Postdocs

The postdoctoral stage, which by definition is transitory, is unique and has specific rewards and challenges. While you are still "training" and acquiring expertise, you also have to keep an eye towards the next step in your career and focus on gaining independence as a researcher.

In this section we share resources about: how to get a postdoc, how to achieve success during this career stage, and how to take the next step, whatever your chosen career may be. Here you will also find all events, forum postings, funding opportunities, jobs and news specifically focused for postdocs.

Don't forget that you can make use of our user search to establish relationships with other CienciaPR members with similar interests.

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It's never too late to work for Puerto Rico and science: volunteer anecdote

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It is said that opportunity favors the prepared. I know this is true because a golden opportunity to use my science background to benefit Puerto Rico knocked on my door and I was not ready.

Puerto Rican biostatistician receives important award

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Dr. Rafael A. Irizarry Quintero was given the Benjamin Franklin Biosciences Award by the organization Bioinformatics.org for his contributions in the development of statistical tools for complex data analysis.

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.

 

 

Science will not thank you: volunteer anecdote

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“Doing science” is to generate knowledge. The process of generating knowledge does not involve any feelings nor does it allow you to know if your findings have any value or not.

This is because science is a human and social process.  The people who give value to the new knowledge generated are the scientists themselves who are people just like you and me.

Award for Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet

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Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, RCMI Principal Investigator at the Medical Sciences Campus was recognized by G Works and the Amgen Foundation as Distinguished Puerto Rican Women in STEM during the opening of the third PR STEM’s Up to the Challenge Education Submit held on March 7, 2017. The award was presented by Ms. Gretchen B. Guzmán, President of G Works, Inc. Dr. Fernández-Repollet shared this distinction with Dr. Álida Ortiz, Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao and an educator in aspects of use, conservation and management of coastal and marine resources of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, nominated to Board of the ASM

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Congratulations to our # Borinqueña, a member of the SciencePR Team, and science champion, Dr. Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, who is a candidate this year for an elected position on the board of directors of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

We invite all friends of CienciaPR who in turn are members of the ASM to cast their vote for ASM Board members before Friday, February 24 at midnight: https://www.asm.org/index.php/asm-governance 

Take care of your heart

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Heart disease affects the population of Puerto Rico in multiple ways: their physical and emotional health, quality of life, social and work relationships, and their wallet. February is heart health awareness month so we’ll take the opportunity to discuss some of the conditions that affect the heart and how we can prevent them.

What is heart disease?

CienciaPR: From the beginning

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Pasteur said that although science has no homeland, scientists do. Since I've been thinking of myself as a scientist, I’ve thought of myself as a Puerto Rican scientist. My concerns about science and Puerto Rico have always gone hand in hand and with them a deep interest and commitment to contribute, through science for the betterment of my country.

Designer Drugs: A Lethal High

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Designer drugs are substances designed to mimic the effects of an existing drug. Their chemical structure is altered, which prevents them from appearing in standard drug screening tests. The idea behind these drugs is to create a new substance that is not classified as illegal, allowing dealers to sell it without breaking the law. As law enforcement officials get to know these drugs, they are classified as illegal.  Dealers then alter the structure again, repeating the cycle. In the United States, around 200-300 new designer drugs were identified between 2009-2014.  These drugs are often distributed in night clubs, parties, and raves. Aside from their many detrimental effects on the body, these drugs have an added danger and lethality.

I’m a Latina tech founder and you can be too

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I’m a Latina tech founder and you can be too

by: Alana Matos, from Parallel18 Gen2

Me: “I’m not applying to jobs after graduation. I’m doing a startup.”

My mom: “A what?”

The day I told my uber traditional Puerto Rican parents that their Harvard educated daughter was not pursuing any sort of traditional career, I knew their hearts sank. This was not what they had envisioned when I told them I wanted to go to graduate school.

Why attend ABRCMS? Student describe their experiences

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Students are the focus of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) meeting, held most recently November 9-12, 2016, in Tampa, Florida. Undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students make up over half the roughly 4,000 program participants, and many participants belong to minority populations often underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. While the American Society for Microbiology helps manage the meeting, student research on all STEM fields is easy to find at the numerous poster and oral presentations.

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CHASING THE MYSTERY BEHIND BIOLUMINESCENCE IN PUERTO RICO

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UMCES faculty, Lora Harris and Jamie Pierson, and graduate student Juan Alvarez-Rosario join the Centro TORTUGA students for a group photo at the end of their May field study. 

UPR Medical Science Campus recognized in Germany

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The Station for the Detection of Spores and Fungi from the Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico has joined the 'Worldwide Pollen Monitoring Map’ from the ZAUM Center for Allergies and the Environment in Germany. This interactive map shares information on the levels of fungi, pollen, dessert dust and other allergens, and being included in this initiative is recognition of the work being done at UPR-RCM.

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New course for leadership development in health fields

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The School of Dental Health of the Medical Sciences Campus from the University of Puerto Rico in collaboration with the Academy of Academic Leadership, will offer the course: Recharging your leadership, in order to develop leadership skills in health professionals. 

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Strike disrupts research at Puerto Rico’s top university

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Last week molecular biologist Juan Ramirez-Lugo put all his coral samples in the freezer, locked the door of his lab, and told his six undergraduate assistants to stay home the next day. The assistant professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in San Juan wasn’t happy about yet another disruption to his research on seasonal variations in how corals respond to thermal stress and his efforts to give undergraduates “authentic research experiences.” But he felt he had no choice.

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