SC17 is now accepting applications for the Early Career Program (ECP), a one-day event held at SC17. ECPis designed to help newly hired HPC professionals to better understand the issues and challenges faced in navigating successful research careers.
“SC is committed to establishing new, strong and healthy cohorts of researchers to help ensure that the next generation of leaders and scientists are equipped to push their fields forward,” says Dorian Arnold, SC17 Early Career Program chair from the University of New Mexico. “For those just starting out, there are many intricacies involved in a research career, and hopefully the SC ECP illuminates many of them.”
Session topics include funding, publishing, mentorship, time-management, promotion (and tenure as appropriate), managing service expectations, forming impactful collaborations and getting involved with SC committees. There is no additional fee for program participation: accepted participants receive free registration for the workshop.
Sessions will be held in a workshop format on Monday, November 13, before the full SC17 Technical Program begins. This will allow participants to enjoy the Technical Program as fully as possible. There is no additional charge for this program, but you must apply as spots are limited.
Testimonials from Previous Participants:
Mike Lam, Assistant Professor, James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VA. SC15 Participant: “The discussions and networking that I was able to do were well worth it. Additionally, the talks on grants and funding organizations were enlightening as that’s the kind of thing that’s not typically transmitted formally during grad school.”
Kate Isaacs, 2016 participant: “The individual and small group discussions with people further along in their careers meant I could gain perspective on specific situations not usually covered in a more general setting.”
Sally Ellingson, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics at University of Kentucky, 2016 ECP participant: “I really liked the time management session. I have been incorporating some of the tips into my daily routine. I now have a Trello board to keep track of current, future, and completed tasks. I even bought a book on Kanban, which is on a “To Read” list on my Trello board!”
Who should apply?
The ECP targets researchers from academia, industry and research laboratories within the first five years of a permanent position, including assistant professors and members of technical staff. Post-doctoral applicants also will be considered.
How to apply?
To apply, submit a CV (up to four pages) and a 250-word statement of intent by the deadline Participants may apply for travel support. However, no funding is guaranteed and at most will cover one night of hotel. The application deadline is July 31st. Click here to apply.
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