensive experience in oncology drug discovery including broad coverage of oncology cell based & biochemical assay development, target engagement biomarker discovery for kinases.

HMS Postdoc Forum SPECIAL: SCIENCE SLAM
When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 5:00-6:15pm
Where: Goldenson 122
The Postdoc Forum is hosting a Science Slam, a fast-paced short-form talk event. Bring a preliminary or half-baked idea, be prepared to sell it in five minutes or less with whatever visual aids you can muster, then we'll go to the crowd for questions, comments, and collaboration offers.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Want to impress your colleagues at the next networking event or conference with your concise and well-formulated research ideas? Need to practice introducing your research to a broad range of people for those upcoming interviews? Come perfect your elevator pitch at the Postdoc Forum Science Slam. We still have a few slots open so send us your name, department and a short title to pda@hms.harvard.edu and we'll put you in front of the podium.

The Academic Job Search Series: Preparing the Academic Job Package
When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Armenise Auditorium
Come hear from our faculty panelists as they discuss:
- Application best practices and potential pitfalls
- What to include in the cover letter, CV, and research proposal
- How to manage the application process
Workshop Led by:
Sandeep Robert Datta, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, HMS
Panelists Include:
Angela DePace, PhD, Assistant Professor of Systems Biology, HMS
Judith Glaven, PhD, Associate Dean for Basic and Interdisciplinary Research, HMS
Stephen Liberles, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, HMS
Rachel Wilson, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, HMS

Postdoc Movie Night
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 6:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Film: "~42~"
Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland.

NPAW: Happy Hour & Award Ceremony
When: Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 4:00-5:30pm
Where: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
Winners of travel awards for best poster presentations will be announced during happy hour. There will be food, beer, and raffle prize giveaways.
NPAW: Postdoc Research Day
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Elements Cafe, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
The OPF will be hosting its 3rd Annual Postdoc Research Day. This poster session will feature the work of postdocs at HMS and HSDM. Outstanding poster presentations will receive $500 travel awards.

NPAW: Hot Talks
When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 12:00 2:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Join us for a pizza lunch and hear about the exciting, new research being done by your fellow postdocs.
-Featured Speakers-
Paul Choi, PhD, Research Fellow in Systems Biology, HMS
"Imaging burst kinetics and spatial coordination during serial killing by single natural killer cells."
Amy Shyer, PhD, Research Fellow in Genetics, HMS
"Villification: How the Gut Gets Its Villi."
Helin Vaklfahmetoglu-Norberg, PhD, Research Fellow in Cell Biology, HMS
"Chaperone-mediated autophagy degrades mutant p53."

NPAW: Breakfast with Dorit Zuk, PhD: Discussion of The Biomedical Workforce Report and NIH Strategic Planning
When: Monday, September 16, 2013 | 9:00-10:30am
9:00-9:30am | Breakfast | Ballard Room, Countway LibrarY
9:30-10:30am | Teleconference | Room 403, Countway Library
Featured Speaker: Dorit Zuk, PhD, Scientific Policy Advisor, Office of Extramural Research, NIH
Dr. Zuk, Science Policy Advisor to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the NIH, will be joining us via teleconference to discuss the Biomedical Workforce Report and the implementation of strategic programs by NIH. We will meet in the Ballard Room for breakfast and then walk downstairs to the teleconference room for the discussion.

HMS Postdoc Forum
When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 5:00-6:15pm
Where: Folin Wu Room, Building C
Featured Speakers:
Jessica Polka, PhD, Silver Lab, Systems Biology, HMS
"The bacterial carbon-fixing organelle replicates by templated cargo assembly”
Nikolaus Obholzer, PhD, Megason Lab, Systems Biology, HMS
“The Digital Ear Project: A Framework for Systems-Level Studies of Zebrafish Inner Ear Development”
The HMS Postdoc Forum is a postdoc-driven event series to promote interdisciplinary scienitific discussion. Postdocs will have the opportunity to: engage in stimulating interdisciplinary scientific discussions; initiate new collaborations; and network with their colleagues across different departments.

