Thank you for your interest in the Chicagoland Diverse STEM Postdoc Recruitment Initiative! The virtual 2-day event for prospective postdocs hosted by the Initiative will take place October 19-20, 2023.
This is a collaborative initiative to improve diversity and inclusion at the three largest research universities in the Chicago area (Northwestern University, University of Illinois Chicago, and the University of Chicago) and is open to all advanced PhD students and postdocs in STEM. Our goals are to 1) address the "pipeline" challenge in STEM for historically marginalized graduate students and postdocs; and 2) to recruit and retain individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in academia and the sciences, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, who have disabilities, who identify as LGBTQIA+, who are veterans, who have obtained a PhD as a second career, or who were first-generation college students or Pell-eligible.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about three postdoctoral programs in the Chicagoland area and the cutting-edge research happening at each institution. In 2022, more than 160 faculty members from the three institutions and 76 prospective postdocs participated in the initiative!
Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a 2-day virtual event (October 19-20, 2023). Participants will also be matched with faculty at each institution for virtual informational interviews. Virtual informational interviews are expected to occur during the recruitment period (October 19-November 3, 2023). Prospective postdoc participants will be responsible for scheduling virtual informational interviews with their faculty partners once they receive their match information.
Sessions from the 2022 Virtual 2-Day Event Included:
We will have live captioning during the 2-day virtual event. The application provides a space for you to list any accommodations you may need; we may contact you for further information in order to meet your needs. If you have any questions or would like to speak to us directly, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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