Workshops and Courses

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

Fall 2021 Workshops and Events

October 2021

Postdoc English Communications Course (6 Sessions)

offered by Debbie Mattina, ESL Instructor
Tuesdays, October 19 – November 23 | 9:30 – 11:00 AM

This 6-session course will focus on oral communication in both every day and professional contexts, and is intended for non-native English speakers.
*Attendance is expected at all sessions.

Time Management for Postdocs & Research Associates

featuring Tracy Costello, Coach4Postdocs
Tuesday, October 19 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.

This workshop will discuss strategies and resources for establishing priorities, managing focus, and managing time.

Building Career Connections: Informational Interviews

featuring Sabrina Woods, Holistic Career Coach & LinkedIn Trainer
Thursday, October 21 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
When it comes to building your career and landing a new position, you’ve probably heard how important it is to network. Informational interviewing helps to build connections, gain information, and uncover new career possibilities.
November 2021

Writing a Resume for Jobs Outside Academia

presented by Sheila Krishnan, Director of Career and Professional Development
Monday, November 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This interactive workshop will focus on crafting resumes for non-academic jobs.

Fall 2021 NIH K Grant Proposal Writing Course (CLOSED COURSE)

with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
Session 3 | Friday, November 5 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

*Application required to be considered for this course. Submission deadline is August 18, 2021. For more questions regarding the course, please contact mmaxfiel@hsph.harvard.edu.

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Justin Neiman, Ombudsperson for HMS/HSDM/HSPH
Tuesday, November 9 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Building Career Connections: Social Intelligence for Scientists

featuring Sabrina Woods, Holistic Career Coach & LinkedIn Trainer
Tuesday, November 16 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Through this session you will use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to enhance your internal and external communication and workplace effectiveness.
December 2021

Fall 2021 NIH K Grant Proposal Writing Course (CLOSED COURSE)

with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
Session 4 | Monday, December 13 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

*Application required to be considered for this course. Submission deadline is August 18, 2021. For more questions regarding the course, please contact mmaxfiel@hsph.harvard.edu.

January 2022

Fall 2021 NIH K Grant Proposal Writing Course (CLOSED COURSE)

with Donald Halstead, Lecturer on Epidemiology and Director of Writing Programs
Session 5 | Tuesday, January 18 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

*Application required to be considered for this course. Submission deadline is August 18, 2021. For more questions regarding the course, please contact mmaxfiel@hsph.harvard.edu.

Coming Spring Workshops
– NIH Spring K Grant Proposal Writing Course
– Writing Clearly and Concisely: Revising your work and clarifying your thinking (4 Parts)
– Writing Academic Job Application Documents (2 Parts)
– K Writing Series (2 Parts)
– Postdoc English Communications Course
– Research Laboratory 101: Setting Up and Managing Your Lab
– Designing a Course That Helps Students Learn
– NIH Overview and Peer Review System
Exploring Career Options Series
         Exploring Career Options Outside Academia: Transitioning to Industry
         Exploring Career Options Outside Academia: Entrepreneurship