San Diego Lab Management Symposium 2009

San Diego, CA
Thursday, January 22, 2009
San Diego Lab Management Symposium 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:00 AM -
Friday, January 23, 2009 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Price Center West - Ballroom A/B
San Diego, CA 92093

The Torrey Pines Mesa Postdoctoral Training Consortium (Burnham, TSRI, UCSD) is pleased to offer the 3rd Annual San Diego Lab Management Symposium.

This two day workshop is a practical guide for postdocs and junior faculty on managing their research programs while balancing the demands of a new tenure track position. The sessions will be lead by experts in the field and faculty from the contributing institutions.  Each session will have a formal presentation, followed by Q&A.  In addition, several breaks, one hour lunches, and a happy hour with several postdoc associations have been included in the schedule in order to provide networking opportunities.


Thursday, January 22, 2009
9:00-9:45        Check In
9:45-10:00      Welcome and Introduction
10:00-12:00    Session I: Leadership and Management Styles
12:00-1:00      Lunch
1:00-2:30        Session 2: Leadership and Research Integrity
2:30-2:50        Break (with refreshments)
2:50-4:20        Session 3: Time Management
5:00-7:00        Networking Happy Hour sponsored by affiliated Postdoc Associations.

Friday, January 23, 2009
8:30-9:00        Check In and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30      Session 4: Staffing Your Lab
10:30-10:50    Break (with refreshments)
10:50-12:20    Session 5: Navigating Universty Structure and Tenure Process
12:20-1:20      Lunch
1:20-2:50        Session 6: Managing Start Up Budget and Project
2:50-3:10        Break (with refreshments)
3:10-4:30        Bonus Session: Overview of Academic Job Search

Enrollment is open to postdocs, grads and junior faculty from the Torrey Pines Mesa research institutes and other UC campuses, and is limited to 200 participants.  The event has sold out each year so register early!

Directions and Parking

Parking is limited at the center of campus therefore it is recommended that you park at the east parking lots (as mentioned below) and take the complimentary shuttle to the Price Center or if you are coming from neighboring institutions, use the campus loop shuttle.  Please allow 30-45 minutes.

From points south:
    1. Take I-5 north 
    2. Exit La Jolla Village Drive 
    3. Turn left on La Jolla Village Drive
    4. Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive 
    5. Turn right on Gilman Drive
    6. Turn right on Voigt and proceed to east campus parking lots
    7. Park in lot 703. Permit is $7 per day and available for purchase in the permit machine located at the parking lot entrance.
    8. From the lot, take the campus express shuttle to the Price Center.  Shuttle runs every 5 minutes from 6am to 11pm.

From points north:
    1. Take I-5 south
    2. Exit Genesee Avenue
    3. Turn left onto Genesee Avenue
    4. Turn right on Campus Point Drive
    5. Turn left on Voigt and park in lot 703.  Permit is $7 per day and available for purchase in the permit machine located at the parking lot entrance.
    6. From the lot, take the campus express shuttle to the Price Center. Shuttle runs every 5 minutes from 7am to 11pm.

Permit machines accept exact cash ($1 and $5 bills only), Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Information on additional parking lots is available at at,1162,16122,00.html

Campus loop shuttle information is available at:,1162,11788,00.html

Once your arrive to the Price Center, look for signage to Ballroom A/B (west wing, above the food court).


Contact Information

  • Jennifer Oh
    Postdoctoral Scholar Affairs
    UC San Diego
    Phone: 858-534-6632

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Cost:
    Early bird registration fee is $85 for postdocs/grads and $125 for faculty/others through November 30, 2008.
    Regular registration fee is $100 for postdocs/grads and $150 for facutly/others starting December 1, 2008.

    Payment may be made by credit card, check or recharge (UCSD use only).

    If you are paying by check, please make the check out to "UC Regents" and send it to Jennifer Oh at the address below within 7 business days of registration.

    The recharge option is only for UCSD participants.  If you select the recharge payment option, please enter the appropriate 7 digit index number in the field.

    Registration has been extended from January 9th to 5:00pm on January 16, 2009. 
    Please note no refunds will be permitted after January 9th.

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Jennifer M. Oh

    Office of Postdoctoral Scholar Affairs
    Research Affairs, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, Mailcode 0043
    La Jolla CA 92093-0043
    tel: (858) 534-6632; fax (858) 534-3868
    Office hours: 8am-3:30pm pacific time

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