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Postdoc Courses and Interest Groups

Advance: From Postdoc to Faculty

This is a 4-month program designed to inform trainees just what it takes to be successful on the academic job market. The inaugural seminar, “The Postdoc Roadmap to an Array of Academic Positions”, is designed for postdocs and graduate students alike to learn about what type of academic positions exist and what to do from day 1 to be competitive for those positions. Through a mix of 7 additional seminars and 3 workshops, participants will learn how to make themselves competitive on the academic job market, how to find and apply for jobs, and how to thrive in academia once they have gained independence. Come learn from a diverse set of experts, including hiring chairs, recent faculty hires, and faculty of primarily undergraduate institutions, to get the tools you need to succeed. See full program list below and attached syllabus for more details.

To Register please contact: Amanda Booker

For Questions please contact: Dr. Michaela Patterson

Advance Sylabuss 2020 (DOCX)

Advance Session Flyer with Webex Link and Information 2020 (DOCX)

Learn to Teach Course

A course designed to provide graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty with training on how to become a more effective teacher. Sponsored by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund received by the Office of Postdoctoral Education.

Learn to Teach Class Recordings 2016 (PDF)

Topics include:

  • Deep learning design
  • Syllabus design
  • Writing learning objectives
  • Blended models of course design
  • Active learning
  • Effective lecturing
  • Technology tools
  • Using signature assignments
  • Rubrics
  • Professional development planning

Catalyst BioConsulting

Catalyst BioConsulting (formerly PICO – Postdoc Industry Consultants) is a business consulting group comprised of highly trained scientists that provides a broad range of consulting services for the many challenges faced by start-up and established firms. We offer pro-bono services geared towards the sustainable development and growth of innovative biotech and health technology companies in Wisconsin and beyond.