We all know a new start at the next level of life is affiliated with a plethora of questions. Don’t worry! You will get help! If you have any questions, contact your EPA representative or the EPA co-chairs. They will help you!
Arriving at Einstein. Upon your arrival at Einstein, the key person for you to contact is your departmental administrator. You PI should assist in locating this individual. He/she will initiate the many essential steps necessary to integrate you into your new department and Einstein. Some of these steps are: getting you on payroll, applying for your email account, helping you to organize your housing, and setting up your medical exam.
Make sure to ask your administrator or EPA Departmental Rep about the Postdoc Survival Kit; many departments at Einstein participate. If your Department does not have one, the EPA co-chairs can also provide one. The Survival kit is an EPA project, and supplies the essentials for the first few days in your new apartment: an air mattress, dishes, bathroom and laundry supplies, etc. After a few days, when you no longer need the kit, we ask that you replenish any supplies you used and return the kit to your administrator or your department rep. That way, it is ready for the next incoming postdoc. The Departmental Rep will also welcome you with an EPA mug.
Make sure to check out our handbook. It contains all the information to facilitate your arrival at Einstein.
Mailing List. Additionally, the EPA maintains an email listserv to contact postdocs at Einstein. The EPA mailing list is a great way to keep updated on events that are going on at Einstein and to stay connected with other postdocs. To subscribe to the EPA mailing list, please add your information to our mailing list spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X491C0FjkRsY5Zwjzuso4g7oXiigE4okm_6VM7babS8/
This list is moderated by the EPA co-chairs and is the main communication channel of the EPA. Postdocs can publicize social events, ask for reagents, send out info about moving sales, etc. Please note that Einstein prohibits subletting apartments in Einstein housing.