Category: Postdocs

GMS Summer Yoga – starting May 21

April 9th, 2012 in General News, Postdocs

Breathe Relax and Empower!

GMS Summer Yoga for Graduate Students and Postdocs 5/21, 6/11, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 (all sessions 5-6 p.m. in Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor, 72 East Concord St.)

A chance to learn about the beneficial effects of yoga on your mental and physical health. Sessions will include breathing exercises that reduce stress and poses that are adaptable to all skill levels. The class will conclude with a discussion about the physiologic effects of the practice and how these principles can be applied to everyday stressful situations. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Taught by an MD/PhD student who is a certified yoga teacher with more than 200 hours of training and who has an interest in how yoga can be used to prevent disease and heal illness. Please bring a mat if you own one. To register email

Transition from PhD Chemist to Filmmaker, April 5 Lecture

April 3rd, 2012 in Academics, General News, Postdocs, test

Chemist and filmmaker Valerie Weiss, PhD will be on the Medical Campus Thursday, April 5, from 2-3 p.m. in room L-112, BUSM Instructional Building, to talk about her film, Losing Control. She will discuss how she transitioned from a successful career in science to filmmaking. All students, faculty and staff are invited to this seminar. Dr. Weiss will show the film trailer and several clips from the film.

Losing Control, her first feature film, is a romantic comedy based on her experience in a Harvard University lab, filmed in Cambridge and Boston. It is being shown at the Kendall Square Cinema this Friday, April 6. She will be available at the screening for Q&A.

So take a break from studying or work, learn how she transitioned from science to film; how being a scientist prepared her well for her career as a filmmaker, a career in which she wears many hats, entrepreneur, creator, fundraiser, manager, promoter; and why she thinks science is a great springboard to many careers.

There is more information about the film at

For more information contact

Seminar: Negotiating Work and Life – May 22

April 1st, 2012 in General News, Postdocs

“I’m Surviving (Happily) My Career in Science – You Can Too!  The Kamens Ten Commandments of Work/Life Balance”

Description:  Figuring out how to juggle any career with the non-work part of life can be challenging but for a working scientist, there never seems to be a way to do it all.  The goal of this program is to offer some things to think about that could make a real difference in your success at work and in life.

Speaker:  Joanne Kamens, Ph.D., Executive Director, Addgene

Date:  Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time:  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Room L-109 A/B, 72 East Concord Street, BU School of Medicine Instructional Building

Registration Required:  Email

Lunch will be provided

Diverse Careers in Science: A Panel Discussion – June 4th from 4-6pm

March 30th, 2012 in Academics, General News, Postdocs

Join in a panel discussion and learn about the many diverse career paths of a Ph.D. in the biological sciences.  Panelists will share their background, experience, and career path; they will also share briefly their personal story, ideas, and what let them to diverse careers.

Date and Time:  Monday, June 4, 2012 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:  BU School of Medicine Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor

Open to GMS students and postdocs
Reception to follow

Teaching Opportunities for Students & Postdocs April 9

March 28th, 2012 in Academics, General News, Postdocs

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences (MET/BUSM program) present Teaching Opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.

Learn about opportunities to tutor, TA, and instruct undergraduate courses at BUSM.

Monday, April 9, 2011 12:00pm-1:00pm

L-109 ABC

Lunch will be provided

Contact Name: Gloria Vachino


Building Your Personal Brand: A Workshop for Postdocs

November 29th, 2011 in General News, Postdocs

Please join us on January 25th at 12:00 noon for a workshop presented by WEST’s Executive Director, Ilene Fischer. She will lead the program which she developed while working with management guru, Tom Peters.  This program is based on Mr. Peters’ work, “The Brand Called You.”


Title: Building Your Personal Brand

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Time: Noon – 1:50 P.M.

Location: Room L-112, 72 East Concord St.


Registration Required: Email:


Additional Information:   Supplementary material will be distributed   at the workshop.
In this program you will:

•Understand branding and its importance

•Create and define your personal brand

•Design a strategy that increases your distinction and inspired performance

•Discover what you want to be known for and how to express and be recognized for your talent at work

Abstract Deadline: 2/29 for BU’s Science and Engineering Day

November 29th, 2011 in Academics, Postdocs, Research, test

This symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Metcalf Hall at the George Sherman Union.  More information is available as well as the online abstract form.

Building Successful Research Teams: Preventing and Managing Conflict – November 2nd

September 11th, 2011 in Academics, General News, Postdocs

Building Successful Research Teams: Preventing and Managing Conflict

Understanding the factors that contribute to the successful functioning of a team is critical to anyone who leads or participates in collaborative science.

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Workshop 4-5:30pm.  Reception to follow.
BU Medical Campus, Room K-103

Questions?? Contact: Ms.  Kayleigh Klegraefe (617) 638-5138,

This workshop will explore strategies for building successful and dynamic research teams.

Discussion will consider:

  • Essential characteristics of a successful research team.
  • How to build and sustain successful research teams.
  • How to develop your own career in a team science context.
  • How to manage conflict constructively in a team science context.

Postdoc Appreciation Ice Cream Social Monday September 19th.

September 8th, 2011 in General News, Postdocs

Please join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Ice Cream Social  during Postdoc appreciation week on Monday, September 19 from 3-4:30.  Further information can be found here.

GMSSO Presents: The PhD Movie – October 20th

August 31st, 2011 in Academics, General News, Postdocs

On Thursday, October 20th at 5pm the GMSSO will sponsor a free showing of The PhD Movie.  The movie will be held in Hiebert Lounge.  Refreshments will be available.

For more information visit the GMSSO Homepage or email