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Negotiating the Academic Job Offer (for Postdocs and Graduate Students in the Sciences and Engineering)

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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9:00 am - 10:00 am

In this session, a panel of faculty members will discuss the negotiation process.
Questions include:
- What does a typical start-up package look like? How much can you negotiate it, and how can you provide justification for asking for more?
- How much grant money are you expected to bring if you get hired?
- What are some common pitfalls in the negotiation process?
- Can you negotiate for a position for your partner or spouse? If so, when do you bring it up?

- Kate Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
- Chris Nicchitta, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology and Associate Dean for Research Training
- Jonathan Viventi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- John Willis, PhD, Professor of Biology

NOTE: This panel is geared to postdocs and graduate students in the sciences and engineering. A similar panel was held for PhDs in the social sciences and humanities on Oct 23. To see the video of the discussion, visit

Contact: Molly Starback