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OPA Program

SMS: How to Get Funding and Write a Grant

Dr. John Boothroyd, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology This lecture will examine the mechanisms of writing and assembling a grant. We will examine writing strategies and requirements for the research plan, the heart of the grant. Other topics will include the grant "surrounds" --budget and its justification, research environment, biosketches, etc. **PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME out of respect for the speaker.**

SMS: Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Job

Dr. John Boothroyd, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

This lecture examines the key requirements for a successful faculty job search, with detailed information about: finding faculty openings, application package contents, CV preparation, writing the research and teaching interest statements, considerations for each stage of the interview process, professional follow-up communications, what to include in the resources request and tips on negotiating salary and benefits.

**PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME out of respect for the speaker.**

SMS: The Art of Negotiation

Jessica Notini, Instructor, Stanford Law School

This lecture will examine critical negotiation theory involving how to move from an adversarial, “fixed pie” orientation to a more collaborative and creative orientation. We will discuss how to probe beneath surface positions, demands and strategies to discover the underlying needs and motivators of the people involved in a challenging conversation. We will also analyze how to analyze potential negotiated agreements in terms of other alternatives. 

Designing Your Postdoc

In this session, you'll have an opportunity to apply design thinking to your postdoctoral training and reflect on who you are, where you are going, and how you can get there.

You'll identify resources and plan to apply them to your training in the right place at the right time. The work we do together will support a thoughtful and balanced individual development plan.

Lunch will be provided from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Alway M112.

 

Improv for Communication I

Friday & Monday, December 7 & 10 (2 Days), 3:00pm-6:00pm

Improv for Communication uses techniques drawn from improvisational theater to develop communication skills that can be beneficial for collaboration, mentoring, day-to-day conversations, presentations, or job searches. 

The Introduction for Postdoctoral Scholars series takes place over two days, held on Friday, December 7th and Monday, December 10th from 3pm-6pm. Participants must be able to attend both sessions.

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Sleeping Better: Strategies to Optimize Your Sleep (and when to seek help)

Join Norah Simpson, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, in a discussion about optimal sleep. 

Attendees will learn about sleep across the lifespan and common sleep disorders, as well as strategies to improve sleep and treatment resources (available at Stanford and beyond).

Time will be allotted for questions and general discussion. Please bring a lunch to this session.

Designing Your Postdoc

In this session, you'll have an opportunity to apply design thinking to your postdoctoral training and reflect on who you are, where you are going, and how you can get there.

You'll identify resources and plan to apply them to your training in the right place at the right time. The work we do together will support a thoughtful and balanced individual development plan.

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