Category Archives: Career Corner

Feature articles on postdocs, career development and advancement

Faculty Mentor-in-Residence Event

Ever wonder what the faculty interview is like? What kind of questions does the search committee ask? How does one prepare? How should one respond to that random question that no one prepares for? The next Faculty Mentor-in-Residence event will … Read More »

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Preempting Poster Disasters–Tips for Designing Winning Posters!

  Poster Presentation Slides Part 1–Content Poster Presentation Slides Part 2–Design   Are you tired of your supervisor telling you to redo your poster? Want to avoid text overload but don’t know where to start? Are you caught in the … Read More »

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Faculty Mentor-in-Residence

The academic application season is upon us and many of you may have questions about the process, how and where to start, or what the faculty career path entails. To help answer these questions and help you grow your network, … Read More »

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NPA Annual Meeting an Opportunity to Learn, Network

On March 13-15th, two Argonne Postdocs who are active in the PSA attended the 13th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association, along with Postdoctoral Program Lead, Tina Henne. The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for postdocs and program administrators from across … Read More »

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Career Corner: 2014 National Postdoctoral Association Meeting

Bachir Aoun (XSD), a postdoctoral physicist, attended the 2014 National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) meeting as a representative of Argonne for the Midwest Postdoctoral Forum (MWPDF), a collaborative platform for postdocs who are in the Midwest. More than 320 postdoctoral scholars, … Read More »

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Career Corner: Mid-West Postdoctoral Forum (MWPDF)

By Diego Fazi (CSE), Solar Conversion Group Collaboration and new ideas come in many forms. Diego Fazi recently attended the 2013 National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) conference in Charlotte, South Carolina, when such an opportunity presented itself. While at the conference he … Read More »

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Career Corner with Sunshine Silver and Erin Iski

Postdocs Sunshine Silver and Erin Iski recently attend a workshop entitled “Postdoc to Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Professor” at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. The workshop was geared to preparing postdocs for navigating the application and interviewing process for academic … Read More »

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Career Corner: Yuki Hamada

Yuki Hamada (EVS), a second-year postdoc at Argonne and a geospatial scientist, recently initiated the Manuscript Development and Review Group (MDRG) in the Environmental Science (EVS) Division. The aim of this innovative group is to create an encouraging environment for … Read More »

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Career Corner with Maxim Nikiforov

After the 2011 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting Maxim Nikiforov, a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), was speaking with his mentor Daniel Lopez (CNM). He talked about the new ideas, which had arisen after … Read More »

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Career Corner with Sarah O’Brien

Postdoctoral researcher Sarah O’Brien recently was awarded a highly competitive Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) grant. This prestigious award is part of a program authorized by the Department of Energy (DOE) that allows national laboratories to invest in cutting-edge exploratory … Read More »

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