Biological Sciences Division Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Biological Sciences Division Postdoctoral Researchers and the Postdoctoral Association are supported by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (OGPA), the Dean of Postdoctoral Affairs Nancy Schwartz, and Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator Erin Heckler (contact info).

The BSD PDA website contains important information on:

Have questions about postdoc affairs or resources? Contact the postdoc office

Latest News and Announcements

Fall Quarter Seminars 2016

Sept 23rd 3:00 pm Ethics - The Natural Selection of Bad Science: Peggy Mason, PhD - Professor of Neurobiology

Sept 30th 4:00 pm When Biosecurity and Science Collide - Dual-Use Research of Concern (DURC) and the Debate about Gain-of-Function Studies: Joseph Kanabrocki, PhD Vice President for Research Safety and Professor of Microbiology at UChicago and a member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB)

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2016 BSD PDA Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The BSD PDA Symposium organizing committee is pleased to invite postdoctoral scientists and friends to attend the 2016 Postdoctoral Research Symposium on October 18th at Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD) auditorium, the University of Chicago.

The symposium features a keynote address by Dr. Leroy Hood (President and Co-founder of the Institute for System Biology) and a career development panel on management and leadership.

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Annual Career Development Roundtable

The BSD PDA Seminar Commmittee announces the 2016 Career Development Roundtable event with mentoring & networking just for postdocs. There will be seven tables set up each with a different faculty member to discuss a specific topic relevant to the postdoc and beyond. A small group of postdocs will spend 20 minutes with each faculty and we will rotate the groups for a total of 3 seatings. After the discussions, we will provide lunch and an opportunity to network further until 1pm.

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Newly Elected PDA Leadership

At the BSD PDA Steering Committee, new leaders were elected in several positions:

John Leonard, PhD was elected President. He served as Vice-President over the past year and is also a myCHOICE liaison for postdocs. 

Kristy Hentchel, PhD was elected Vice-President. Kristy is also the new Co-chair for Outreach in the Teaching & Outreach Committee and a member of the Public Affairs Committee.

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Next PDA Meeting

The BSD PDA Steering Committee doesn't hold monthly meetings in July and August. Postdocs interested in joining a subcommittee or thinking about getting involved in the BSD PDA should contact the appropriate chair or PDA leader.

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