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: NRB 350, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
- Please note that all of the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. The Postdoc orientation is an important opportunity for new postdocs to obtain the necessary resources they need for living and working in and around the HMS/HSDM community. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

*SPECIAL* Outdoor Movie Night
When: Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 8:00pm
Where: HMS Quadrangle
Enjoy a movie under the stars on the HMS Quad. There will be FREE fresh popcorn, but bring your own beverages. And don't forget a blanket or lawn chair to lounge on. Come early to get a good seat; you don't want to miss it!
This event is open to the entire HMS community, Hospital Affiliates and their families.
Featured Film: "Despicable Me"

The Academic Job Search Series: Postdoc to PI Panel
When: Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 1:00-2:30pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Panelists Include:
John Albeck, PhD, Dept. of Cell Biology
Kimberly Cooper, PhD, Dept. of Genetics
Sriram Kosuri, ScD, Dept. of Genetics
Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, PhD, Dept. of Neurobiology
Laura Lowery, PhD, Dept. of Cell Biology
Come hear from a panel of fellow postdocs who have been “on the market” discussing their experiences (both good and bad) on searching, applying, landing, and negotiating a faculty position. This is an informal event intended to provide you with the opportunity to learn from those who have gone before you! Hear what other postdocs think about the process, do’s and don’ts, blunders and successes.

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.
Bring a copy of your CV for a quick critique by the OPF Director.

Career Discussion Hour
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Join us to learn more a career in drug development and clinical & translational research...
Featured Speaker: Gary Gray, PhD, Director, Technology and Innovation, Harvard Catalyst |The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

Outdoor Movie Night
NEW DATE: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 8:30pm
Where: HMS Quadrangle
Enjoy a movie under the stars on the HMS Quad. There will be FREE fresh popcorn, but bring your own beverages. And don't forget a blanket or lawn chair to lounge on. Come early to get a good seat; you don't want to miss it!
This event is open to the entire HMS community, Hospital Affiliates and their families.
Featured Film: "Life of Pi"

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
- Please note that all of the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. The Postdoc orientation is an important opportunity for new postdocs to obtain the necessary resources they need for living and working in and around the HMS/HSDM community. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

George's Island Day Trip
When: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Must Arrive: 10:30am (Ferry to depart at 11:00am)
Ferry Departure Location: Long Wharf Boston (You are responsible for transportation to/from Long Wharf- Directions HERE.)
Details: The cost to attend will include a ferry ride to and from George's Island and a $5.00 food voucher to use at the snack stand on the island. The ferry will depart the Long wharf in Boston at 11:00am. Attendees will be expected to provide their own transportation to and from the Long Wharf and MUST arrive no later than 10:30am to ensure their space is reserved on the ferry. Once we arrive on George's Island you are free to do as you please. The ferry back to Long Wharf will leave at 5:30pm, but you will also be able to go stand-by on an earlier departing ferry.
For more information on the Boston Harbor Islands: http://www.bostonislands.org/

Maximizing Technology & Innovation with the Harvard Catalyst
When: Thursday, July 25, 2013 | 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Featured Speaker: Gary Gray, PhD, Director, Technology and Innovation, Harvard Catalyst |The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center
Workshop Description: The key elements for success in clinical and translational research already exist at Harvard, including the intellectual force, technologies, and clinical expertise necessary to reduce the burden of human illness. What is missing is a systematic way for investigators from disparate disciplines and institutions to:
- Find each other and form teams
- Share tools and technologies
- Receive advanced training and education in the principles and practice of clinical and translational science
- Obtain seed funding to embark upon new areas of investigation
Fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration that encourages the translation of ideas into practice is the mission of the Harvard Catalyst.

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.
Special this month: David Osterbur, PhD, from the Countway Library will be available to answer questions.

Of Science and Strategy: How To Be A Strategist, Not A Tactician
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 3:00-4:30pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Isaiah Hankel, PhD, Founder & CEO, Cheeky Scientist
Workshop Description:
This event is the third offering in our "Postdoc Leadership Development Series."
The hardest part of achieving any goal is naming it. If you can name it, you can do it. Successfully naming your purpose is the very first thing you must do in order to be successful in your career. Our Of Science And Strategy seminars are broken into three different sections. The first section discusses why everyone needs to actively find a professional purpose in life. The second section digs into the process of transforming your entire life so that it’s completely aligned with your new purpose. And the third section reveals how to fulfill your purpose in the face of adversity. Each section is built around cutting-edge science in the fields of psychology, physiology, and motivational theory, as well as our consultants’ first-hand experiences in academia, medicine, business, and entrepreneurship. This seminar will help you determine and change the values that are guiding your life right now. We will show you the science behind creating a strong vision for your future and transforming your vision into a conviction. We will show you how to break the 10,000 hour law of mastery and how to avoid willpower depletion. We will also show you how to develop the only 3 professional skills that matter in the next 5 years. Of Science And Strategy Seminars will move you from tactical, or day-to-day thinking, to strategic thinking. You will gain in-depth knowledge of what you want and how to get it.

