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

Mentor Training for Postdocs 2017-18

Postdocs are in a unique position where they are both mentees and often mentors to students in their labs. We use a curriculum that reflects this dual role available from the University of Wisconsin Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research

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Autumn Quarter Seminar Schedule 2017

All seminars are held in BSLC 008 on Friday afternoons unless otherwise noted.

Sept 29th 4:00pm – Grants Basics for Postdocs: Aaron House, Assistant Director, eRA Training & Communication, URA; Nancy Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and BMB, Dean and Director of Postdoc Affairs; and Erin Heckler, PhD, Postdoc Affairs Admin. Learn about funding opportunities and how to use grant databases.

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National Postdoc Appreciation Week

The 8th Annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week is Sept 18 - 22. Since 2009, the National Postdoc Association has sponsored this event to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. The BSD Postdoc Association, BSD Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Physical Sciences Division, and UChicago GRAD are hosting several events to recognize UChicago postdocs.

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Workshop with Future of Research

Training Transitions: From Dependence to Independence

Wednesday August 16th in BSLC 240 from 12-1:00 pm

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PDA Leadership Elections for 2017-18

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

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Annual Career Development Roundtable

The BSD PDA Seminar Commmittee announces the 2017 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 30 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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