June 13, 2019

UMD Postdoc Research Symposium

The OPA will be hosting its Second Annual Post-Doc research symposium to coincide with National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Please complete this survey to give feedback for possible session topics and/or to join the planning committee by June 21st

For those who are interested in starting a Postdoctoral Association (PDA), please fill out this form by June 25th 
Tech Transfer Club
Mission: To bring business strategies into technology development with the goal to stimulate innovation and technology commercialization at University of Maryland and empower postdocs with a vision and future success grounded on their academic background.
Description: At Tech transfer club, we appreciate all efforts from each discipline for their research and innovations. We want to bring together the talents and move their technologies to the next level of development through brainstorming and commercialization. To achieve this, we are planning to have workshops with invited speakers to discuss about IP strategies and technology licensing, business development and organization for startups, legal issue for tech commercialization, careers and opportunities in Tech Transfer. Also, we plan to collaborate with UMD tech transfer office, UMD business school, UMD startup incubator, SBDC, TEDCO, industrial companies, and some other sister Universities/research organizations to hold joint events for our members to gain deeper insights into innovation and tech commercialization that may lead to future internship/work opportunities. 

If you are interested in joining the Tech Transfer Club, please fill out this form:, by June 25th.


Orientations/Workshops & Brown Bags


What do you want to do with that PhD?
Thursday, July 18 
 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Registration opens Mid June in C4T.

This day-long workshop offers an extremely efficient way to answer the question, “What are my career options?” before the start of the next academic year. Workshop participants will take a deep dive into exploring career options for PhDs and learning about valuable resources that can empower them to reach their full career potential. Through individual and highly interactive small group activities, attendees will clarify their career interests, identify marketable skills and underlying values and examine how these relate to a variety of broad career areas in and outside of academia. Participants will implement a  proven process for doing deeper research about possible career paths. Finally attendees will begin to map out a personalized professional development plan with the end goal of preparing for a meaningful career in academia, industry, nonprofits or government that fits the life they want. Space is limited to 25. More details available in events calendar in late June. For more info contact, Dr. Susan Martin,
Professional and Career Development Opportunities

The Graduate School is proud to announce the launch of GradTerp Forum: A Blog on the Research, Scholarship, and Practice of the graduate community at Maryland. The mission of the blog is:

  • To feature and publicize the evidence-based work of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate alumni of the University.
  • To provide graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate alumni of the University an experience of communicating their research and work to a broader, cross-disciplinary audience.
  • To enhance the capacity of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate alumni of the University to contribute and compete as digital academics.

Grad Terp Forum will be published weekly on Wednesdays. We invite graduate students, Maryland postdoctoral scholars, and recent doctoral alums to contribute to Grad Terp Forum Blog and start conversations about their work.

Submission Guidelines
Submission Form 
Comment Policy

In April, the Office of the Provost, Office of Faculty Affairs, The Graduate School and UMD colleges and schools invested in an Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center, with a community of over 450 colleges and universities, dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.
To take advantage of this opportunity now, you can activate your confidential, personal membership by completing the following steps:
  1. Go to
  2. Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”
  4. Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e.
  5. Go to your institution email to find a confirmation email. Click “Activate Account” in the confirmation email.
University Human Resources (UHR) 2019 Professional Development Catalog
UHR Learning & Talent Development has released their Spring 2019 course catalog of workshops and development courses being offered throughout the 2019 semesters.
HERE Check it out
For more details and course registration visit
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
unveiled its new website, providing one location for a wide range of resources. The new ORISE website offers a portal for students, graduates and postdocs looking for STEM internships, fellowships and other professional development opportunities
You can access the ORISE website directly HERE
You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

UMD-CIRTL [Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning] is an important resource funded by the Graduate School, open to all UM graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. UMD-CIRTL is part of a national network of nearly 40 universities whose mission is to improve higher education by providing community and resources for the professional development of future academics. UMD-CIRTL’s philosophy is that teaching, like research, is a scholarly activity built on three principles; Teaching-as-Research (TAR): using research to inform teaching and teaching to advance research, Learning Communities: bringing people together for shared learning, discovery, and generation of knowledge, and Learning-Through-Diversity: capitalizing on the rich array of experiences, backgrounds, and skills among students and faculty to enhance the learning of all. UMD-CIRTL works closely with, PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant to increase the number of minority students receiving doctoral degrees and entering the STEM professoriate.
For more information, follow this link or contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs or go to the CIRTL Network and register. This will give you free access to professional development courses, seminars and workshop as well as a listing of current employment opportunities.
The 2019 6th National CIRTL Forum 

October 13-15, 2019 
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Preparing Future Faculty As Change Leaders Toward Inclusive Stem Higher Education

This NSF-supported gathering is designed to foster discussion and networking among future faculty, current faculty, and university leaders focused on improving undergraduate STEM education. In addition, keynotes and plenary speakers will offer their insights followed by interactive panel discussions and workshops.

