Greetings Postdocs! Is your CV in dire need of teaching experience, but you don’t have the time or opportunity to teach an entire course? Then this program is designed especially for you!
The “How-To Talks by Postdocs” series provides a low-stakes, low time commitment opportunity for you to gain teaching experience for which you will receive constructive feedback, a letter of acknowledgement, and optional videotaping of your 1-hour “how-to” style session. The particular topic you choose is entirely up to you and can be anything remotely related to biological sciences. You don’t need to be in the biomedical or health sciences to participate. Note the lists below include several topics that are broadly related to STEM.
Here’s a list of some previous topics discussed:
- CV preparation
- A guide to writing letters of recommendation
- UNIX for biologists
- Ethics of scientific image manipulation
- Using 3D printing for tissue engineering
- Molecular cloning
- Histology image processing using Photoshop
- Choosing matrices for 3D cell culture
- DNA/RNA immunoprecipitation & NGS
- Correlation of methylation profiles w/expression data
- Protein expression analysis
- Identifying genes from exome sequencing
Possible teaching ideas:
How to …
- be a good mentor
- create a quality scientific poster
- review an paper for publication in a journal
- prepare for an interview
- maintain work-life balance as a postdoc
- use HPLC in your research (or any other technique)
- interpret mass spec data (or IR, NMR, or any other technique)
- handle cheating in the classroom
- etc – get creative!
Click HERE to apply!