Postdoc Appreciation Week
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Robert Mahley

President Emeritus

Your chalk talk is an important part of the academic job interview, but this piece of the process can seem mysterious to many applicants. Demystify the chalk talk and set yourself up for success.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn the critical features of your talk
  • Get insight into the minds of the search committee
  • Watch a practical example of a chalk talk
  • Learn more about interviewing skills


September 19, 2023
3:00-5:00pm PDT

Since 2009, the National Postdoc Association recognizes and raises awareness of the contributions that postdocs make to scientific research and discovery. Each year, Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Education and Research Development Affairs, and the Gladstone Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (GPAC), organize a week of activities to celebrate and support Gladstone’s postdoc community. This year, activities focus on making in-person connections, by meeting faces both new and old.

The Trainee-to-Tenure Track program aims to help early-career scientists in their path toward academic independence. From preparing your application package to negotiating your faculty position package, gain the tools you need to start your job hunt in academia. You’ll get the most benefit from this series when you attend about a year before you start your job search.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.