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  • Postbac Lecture: The Big Picture
    Description: What will the world of science be like ten years from now when you are setting up your own lab? What will the hot issues in science be, and how should you prepare?
    Speaker: Michael Gottesman, MD, Deputy Director for Intramural Research
    Date/Time/Location: January 13 (Tuesday), 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Building 1, Wilson Hall (third floor)
    Please register in advance.

  • Workshop: Evaluating Positions and Negotiating Job Offers (This is the fifth session in the Academic Job Search track.)
    Description: You’ve got the job offer! Now what do you do? In this workshop, learn what you should consider when beginning negotiations. Also, learn the types of package details you can negotiate from a Dean's perspective. Topics include:
    • Should you pursue this offer?
    • What to look for when evaluating offers
    • Potential issues for discussion/negotiation
    • Verbal/written offers
    Speaker: Joann Boughman, PhD, Executive Director, American Society of Human Genetics and former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Date/Time/Location: January 13 (Tuesday), 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Building 1, Wilson Hall
    Please register in advance.

  • Workshop: Getting a Job with the Federal Government
    Description: Are you interested in working for the federal government after completing your training at the NIH? If so, this seminar is for you! Come learn strategies on how to prepare your applications and make them stand out. This seminar will discuss how to establish timelines when applying for government jobs. Attendees will also gain insight on developing KSAs and resumes as well as receive tips on navigating the USAJOBS Web site. This event is ponsored by FelCom.
    Speaker: Alesia Booth, HR Systems, Analytics & Information Division, Office of Human Resources, NIH; Michelle Lipinski, Client Services Division, Office of Human Resources, NIH
    Date/Time/Location: January 15 (Thursday), 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater
    Please register in advance.

  • Workshop: Job Talks for Industry (This is the fourth session in the Industry Career Track.)
    Description: This workshop will consider how to structure a job talk for an industry audience. The ideal presentation will differ in several important respects from an academic science talk.
    Speaker: William T. Schrader, PhD, Deputy Scientific Director, NIEHS
    Date/Time/Location: January 29 (Friday), 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Building 1, Wilson Hall (3rd Floor)
    Please register in advance.

  • Workshop: Scientists Teaching Science
    Description: Are you interested in learning the basics of successful teaching? Are you considering a career in education?

    If you answered yes to either of these questions you should sign up for the OITE workshop, "Scientists Teaching Science: An Introduction to Best Practices in Science Education." The workshop will provide a basic introduction for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in understanding the basics of learning styles, teaching philosophies, and course development. This workshop is a prerequisite for admission to the in-depth pedagogy course the OITE will also offer.

    Speaker: Barbara Houtz, a nationally-recognized teacher with over 13 years' experience in training teachers
    Date/Time/Location: All sessions for winter 2008 have been filled. Watch for new sessions in spring 2009.

  • Career Advancement Toolkit Workshops
    The OITE has planned a variety of workshops for current trainees to prepare them for their career path. Intensive workshops in three areas are planned over the 2008-2009 academic year. The Career Advancement Toolkit consists of three tracks:
    1. Career Decisions 101
    2. Academic Job Search
    3. Industry Job Search
    Please read about all three and register for the one(s) that will best meet your needs.

  • Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students
    Just arrived at the NIH? Wondering how to make the most of your time here? Want to set goals and establish expectations with your mentor? Trying to figure out how to navigate NIH resources? Interested in becoming a part of the NIH trainee community?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join the OITE staff and other trainees at Orientation. We will discuss getting to know the NIH, skills for success, career and professional development opportunities, and more.

    Orientations run year-round on the first Tuesday of every month from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

    Register for the next orientation.

  • Writing Workshops
    The OITE has planned a variety of writing workshops for current trainees. Please read about all three and register for the one(s) that will best meet your needs.

  • Recurrent Event: Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS)
    Description: The WALS is intended to keep you abreast of cutting-edge research from beyond the gates of the NIH. For the 2008-2009 lecture series, your intramural colleagues nominated nearly 150 well-regarded researchers for only 42 slots.
    Date/Time/Location: Wednesdays, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Masur Auditorium, Building 10, unless otherwise noted.
    Postdoctoral and Visiting Fellows, Clinical Fellows, and Graduate Students are invited to join the WALS speaker for lunch at noon in Room 2W15, Building 2. Check the WALS schedule and register for lunch.

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