SciPhD: Preparing Scientists for Professional Careers for Postdocs and Graduate Students

ADAPT Stage Event Type

Career Specific

Professional Development Topic

Career Exploration or Development
March 2, 2018 (All day) to March 3, 2018 (All day)

Location

Format: 
Interactive Workshop

SciPhD, NIH-approved career development program for graduate students and postdocs offered at many institutions including six NIH BEST award programs, as well as at the New York Academy of Sciences, is finally coming to Pitt!

Dates

Postdocs: Friday, March 2, 2018 from 8am-5pm, University Club, Ballroom A

Graduate Students: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8am-5pm, O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room

Overview

Being competitive and successful as a professional scientist, regardless of whether in an industry or an academic setting, requires mastery of scientific, business and social skills. Running an effective laboratory operation is like running a small business, and can benefit from applying industry-developed best practices. The same competencies that industry requires in order to be successful are equally important in order to develop and coexist in a high-performing team in academic settings.

This full-day, modular program will show you how scientific and technical skills, combined with business skills and social skills, make up the three identities that define your personal brand. 

SciPhD modules are designed to build on and integrate with one another so that the concepts you learn and practice in earlier sessions can be put to work in later sessions. The modules were developed based upon stages of training. The postdoc session is designed for any level of postdoctoral trainee. The graduate student modules are intended for those who are at least half-way through their degree program. 

Postdoc Modules - Friday, March 2, 2018

1. The Business of Science

  • 24 Core Competences
  • Building Your Brand
  • Finding a Job That Excites You
  • Developing a Targeted Resume

2. Developing Your People

  • Effective Mentoring and Delegation
  • Managing Your Team As an Effective Leader
  • Motivating Your Team via Effective Communication

3. Leadership Styles

  • Six Styles of Leadership
  • Impact of Leadership Style on Company Culture
  • Finding Your Leadership Style

4. Project Management for Scientists

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Translating Your Science into the Language of Project Management
  • Managing the Work
  • Managing the People

Graduate Modules - Saturday, March 3, 2018

1. The Business of Science

  • 24 Core Competences
  • Building Your Brand
  • Finding a Job That Excites You
  • Developing a Targeted Resume

​2. Communication for Scientists

  • ​Technical Literacy
  • Style Flexibility
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence

​3. Negotiating as a Scientist

  • Integrative and Distributive Negotiations
  • Negotiating with Your PI
  • Negotiating Your Salary for Your New Job

4. Project Management for Scientists

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Translating Your Science into the Language of Project Management
  • Managing the Work
  • Managing the People​

Due to the full-day program, you will receive a complimentary contintental breakfast and lunch.

Presenters

Larry Petcovic & Randall Ribaudo, PhD
SciPhD

Registration

There is a $16.83 ($14 + $2.83 processing fee) fee for this program due to limited seating. You will receive instructions on how to submit your payment upon completion of your registration. You will have 24 hours from the time of your registration to complete your payment.

The deadline to register for this program is Friday, February 23, 2018.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Contact

Postdoc Event: dpcd@pitt.eduGraduate Event: Ana Gorelova at ang123@pitt.edu

Sponsoring Entity, Other: 

Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development (DPCD); University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA); University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA), Fourth River Solutions (4RS); University of Pittsburgh Women in Science Association (WMSA); Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG); University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (SOM) Graduate Studies Office

Registration: 
Required
Registration Fee: 
$14 + $2.83 processing fee
Target Audience: 
Graduate Students (All)
Postdocs

Limited Enrollment

YES