SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 | 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM | OLYMPUS ROOM

Join members of the Novartis drug development team for a 2 hour boot camp on how to make a drug!  Walk through the details of how to identify a possible new molecular target, develop a small molecule or biologic therapeutic and move that therapeutic to the clinic through all phases of drug development.  

Getting Your Dream Job in Industry

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | AUDITORIUM

Are you thinking of applying for your first industry position, but don’t know the best way to get started? Join members a panel of experts and newly hired industry scientists for an interactive panel discussion on best practices for getting hired into your first industry position. Learn best practices in resume writing and interviewing from expert recruiters from Stratacuity as well as former postdocs now working in industry.  Following an interactive panel discussion, join members of the Stratacuity staff for a resume review - prior submission of your resume is require. Upload your resume here: http://bit.ly/BPDA-Stratacuity-resume!


SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | MONADNOCK ROOM

A clear and well-structured set of specific aims is an essential part of a complete grant application package and provides the foundation for a convincing structure and flow of the remaining sections of the document. Postdocs may receive training on writing a manuscript or journal article, but are rarely asked to develop a comprehensive grant application until they apply for faculty positions. This workshop will guide participants through the process of refining the first draft of a typical grant proposal with a focus on the specific aims developed on the basis of preliminary data, previous publications and research interests. The goal of this workshop is to understand how setting clear aims provides a solid backbone for all sections of a grant application. Participants will be asked to upload a draft of their specific aims prior to the workshop. Following a brief overview describing the structure and best practices for writing specific aims, participants will work in groups of three to apply the best practices discussed and feedback from their peers to their own writing.


SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM | MONADNOCK ROOM

Many postdoctoral scholars aspire to positions requiring the management of teams and individuals.  Whether these roles are academic in nature as lab heads or principal investigators or in industry as managers of direct reports, the leadership skills required for the effective management of personnel and characteristics of good leadership are identical.  Discussion topics will include differing management and leadership strategies, managing as a introvert, conflict resolution, mentoring and more.


SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 | 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM | YELLOWSTONE ROOM 1

Project management and behavioral science tools that make your work visible. An interactive workshop with Iris Stammberger, MSEE, MED,PHD Management science and behavioral science have uncovered powerful project and team management tools that increase the quality, agility, and adaptability of projects and initiatives. These tools help teams and organizations achieve the desired results despite high risk, dynamic, uncertain, and ambiguous situations. At the individual level, they help us overcome human decision-making biases, cognitive limitations, and emotional bottle-necks. At the organizational level they guide action towards stated goals. Because there are so many tools we can use, a good strategy is to embrace the idea of a customized toolkit that you and your team will test and improve with time. Using “making work visible”, as a design principle, you can create your own customized toolkit and make available the information needed for productive communication, collaboration and action. You will learn how Sheila, the serial entrepreneur, manages her virtual company using Kanban Boards; how Jordan, the post doc, contributed to a Zero-Rework policy at a biotech startup; and how Nanci, the IS director, implemented Swimlane Maps to improve cross-functional collaboration and increase process performance. We will also discuss how you can create your own toolkit using these tools and others such as Kaizen events, Stand up meetings, Parking Lots, Cognitive Scaffolding, Minority Dissent, 5 Whys, SWOT, Sprints, the Iron Triangle, Six Thinking Hats, and more.