Education

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sept. 20 kicks off National Postdoc Appreciation Week.

The ASBMB would like to show gratitude to all the talented, dedicated postdocs in your labs contributing daily to science.

In addition to a number of activities and resources we will be providing for postdocs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we would also like to publicly recognize these hard-working young scientists on our website and social media channels.

To do that, we’ll need your help! If you’d like us to recognize a postdoc who is doing great work, please send in one or more of the following to asbmbtoday@asbmb.org by Sept. 15:

  • A thank-you note of no more than 50 words and a photo. (Please note that your thank-you note may be truncated if necessary. Short sentences work best.)
  • A video under one minute of yourself thanking a postdoc (Professional video footage is not necessary. Feel free to shoot your tribute on your cell phone.)

We're sharing your photos and videos recognizing postdocs who are doing great work on Twitter using the hashtag #ASBMBLovesPostdocs.

ASBMB National Postdoc Appreciation Week events

  • Daily coffee breaks Sept. 20–23 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern: Join us on Twitter @ASBMB for science chat and the chance to win a cup of coffee on us!
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern: Attend a webinar with Erica Gobrogge on building your personal brand, hosted by the Educational and Professional Development Committee.
  • Friday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. Eastern: #ASBMBLovesPostdocs Twitter chat about postdoc life — tell us about your good news, grumbles and best advice for those graduate students about to embark on their own postdoc journeys.

About National Postdoc Appreciation Week

National Postdoctoral AssociationNational Postdoc Appreciation Week is sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association. The NPA's mission is to advance the U.S. research enterprise by maximizing the research community's effectiveness and enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience for all participants. The NPA offers career and diversity resources for postdocs as well as recommendations to institutions regarding postdoctoral policies and practices.

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