Postdoc Program Workshops

Current Postdoctoral Fellows 2012

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism is committed to providing our Postdoctoral Fellows guidance, resources, mentoring, and support towards their future employment goals. As such, workshops have been provided, and continue to be provided, in an effort to better prepare our Fellows for their future endeavors.  We encourage all our Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in these career development activities!

First Postdoc Workshop
Linda Elkins-Tanton, 6 October 2011

Alycia Weinberger

How to Give a Good Talk
Alycia Weinberger, 28 October 2011



Lindy Elkins-Tanton introducing Curt Niebur's NASA Proposal Writing Workshop

NASA Proposal Writing Workshop

Curt Niebur, 13 December 2011




Job Talk and Short List Advice
Preparing for a Job Talk/Interview
31 January 2012


Teaching Statements
Personal Teaching Statements
Diana Roman, 27 March 2012


How to Talk to the Press
Tina McDowell, Natasha Metzler, Alan Boss, 19 June 2012
Press Basics by TinaMcDowell
Click here for video feed of the workshop




Preparing Research Proposal Budgets:
Understanding Federal Award Guidelines and Award Budgets 11 29 2012

Marjorie Burger, Financial Manager, CIW, 11 September 2012
with special guest Curt Niebur, NASA
14 postdocs in attendance, 2 staff members, and 3 financial officers

Marjorie Burger and Lindy Elkins-Tanton


The Roles and Responsibilities of Supervisors and/or Mentors
8 November 2012

Supervising and Mentoring (Alycia Weinberger)

  • Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty (a publication from Howard Hughes Medical Institute).
  • Writing a letter of recommendation
  • Entering Mentoring
  • Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers:  A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies
  • Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering

    21 May 2013 Time Management workshop


    Time Management Workshop notes
    21 May 2013

    (Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Susan Benecchi, Diana Roman, and Brian Jackson)


    Time Management Workshop, Take 2
    31 May 2013

    31 May follow-up meeting on Time Management








    Proposal Writing workshop held at NSF
    24 June 2013

    Attended by Postdoctoral Fellows Susan Benecchi, Christian Klimczak, Marion Le Voyer, Liyan Tian, and Christelle Wauthier from DTM.  Celia Dalou attended from GL.

    NSF Workshop Summary, 24 June 2013 from compiled notes of those who attended. Application Guide
    Grant Writing Made Easy
    NSF Forms for Grant Development
    Harris – Winning NSF Grants
    NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
    NSF Resource Book
    Understanding the NSF System:  An IRIS webinar presented by Greg Anderson


    Workshop led by Christelle, Marion, Susan, and LiyanNSF Guide for Proposal Writing

    9 July 2013

    Summary workshop on “lessons learned” by Postdocs who attended the 24 June 2013 NSF workshop

    Postdocs leading the workshop on a grant-writing workshop they attended at NSF








    Center for Communicating Science , 17 October 2013






    Helpful links from Science Magazine AAAS: 

    Giving a Great Talk (Ph.D. or other)
    Content Collection: Scientific Presentations
    Presenting Science for the Anxiety Averse
    Tooling up:  The Finer Points of Giving a Job Talk

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