Category Archives: Events
August 3, 2020
From USC Postdoc Office
The Office of Research (https://research.usc.edu/) invites faculty, research staff, and postdoctoral researchers to participate in two research forums (via Zoom):
USC Research During COVID-19, Wednesday, August 19, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm: updates & guidance related to policies for research during COVID-19 (Ph.D. students will also be invited to this event).
Navigating Research @ USC, Thursday, Aug 20, 10 am-noon and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: An opportunity to learn about campus-wide resources available to support research and scholarly work
July 8, 2020
Q&A Session for Postdocs
The Keck Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (KPAC) and the USC Postdoctoral Association held a Q&A session with Joseph Elias (Director, Faculty/Staff Visa Services), Brett Wobbe (International Student and Scholar Advisor, Office of International Services), Dan Carino (Senior Manager for Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of the Provost), and Peggy Farnham (Vice Dean, Health and Biomedical Science Education) on July 2nd.
A recording of the Q&A session is available on Zoom (to access the recording you will be required to register for the webinar): https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8dodOkI2SceIW7L7DXekiQ
July 8, 2020
RESEARCH RAMP-UP: USC research under COVID-19 is now in Phase 2 (2A3, for 30% occupancy/density); campus access is open to all researchers who cannot do research remotely, as long as they school-approved PI/lab/group-level plans and their schools have University-approved school-level plans. For details, see our Research Ramp-Up website: https://research.usc.edu/covid19-rampup/ A University-wide Phase 3 plan is under final development and expected soon.
RESEARCH INTEGRITY: The COVID-19 pandemic is raising new and challenging ethical issues for researchers.
June 19, 2020
We hope everyone is staying safe. Please take a moment to take the following survey about postdocs during the coronavirus https://go.nature.com/3fDup2u.
From the original article (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01863-y):
Nature is encouraging postdoctoral researchers working in academia in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to respond to its first-ever survey dedicated entirely to postdocs, a crucial but often marginalized segment of the scientific workforce. The survey, now accessible at https://go.nature.com/3fDup2u, addresses issues at the heart of the postdoctoral experience, including job satisfaction, career progression, working hours and