Fellows' Career Development
Fellows' Career Development
Each year, NIEHS celebrates all of our fellows during National Postdoctoral Appreciation week. This annual event is sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association, and is endorsed by NIH as a way to honor and thank the trainees who carry out a very large percentage of research nationwide. Please see below for latest activities.
Friday, Sept. 17
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | FAES Health Insurance Open Enrollment Information Session (Zoom): Join us as we speak with representatives from the Foundation for Advancing Education in the Sciences. They will discuss details about your insurance policies and answer any questions you may have. Note that insurance open enrollment this year is Sept. 13 – 24.
All Week During Sept. 20 – 24
Join in virtual events hosted by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPAW). All are welcome to join. For the full schedule of events during NPAW, please check out the NPAW website.
Monday, Sept. 20
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | CommuniTEA & Donut Breakfast Grab-and-go (in-person, outside cafeteria*): Come start out the week and join us for breakfast. Pick up tea and donuts outside of the cafeteria.
Tuesday, Sept. 21
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Postbac Chat (Zoom): This is an opportunity to join your fellow postbacs to check-in with each other and see how everyone is doing. This will be an informal discussion for anyone that wants a platform to connect with each other. We hope you will join!
Wednesday, Sept. 22
12:00 – 1:30 p. m. | Pizza Party Grab-and-go and Resource Expo (in-person, outside cafeteria*): Come grab some pizza for lunch and learn about resources as well as how you can get involved at NIEHS.
Thursday, Sept. 23
11:00 a.m. – noon | New Fellows’ Orientation With the Office of Fellows’ Career Development (Zoom): Are you new to NIEHS and wondering how to make the most of your time here? Do you want to learn more about the professional development resources that are available? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the trainee community? If so, please join to learn more... and come prepared with your questions!
noon – 1:00 p.m. | Professional Development Brown Bag Lunch: Field Application Scientist (Zoom): Are you interested in a career as a field application scientist? Do you have questions about how to make the transition or the types of positions available? If so, please bring your lunch and join us virtually on Sept. 23 to kick off our monthly Brown Bag Lunch series, where you will learn about careers as a field application scientist and ask questions of professionals in this field. Organized by the NIEHS Trainees' Assembly (NTA) Steering Committee, the Brown Bag Lunch highlights a different set of Ph.D.-level careers each month to provide fellows the opportunity to meet with individuals that have firsthand experience.
Friday, Sept. 24
3:00 p.m | 12th Annual Trivia Challenge & NIEHS Trainees’ Assembly and Office of Fellows’ Career Development Overview (Zoom): As part of this year’s Fellow Appreciation Week activities, the NTA and OFCD will hold the 12th Annual Trivia Challenge! Prizes will be awarded to the winners as well as those with the best team names and Zoom background—most humorous, most scientific, most environmental, best Zoom background.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Virtual Happy Hour organized by the Division of the National Toxicology Program (Zoom): All fellows are welcome to join the NTP for their weekly happy hour to connect with fellows from across the institute.
*Masks are required for all in-person events, which will be held outdoors. Physical distance must be maintained. Events will be organized as Grab-and-go. No government funds will be used to purchase food or trivia prizes. The NIEHS OFCD generously donated funds for this purpose.
Past Fellow Appreciation Events
- 2018: Fellows praised during NIEHS appreciation week
- 2017: NIEHS expands recognition during Fellows’ Appreciation Week
- 2016: Trainee contributions celebrated during Postdoc Appreciation Week
- 2015: Trainees honored during NIEHS Postdoc Appreciation Week
- 2014: Trainees celebrate NIEHS Postdoc Appreciation Week
- 2013: NIEHS celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week
- 2012: NIEHS recognizes trainees on Postdoc Appreciation Day
- 2011: NIEHS celebrates Postdoc Appreciation Week
- 2010: Institute celebrates postdoctoral fellows
- 2009: Trainees Turn Out in Record Number for National Postdoc Appreciation Day