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Recognizing Research Excellence during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Aug. 30, 2017

Postdoc Association of Colorado officers. Photo credit: Tess Eidem September 18 th – 22 nd marks the eighth annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). Officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives since 2010, institutions across the nation have used NPAW to raise... Read more »
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New job code for Postdoctoral Associates

Aug. 10, 2017

To better identify, provide services for, and track outcomes of the postdoctoral population on campus, a new job code, Postdoctoral Associate (1312) has been created. This change will also allow for a more defined job description and career path for non-postdoctoral research personnel. Current Job Codes Employee postdoctoral scholars at... Read more »
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4 steps to get started on LinkedIn

July 20, 2017

Having an online presence can be important for working with colleagues around the world and growing your professional network. One of the most common tools for building your online professional brand is the social networking site LinkedIn . LinkedIn’s platform fuses your resume to information sharing and recruiting, making it... Read more »
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A Walk in the Park with Post Docs from Boulder and Anschutz

July 17, 2017

As a way to promote networking within our postdoctoral community and with University of Colorado, Anschutz postdoctoral community, our two groups participated in a hike on Saturday, July 17, 2017, at the North Table Loop Trailhead in Golden, Colorado. This was a great 3.5 mile hike, where we enjoyed the... Read more »
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Using the Argumentative Technique for Scientific Writing

June 15, 2017

Dry. Proscriptive. Wordy. Jargony. Boring. Many words have been used to describe scientific writing, very few of which would excite a reader to take a closer look into the contents of a paper. With the rate of scientific advancement increasing exponentially, an increasing focus on multidisciplinary research, and a critical... Read more »
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Calder, Lacerenza, Mwaffo and Resasco named 2017 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows

May 31, 2017

Jeremy Calder of the Linguistics Department, Christina Lacerenza of Leeds School of Business and Violet Mwaffo of the Department of Mechanical Engineering have been selected as recipients of the 2017 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship from over one hundred applicants. A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Jeremy Calder will examine how non-normative... Read more »
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Grantsmanship 101: 5 tips to get funded

May 15, 2017

Whether you’re writing your first funding application or you’re a more experienced grantwriter, there are a few basic grantwriting techniques that can enhance your application and make your proposal more likely to receive a favorable review. Below are five grantsmanship tips to increase your fundability. Tip 1: Learn the lingo... Read more »
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PAC Attends the March for Science

May 9, 2017

By Ben Nault │ Postdoctoral Association of Colorado On April 22nd, 2017, the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC), along with the postdocs from University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical School, organized a gathering of postdocs to participate in the non-partisan March for Science in Denver. The March was a day... Read more »
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On leaving the academy: Developing your skillset

March 30, 2017

A growing diversity and acceptance of careers available to those holding doctorates combined with fierce competition for grant dollars and a shrinking pool of tenure-track openings 1 is leading to more and more postdocs considering leaving the tenure path in favor of careers outside academia. The good news for postdocs... Read more »
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What’s next? Exploring options for your post-postdoc career

March 3, 2017

Postdoc appointments are typically viewed as a time of research discovery; however, for many postdocs, this period can also be a time of self-discovery. Postdocs who are unsure which career path to choose or are reconsidering their chosen profession may wonder, “What do I want to be when I grow... Read more »

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