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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2017 - 2018

Mass General Postdoc Association

Industry Careers Coffee Hour With MGH Post Doc Alumni
Sponsored by the MGPA ICE Club
Date: November 1, 2017
A networking coffee hour to meet MGH post doc alums currently working in industry. Current postdocs were able to: network with biotech industry professionals who are MGH alumni as well as meet current postdocs who share their interest in industry careers.

 

Graduate Student Division Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: October 25, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar focused on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and provided an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role. Participants learned about: research and non-research career paths such as consulting, product, development, etc.; numerous opportunities in non-profit and for-profit organizations; and transferable skills, their importance and how to highlight them for specific roles.

 

Post Doctoral Division: Career Advancement Series

Tips and Tools for Career Development
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 24, 2017
Facilitators: Ann Skoczenski, PhD, ORCD Senior Program Manager
   Jenn Walker, MA, PDD Program Manager
This was a workshop to learn more about popular tools for career exploration and professional development including the Academic Career Readiness Assessment, the Individual Development Plan and the Annual Career Planning Form.It covered how to use these tools to maximize options, develop skills, identify transferable skills and prepare for next move with confidence.

 

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Responsible Authorship: Guidelines and Expectations
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: October 16, 2017
Facilitator: Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS;
  Program Director, Gastroenterology Training Program, MGH; Chief, Clinical
  and Translational Epidemiology Unit; and the Stuart and Suzanne Steele
  MGH Research Scholar
This seminar provided answers and a discussion forum for topics related to manuscript authorship, including: formal guidelines; grey areas in authorship decisions; evolution of author groups; and dispute resolution.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here for HMS Authorship Guidelines
Click here for ICMJE Guidelines

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 13, 2017
This session provided new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Post Doctoral Division: Career Advancement Series

Tips and Tools for Career Development
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: October 11, 2017
An interactive workshop to learn more about popular tools for career exploration and professional development including the Academic Career Readiness Assessment, the Individual Development Plan and the Annual Career Planning Form. It covered how to use these tools to maximize options, develop skills, identify transferable skills and prepare for next move with confidence.

Postdoc Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Research Fellow Orientation Lunch
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 29, 2017
This session provided new MGH Research Fellows an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD), the Post Doctoral Division (PDD), and the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).

Mass General Postdoc Association

Green Card Info Session
Sponsored by the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: September 28, 2017
Lawyers: Madeline Cronin, Eoin Reilly and Prasant Desai from IANDOLI DESAI & CRONIN P.C.
A session for research Fellows from foreign countries with a visa to learn more from expert lawyers about the USA permanent resident application requirements and process.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by the Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 19, 2017
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Post Doctoral Division (PDD) would like to acknowledge MGH Research Fellows for your scientific contributions to the MGH research enterprise. The world-class research carried out at MGH would not be possible without the dedication and your hard work. The PDD invites you to a Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social for ice cream, socializing, and raffles to thank you for your hard work.

Faculty and Postdoc Development Seminar: Management Series

Lab Management: Building Your Lab Team
Sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development
Date: September 18, 2017
Panelists: Dennis Brown, PhD, Professor of Medicine, HMS and Director,
   Office for Research Career Development, MGH
 Tal Kenet, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, HMS
 Timothy P. Padera, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, HMS
 Allison K. Robinson, Senior Staffing Specialist, MGH Human Resources
This panel discussion was designed for early career faculty and focused on the process of hiring and leading laboratory staff. Topics covered included: deciding who to hire first a postdoc or a research assistant, interviewing and hiring advice from HR, and motivating a team and setting expectations. The panel included two MGH PI's who have gone through the process of building their own lab, a HR staff specialist, and a faculty leader and senior PI.
Click here to view Dr. Dennis Brown's slides
Click here to view Allison Robinson's slides
Click here to view the 'How to Organize Your Lab' Handout
Click here to view the 'Legal ABC's' Handout

Faculty Development Seminar: Networking Series

Welcome to Boston! An Overview of the Life Sciences Ecosystem
Co-sponsored by Graduate Student Division and Post Doctoral Division
Date: September 14, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar provided an overview of the various professional associations, groups, and other organizations that are active in the Boston area life sciences ecosystem. It highlighted some of the various networking events, conferences, and meetings happening in the Boston area as well as other resources to be aware of to learn more about the life sciences area and even potentially connect with people to learn about specific career paths. "Welcome to Boston" also covered news sources and websites useful to gain information about specific research areas and/or industry trends related to different areas of the life sciences sector.

Graduate Student Division Networking Series:

FALL KICK-OFF" Graduate Student Back to School Social
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division Date: September 7, 2017
A welcome back "FALL KICK-OFF" graduate student back to school ice cream social and networking event for MGH Graduate students with ice cream, prizes, and more.

Graduate Student DivisionPost Doctoral Division Center for Faculty Development Office for Women's Careers Office for Research Career Development