Career Discussion Hour
When: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Join us to learn more about a career in business management, preclinical affairs, and scientific communications...
Featured Speaker: Jeff Scott, PhD, Sr. Manager, Preclinical Affairs & Scientific Communications, C.R. Bard, Inc. (Davol)
Dr. Scott currently leads the Preclinical Affairs group at C.R. Bard, Inc. (Davol) (a global medical device company), and is directly responsible for managing all divisional in vivo and experimental pathology activities related to new soft tissue reconstruction/repair product development.

Postdoc Ice Cream Social
When: Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 4:00-5:30pm
NEW LOCATION: Modell Atrium
Chill out with some ice cream, toss around a frisbee, join in a game of Bocce Ball, or watch the kids get crazy with bubbles! No pressure, no expectations - just good old-fashioned family fun on a summer evening. Don't forget a blanket to lounge on!
This event is part of the 2013 Summer Fun Event Series for Postdocs.

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.
Bring a copy of your CV for a quick critique by the OPF Director.

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Teaching Careers
When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 1:00-2:30pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Paneilsts Include:
Rich Gurney, PhD, Associate Professor & Department Chair of Chemistry, Simmons College
Vanja Klepac-Ceraj, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College
Ken Field, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Bucknell University
Workshop Description:
This event kicks off our "Academic Job Search Series."
Come hear from our faculty panelists as they discuss:
- Identifying opportunities to build your teaching credentials -
- What to include in the cover letter, CV, and teaching statement -
- How to manage the job search, application, and interview process -

Outdoor Movie Night
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 9:00pm
Where: HMS Quadrangle
Enjoy a movie under the stars on the HMS Quad. There will be FREE fresh popcorn, but bring your own beverages. And don't forget a blanket or lawn chair to lounge on. Come early to get a good seat; you don't want to miss it!
This event is open to the entire HMS community, Hospital Affiliates and their families.
Featured Film: "Forrest Gump"

Leading Effectively: What Does it Mean & What is the Evidence?
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 3:00-4:30pm
Where: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
Featured Speaker: Alice Sapienza, MBA, DBA, Professor Emerita, Simmons College School of Management
Workshop Description: This event is the second offering in our "Postdoc Leadership Development Series." Postdocs are a unique population in that they are sometimes asked to work under extraordinary circumstances not commonly found outside academia while also facing the prospect of leading a research staff of their own without systematic leadership training. This seminar focuses on leadership issues surrounding conducting research through others; understanding motivation; and the condition of being different. 

HMS Postdoc Forum
SPECIAL: Science Outreach: What it is, Why it is important, and How to get involved
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 5:00-6:15pm
Where: Goldenson 122
Paneilsts Include:
Ari Daniel Shapiro, PhD, Independent Reporter & Producer
Jessica Polka, PhD, HMS Postdoc & Organizer of Science Hack Day Boston
Sheila Nutt, EdD, Director of Educational Outreach, HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion & Community Partnership
The HMS Postdoc Forum is a postdoc-driven event series to promote interdisciplinary scienitific discussion. Postdocs will have the opportunity to: engage in stimulating interdisciplinary scientific discussions; initiate new collaborations; and network with their colleagues across different departments.

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
- Please note that all of the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

Career Discussion Hour
When: Thursday, June 13, 2013 | 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall, Room 100A, Modell Immunology Center
Join us to learn more about transitioning from academia to industry...
Featured Speaker: Greg Hoffman, PhD, Investigator II, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Becoming a Leader: Cultivating leadership skills for career advancement
When: Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Lauren Celano, Founder & CEO, Propel Careers
Workshop Description: This event is the first offering in our "Postdoc Leadership Development Series." This seminar focuses on how to cultivate leadership skills during a postdoctoral program and why this is an important skill to develop.  The seminar will discuss ways to build leadership skills through research activities as well as mentorship and training opportunities. Tangible examples will be provided regarding how to become involved with university organizations, academic groups, industry organizations, non-profit organizations, and networking groups to build leadership, management, presentation, communication, networking, and interpersonal skills.  Leadership ability is tremendously valuable as you build your career and is sought after by employers.   

