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Postdoctoral Seminar Series

PDC Seminars are an exciting opportunity for you to showcase your research to your fellow postdocs and get useful and friendly feedback from non-specialists.

And if all this wasn’t motivation enough, there’s also free lunch!

  • Speakers: Christian Arenz, Hans Meermann
  • Date: Thursday, April 20th 2017, 12 pm
  • Location: Louis A. Simpson International Building, MPR B60

PDC seminar

Perspectives of women in STEM: Navigating Relationships, Family and Career

Past Events


Dr. Lisa Klein, Distinguished Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University

Dr. Celeste Nelson, Professor in Chemical & Biological Engineering and Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Dr. Nelson is a professor and the current Director of Graduate Studies in CBE

Dr. Laura Gray, Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemical & Biological Engineering, Princeton University

Shanna Pfau, Supervising Discipline Engineer, AECOM

Dr. Alisa Sedghifar, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Comparative Genomics, Princeton University

Tour: Princeton Art Museum

The Princeton Art Museum has organised for the post-docs yet another amazing tour featuring the Berlin Painter and His World Collection on April 13, 5 pm.

Art Museum

Pathways with a Ph.D.: Careers and Service

In any of the career possibilities you choose to pursue, service and community-engagement will play an important role as an intellectual and leader in your field. How will you define that role of community or civic-engagement in your career or, possibly, as your career? Come hear from graduate alumni, faculty, and campus partners on the role of service in their careers. Open cocktail reception to follow.

Confirmed panelists are:

Elisha Smith Arrillaga *09 WWS Director, Career Ladders Project Foundation for California Community Colleges

Peter R. Lighte *81 EAS Board Member, Half the Sky Foundation Board Member, Council on International Educational Exchange

Jenny Green, Ph.D., Astrophysics, Harvard University Professor, Astrophysical Sciences Princeton University Prison Teaching Initiative

Trisha Thorme, MA, Anthropology, Cornell University Director, Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI)

Charlotte Collins, MA, Religious Ethics, Yale University Associate Director, Pace Center for Civic Engagement

  • Date: Friday, April 7th, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
  • Location: Friend Center Convocation Room


Excursion: Plasma Physics Laboratory

The PostDoc Council (PDC) offers a guided tour through the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory on

  • Date: Thursday, April 6th at 4:00 pm
  • Location: 100 Stellarator Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

PPPL tour

Orientation for new Postdocs

Orientation for new Postdocs