February 21, 2023


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Learn About Professional Development Resources, Benefits, and the UF Postdoc Association at Postdoc Orientation on Feb. 22nd

Postdoc Orientation is offered the last Wednesday of every month via Zoom and is here to help you make the most of your postdoc experience at UF. You do not have to be a new postdoc to join an orientation session. Everyone is welcome!
The next session is, Tomorrow Feb. 22nd, 2:30-4:30pm ET

Objectives of Orientation:
  • Become familiar with resources available to you across campus
  • Learn about policies relevant to postdocs
  • Learn about your UF benefits & meet with UF benefits counselors
  • Begin drafting or refine your professional development plan
  • Meet fellow postdocs and the UF Postdoc Association

NIH Wants to Hear From You on Challenges Faced by the Postdoctoral Community - Replies Due April 14th

Request for Information: Re-envisioning U.S. Postdoctoral Research Training and Career Progression within the Biomedical Research Enterprise

NIH is seeking input from the community about challenges faced by the postdoctoral community. An NIH Advisory Committee to the Director Working Group has posted a Request for Information where you can share your insights on issues affecting postdocs. Your responses will be used to help develop recommendations to the NIH Director. Please consider responding to the RFI, which closes on April 14, 2023.

Serve as a Judge for the UF Graduate Student Mentoring Award, Honoring Graduate Students that Serve as Mentors

The Graduate School is seeking postdocs to serve as judges in the annual Graduate Student Mentoring Award selection process. This prestigious recognition honors graduate students who engaged in mentoring of undergraduate students, in a K-12 classroom setting, or even peer to peer interactions. For more information visit the graduate mentoring awards website and to register as a Judge, please fill out this brief form

UF Scripps Research Fest Features Postdocs - Abstracts Due March 24th

The Society of Research Fellows (SRF) at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute is organizing Research Fest for May 19, 2023.
This year's Research Fest will be a wonderful opportunity for the postdocs at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute, MPFI, FAU and UF (Gainesville), to showcase their research efforts and network with peers with overlapping interests. This event will include poster and oral presentations, distinguished lecture seminar and vendor showcase. Registration is free to all
We invite the postdocs to submit their abstracts for poster/oral presentations. This event is primarily for postdocs, but graduate students are also encouraged to apply. Abstracts for both talks and posters should not be longer than 250 words. Abstracts will be due on March 24 at 11:59 PM. The time limit for the oral presentations is 15 minutes, and a diverse representation of labs is encouraged. The abstracts chosen for posters/talks will be notified by mid-April 2023.
Please email your abstracts to Please make sure to indicate in the email your title (postdoc/grad student), affiliation, and your preference for poster/talk. 
More details about the Research Fest will follow in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at

Best Paper Awards in Mindfulness - Submissions Due March 31st

UF Mindfulness invites submissions of publications for 'Best Paper Awards in Mindfulness' in two categories:
  1. Mindfulness Research; and
  2. Conceptual & Experiential Mindfulness.
Find details about the awards.
Submit your mindfulness publication before March 31, 2023 to compete for the awards.
Evaluation Criteria Best Papers in Mindfulness
  • Advance understanding of mindfulness
  • Originality, creativity, novelty and uniqueness of the study/paper
  • Significance and impact of the publication

Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program - Call for Applicants, due April 7th

What is SMDP? The one year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse students (Baccalaureate, Master or Ph.D.) and early career researchers with industry mentors who work at companies in the medical technology, biotechnology and consumer healthcare industries.

With their mentors, Scholars attend a 5-day training session to learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching. They also attend a major industry conference.

The goals of the program for the mentors, mentees and partner companies are described on the SMDP website.

Pathways to Industry, National Postdoc Association SmartSkills Workshop, Feb. 28th

Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 3pm ET

Many postdocs wonder about the pathway into industry without ways to learn the truth about the journey. Join two leaders from industry as they share their thoughts on the current industry postdoc landscape, discuss misconceptions about postdocs and careers in industry, clarify differences between industry and academic postdocs and positions, offer recommendations to postdocs seeking to enter industry positions, and provide insights on future trends that may affect postdocs in industry. This is intended as a collaborative discussion so bring your questions!

BioFlorida Virtual Life Sciences Career Fair - March 23rd

A Virtual Career Fair for Hiring Organizations & Trainees / Experienced Professionals Seeking Jobs in the Life Sciences to meet & discuss Open Positions. The BioFlorida Life Sciences Career Fair takes place on a virtual platform where organizations and candidates across the state can meet face-to-face. There is no travel, no waiting and a large variety of hiring life sciences organizations / candidates to meet.

Interested in registering as a job seeker? REGISTER HERE. There is no charge for students & job seekers.

How to do the Work You Love Without Burning Out - SACNAS Seminar Feb. 23rd

“How to do the Work You Love Without Burning Out”. With SACNAS invited speaker Nataly Kogan, a leading expert on emotional fitness, and a keynote speaker on how to struggle less and thrive more in work and life (link to her webpage,). See flyer attached. 

Thursday, February 23rd 4-5 pm 
Join via Zoom: 

Ergonomics Workshop - Learn How to Create a Comfortable Workstation, Feb. 23rd

Feb. 23rd, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Establishing good office ergonomics can help increase your work performance while maintaining your well-being. Join Environmental Health and Safety Ergonomics Coordinator Julie Ramsey on Feb. 23 at noon for a one-hour workshop where you will learn how to create a comfortable workstation to help reduce muscle fatigue and increase productivity. 

Interested participants may attend the event in person at the UFHR building, room 120 (903 West University Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32602).

A virtual live stream of the workshop will also be available through Zoom, register here for the link.

Engaging Respectfully and Effectively in International Development Research Collaborations - UFIC Helicopter Science Workshop Series Feb. 28th

“Engaging Respectfully and Effectively in International Development Research Collaborations”
Guest speaker: Elizabeth Hoffecker, Lead Research Scientist MIT, Local Innovation Group, MIT
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Reitz Union, Rm. G330

In this talk, Elizabeth Hoffecker, will share a set of practices that she and  her colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) D-Lab have developed for engaging in respectful, mutually-enriching, long-term collaborations with scholars and practitioner- researchers from around the world. Drawing on over 10 years of experience conducting international development research at MIT involving projects and collaborators from over 10 countries on six continents, Elizabeth will share strategies to preempt and, if needed, to address some of the common pitfalls and challenges encountered in forming and sustaining respectful, long-term international research partnerships.

UF Host and Coordinator: Dr. Michael Kung, UF International Center, Office for Global Research Engagement. For more information contact

*Helicopter research (also referred to as ‘parachute science’) is when researchers from higher-income or more privileged settings carry out research in resource- poor settings with limited to no involvement of local communities or researchers.

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