Organizing Basics: From Concept to Application
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall, 100A, Modell Immunology Center
Featured Speaker: Nina Dickerman, Work/Life Program Manager, Longwood Campus
Workshop Description:
As summer approaches and academic life slows down, you have the time and opportunity to reorganize things left neglected.  This seminar will have you think about a realistic approach to organizing that best matches your style.  You will leave with a handful of strategies on how to organize your inbox, to-do list, and desk area. 

Career Discussion Hour
When: Friday, May 17, 2013 | 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Ballard Room, Countway Library
Join us to learn more about a career in business development...
Featured Speaker: Gaoping Xiao, PhD, Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Syd Labs Inc.
Dr. Gaoping Xiao is the co-founder and VP, business development of Syd Labs Inc. located in the greater Boston area. Syd Labs (www.sydlabs.com) helps Chinese founded companies distribute products and services for research, development, and production in academy and industry worldwide.

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.
Bring a copy of your CV for a quick critique by the OPF Director.

Afternoon Coffee, Culture, and Conversation
When: Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Ware Room, Countway Library
Workshop Description: Join us for a relaxed, social gathering designed to help strengthen the way scientists interact and understand each other. This event was established to celebrate our postdocs by discussing our cultural diversity in a fun and open forum. Attendees are encouraged to share their confusing, unusual, or interesting cultural observations as well as ask questions regarding vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation, and lexical nuance.

HMS Postdoc Forum
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Folin Wu Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Andrew Paek, PhD, Lahav Lab, Systems Biology, HMS
"It’s now or never: temporal restriction of cell death mediated by p53 dynamics"
The HMS Postdoc Forum is a postdoc-driven event series to promote interdisciplinary scienitific discussion. Postdocs will have the opportunity to: engage in stimulating interdisciplinary 
scientific discussions; initiate new collaborations; and network with their colleagues across different departments.

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: Ballard Room, Countway Library
- Please note that all of the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. The Postdoc orientation is an important opportunity for new postdocs to obtain the necessary resources they need for living and working in and around the HMS/HSDM community. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

Writing for Publication: Peer Editing Techniques
When: Monday, May 6, 2013 | 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall, 100A, Modell Immunology Center
Featured Speaker: Kathy Brenner, Writing Consultant, Harvard School of Public Health
Workshop Description:
This session will be interactive and participants will learn and implement peer editing techniques.  

LinkedIn for Networking, Career Building, and Job Search
When: Monday, April 29, 2013 | 4:00-5:30pm
Where: TMEC Walter Amphitheatre
Have a LinkedIn profile?
-Yes? That’s great! But is it helping you achieve your career goals?
-No? Then you NEED one, especially if you’ll be looking for jobs outside academia.
But it’s not just about the profile!!!
Come to this interactive workshop, led by LinkedIn guru, Sabrina Woods, to learn many strategies for making LinkedIn work for you! LinkedIn is an increasingly powerful tool for professional networking, exploring career options, and developing job leads. Join us for this hands-on and highly interactive session where you'll get to jump right in and start building your profile. Bring your laptop or tablet! Get the most out of this exceptional online resource and gain tips on connecting with other professionals, making contributions to group discussions, asking for informational interviews, and researching companies.

The Scientific Poster Process: Successfully Presenting Yourself & Your Research
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Armenise Amphitheatre
Panelists Include:
Kami Ahmad, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, HMS
Stephanie Mohr, PhD, Lecturer, Genetics, HMS
Beth Beighlie, Digital Imaging Coordinator, Information Technology, HMS
Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, PhD, Program Director, Faculty Affairs, HMS
Jim Gould, PhD, Director, Office for Postdoctoral Fellows, HMS
Workshop Description:
Come hear from our experienced panel of poster judges and scientists as they discuss:
- Best practices and common pitfalls of poster design and execution - 
- How to manage the poster process from layout to presentation -
- Tips, tricks, and advice on effectively communicating your research -

