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Postdoc Appreciation Week

Group photo of the 6 winners of the 2018 Postdoc Achievement Awards, along with Christine Holmes and Colleen McLinn

September 17-21, 2018

This year the Office of Postdoctoral Studies will announce Cornell’s inaugural Postdoc Achievement Awards in three categories. We’ll also have fun social and professional development events and web spotlights on postdocs around campus. Be sure to RSVP for the events you plan to attend, to get entered into raffle prize drawings!

Read about the 2018 Postdoc Award winners:

Postdoc Spotlights

Starting September 17, meet amazing Cornell postdocs and hear about their research through web spotlights. The features will be posted on the Office of Postdoctoral Studies Facebook page, in the Graduate School’s spotlights sectionCIRTL at Cornell’s Postdoc Appreciation Week page, and the @CornellGrad and @CUFutureFaculty twitter accounts.

2018 Featured Postdocs:

Featured Events

Postdoc Social Night – 90’s Dance Party for Accessible Science!

  • Friday, September 14, 2018 from 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Casita Del Polaris, 1201 North Tioga Street, Ithaca NY 14850
  • Suggested donation of $5 (all proceeds go to the Free Science Workshop)
  • Organized by Tisha Bohr (

Postdoc Pizza Party and Networking Reception

Featuring official announcement of the Postdoc Achievement Award winners!
  • Monday, September 17, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm
  • The Big Red Barn
  • RSVP to Christine Holmes at:

Exploring Careers Outside Academia

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 12:15-1:15pm
  • G01 Biotech
  • Co-sponsored by Cornell Career Services and the Office of Postdoctoral Studies
  • Bring your own lunch
  • RSVP to Christine Holmes at:

Job Search Discussion Group

  • Friday, September 21, 2018 from 12:00-1:30pm
  • B50 Warren Hall
  • Moderators: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies & Colleen McLinn, Director of CIRTL at Cornell
  • Lunch will be served; RSVP required

Information Session: Take a Massive Open Online Course on Teaching

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 10:00am – 11:00am
  • NOTE: Date changed to avoid religious holidays the week prior
  • 341 Caldwell Hall
  • Organized by Colleen McLinn (
  • Refreshments will be served; RSVP requested


Please contact Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies at