PI Training Intensive for New Faculty and Researchers

PI Intensive for New Faculty and Researchers:
Building the Tools for Your Career in Research

October 12 – 13, 2023 I Seattle, Washington
Hyatt Regency Seattle

The Principal Investigator (PI) Intensive is a comprehensive day and half workshop designed to equip you with the essential tools and skills for a successful career in research. Led by renowned researchers from across the SRAI (Society of Research Administrators International) network, this workshop will offer you valuable insights and practical knowledge into:  

  • Understanding the responsibilities of a principal investigator
  • Developing competitive grant applications
  • Negotiating effectively with your Institution
  • Employing project management techniques to drive your research projects forward

Throughout the workshop, participants will have ample opportunities to engage in interactive discussions, share experiences, and learn from the expertise of the facilitators and fellow attendees. The workshop fosters an inclusive and collaborative environment, encouraging participants to build networks and form lasting connections within the research community.

Audience: Senior Postdoctoral Fellows, Assistant Professors, and Faculty new to research that are starting to launch their career in research. 

Program Senior Faculty

John Aitchison, PhD

Principal Investigator, Supervisor,
Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Programs and Research Operations
Professor of Surgery and Immunology
University of Pittsburgh

Marsha Wills-Karp, PhD

Chair, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and Anna M. Baetjer Professorship in Environmental Health
The Johns Hopkins University
Gary P. Zank, PhD
Aerojet-Rocketdyne Chair in Space Science 
Director, Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR)
The University of Alabama in Huntsville