 Science Policy Careers Panel
-MORNING SESSION AT HMS-
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 10:00-11:30am
Where: TMEC 250
-AFTERNOON SESSION IN CAMBRIDGE-
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Dudley House Common Room, Lehman Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Panelists Include:
Sandeep Dayal, PhD, Health Science Policy Analyst, NIDDK, NIH
Kristina Krasnov, PhD, AAAS Diplomacy Fellow, U.S. Department of State
Joy Lee, PhD, Senior Associate, ICF International
Jeremy Richardson, PhD, Kendall Fellow in Clean Energy Innovation, Union of Concerned Scientists
Workshop Description:
We are pleased to invite Harvard graduate students and postdocs to the Science Policy Careers Panel for tips on preparing for and breaking into a career in science policy. Speakers in the areas of diplomacy, health, and environmental policy will be on hand to discuss their career path. This will be a lively discussion with PhD level scientists working within the government and non-profit sectors.

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.
Bring a copy of your CV for a quick critique by the OPF Director.

Improving the Next Generation of Manuscripts
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Featured Speaker: Eva Amsen, PhD, Outreach Director, F1000Research
Workshop Description:
More journals and research funders are requiring scientists to share or openly publish the raw data supporting the results of their papers – and for good reasons. Sharing data increases the reliability, reproducibility and re-usability of research. A new journal F1000Research takes this further by publishing all data supporting a paper, regardless of size, and integrating and visualizing those data in line with published papers.

Career Discussion Hour
When: Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Join us to learn more about a career bridging the academic-industry divide...
Speaker: Ann Schlesinger, PhD, Academia-Industry Liaison, Project Lead, Novartis

At the Helm: Managing Yourself and Your Lab
When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Armenise Amphitheatre
*Networking Reception to follow in the Modell Atrium
Featured Speaker: Kathy Barker, PhD, Author of "At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory" and "At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator"
Workshop Description:
As a principal investigator, the researcher is required to meet the demands of managing a project, a laboratory, lab personnel, and a wide range of administrative tasks. These demands can be stunning to the new P.I., and not only seem to interfere with doing creative science, but require skills and perspectives not usually taught during graduate school or postdoctoral training. However, the proactive P.I. can learn to plan and to organize, and create a lab culture that will define and support their science and values.

Big Data in the Life Sciences
When: Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 4:00-6:00pm
Where: NRB, Room 1031 (10th Floor)*, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
* Due to an overwhelming reponse to this event, we have moved the location of this event to the NRB, Room 1031.
Panelists Include:
Robert Hansaker, BS,  Senior Principal Software Engineer, Broad Institute
Zak Kohane, MD PhD, Director, i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside)
Ty Thomson, PhD, Senior Computational Biologist, Selventa
Julie Yoo, MBA, MS, Chief Product Officer, Kyruus
Workshop Description:
The Big Data revolution is here and now, and data analytics are changing the way scientists do basic and clinical research, and especially translational research. Come to this panel to learn more about the impact of Big Data in academia and the private sector, and about how you might engage with Big Data in your future career pursuits.

HMS Postdoc Forum SPECIAL: SCIENCE SLAM
When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Goldenson 122
The Postdoc Forum is hosting a Science Slam, a fast-paced short-form talk event. Bring a preliminary or half-baked idea, be prepared to sell it in five minutes or less with whatever visual aids you can muster, then we'll go to the crowd for questions, comments, and collaboration offers. Send us your name, department and a brief description and we'll put you in front of the podium; or come to watch, marvel, and brainstorm ideas for next time.

Postdoc Movie Night
When: Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 6:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Film: Zero Dark Thirty

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
- Please note that the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. The Postdoc orientation is an important opportunity for new postdocs to obtain the necessary resources they need for living and working in and around the HMS/HSDM community. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

Writing for Publication: The IMRaD Approach
When: Monday, March 25, 2013 | 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall, 100A, Modell Immunology Center
Featured Speaker: Kathy Brenner, Writing Consultant, Harvard School of Public Health
Workshop Description:
This session will be interactive and participants will leave with a better understanding of the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) approach to manuscript writing. Kathy will give a detailed overview of the IMRaD process, guide participants with annotating a paper, and participate in peer editing and synthesizing an abstract.

