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Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium

November 9, 2023 at Argonne National Laboratory

The Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium is an annual event that showcases the research of postdoctoral researchers and advanced graduate students.

The symposium promotes collaboration through networking, and it enables industry and government leaders to connect with and recruit from the nation’s top scientific and engineering talent. This year’s symposium will be a one-day in-person event. We will follow federal and local COVID-19 controls and guidance as needed.

What:    Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium, Argonne
When:   November 9, 2023
Where:  Argonne National Laboratory, TCS Conference Center

Working Agenda

Schedule is subject to change based on speaker and space availability. Events will take place in the TCS Conference Center (Rooms 1416 and 1404-1407) and Building 240, Room 1501.

8:00 a.m.    Registration and refreshments 

Morning Session

8:45 a.m.    Welcome Remarks from Lab leadership
9:00 a.m.    Keynote Address

10:00 a.m.  Poster Session A and Free Networking  

Networking Lunch

11:30 a.m.  Networking Lunch with Company Representatives

Afternoon Session

1:30 p.m.   Poster Session B and Free Networking
3:00 p.m.   Career Panel
4:30 p.m.   Poster Awards and Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance Awards


Keynote address

Be inspired by leaders in the field of research and development (previous speakers have included leaders with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science).

Postdoctoral research presentations

Postdoctoral research will be featured during two poster sessions. The attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the presenters and share ideas during scheduled sessions. Poster presentations will be judged by Argonne scientific staff and the best presentations will be awarded.

Networking with company representatives

Symposium attendees will have an opportunity to network with company representatives to explore future career opportunities in industry. Multiple networking sessions will take place during the event.

Career panel discussion featuring Argonne alumni and professionals from diverse careers

A virtual career panel will consist of speakers with diverse backgrounds in academia, industry and laboratory careers. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the panel or submit their questions ahead of time.

This page will be updated as speakers and participating companies are confirmed.