Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates
Below is a list of upcoming office hours, workshops, and courses for postdocs and research associates. An email announcement with detailed information will be sent out prior to each event, with a link to register through Eventbrite. You may also register for most upcoming sessions using this page. You MUST be a Harvard Chan School (or Harvard-affiliated) postdoctoral fellow or research associate to register.
The following links are training resources provided by the NIH:
Virtual Activities For Trainees Outside the NIH
Videocasts of the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) Events
Spring 2022 Workshops and Events
JANUARY OFFICE HOURS
January 25 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
Wednesday, January 26 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Description: This interactive workshop unpacks the IDP framework while helping postdocs to prepare a working draft of the IDP that addresses research, professional progress, and implementation.
Thursdays, January 27 – February 17 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Part 1: Actors and Action (January 27)
Part 2: Voice and Flow (February 3)
Part 3: Sentence Connectors and Concision (February 10)
Part 4: Combining Sentences (February 17)
*OPTIONAL* Part 5: Assessment (February 24)
Description: This 4-session course will examine core principles for revising drafts so that you can express your thoughts clearly and concisely. Each session will include lecture, discussion, and exercises.
This course will hold an optional 5th session, at which participants will apply the information and principles they have learned throughout the course.
*Attendance is expected at sessions 1-4.
FEBRUARY OFFICE HOURS
February 8 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
February 22 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
Thursdays, February 3 to April 7 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Description: This course of 10 classes, led by Marcia Triunfol, CEO of Publicase International, will provide participants an objective and straightforward technique to help them to craft their scientific papers quickly and efficiently. The technique learned during this course can be applied to grant writing and other documents.
Note: The focus of this workshop, which is targeted to postdocs in the Biological and Biomedical fields, is not on improving language or writing skills per se, but streamlining the process of crafting a scientific paper.
Classes will be virtual and interactive. In addition to the lectures, participants are expected to take quizzes and complete assignments. PDF copies of all classes will be available.
Tuesday, February 8 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Description: Get prepared for negotiation conversations and receive tips to navigate this sometimes daunting step of the hiring process.
MARCH OFFICE HOURS
March 8 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
March 22 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
APRIL OFFICE HOURS
April 5 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
April 19 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
Designing a Course That Helps Students Learn - Course Development Workshop
Monday, April 4 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Description: This workshop will introduce attendees to backwards course design as an approach to improve student achievement of specific, measurable learning objectives aligned to their course goals.
Rethinking Impostor Syndrome
Tuesday, April 12 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM
MAY OFFICE HOURS
May 3 | 10:30-11:30 AM | via Zoom
May 17 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
May 31 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
NIH Overview and Peer-Review System
Tuesday, May 3 | 1:00-2:30 PM
Description: This session will provide an overview of the NIH, its organizational structure, the Center for Scientific Research, and the process of grant review.
JUNE OFFICE HOURS
June 14 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
June 28 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
Writing Academic Job Application Documents: A two-part workshop
Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3
Part 1: CVs and Cover Letters (June 2)
Part 2: Teaching and Research Statements (June 3)
Description: This two-part, interactive workshop will focus on the structures and arguments embedded in academic job application materials.
*Attendance at all sessions is required.
Getting a K Development Award (2 Parts)
Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Part 1: Overview of NIH and K structure, scoring, mentors, and funding and success rates (June 9)
Part 2: Peer review of Specific Aims section (June 10)
Description: This two-part workshop will examine key components of the K series of Career Development Awards.
*Attendance is required at both sessions.
JULY OFFICE HOURS
July 12 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom
July 26 | 1:00-2:00 PM | via Zoom