Upcoming Events

Monthly Lunch & Learn

Twitter for Postdocs

February 27th 2019 12:15-1:15 p.m.  HSEB 2600

Facilitator: Libby Mitchell, Social Media Coordinator for Utah Health Sciences

In the past few years, Twitter became a powerful tool for Scientists, to communicate their work, to know what is new in their field, to follow what is happening in Conferences or to Network. It is also useful for career development, to know about job opportunities, to have access to career transition resources and to build a supportive community. To learn how you can benefit from Twitter and how to get started, please join us to our next Lunch & Learn.

Pizza will be provided!

RSVP HERE by February 25th

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 January 31st 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.

Mentor: Dr. Hannah Gordon

Friday,February 1st, 9-10 am in HSEB 2958

Discussion around transitioning from a postdoctoral position at the U to an industry position at Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Hannah Gordon is a geneticist and molecular biologist who recently transitioned from a postdoc position here at the University of Utah to a research scientist position at Recursion Pharmaceuticals, a local biomedical company located in the Gateway.   Dr. Gordon can provide insight into transitioning into industry and her decision to make that transition.  As Recursion is actively hiring, Dr. Gordon can speak to the job application and interview process, company culture and what Recursion does from a scientist’s perspective.

RSVP by January 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Postdoc Winter Workshop Series

More and more academic, nonprofit and for-profit institutions are recognizing the value of diversity in the workplace. Attend our Winter Workshop Series and be prepared to show that you can fit on that vision in your next job interview.  More information and registration can be found on the Postdoc Winter Workshop Series page.

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: February 21st at 12.30 pm in HSEB 5100A!