Workshops and Courses

Postdoctoral Fellows

Below is a calendar of upcoming orientations, workshops, and courses for postdocs and research associates.  An email announcement with detailed information will be sent out approximately two weeks prior to each session, with a link to register through Eventbrite.  You may also register for upcoming sessions using the calendar on this page.

If you are unable to attend a workshop after registering, please be sure to cancel your registration.

The following workshops are available to view online:
Orientation

The following links are training resources provided by the NIH:
For Trainees Outside the NIH
Videocasts of the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) Events

Fall 2020 Workshops

October 2020

Biweekly Office Hours
October 27 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

Postdoc English Communications Course (Session 3 of 6)
offered by Debbie Mattina, ESL Instructor
October 27 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Writing Research Series (3 Parts) – REGISTER HERE (*Registration is for all 3 sessions and ends October 26)
Part 1: Introductions
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
October 29 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

November 2020

Biweekly Office Hours
November 10 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
November 24 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

Postdoc English Communications Course (Session 4 of 6)
offered by Debbie Mattina, ESL Instructor
November 3 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Planning career transitions and building skills and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic – REGISTER HERE
with Lauren Celano, Co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers
November 4 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
More Information

Writing Research Series (3 Parts)
Part 2: Methods and Results
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
November 5 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Building Resilience to manage Work and Job Search Stress – REGISTER HERE
with Sabrina Woods, Holistic Career Coach & LinkedIn Trainer
November 5 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
More Information

NIH K Proposal Writing Course (Session 3 of 5) – Application Required (Closed Course as of 9/4)
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
November 6 | 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Writing a Resume for Jobs Outside Academia – REGISTER HERE
presented by Sheila Krishnan, Director of Career Advancement
November 9 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Postdoc English Communications Course (Session 5 of 6)
offered by Debbie Mattina, ESL Instructor
November 10 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Writing Research Series (3 Parts)
Part 3: Discussions, Abstracts, and Titles
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
November 12 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Postdoc English Communications Course (Session 6 of 6)
offered by Debbie Mattina, ESL Instructor
November 17 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Writing Clearly and Concisely (Session 1 of 3)
Nouns: Topics and topic position; Stress position and flow
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
November 19 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tips to navigate a successful virtual interview process – REGISTER HERE
with Lauren Celano, Co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers
November 24 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
More Information

December 2020

Biweekly Office Hours
December 8 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom
December 22 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | via Zoom

Writing Clearly and Concisely (Session 2 of 3)
Verbs: Nominalizations; Voice (active-passive)
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
December 3 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Social Intelligence for Scientists – REGISTER HERE
with Sabrina Woods, Holistic Career Coach & LinkedIn Trainer
December 3 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
More Information

NIH K Proposal Writing Course (Session 4 of 5) – Application Required (Closed Course as of 9/4)
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
December 4 | 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Writing Clearly and Concisely (Session 3 of 3)
Combining sentences and using sentence connectors
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
December 10 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Spring 2021 Workshops

January 2021

NIH K Proposal Writing Course (Session 5 of 5) – Application Required (Closed Course as of 9/4)
with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
January 11 | 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Coming Workshops
NIH Grant Proposal Writing (2 Sessions)
–  Getting a K Career Development Award (2 Parts)
     Part 1: For everyone: Overview of NIH, structure, scoring, mentors
     Part 2: For likely writers: Applied review of Aims, Title, Candidate, and Abstract sections
Writing Job-Search Documents (2 Sessions)
–  CVs and Cover Letters (spring)
–  Teaching and Research Statements