Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll: a Trilogy Curated by Postdocs!

Together with the USC Postdoctoral Association and Nerd Nite, we are pleased to bring you very limited seating and food at a special themed event on Tuesday, March 10th at 7PM at the Mint on Pico Blvd. To learn more about Nerd Nite and how you can reserve a seat with our speakers (some food provided!), read on.

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Postdoc Coffee Hour

The Society of Postdoctoral Scholars at UCLA (SoPS) will have the monthly postdoc social event Coffee Hour this Friday (Feb 27) from 3-4 pm in the Cafe Synapse (1st floor of Gonda bldg). Please come join us and invite other postdocs who you know to come with you for coffee, tea cakes, cookies, and fun conversation of the postdoc work and life at UCLA!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Special thanks to Dr. Haoning He for organizing this month’s coffee hour.

Nerd Nite — Octopus Arms, Our Tongue, Juggling, and Quantum Physics

For the next Nerd Nite event on Tuesday, February 10th at 7PM at the Mint on Pico Blvd we have TWO postdoc speakers — Dr. Jean Alupay of USC and Dr. Puck Rombach of UCLA. Jean will present “Eight is enough? The wonders of octopus arms and their relation to our tongue” while Puck will talk on “Juggling & Quantum Physics.” Very limited seating is available for LA-area postdocs at Jean’s booth. If you’re interested, read on.

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LA Inter-campus Hike to the Hollywood Sign

The hike is on! There’s now a 0% chance of rain until 1PM (when we expect to finish), but please be extra sure to arrive on time — we will start promptly to ensure our return before the rain starts later in the afternoon. You may wish to bring an umbrella and/or raincoat just in case.

Hollywood Sign

The joint campus postdoc hike series is back for 2015! Join all LA-area postdocs and friends this Saturday, February 7th at 10 AM as we explore one of the most popular locations in all of LA LA land! This moderate, 5 mile round-trip hike with 1000 feet of elevation gain starts with a steep 150 step “hidden” staircase, proceeds through the neighborhood to exposed trails in Griffith Park, and ends on the hill just behind the Hollywood sign, with majestic views of both the city and San Fernando Valley!

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Postdoc, Neuropsychology of Brain Plasticity in Magdeburg (Germany)

FULL-TIME SCIENTIST POSITION available for a postdoc in the field of neuropsychology or cognitive neuroscience as a group leader to direct research on visual system plasticity and rehabilitation. We develop and test new methods of vision diagnostics and treatment to achieve vision restoration in patients with visual field loss after damage to the optic nerve or brain (stroke) combined with brain connectivity analyses (EEG and MRI). The position comes with funded support by a technician and 3 doctoral students. Continue reading Postdoc, Neuropsychology of Brain Plasticity in Magdeburg (Germany)

UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics NSF Post Doc Fellowship, 2015-2016

Application deadline is February 1, 2015. UCLA is an AA/EOE.

The UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) is recruiting a post-doctoral scholar as part of an NSF-funded research project (Grant #1322299) on public participation in science and technology.  The one-year position (renewable for one additional year pending positive review) is for a researcher who can engage in qualitative and/or quantitative analysis exploring the changing role of participation by publics and citizens in science, engineering and technology. We encourage applicants from fields in the social sciences and humanities. Candidates with experience in the life sciences are encouraged to apply. Continue reading UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics NSF Post Doc Fellowship, 2015-2016

Postdoctoral fellowship at Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center

Postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles

Job description: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of California, Los Angeles with the Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center to study epigenetic regulation of development of pancreatic beta cell function. The Hillblom Center is a highly dynamic and collaborative research environment, with a strong focus on novel basic and translational diabetes research. Continue reading Postdoctoral fellowship at Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center

Postdoc Coffee Hour

Save the date for another relaxing SoPS postdoc coffee hour.

Meet other UCLA postdocs from various departments and colleges and chat over free coffee, tea, and an assortment of cookies and muffins.

When: Monday, January 26th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Kerckhoff Coffee House patio
Who: All of you

Looking forward to seeing you!

Special thanks to Dr. Magdalena Balonis for organizing this month’s coffee hour.