Special Webinar: Succeeding in Your Future Postdoc

Postdoc tenure during the career journey of researchers is very critical for success in professional life. But most international postdoc aspirants have little knowledge of the postdoc ecosystem and often make the wrong choice in selecting a postdoc opportunity (lab/PI).

Many people in iSTEMCare community requested for the guidance and support about finding a postdoc and also how to make their ongoing postdoc as a successful. So here we bring a comprehensive webinar about the same.
During this webinar, Dr Thalyana Stathis, the career advisor for postdocs and PhD students at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City (USA), will give a presentation discussing the following topics:

  • Why consider doing a postdoc as part of your career
  • Types of career options and learning goals to have for your postdoc
  • How to be a strong candidate
  • How to find a postdoc
  • How to apply for a postdoc
  • How to choose a postdoc advisor and lab
  • How to learn about important resources at an institution
  • How to be productive and achieve your goals during your postdoc
  • How to utilize supportive networks during your postdoc
  • How to launch your career after your postdoc

Dr Stathis will also share stories of international scientists who did their postdocs at MSKCC and are now pursuing successful careers inside and outside of academia in the US, back in their home country, or in another country.


This event is organized by iSTEMCare, a global STEM-Career-Navigation support network as part of the Industry Transition Training (iCTT) Program and is open to everyone.

Date & Time: April 14 (Thursday), 2022 at 8:30PM IST | 8AM PDT | 11AM EDT

Dr. Thalyana Stathis, Ph.D.
Career advisor (Postdocs and Ph.D. students) at 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
New York City (USA)

About Speaker:

Thalyana Stathis (PhD) is the career advisor for postdocs and Ph.D. students at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in NYC. She supports hundreds of students and postdocs in each stage of their career planning, and she directs workshops for career exploration and navigating the job market for all academic and non-academic career paths. Prior to her role at Memorial Sloan Kettering, she served as Assistant Dean at Columbia University’s Graduate School and worked at Springer Nature as a journal editor. Thalyana received her PhD from Yale University in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

MSKCC is a top-ranked cancer center that consistently produces innovative research aimed at preventing, controlling, and ultimately curing this disease. With over 120 labs covering the spectrum of fundamental biomedical, translational, and clinical research, postdocs have a wealth of options to find their research niche. 70% of postdocs at MSKCC are international, and postdoc alumni are currently pursuing impressive and fruitful careers in the US, in Europe, Asia, and all over the world.

Pawan Upadhyay, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, iSTEMCare

About Moderator

Dr. Pawan Upadhyay is currently working as a Scientist 2 at Illumina, San Diego, USA. Prior to this, he completed his postdoc at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in the area of cancer genomics of AML. He is also the Founder & CEO of iSTEMCare which was founded in 2020 with the goal of creating a global and supportive STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, & Mathematics) community worldwide.

Before moving to the USA, he completed his Ph.D. in Integrated Cancer Genomics from ACTREC-Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India. As a biomedical researcher, he is dedicated to advancing genomic discoveries into clinical practices by working at the interface of academics and industry to reduce the barriers of translational research in oncology. Later he worked as a Scientist in the biomedical genomics industry for two years. He is also highly enthusiastic about exploring a new arena of science policy & science communication and outreach. 

He conducts a FREE Industry Career Transition Training (iCTT) program for researchers (MS, PhDs & postdocs) (https://istemcare.org/2022/01/17/industry-career-transition-training-program/) to help them prepare for industry transition during this pandemic.

You can meet him here:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-pawan-upadhyay/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pawankup

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