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The Neuroscience Institute Postdoc Seminar Series

The Neuroscience Institute is reintroducing the University of Chicago neuroscience postdoc seminar series! The postdoc seminar series is a forum that strives to bring together the neuroscience faculty, students, and fellow postdocs. Presenting postdocs have the opportunity to receive valuable and constructive feedback on their presentations.
This series has been created to provide a beneficial platform for neuroscience postdocs to gain additional insight into their research. Formatting for the postdoc seminar series is flexible and may include new findings, published research feedback, chalk talks, project planning feedback, job talks, and more. 


The University of Chicago Rising Stars in Neuroscience Seminar Series

We are hosting a new seminar series that will highlight the exciting work of external postdoctoral scholars in our worldwide community. Our virtual series gives us the opportunity to hear from younger scientists before they have their first position as independent researchers. We invite postdoctoral scholars and even senior graduate students to apply for a slot in our 2020-2021 series. Scholars can use this opportunity to practice their “job talks”, to highlight their newest and most exciting results, and have the option to share their recorded talk with the general public via our Institute website.

All of the talks will be online and synchronous with the local UChicago neuroscience community at 3pm via Zoom. The speaker will have a roundtable discussion with faculty, students, and postdocs here in the UChicago community after their seminar, and has the option to setup additional one-on-one meetings with our neuroscientists. If desired, detailed feedback on the presentation will be provided to the speaker.

Rising Star submissions are closed during summer quarter and will resume in 2022.

Required Application Documents

300-word research highlight


Current paper or pre-print or poster


Recommendation letter

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