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Professional Development Events

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Neurobiology Professional Development Series: NIEHS Chief of Neurobiology Laboratory Jerry Yakel, PhD

    The goal of this series is to provide opportunities for students to engage professionals with training in neuroscience/neurobiology who have successfully followed a variety of career paths, including academic research. We are hosting individuals representative of non-academic sectors and providing a forum for students to discuss navigating the academic job market with Neurobiology faculty at various stages in their careers.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session

    Learn more about the The Preparing Future Faculty program at Duke. Applications are being accepted soon for next year. PFF provides a yearlong experience for PhD students and postdocs to prepare them for the multiple roles they may be asked to assume as future faculty members in a variety of academic institutions.

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Friday, May 4, 2018

    VH@Duke Summer Writing Kickoff

    Following the success of the inaugural 2017 Summer Writing Kickoff, VH@Duke and campus partners will once again offer workshops and conversations to help doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences prepare for summer writing projects.  Join us for conversations on “The Strategic Dissertator,” “Writing is Thinking,” summer goal setting, and more.  

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Careers in Regulatory Affairs

    Regulatory Affairs (RA) has developed from the desire of governments to protect public health by controlling the safety and efficacy of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Organizations including major multinational pharmaceutical corporations, small biotech companies, and research universities like Duke and UNC often dedicate special positions or entire departments to Regulatory Affairs. RA is a promising field for scientists searching for alternative careers because it offers a multitude of starting jobs and opportunities for advancement.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018
    7:45 am to 5:00 pm

    21st Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium

    This year's symposium highlights new workshops and panels for both academic- and industry-related career paths including topics on leadership, tactics for asking what you need to succeed, developing a plan to successfully obtain tenure, learning about how to approach a job interview from industry insiders, and discussions about careers in science policy.  

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Every Summer Needs a Plan (NCFDD Webinar)

    The NCFDD offers a planning webinar at the beginning of each term so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals for the summer, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced summer ever.