Postdoctoral Association

The mission of the BSD PDA is to serve the Postdoctoral Fellows, Postdoctoral Scholars, Research Associates and Medical Fellows of the University of Chicago by promoting their continued success in the research community and enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience for all participants.

Career & Professional Development

The mission of the BSD Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is to ensure that all postdocs at UChicago BSD are receiving excellent professional and career development training, in addition to outstanding scientific training.


The BSD Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the BSD PDA have compiled many resources for prospective postdocs, current postdocs, and faculty members and administrators who support postdocs.

Upcoming Events

The PDA Seminar Committee organizes weekly seminars and special events and panels, such as the annual Networking Roundtable event.


  Biological Sciences Division Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Biological Sciences Division Postdoctoral Researchers and the Postdoctoral Association are supported by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, housed within the Office Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (OGPA). Dean and Director of Postdoctoral Affairs Nancy Schwartz, and the Assistant Director of Postdoctoral Affairs support postdoc activities in the BSD.

The BSD PDA website contains important information on:

New to campus?

Getting involved with the Postdoctoral Association is a great way to meet other postdocs and expand your network, be a voice for UChicago postdocs, and gain leadership and transferable skills that are prized by future employers!


PDA Seminar – Tuesday, June 9

Building Your Career Path in the Pharmaceutical/ Biotechnology Industry as a PhD Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9 at 3pm on Zoom for a Postdoc Seminar which will discuss how PhDs can identify and pursue professional opportunities in the medical affairs field....

2019-2020 Mentor Training for Postdocs!

Do you want to improve your mentoring relationships? Join the Mentor Training Program for postdocs, now in its 5th year! The first session will be on Monday, October 28th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm in KCBD 3200 (on the 3rd floor where GCIS, BSLC, and KCBD meet). The topic of...