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

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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Spring Quarter Seminars 2017

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

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Winter Quarter Seminars 2017

All seminars are held in BSLC 008 unless otherwise noted.

Jan 6th 3:00 pm Networking Workshop GCIS 301  Briana Konnick, PhD – Asst Dir, STEM Career Development, UChicago GRAD.

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Mentor Training for Postdocs 2016-17

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

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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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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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