Our postdocs participate in the following sponsored memberships:
New York Academy of Sciences
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to provide all Postdoctoral Scholars with membership in the Science Alliance of the New York Academy of Sciences. Science Alliance provides career development programs, seminars and workshops to New York City area science trainees with the goal of increasing members' competitiveness in today's job market. Some recent Science Alliance programs include Scientific Speaking, Individual Development Plans, Interviewing Skills, and Grant Writing. Members receive notification of special events, programs and career fairs across the region including the Academy's popular Frontiers of Science discussion groups covering a variety of cutting-edge topics.
The Science Alliance website includes important career information, and has links to science news, jobs and career advice from its partner sites. For those unable to attend a specific Alliance event, the website includes "eBriefings" which are detailed, multimedia summaries of the event.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please look for the registration link in the weekly postdoc emails. If you do not receive these emails and wish to be added to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 2003, the Weill Medical College Postdoctoral Association is an independent organization run by and for the college's postdocs. The Association is dedicated to advocating on behalf of the postdoctoral community and to providing regular opportunities for scientific and social interaction among postdoctoral trainees throughout the college and tri-institutional community. With advice and support from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Postdoctoral Association worked successfully to establish stipend standards based on the NIH guidelines, gained representation on the General Faculty Council (the College's governing body) and the Joint Faculty and Postdoctoral Advisory Committee, initiated regular social events and held a postdoc research day every one to two years.
National Postdoctoral Association
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Working to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the US since 2003, they assume a leadership role in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national in scope and requiring action beyond the local level.