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3 time-management hacks for improved workflow & life balance

Dec. 21, 2017

This time of year is filled with parties, time spent with family and friends, and – hopefully – vacations. All of these fun events can also increase stress from trying to balance greater demands on your personal time with work obligations. As the year winds down, this can be a... Read more »
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The give and take of peer mentoring

Nov. 14, 2017

A few weeks ago, a former colleague called to thank me for my role in helping him to transition into a new career. In truth, the mentoring had been a two-way street: he had helped acclimate me to CU when I first began my role with Postdoctoral Affairs as well... Read more »
Julienne Ng Recieving Outstanding Postdoc Award

Announcing the 2017 CU Boulder Outstanding Postdoc and Mentor Award recipients and Flash Talk winners

Oct. 18, 2017

Dr. Julienne Ng receiving her Outstanding Postdoc Award from Dr. Leah Colvin. Postdocs are an integral component of the research enterprise at CU Boulder. Postdocs at CU Boulder not only contribute to their disciplines through scholarly works, but also act as intellectual leaders within their teams and beyond. Postdocs are... Read more »
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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 »