Forum participants will explore topics such as; preparing future faculty to enhance the success of all students, promoting diversity in STEM through evidence-based pedagogy, and change leadership in undergraduate STEM education.
The event is designed to create significant opportunities for idea exchange, networking, and learning about best practices. The ultimate goal is to enhance the professional development and future work of all participants towards promoting effective teaching and learning of all STEM undergraduates.
The 6th National CIRTL Forum provides an ideal opportunity to promote teaching excellence for future STEM faculty through the active involvement of a diverse range of stakeholders, including:
  • Graduate students and post-docs preparing for academic positions in STEM;
  • Faculty and staff who lead future faculty development initiatives;
  • STEM faculty who train graduate students and postdoctoral scholars;
  • Graduate school deans and other administrators who want to enhance future faculty professional development programs on their campuses;
  • Leaders of STEM disciplinary societies interested in improving undergraduate STEM education by enhancing the education of future STEM faculty;
  • Faculty and administrators from diverse types of institutions hiring new STEM faculty.
Find more information here.
Register now!
Summer 2019 Teaching Institute

Evidence-Based Teaching Institute
July 29-August 2 at the University of Colorado Boulder
Learn how to develop course content and assessments in this institute for postdocs and new faculty.
Research & Employment Opportunities
Career Opportunities
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has started a job board! Join the NPA and access various opportunities:

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (NEW)
Faculty Openings in the Areas of Computational and Data Sciences

The Centre for Computational and Data Sciences (CCDS), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India invites applications for permanent faculty positions at all levels in different areas of Computational and Data Sciences. The candidates are expected to possess exceptional potential in conducting independent research activities, demonstrate a strong commitment to quality teaching and contribute towards the development of other professional activities. The candidates are also expected to contribute to and strengthen interdisciplinary research and develop new courses in different domains of Computational and Data Sciences. Candidates working in other emerging interdisciplinary research areas involving the use of high-performance computing platform and development of application tools are also encouraged to apply. Find more information here.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel for U.S. Citizens - Academic years 2020/21 - 2021/22 (NEW)

Learn how to apply here.

TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at
Big Ten Opportunities
Ohio State University Job Postings

A Post-Doctoral Research Position will be available for a highly motivated scientist to study arrhythmia mechanisms in human hearts by using novel functional, molecular, and 3D structural mapping techniques in Dr. Vadim Fedorov’s lab at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, USA. Find more information here.

Department Of Surgery, Division Of Cardiac Surgery. A postdoctoral research position is available immediately. The candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in biological sciences and publications in muscle/heart biology, genome editing, or viral vectors, and the ability to work independently. Find more information here.
Social Events
Tips for Living Well @ UMD
Make sure to check out this list of tips for living well at UMD throughout the year in all 8 dimensions of wellness - physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, environmental, and financial.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Regularly look for events at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for concerts, plays, festivals, and all sorts of performance events at

MilkBoy ArtHouse is a performance venue, restaurant and craft bar where the campus and community can gather, connect and explore.

Funding Opportunities
The Division of Research SPIN Funding Database
Funding Workshop: Online Workshop
Past workshops/information event resources:
Funding resources:
Weekly funding alert: sign up at:
IRRoC: curation of integrated research resources on campus:
The Teaching Learning & Transformation Center (TLTC) has a host of workshops, for more information sign up for the TLTC newsletter here:
For more information and links to registration, visit the TLTC website HERE

The TLTC Faculty Learning Communities for Spring 2019 include:
  • Threshold Concepts Learning Community: Pedagogical Applications for Course Designs
  • Diversity and Inclusion Learning Community: Queer Faculty Learning Community
Find our more HERE.
1919-2019: A Century of Excellence in Graduate Education
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