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It’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

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Check out all of the exciting events coming to campus this week.

Mental Health Seminar + Yoga and Bubble Tea

Wednesday – September 18

Learn about the mental health resources available at Tufts University. Follow this up with bubble tea and a relaxing yoga session while overlooking the Boston skyline! Register here.

CV Building Workshop with Scismic

Thursday – September 19

Learn valuable tips on how to strengthen your CV for industry and find out about the resources that Scismic offers for postdocs on the market for an industry position in the Boston area! Food will be provided. Register here.

Thirsty Thursday

Thursday – September 19

Come enjoy a casual social hour after work with your fellow postdocs at Abigail’s Restaurant.  Someone from the PDA will be there with a sign.  Come on out and grab a drink or just to hang out! PDA will provide appetizers.

Annual Tufts Postdoc BBQ

Friday – September 20

Let’s finish out celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week with our annual postdoc BBQ Party!  Join your fellow postdocs at a beautiful venue with a gorgeous view of the Boston skyline, while you eat delicious BBQ food and mingle.  Vegetarian options are available.  Families are welcome!

Sign up here! For this postdocs on the Boston campus, if you need transportation to Medford, please fill out this form.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is Coming!

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The Tufts PDA has some exciting events coming up to celebrate and recognize the important contributions that postdocs make in their fields! Here is an overview of the fun things we have planned. Check back here for more info next week and stay tuned to our newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

Kayaking on the Charles River – Kendall Square

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Come join other postdocs and enjoy the Charles River! Single kayaks, double kayaks, and canoes will be available. Please register in advance:

tuftspostdockayaking.eventbrite.com

Self-Nominations for Tufts PDA Board is Open!

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Dear Postdocs,

Develop leadership, communication and organizational skills within the PDA!

Are you interested in joining the Tufts PDA Board and its committees? We’re looking for postdocs to take on a variety of leadership and committee member roles in the PDA with the overall goal of improving the postdoctoral experience across the Tufts campuses.

Available roles include Career Development, Postdoc Advocacy, Communication and Outreach/Social.

Now is the time to nominate yourself for a position in our new Board:

http://bit.ly/PDAnominate

Nominations will close on 6/30/18 and the new board will be determined in consultation with the nominees. The new board will then be announced and have their first meeting in early July!

-The Tufts PDA Board

TuftsNow SciComm Internship – Accepting applications now through May 28th

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Regardless of which career trajectory you end up taking, being able to communicate ideas clearly to a broad audience is a crucial skill for success. The Tufts Postdoctoral Association has partnered with TuftsNow, the one-stop site for Tufts news, social media, events, videos, photography and more, to offer a science communication (SciComm) internship to dedicated PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers. The internship lasts 1 year (June – May), and interns will work closely with TuftsNow editors to publish 2-3 science- or research-related stories through TuftsNow per semester. This is a great chance to learn the technical details of writing and publishing and build your resume!

This past year’s SciComm Intern was postdoctoral scholar Dr. Erin Lewis, who is currently working in the Nutritional Immunology Lab at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA). Lewis published four different articles with TuftsNow. Her first two articles were based off press releases on Tufts research and translated for the general public on the TuftsNow website. She then moved on to developing stories from her own research and from recently released primary research articles from Tufts scientists. Two of her articles were published in print in Tufts Nutrition, a twice yearly magazine of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the HNRCA. In addition to receiving feedback on her writing, she was trained in topic identification and interview skills and gained valuable insight into how the editorial process works. When asked to reflect on her time working with TuftsNow, Lewis said, “this was a unique opportunity to learn from experienced editors and gain confidence in translating challenging technical science pieces for the lay public.”

Time commitment varies from 4-8 hours per month. Applications are due Monday, May 28th. Please click here to download an application, or email Lauren Crowe at lauren [dot] crowe [at] tufts [dot] edu for more information.