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Upcoming Events

The Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS), in partnership with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA), invites all University of Kentucky postdocs to take part in the first-ever:

Prizes up to $500! 

Transform one of your scientific papers into a popular science story worthy of sharing with the world!

The competition provides postdocs with the opportunity to not only expand their writing skills and learn how to effectively communicate their research with the public but to also build effective narratives to promote their work. The competition centers on taking a published research paper and turning it into an article intended to be read by the general public. For more details check out in the link below:

https://www.uky.edu/postdoc/society-postdoctoral-scholars-writing-compet...

 

SOPS organizes a wide variety of professional development and social events throughout the year. Events are open to all but tend to be especially interesting to postdoctoral scholars and fellows, visiting fellows, and upper-level graduate students. 

We're always planning the next social event - watch our calendar and listserv for the latest info!


Previous Events

Spatial and Single Cell Transcriptomics

This webinar is the first of a series, brought to you by the RNA Club, which is intended to connect, share, and learn about RNA techniques used in the lab.

Donut Social - Friday, February 14th, 2020 11am-12:30pm in BBSRB 202a

Meet with your fellow postdocs and enjoy some coffee and donuts! 

The Graduate Student and Postdoc's Guide to Personal Finance

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a graduate student or postdoc? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, build up savings, and/or begin investing? This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends and postdocs how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in training. The topics covered in this seminar are: financial goals, budgeting, saving, investing, debt repayment, and taxes.

This event is co-sponsored by SOPS, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Graduate School and the Office of Biomedical Education. 

Dr. Emily Roberts is a personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs. Through her business, Personal Finance for PhDs, she equips graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs to make the most of their money. She gives seminars at universities and for associations, interviews PhDs on her podcast, serves as a money coach, and creates courses and workshops on taxes, investing, and more. Emily holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and two children.

SOPS Holiday Party - 12/18/19

Communication Workshop with Adam Brown of Marrow - 11/20/19

Postdoc Appreciation Lunch - 9/18/19 

 


Welcome Back Picnic - 8/24/19 at Woodland Park

 

Postdoc Networking Panel: 


Postdoc Appreciation Week 2018:


To stay up to date on events, join the SOPS listserv and join our Facebook group.

SOPS organizes a wide variety of professional development and social events throughout the year. In addition, In June of each year we hold a Research Symposium open to graduate student and postdoc presenters.

Events are open to all but tend to be especially interesting to postdoctoral scholars and fellows, visiting fellows, and upper-level graduate students.

 

UK's Provost, Dr. Tim Tracy, speaks to postdoctoral scholars about academic leadership during a SOPS professional development seminar. Photo by Dr. Ellen Crocker

Types of events:

  • Social: Network with other UK postdocs
  • Professional development workshops: Faculty members will give lectures about important skills to make your postdoc successful and how to prepare for future careers.
  • Seminar series: A chance for postdocs to practice their speaking skills. A great way to prepare for a conference or job talk.

Fall 2017 SOPS professional development event: “Science and the Media” by Dr. Lance Johnson.

 

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