Upcoming Events

Postdoc Holiday Gathering

Come get together with colleagues and friends to celebrate the holiday season.

We encourage you to bring your favorite Holiday food or drink to share with the community.

It is a family friendly event; your partner and kids are welcome!

Thursday, December 12th

5:00pm – 7:00pm

HSEB Atrium

RSVP HERE by December 10th at 3pm

Round table discussion

Optimizing your postdoctoral experience at the U:

Challenges and opportunities associated with postdoc rights, responsibilities, and benefits

November 20th, 2019 12:00-1:15p.m. HSEB 2110

You can review existing policies and procedures at these websites:

RSVP HERE by November 18th at noon

Coffee & Bagels with a Mentor

How much can you take with you?
December 4th, 2019 10:00am-11:00am.
Location HSEB 2948
Mentor: Matthew Miller
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Transitioning from a postdoc to an independent researcher will inevitably involve research overlap with your advisor.  Learn how to navigate this issue and make it a win-win situation.  How much overlap can you have?  How and When  should you bring up this seemingly awkward conversation ? Come get those burning questions answered from a new independent scientist who has some fresh lessons to share.
Coffee and Bagels will be provided.
RSVP HERE by December 2nd.

Evening Hike

September 7th, 2019 8:00pm Lake Solitude Trail

Meet at the Silver Lake Visitor Center

More information and a link to RSVP HERE

A good hike that ends in a lake is like icing on the cake and all that one needs on a fine Saturday morning. Find some solace at Lake Solitude as we d the Lake Solitude Trail, in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Postdoc Appreciation Week

During the Postdoc Appreciation Week September 16-19, 2019, 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 career development and social events to commemorate and celebrate postdocs’ contribution to university excellence.  More information on the different events and on how to register on the Postdoc Appreciation Week page.

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 19th as part of National Postdoc Appreciation WeekMore details here.

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.

UPDA Board Meeting

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

Our next Board Meeting: September 6th at 12:00 pm in HSEB 5100A!