2013 October 18
 
               
 

The Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) at MGH is a branch of the Center for
Faculty Development (CFD) and was created to facilitate the career advancement of
research faculty and fellows.

  
  WHAT'S
  HAPPENING

  MGPA Monthly
  Planning
  Committee
  Meeting

  MGPA Post-doc
  Pub Night

  Marketing for
  Scientists

  Do you need RCR
  credit?

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  Postdoctoral Career
  Exploration Day

  Future in Life Sciences
  (FILS) Series

 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING

From ORCD Offices

1. MGPA Monthly Planning Committee meeting on Oct 23-
    Presented by The Mass General Postdoc Association

The Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA), with the support of the ORCD, offers career development, networking and social events specifically tailored for postdoctoral research fellows. All MGH postdocs are welcome to join the MGPA. Attend this meeting to help plan upcoming events and share your ideas for future events and initiatives. Active planning committee members are eligible for elected positions on the MGPA board.

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location: CNY, Building 114, Conference room A

Please email mgpa@partners.org or visit https://www2.massgeneral.org/mgpa for more information or to RSVP.

2. MGPA Post-doc Pub Night on Oct 25-
    Presented by The Mass General Postdoc Association

Postdocs are invited for a night of fun and networking at The Tip Tap Room in Boston. Spouses and friends are welcome!

Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
Time: 6 to 8pm
Location: The Tip Tap Room, 138 Cambridge St., Boston, MA

Please email mgpa@partners.org or visit https://www2.massgeneral.org/mgpa for more information or to RSVP.

3. Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times on Oct 30 & 31-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This two-part workshop will teach you how to use techniques from the business world to build your science career. Participants will learn "how to get their ideas across vividly while maintaining their integrity and building the outstanding reputations they need." (www.marketingforscientists.com)

Facilitator: Marc J. Kuchner, PhD, Astrophysicist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration                      Author, "Marketing for Scientists," Island Press, 2012

Part I. Modern Marketing For Scientists
     •  How can you sell your science?
     •  What’s better than an elevator speech?
     •  How can branding advance your science career?

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30pm
Location provided upon registration.

Part II. Proposals, Papers and Presentations
     •  Three kinds of figures every scientist needs
     •  Four kinds of proposals not to write
     •  The Star Wars formula for a colloquium talk

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register for either or both of these talks by Wed, Oct 23.

4. Do you need RCR credit?-
    Responsible Conduct of Research Series

These upcoming seminars each provide one hour of Responsible Conduct of Research credit.

Marketing for Scientists Part I: Modern Marketing for Scientists
Facilitator: Marc J. Kuchner, PhD, Astrophysicist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration                      Author, "Marketing for Scientists," Island Press, 2012
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location provided upon registration.
Please click here to register.

Responsible Conduct of Research: Data Integrity
Facilitator: Dara Manoach, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: noon to 1pm
Location provided upon registration.
Please click here to register.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


1. Interested in Neuroscience Industry careers?
    Pfizer Neuroscience Career Exploration Day on Nov 7-

    Presented by Pfizer Neuroscience and MassBioEd

The Pfizer neuroscience team, in partnership with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation “MassBioEd”, will host a career opportunities meeting for postdocs that have specific research interest in molecular/cellular biology, protein biochemistry and structure, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, imaging, neurochemistry, systems neuroscience, computational biology, animal models of disease, neurogenetics, synapse biology, and behavioral/cognitive neuroscience. If you have a demonstrated track record in basic or translational neuroscience and an interest in exploring career opportunities within an academic-style industry setting please register for this event.

Pfizer Hosts: Mike Ehlers, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of the Neuroscience     Research Unit
Rita Balice-Gordon, Vice-President and Head of Integrative Neuroscience and Circuitry in the     Neuroscience Research Unit

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 9 to 11am
Location: Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information.

2. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: Finance, Legal, Operations Career Paths on Nov 12-
    Presented by Propel Careers and MassBioEd

Futures in Life Sciences events are tailored for graduate students, postdocs and medical residents and discuss exciting career paths in the life sciences industry in various functional areas.

Dates: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information.

 

Office Phone #s:

  ORCD Main:
    617.643.1606
  CFD:
    617.724.0818
  OCC:
    617.724.1382
  OWC:
    617.724.5229
  Fax:
    617.726.0568