The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs holds a number of events throughout the year for training, social connection, and development of postdoctoral scholars. Please view the calendar below for upcoming opportunities. Regularly occuring series include the Professional Development Series, Career Development Series, and Career Panels. Additionally, Scientific Writing Workshops are held on a number of dates during the academic year. Special events and other programs will cover a range of topics of interest to the postdoctoral community.
Career Panels- Career panels are offered throughout the year and typically feature 3-4 panelists invited to speak and answer questions about their career path and background. Beyond the Bench panels focus on careers outside academic research, while other panels provide information from those on an academic path.
Writing Workshops- The Office of Academic Affairs, in partnership with the KUMC Writing Consult Center, is offering a series of Scientific Writing Workshops exclusively for trainees, which includes postdoctoral scholars as well as residents, fellows, and graduate students.
Professional Development Series- Professional development events are offered throughout the year. These events focus on the "soft skills" that can make a great difference in a scholar's success in the workplace. Skills covered range from communications, to leadership, and beyond.
Career Development Series- Career development events are offered throughout the year. These events focus on skills needed for identifying and pursuing a scholar's career goals. Skills covered range from profesisonal networking, to personal branding, and beyond.
Every September, the University of Kansas Medical Center joins with the National Postdoctoral Association, and institutions across the country to celebrate National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week.
Other offices and groups on campus that offer events of interest to the postdoctoral community include:
The University Events Calendar is also a great resource for events across campus.