Monthly Series on Career Development




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Speaker: Dr. Maggie Scully (Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research)

Topic: Working at a National Laboratory

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Speaker: Dr. Amruta Inamdar (Purdue CCO, Center for Career Opportunities)

Topic: Strategies to Ace your Online Interviews

Important links mentioned in the talk:

Tips for Fall 2020 from an employer partner (you could find other career-centric tips at the Purdue CCO Blog site):

Purdue CCO services: 

Digital resources for mock interviews:

Purdue Graduate Student Careers social media:


Speaker: Dr. Lisa Nielsen (Purdue Grant Writer and Director of Postdoctoral Office)

Topic: Fellowship Opportunities and Preparation for Graduate Student Cancer Researchers

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Follow-up messages from Dr. Lisa Nielsen:

The NCI F99 Fellowship is open to third and fourth year PhD students in cancer-related research areas (“in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences”) who would like funding to finish their PhD and start a postdoctoral position after graduation. There are no citizenship requirements for the F99. Please note that this year’s F99 solicitation requires the university to nominate one student to apply. My office will oversee the selection process and will file the nomination for the selected applicant. 

Please see these links for more information on the F99: 

NCI F99 General Information Page:

NCI F99 Solicitation:

To request nomination for the NIH NCI F99 Fellowship, please complete the nomination request form and required nomination request documents at by Monday, September 21. The form provides information on eligibility and the application component drafts that are required to be considered for nomination. Please note that if selected as Purdue's nominee, you will be required to provide additional documents for the full application.