2014 Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium

By Jeremy Love (HEP), Postdoctoral Researcher

The Postdoctoral Society of Argonne (PSA) presents the 7th Annual Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Building 240 TCS Conference Center.

This impressive event highlights research performed exclusively by Argonne postdoctoral researchers. It provides the postdoctoral community a unique opportunity to present the collective body of postdoc work to the laboratory, private and public industry, research institutions and academia. This provides postdoctoral researchers the means to engage directly with interested parties in their research and develop lasting collaborations.

Each year the PSA holds the Research and Career Symposium specifically to further the research, career and professional goals of the Argonne postdoctoral community. This year the PSA has the goal to raise the visibility of each and every postdoc’s research by showcasing current research in a lunch-time poster session in the Bistro 213 Cafeteria.

This high-visibility forum will give all postdocs the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and to present and discuss their research with the whole scientific, engineering and research community of Argonne and the industry, institutional and academia representatives in attendance. Judges will review the posters for an awards ceremony held during the evening reception with Argonne Director Peter B. Littlewood.

New to the Symposium this year is a special keynote address by Nanoscientist Seth Darling (CNM) which will focus on his cross discipline research into solar energy. Darling will discuss the critical role of young postdoctoral researchers in the process of innovation, research and discovery. Another new addition is the Associate Laboratory Director Invited Talks which will be delivered by postdocs highlighting the research of their respective directorates.

Opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration, networking and career advancement will be presented in several engaging venues. Educational Programs and Outreach Manager Meridith Bruozas will offer an engaging seminar on skills for effective and targeted networking. Panels with Argonne Postdoctoral alumni who have moved to industry and academia will provide postdocs with the opportunity to directly ask questions and learn from the experience of those who have made these important transitions.

Private and public industry, research institutions and academia will be on hand to discuss current and future positions for postdoctoral researchers. Postdocs should bring several copies of current resume and curriculum vitae for review and discussion.

We encourage all postdocs and staff to come as attendees, stop by the poster session, and come to the networking reception. For more information visit the Postdoctoral Blog.

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