News & Upcoming Events:
The next SoF general meeting will be on Thursday October 2nd, at 1pm in the Beckman 5th floor south conference room. Lunch will be provided. All staff, students and postdocs are welcome.
September 15th-19th is National Postdoc Appreciation Week. SoF and the Careers and Postdoctoral Services Office are running several events to highlight the research done by postdocs at TSRI, which are open to everyone.
Monday, September 15
Seated Chair Massage
Postdocs can sign up for a free 10-minute massage on Monday, September 15. Contact Miriam Davis (email@example.com) to reserve a spot. Appointments are first-come, first-served. Hazen Theory Building, 1st floor, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Tuesday, September 16
CPSO Open House and Raffle
Join the Career & Postdoctoral Services Office for coffee and pastries and see the new Resource Center at the Hazen Theory Building, 1st floor, 9am – 12pm
Wednesday, September 17
SOF Lightning Talks
Participate in the Lightning Talk Competition brought to you by the Society of Fellows and the SOS Toastmasters. Experience a whirlwind of science in 3-minute bursts! Beckman Center, 1:30pm – 5pm
Thursday, September 18
SOF Distinguished Lecture Series
Jack Szostak, Professor of Genetics and Chemistry, Harvard University. Timken Auditorium, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Contact Brian Lamb (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join Dr. Szostak on a hike at Torrey Pines on September 17th or for breakfast, lunch or dinner on September 18th.
Friday, September 19
Social Media Photo Lab
Complimentary professional photos for your LinkedIn profile will be offered from 11am-1pm to the first 30 postdocs who register.
Nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Mentor Award are now closed. This years' outstanding mentor will be announced at the Lightning Symposium on September 17th.
Who we are and what we do:
We are a nonprofit, all volunteer organization designed to encourage both professional and social exchange within The Scripps Research Institute, and with postdocs from other academic institutions in the San Diego area.
We support a series of academic events, including a visiting lectureship program and an annual Research Symposium.
We help to develop postdocs’ careers by offering bursaries for courses and travel to conferences, and run career-oriented events in association with the TSRI Careers Office. Our Industry Bridge Program provides an opportunity for postdocs and grad students to visit and network with San Diego’s many biotech and pharma companies.
We organize social events, including monthly happy hours, cross-institute parties and group activities.
We also establish and maintain a program of communication and information exchange regarding the Institution for all present and former Fellows.