The YPA Monthly Newsletter for May 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

The YPA Monthly Newsletter for May 2017

The Yale Postdoctoral Association is dedicated to connecting postdocs at Yale to campus resources and to creating opportunities for networking with other postdocs.

If you have any question or would like to get involved, e-mail us at

Regular meetings are held monthly. The next one is on May 9th at 6:00 p.m in the Simbonis Conference Room of the Medical School Library. 

All postdocs are welcome to all events!

Professional Development Subcommittee

Discussion on Careers in Pharmaceutical Industry and Entrepreneurship

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Zurich Enterprise Challenge

New England Future Faculty Workshop for Women in STEM Fields (NE-FFW)

Advocacy Subcommittee

Equity in the Job Search: Tools for Navigating the (Hidden) Barriers Facing Women in STEM

Networking Subcommittee

Happy Hour

Last Saturday at the museum

Professional Development Subcommittee

Small Group Discussion on Careers in Pharmaceutical Industry and Entrepreneurship

Date: Tuesday, May 11th, 4-5:15 PM Location: SHM C225 A (333 Cedar Street)

CNSPY is pleased to announce an upcoming small group discussion on May 11th with Yale University Alumni David W. Salzman, PhD. 

Dr. Salzman finished his PhD at UConn Health Center in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He continued pursuing academic research at Yale University as a Postdoc in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology where he contributed to multiple projects working on identifying and characterizing translational biomarkers in cancer.
Dr. Salzman then started a career in industry at Biogen. As a Scientist in the Department of Translational Sciences he was responsible for the planning, development and implemented of fit-for-purpose PD/PK and biomarker assays in support of Biogen’s ASO pipeline. He left Biogen soon after to join MiraDx as CSO, here he leads a group of researchers and has delivered 3 commercial cancer diagnostic IVDs. In 2015, he founded his own company, sRNA Dx, an early-stage diagnostic company founded on IP regarding a new method for processing and analyzing small RNA sequencing data. To date he has raised over $150K in funding for sRNA Dx, and is currently negotiating a >$8M deal with a venture capital firm.

Please, register here. Space is limited.

For any questions, contact

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Are you looking for experience in science outreach and communication? If so, we want you! The Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) program is looking for Yale researchers who are interested in engaging with high school students about their research and showing them spaces where science actually takes place!

YYGS runs two-week academic summer sessions at Yale for high-achieving high school students from around the world (representing 100+ different countries)! This year, we are offering three science sessions: Frontiers of Math & Science, Applied Science & Engineering, and Biological & Biomedical Science.

Each session hosts approximately 220 extremely motivated students who are excited to learn about science! We are inviting speakers from all across Yale University to deliver engaging 5-8 minute presentations on their research and coordinate laboratory visits for small groups of students in our 2017 YYGS Research Showcase.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit:

For questions, feel free to contact us at

Zurich Enterprise Challenge

The Zurich Enterprise Challenge is live:

▪   Complete consultancy cases with Zurich Insurance Ltd. and their Fortune 500 clients!

▪    Top teams will attend and present at the Global Risk Management Summit to an audience of C-Suite business leaders. This includes an all-expenses paid trip to the conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The team competition is open to MA, MBA or PhD candidates.

Join for the opportunity to complete a consultancy case with Zurich and their partner companies including Diageo, Coca Cola HBC, Lendlease, Siemens and more!

Secure your invitation to the Zurich Global Risk Management Summit in Edinburgh, Scotland and present your case to the attending C-Suite business leaders. 

Contact us:

New England Future Faculty Workshop for Women in STEM Fields (NE-FFW) 

We would like to invite you to participate in the New England Future Faculty Workshop for Women in STEM Fields (NE-FFW) on the Northeastern University campus in Boston, Massachusetts on August 10, 2017.  The NE-FFW is designed specifically for women in STEM fields who are late-stage PhD students and postdoctoral scholars and interested in an academic career. 

The NE-FFW is focused on the academic job search.  The format of the one-day workshop includes faculty-led interactive discussions and peer-to-peer interactions.  Workshop topics include: 

•    Finding Your Institutional Fit, 

•    Standing Out in the Interview, 

•    Reviewing CVs, 

•    Developing a Research Statement, 

•    Negotiating the Job Offer, and more.  

To learn more about the New England Future Faculty Workshop for Women in STEM Fields, go

To participate in the NE-FFW, there are several steps interested people need to take: 

1. Apply by May 26th online.

a. Submit a 300 word statement about why they want to participate

b. Submit their CV

2. Accepted applicants will be notified by June 5th

3. Confirm their participation by paying a $25 registration fee by July 1, 2017 and uploading a research statement

Advocacy Subcommittee

Equity in the Job Search: Tools for Navigating the (Hidden) Barriers Facing Women in STEM

▪   Monday, May 8th, 8:30am

▪   TAC Auditorium, N-107 (300 Cedar St.)

We invite all grad students, post-docs and professors in STEM to a day-long symposium on the job search, focusing on providing tools to navigate gender bias. 

•    The morning will cover issues of implicit bias at the university level

•    The afternoon will provide practical tools for the job hunt, focused on effectively navigating biases- both yours and others

You will leave empowered to effect change in your work spaces.  We highly encourage you to bring your PI.

•    Graduate Students and Post-Docs register here by April 24 (*registration is still open):

•    Faculty registration link:

If you have any questions, please email Bridget or Amanda ( or

Funding for this program is from: OGSDD, OCS, Title IX, CEE, SEAS, Chemistry, GSL, and FAS.

Networking Subcommittee

Happy Hour

Date: Friday, May 19th, 6-8pm.

Location: TBA but probably Elm City Social-Terrace

Last Saturday at the museum

Date: Saturday, May 27th 12:30-1:30 pm.

Location: British Art Gallery