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

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? Panelists: -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