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

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Thursday, November 02, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Academic Job Search Series

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?


-Nicholas Heaton PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
-Briana Simms PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati (former Duke postdoc and 2022 DUPA president)
-John Willis PhD, Professor of Biology

Contact: Molly Starback