Upcoming Events

Monthly Lunch & Learn

How can a postdoc can transfer to Industry? What kind of positions are available for postdocs in companies? What companies are hiring Postdocs in SLC area? What should I know before to apply to Industry?  Please come and ask all your questions about transitioning from Academia to Industry during our next Lunch and Learn: “Biomedical Careers in Industry”, on Thursday, October 11 12:00 – 1:00 pm HSEB 3515B with our panelists:

Laura Sittig, Senior Medical Writer and Project Manager at Intermountain Healthcare

Elizabeth Bagley, Medical Science Liaison at Genomic Health

Yuan Ji, medical director ARUP

Nicole Monroe, Scientist in clinical affairs, Biofire Diagnostics

Pizza will be provided! RSVP by October 9th

Thirsty Thursday

Do you want to relax and hang out with fellow post-docs? And maybe have a beer while doing so? You might meet your new best friend! Please join us on the last Thursday of every month at a local pub or brewery. An UPDA board member will be present wearing a silly hat. Come and say hi! There is no need to RSVP and feel free to bring friends and family! Our next Thirsty Thursday will be on September 20th at 6 pmMore details here.

Coffee & Bagels with a Mentor

Please join is for an opportunity to network in an informal setting while interacting with prominent members of our campus.

October 2nd in HSEB 3420 9:00-10:00 am

Mentor: Jesse Morris, PhD.

After a PhD in Geography, Dr. Morris has worked as a postdoctoral researcher and taught at higher education institutions in the US, Europe, and Australia. He has authored more than 20 scholarly publications and has given research and workshop presentations in 15 countries. He currently serves on the steering committee for two international research coordination networks based in Switzerland and continues to build new research projects in the western US. Earlier this year, he transitioned from a teaching faculty position at Weber State University to the newly minted Research Development Office at the University of Utah. Dr. Morris will join us to discuss his experiences in navigating the postdoc landscape and academic employment, among others. Additionally, Dr. Morris will provide a brief overview of the new resources available to postdocs through the Research Development Office.

Coffee and bagels will be served.

RSVP here by September 30th.

Postdoc Appreciation Week

During the Postdoc Appreciation Week September 17-21, 2018, join the UPDA board to celebrate the contributions of the postdoctoral scholars at the University of Utah! It will be a full week of events, including a Poster competition, a hike and professional headshots. More information on the different events and on how to register on the Postdoc Appreciation Week page.

UPDA Board Meeting

Interested in becoming more involved?  We are looking for new board members! Our board meetings are the first Friday of every month,  from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in HSEB 5100D. Contact us with any questions.

Our next Board Meeting: November 9th at noon in HSEB 5100D!