Free

Transitioning to Research Independence

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

A-250/A-950 Auditorium

2nd Floor, 1300 York Ave

Weill Cornell Medicine

View Map

Event description

Description

After securing a faculty position, a principal investigator must establish their labs, hire staff, secure funding, publish, mentor trainees, serve on committees, and form collaborations, all whilst preparing for tenure. Making the transition from postdoc to principal investigator can thus be a daunting process. Even the first steps in this endeavor, applying and interviewing for faculty positions and negotiating an offer may be unfamiliar to many postdocs. With these considerations in mind, a seminar series on transitioning to research independence was developed. The seminar series will include 8 sessions and will cover topics such as the nuts and bolts of seeking a faculty position, considerations for establishing a lab, strategies for leading and managing a research group, securing funding, and mentoring trainees. The course has been modeled after the Making the Right Moves, A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty manual by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The course will be geared towards advanced postdoctoral researchers and fellows who plan to set up their own laboratory and develop their own research program at an academic institution. This course is open to all postdocs and students at Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Memorial Sloan Kettering.


LEARNING GOALS

  • Comprehending the faculty application and interviewing process as well as the basics of negotiating a faculty job offer and the structure of a new faculty start-up package
  • Understanding strategies for funding, mentoring, management, and leadership to effectively run a research group


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the seminars, participants should be able to:

  • Structure a faculty job application, apply for a faculty position and prepare for an interview for a faculty position
  • Analyze a faculty position offer and start-up package, determine reasonable needs, and negotiate the offer
  • Identify the basics for setting up and staffing a laboratory research
  • Discuss strategies to effectively manage time and projects
  • Implement the tenets of team leadership when running a research group and be able to set clear expectations with team members
  • Develop a funding strategy for the first few years after obtaining a faculty position
  • Put into practice effective mentoring strategies for trainees


SCHEDULE

Seminars will be held from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM in Rooms A-250/A-950 (at 1300 York) on Thursdays between September 12 and November 21st, 2019.


Session 1: Sept. 12, 2019 | Applying for a Faculty Position

Room #: A-250

Speakers:

Thalyana Stathis PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thalyanasmithvikos/


Andrea Morris, PhD, Rockefeller University

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-morris-a05a414


Les Krushel, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine

https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-krushel-6b68a13b


Session 2: Sept. 26, 2019 | Interviewing for a Faculty Position

Room #: A-250

Panelists:

Tim Ryan, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine

https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyryan3/


Alex Joyner, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering

https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/meet-researchers/alexandra-joyner-work


Piya Ghose, PhD, Rockefeller University

https://www.linkedin.com/in/piya-ghose-a58a8135/


Ryan M. Williams, PhD, City College of New York

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-williams-45979b59/


Moderator:

Nimi Vashi, MSK , PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nimi-vashi-phd-6aa9433/


Session 3: Oct. 3, 2019 | The Art of the Chalk Talk

Room #: A-950

Speakers:

Timothy E. McGraw, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine

http://vivo.med.cornell.edu/display/cwid-temcgraw


Ashley Laughney, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine

http://vivo.med.cornell.edu/display/cwid-asl4003


Session 4: Oct. 10, 2019 | Negotiating the Job Offer and Start-up Package

Room #: A-250

Speaker:

Kathy Hajjar, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

https://weillcornell.org/kahajjar


Session 5: Oct. 24, 2019 | Staffing and Managing a Lab

Room #: A-250

Speaker:

Derek Tan, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering

https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/members/derek-tan



Session 6: Oct. 31, 2019 | Mentoring

Room #: A-250

Speaker:

Ruth Gotian, EdD, Weill Cornell Medicine

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgotian/



Session 7: Nov. 14, 2019 | Time and Project Management

Room #: A-250

Dr. Randi Silver, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine

http://vivo.med.cornell.edu/display/cwid-rbsilve


Session 8: Nov. 21, 2019 | Funding Strategies for Junior Faculty

Room #: A-250

Jaime Rubin, PhD, Columbia University


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

A-250/A-950 Auditorium

2nd Floor, 1300 York Ave

Weill Cornell Medicine

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved