National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week is coming September 15–19! The Society of Toxicology (SOT) Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) is planning several activities to celebrate.
On Monday, September 15, at 11:00 am Eastern Time, the PDA is sponsoring a webinar on “Increasing Your Visibility and Participation in SOT as an Early Career Toxicologist,” Hosted by PDA Vice Chair Kathryn Page, panelists include:
• William Slikker Jr., PhD, ATS, Director, US Food and Drug Administration—National Center for Toxicological Research (US FDA-NCTR) and SOT Past President, will discuss the hows, wheres, and whys of SOT participation.
• Lauren M. Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor at Rutgers University, will provide insight into SOT membership, including types of membership, how to upgrade your membership, and the benefits.
• Mary Beth Genter, PhD, DABT, ATS, Associate Professor at University of Cincinnati, will address how to organize a session at the Annual Meeting, including how to identify strong topics and speakers, how to prepare a great proposal, and choosing a symposia versus a workshop.
• Betina J. Lew, PhD, Senior Toxicologist at Church & Dwight, will lend her perspective on how to make the most of your SOT ToXchange member profile.
Other highlights of the week include a blog series written by recently transitioned postdocs under the theme of "Advice from the other side: Reflections of the postdoctoral experience."
Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more details to follow!