Postdoctoral Professional Development Events

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is organizing the following professional and career development events for postdocs and assistant research professors.


February 26, 2021

12pm to 1:15 p.m.

Developing Resiliency in Your Career

Resiliency, managing rejection (especially in a virtual world), and the intersection of career and mental health will be included in a  webinar presented by Lauren Lyon, Career Engagement Educator for Graduate Students at University of California, Irvine.  Postdocs and Assistant Research Professors will understand how to develop lifelong resiliency; and take action steps now as they navigate their careers/job search. Further details and registration at

Friday, March 5, 2021

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Individual Development Plan

Learn about the various online tools for IDP and participate in a workshop to identify your strengths, interest and values and set SMART goals.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to present three webinars on Career Exploration and Preparation for non-academic careers in March presented by Lauren Celano, CEO and co-founder of Propel Careers. Lauren is a sought after speaker at many conferences, meetings and higher education, research organizations. Below are the dates and topics, and you can find further details and registration at

March 11, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30p.m.

Overview of Career Paths for Ph.D. scientists

March 12, 2021 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Building an effective Job Search

March 19, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tips to navigate a successful virtual interview process

Postdocs, faculty members and administrators  interested in  postdoctoral educational plans, mentoring plans for grants, support letters or further details of the workshops and seminars in the past years can contact Pallavi Eswara, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, E-mail: