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 Assistant Director of Postdoctoral Affairs Valerie Miller (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

Spring Quarter Seminar Schedule 2018

Seminars take place in BSLC008 on Friday unless otherwise noted

March 30th 4:00pm – Financial Planning: Just the Facts on Student Loans Dan Wood, CFA, Financial Coach at Next Door (State Farm), will discuss how to manage your student loans and pay them off. Learn how to figure out the status of your loans, determine your payment plan, and know what happens and what to do if you make a mistake.

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2018 Postdoctoral Research and Career Development Symposium

On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, the BSD Postdoctoral Association welcomes you to attend the 2018 Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium: Sharing Your Research with Scientists and the Public. Learn more and register here!

Event Schedule

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Registration / Check-in

10:30 - 11:15 AM: Opening Talk on Science Communication

11:15 - 12:00 AM: Postdoc Lightning Abstract Talks

12:00 - 2:00 PM: Lunch and Poster Session

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Winter Quarter Seminar Schedule 2018

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

January 22* 5:30pm – Museum Careers Joint event with myCHOICE. *This is a special seminar held on a Monday.

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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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