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Learn from the Early Career Faculty Webinar Series – Part III: The Offer and Next Steps
Finding a permanent academic position is notoriously difficult and the process of getting one is generally shrouded in mystery. Providing reliable and independent resources for early career materials scientists is one of the goals of the MRS Early Career Professionals Subcommittee. Last year, our Subcommittee hosted webinars examining the application process from the perspective of search committees. However, search committees are often only familiar with their own institutional application processes.

In this new series, we will hear the perspective of recently appointed (last two years) early career faculty members, who will provide a different perspective on the process. In this final webinar of the series, we will briefly outline the post offer process, how to navigate negotiating an offer, and what is involved in starting your new position. We will then talk to our panel about their experiences negotiating and starting in their new labs. After our initial discussion, the floor will open for audience Q&A.

Don’t miss the other webinars in this series:
Learn from the Early Career Faculty Webinar Series – Part I: The Application Process
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. ET or OnDemand

Learn from the Early Career Faculty Webinar Series – Part II: Interview Process
Tuesday, September 28 | 11:00 a.m. ET or OnDemand

Oct 26, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Anisha Mohapatra
Academia Sinica
Anisha Mohapatra has acquired her Ph.D. from Research Centre for Applied Science Academia Sinica in 2021. She has completed her Masters in Engineering and System Science from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. (2015–2016). Her research focuses on thin film deposition techniques for application in optoelectronic devices.
Lihua Chen
Georgia Institute of Technology
Leslie Hamachi
Dr. Leslie Hamachi is an assistant professor in the chemistry and biochemistry department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. As a professor at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI), she works with undergraduate and masters student researchers on colloidal nanocrystal synthesis and polymer recycling.
Sui Yang
Arizona State University
Thomas Folland
University of Iowa
Prof. Folland is part of the Condensed Matter and Materials Physics research area at the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy, focusing on mid- and far-infrared nanophotonics and quantum materials research, from fundamental properties to device applications. His research interests are highly interdisciplinary, encompassing elements of physics, materials science, electrical engineering, and chemistry. Outside the lab, Prof. Folland is an active member of the MRS Early Career Subcommittee, where he has been involved in developing career development programming for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.