Category: Housekeeping

the end

Since I am leaving BU, I will no longer update the postdoc blog. If you are interested in taking it up, please contact Yolanta and she will set you up. This only applies to postdocs at Boston University.

the postdoc guidebook-part 6 the end

by Juliane I am almost done with reading the postdoc guidebook. This last part is about research. Let’s see if this covers more than RIMS. Brownie points for mentioning the training courses, some links need updating and most trainings are now online, so the only a few times a month restriction doesn’t apply for lots […]

the postdoc guide book part 5

by Juliane The next part of the postdoc guide book might be the most important part. Finding services; this part tells us about the great services BU offers its employees. I am not being sarcastic here, BU is actually a great employer, they just like to hide a lot of their offers on obscure websites […]


tomorrow starts our first BUMC mentoring program for postdocs! That is pretty exciting!  

the postdoc guide book part 4

By Juliane The next part of the postdoc guide book deals with housing. This is a topic very close to my heart, because when I moved to Boston everybody in my lab was either too political correct or too uninterested to tell me that apartment hunting in Roxbury isn’t something a single woman should be […]

The postdoc guide book Part 3

By Juliane I started looking at the postdoc guide book, and I am surprised how much information there is for postdocs, we just have to find it. It is also slightly out of date, being compiled at published in 2011. It hasn’t been updated since then. We got settled and are now equipped to deal […]

The postdoc guidebook (part 2)

by Juliane I started reading the postdoc guide book here. Since then I have found out that I can just google postdoc guide book BUMC to find it and don’t have to follow the links on the GMS postdoc website. Much easier this way! The next part of the guidebook is called getting settled. There […]

The postdoc guide book (part 1)

by Juliane There is a very comprehensive document for postdocs kindly provided by Yolanta from the office of postdoctoral affairs. It is accessible from the OPA website. I don’t think many postdocs have read it, so I decided to read it and write about it. This document is surprisingly comprehensive, or at least long (34 […]

Contribute to the postdoc blog

by Juliane Dear BU postdocs! Maybe you have just read a couple of posts on the brand new postdoc blog. If so  hopefully you think: “Neat! I like it and will read it again next week” That is great, thank you and come back again soon. But maybe you were thinking:  ”This is a nice […]

Introducing the Post-Doc Blog

What is a postdoc supposed to do? Research? Career development? Supervision? Job hunting? Research whatever the PI wants? Develop your own project? Write papers? Read papers? Think outside the box? Finish old projects? Start new projects? Find collaborations? Do what you want? Go to Seminars? Attend workshops? Network? Tweet? Join linkedIn? Researchgate? Lablife? Get an […]