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Career Development Workshops and Programs | Overview

How to Have a Successful Fellowship 

Led by Dr. Jordan Kreidberg, this seminar gives the "nuts and bolts" of what you need to have a successful fellowship. Areas covered include: The Importance of Networking; The Importance of Seeking Multiple Mentors and Collaborators Across Disciplines; Effective Grant Writing and Publishing and; Attaining Your Next Position. 

Productive Conflict Resolution

This two-part workshop. led by Melissa Broderick from the HMS Ombuds Office will examine what you bring to conflict situations that may help or hinder those conflicts, some skills for handling conflicts when they arise and additional resources available to support you in finding resolutions that work for everyone. The second session will focus on solutions.

Three-part Career Development Workshop

This class is led by Sarah Cardozo Duncan, a career strategist with an established national and international client base. Session 1: The Art of Networking; Session 2: Informational Interviewing and Marketing Yourself; and Session 3: Leadership and Communication Skills.

Communication Styles Workshop

Sarah Cardozo Duncan leads this interactive workshop that explores different communication styles and skills. Fellows will learn to identify their communication style, understand other communication styles, and learn to recognize the communication style of the person with whom they are interacting. 

Dealing Effectively with Abrasive Personalities

This course will be led by Melissa Brodrick, MEd, and Christine Power, MS, Director, DFCI Office for Faculty Development. This course will help fellows develop skills to consider the choices they have when working with abrasive personalities: when/how to engage or disengage (and the risks/benefits of each), how to address challenges early on, and what options are available when dealing with the chronic abrasive personality.

Commercializing Technology: New Venture Creation for Life Scientists

This 12-week experiential learning course will be led by Dr. Steven Munevar, PhD, MBA and Dr. Fernando Albertorio, PhD and will introduce fellows to the foundational entrepreneurial and business concepts needed to transfer technologies from ideation to a viable business opportunity.

Analyzing and Communicating Biomedical Research: Introductory data analytics course for life science researchers

This course will be led by Dr. Steven Munevar, PhD, MBA and will offer fellows an introduction to Data Analytics  tools and methodologies. Further, the course will provide participants with a hands-on opportunity to apply these tools and strategies to relevant, publically available life science data sets. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on hands-on experiential learning, analysis strategy, communication/presentation, project management, and team building.

Leadership in Research: Managing People

This is an all day workshop for future PI’s with multiple presentations and discussions. Topics include:1) Team Building, Feedback and Coaching; 2) Building your team: Interviewing and hiring the right team; 3) Performance Review – What am I expected to do for HR; 4) Legal Issues of Employment; 5) Challenging Cases in the Workplace; 6) Managing your lab/Managing your clinical team.

CV Writing Workshop

Led by Dr. James Gould, Director HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows, this session is designed to highlight the art of CV, resume and cover letter writing for scientists. 

CV Slam

Dr. James Gould, Director (HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows) and Dr. Lu-Ann Pozzi (BCH Fellows’ Program Manager) schedules one-on-one 15 minute appointments with fellows to review their CV and/or resume.

Improving your Scientific Presentation Skills

This course will be led by Dr. Lu-Ann Pozzi, PhD and Dr. Jordan Kreidberg and focuses on slide composition and overall presentation skills.

How to Apply For and Obtain a Faculty Position in Academic Research

This three-part workshop led by Dr. Jordan Kreidberg is designed to present strategies, tips, and practical guidance for fellows for their job search.

Job Talk Practice Sessions

Postdocs in the job market  present their job talk to an academic or industry panel of faculty and an audience of their peers. Faculty will provide a detailed critique of the talk.