Postdoc Energy Crisis: Preventing Burnout by Restoring Balance
When: Friday, March 22, 2013 | 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall, 100A, Modell Immunology Center
Featured Speaker: Nina Dickerman, MS, Work/Life Program Manager, Harvard Longwood Campus
Workshop Description:
Since postdocs are part of the demographic most at-risk for burnout, it is important to develop the skills and tools to manage energy not just time. Nina Dickerman, MS, Work/Life Program Manager for the Harvard Longwood Campus, will present tips, tricks, and tools for a happier and more productive postdoc experience.

Career Discussion Hour
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 3:30-4:30pm
Where: NRB 350
Join us to learn more about a career in business & venture capital management in the life sciences...
Speaker: Jeffrey Moore, DPhil, MBA, Vice President, MP Healthcare Venture Management (MPH)
Jeff Moore is Vice President of MP Healthcare Venture Management (MPH).

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.

Scientific Storytelling: Pitch Your Research to the Public and Scientific Peers
When: Monday, March 11, 2013 | 3:00-5:00pm
Where: TMEC Walter Amphitheatre

Navigating Publication
When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Goldenson, Room 122
Featured Speaker: Sabbi Lall, PhD, Deputy Editor, Cell Reports
Workshop Description:
Sabbi Lall will give an informal presentation on managing publication of your research, providing insight on the role of the professional editor, some do's and don'ts for writing and submitting your paper and more generally on publication and advancing your career.

Crafting Your CV and Resume
When: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | 3:00-4:30pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Jim Gould, PhD, Director, Office for Postdoctoral Fellows, HMS
Workshop Description:
A CV/resume provides the first impression of a candidate to a potential employer. The content of your document should quickly grab the reader's interest, and the format must deliver information clearly and concisely. To make it even more challenging, you need to summarize the highlights of your career in just a few pages. This interactive workshop will cover the basics of crafting your CV and tips for tailoring your resume to specific job opportunities. Please bring a copy of your most recent CV or resume (or both).

Postdoc Movie Night
When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 6:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Film: Argo

Career Discussion Hour
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Join us to learn more about a career in academic and regulatory affairs...
Speaker: Keri Siggers, PhD, Regulatory Manager, bluebird bio

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.
Bring a copy of your CV for a quick critique by the OPF Director.

HMS Postdoc Forum
When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Folin Wu Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Sudhakaran Prabakaran, PhD, Gunawardena Lab, Systems Biology
“Post-translational modification codes: the basis for dynamic information processing”
The HMS Postdoc Forum is a postdoc-driven event series to promote interdisciplinary scienitific discussion. Postdocs will have the opportunity to: engage in stimulating interdisciplinary scientific discussions; initiate new collaborations; and network with their colleagues across different departments.

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
- Please note that the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. The Postdoc orientation is an important opportunity for new postdocs to obtain the necessary resources they need for living and working in and around the HMS/HSDM community. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

Writing for Publication in the Biomedical Sciences
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Featured Speaker: Kathy Brenner, Writing Consultant, Harvard School of Public Health
The session will be interactive and participants will leave with an expanded awareness and knowledge of what is expected in journal publication writing. Kathy will give an overview of the entire process and guide participants through authorship, choosing the appropriate journal, writing issues, IMRaD, peer review and finally, manuscript acceptance.

The Scientist’s Conundrum: CV, Resume, or Something In-Between
When: Monday, February 4, 2013 | 4:00-5:30pm
Where: TMEC, Room 209
This seminar is part of the Professional Development Series for Life Scientists: http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/gsas/professional-development.htm

Postdoc Movie Night
When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 6:00pm
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Film: Pitch Perfect 

Interview Skills
When: Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: TMEC 250
Featured Speaker: Scott Morgan, Director, The Morgan Group
This seminar is designed to help scientists make a strong impression during a job interview. The highly interactive session focuses on the ten most common questions and how to formulate the best responses. Additionally, the acquired techniques provide a basis for good communication for years to come.
Scott Morgan is the Director of The Morgan Group, a communication consultancy in Washington DC. For over 19 years, he has been teaching scientists at the NIH, the Mayo Clinic, Mt. Sinai, Merck, NASA, EPA, City of Hope Cancer Center and at several universities (Medical College of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, Ohio State, Nebraska, Texas A&M). He authored the book Speaking about Science (Cambridge University Press 2006) and provides media training and to a variety of research organizations.

