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Postdoc Events

Choose from a variety of events and workshops available to postdocs at no cost to foster networking and career development


Career Development Workshops and Professional Consultations
Taught by business professionals, these workshops cover everything from CVs and Resumes to grant and proposal writing, professional presentations to preparing for job interviews. The professional consultations are one-on-one appointments with the consultant to review journal articles, job talks, poster presentations and anything else for which the postdoc needs feedback. These are provided at no cost to the postdoc.

Programmatic Capabilities Awareness and Internal Career Fair
ICF.jpgDirectorate Managers and Division Leaders from participating organizations give short presentations outlining their organization's capabilities and needs, mission areas, and selected programs/research projects. This event provides an opportunity for attending postdocs to learn more about the science, technology, and engineering programmatic activities that support Los Alamos National Laboratory’s national security missions. Postdocs participating in the workshop will be able to assess their potential interest in and fit with the Lab’s programmatic mission capabilities, which will help in identifying possible collaborations, as well as navigating potential career paths at LANL. The overall goal is to ensure that LANL is giving full opportunity to the outstanding talent represented within our postdoc community when attempting to staff ongoing and new projects with internal candidates.

Science in 3
Kraklow-SCI3.jpgA dynamic Postdoc Career Development Event, where postdocs are provided the opportunity to present their research for a general audience in 3 minutes or less, challenging the postdoc to give a clear and concise presentation. These presentations are judged by a Review Panel on how well they engage the audience, how clearly they communicate key concepts, and how effectively they focus and present their ideas.

Winners are eligible to move on to the Rio Grande SLAM in November in Albuquerque and the DOE SLAM in Washington, D. C.