Work/Life Balance

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.

Short Course – Navigating the Corporate Environment

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The Sackler School has opened registration for their next short course, focused on preparing individuals for industry. If you’re heading to industry, register soon — seats are limited.


We are pleased and proud to announce a new short course “NAVIGATING THE CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT”. This course continues our series of courses and seminars designed to educate and train students and postdocs toward career excellence in academia and across the biomedical workforce. This course will provide an introductory understanding of working in biotech, pharma and research organizations.

This course will combine lecture and interactive activities from a Northeastern University Business faculty with discussions with alumni and others from a variety of companies.  Topics will include managing people, understand culture, working in groups, teamwork, organizational structure, company overviews, the market and associated peers, roles within an organization and how to be successful in a corporate environment.

This course will consist of five 2-hour sessions on Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 pm, starting on Thursday, March 1.  Subsequent sessions will be on March 8, 15, 22 and 29.  Attendance at all five sessions is mandatory as are pre -and post-course surveys and a $20.00 course fee. The class size is limited to 30, and will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

Please note this is a not-for-credit course.  A light dinner will be served for each seminar!

Register for this event, now!

Sign up for your employee dental insurance by August 1!

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Tufts University is pleased to announce that payment for the voluntary dental plan will now be processed by payroll deduction making is a more affordable option for dental insurance for Tufts University postdoctoral scholars! 


This insurance is voluntary and consists of the Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier Plan.  Please enroll by August 1 to be eligible for dental insurance between September 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Effective September 1, 2017 Tufts Support Services (TSS) will handle the administration and billing of the voluntary Delta Dental Plan.
The voluntary Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier Plan that is offered will run on the calendar year starting January 1, 2018. Information will be emailed to you in November 2017 on how to enroll and information regarding the new policy year, January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. 
Questions regarding plan benefits should be directed to Delta Dental at 800-872-0500 or www.deltadentalma.com . When selecting a dentist, please make sure to select in the Delta Dental PPO network,http://wsprod.deltadental.com/DentistSearch/MassachusettsDentistSearchController.ccl.

For enrollment questions, please contact Gianna Vroom, Director of Student Advisory & Health Administration Office at Gianna.Vroom(at)tufts.edu 


Work/Life Resources @ Tufts

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The AS&E Committee on Work/Life Balance have compiled a list of resources for Postdocs related to work/life! See below for resources on pregnancy during a postdoc, childcare, lactation rooms, health and wellness and relevant contacts!

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Managing your personal finances with Jennifer Blank from Ameriprise

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We were joined by Jennifer Blank, financial adviser from Ameriprise Financial on how best to manage your personal finances:

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