HMS Postdoc Forum
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Folin Wu Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Yoshiharu Yamaichi, DMS, Waldor Lab, Channing Laboratory, BWH
“Vibriography: From Chromosome Dynamics to Polar Localization”
The HMS Postdoc Forum is a postdoc-driven event series to promote interdisciplinary scienitific discussion. Postdocs will have the opportunity to: engage in stimulating interdisciplinary scientific discussions; initiate new collaborations; and network with their colleagues across different departments.

Speaking About Science
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 2:00-4:00pm *Networking Reception to follow with light refreshments
Where: Cannon Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Scott Morgan, Director, The Morgan Group
Speaking about Science addresses the core elements of good scientific presentations. The interactive seminar focuses on refining nine structural components to ensure that any talk is clear, concise and engaging – no matter who may be in attendance. Topics include: identifying the focus and theme, creating effective visual aids, how to begin and end a talk, and how to make a talk relevant to a variety of listeners. There are several follow up opportunities offered as future support.

The Individual Development Plan: Strategically Navigate Your Scientific Career
When: Friday, January 18, 2013 | 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
Featured Speaker: Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD, Assistant Dean of Career & Professional Development, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Navigating toward your future can be daunting. Whether pursuing the tenure track or another career path, today’s scientist faces a competitive job market that rewards productivity in the lab, stellar communication skills, a strong professional network, and professional confidence. Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is one way to help you strategically work toward these goals. In September 2012, AAAS’s Science Careers launched myIDP, an online tool for helping you create an IDP. In this workshop, you will use the results from your myIDP self-­-assessments to (a) evaluate your career options, (b) customize your professional networking strategy to learn more about your top-­-choice careers, and (c) engage your mentors in career-­-related discussions. You will then learn practical strategies for how to set goals tailored to your own skills development and career advancement needs. Taught by myIDP co-­- author Cynthia Fuhrmann, this interactive workshop will propel you toward the next step along your career trajectory.
Dr. Fuhrmann recently transitioned to UMMS from University of California, San Francisco, where she founded the Preparing Future Faculty program and oversaw development of professional skills programs and resources for biomedical scientists.

Postdoc Coffee House
When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 9:30-11:00am
Where: Postdoc Office, Gordon Hall, Room 006
Stop by the Postdoc Office on the third Thursday of every month to enjoy fresh coffee and donuts and to learn more about the opportunities available for postdocs.
Bring a copy of your CV for a quick critique by the OPF Director.

HMS Postdoc Forum
When: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Folin Wu Room, Building C
Featured Speaker: Jonathan Lowery, PhD, Rosen Lab, HSDM
"Loss of BMPR2 leads to high bone mass due to increased osteoblast activity"
The HMS Postdoc Forum is a postdoc-driven event series to promote interdisciplinary scienitific discussion. Postdocs will have the opportunity to: engage in stimulating interdisciplinary scientific discussions; initiate new collaborations; and network with their colleagues across different departments.

New Postdoc Orientation
When: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 12:30-4:00pm
Where: Ware Room, Countway Library
- Please note that the information below pertains only to postdocs who are working in a QUAD department. The Postdoc orientation is an important opportunity for new postdocs to obtain the necessary resources they need for living and working in and around the HMS/HSDM community. Postdocs learn about the administrative systems at HMS/HSDM and Harvard, research offices and policies, and receive a broad overview and explanation of the many benefits of working at Harvard.

Experimental Design for Postdocs
Part One: History & Philosophy of Experimental Design
When: Monday, January 7, 2013 | 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Part Two: Data Gathering and Interpretation
When: Friday, January 11, 2013 | 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library
Featured Speaker: David Glass, MD, Executive Director, Muscle Diseases, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and Lecturer, Department of Cell Biology, HMS
Before generating publication quality data, researchers must focus on proper experimental design. In this two-part course, postdocs will be reintroduced to the concepts of asking when, how, and whether hypotheses or questions should be used to frame experiments, and how these frameworks may perturb experimental design and interpretation.Based on elements from Glass' book and Cell Biology Course entitled "Experimental Design for Biologists". Dr. David Glass is Executive Director, Muscle Diseases for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, and Lecturer in the Department of Cell Biology at HMS.