With several of the current PDA Executive Council members preparing to bid farewell to Rutgers, we are in dire need of some new postdoc talent to take up the PDA mantle. We need folks who are willing to... -host the biweekly Postdoc Happy Hour (ongoing) -organize the Orientation Luncheon (Fall 2017) -coordinate the PDA's participation in … Continue reading Looking for New PDA Executives!
Following on the success of the 8th Annual Postdoc Symposium (or so I'd like to think), there have been several requests lately to join our closed FB group. Please note that in order for an admin to approve your request, you must respond to the 3 screening questions: What department do you work in? When did … Continue reading PDA Facebook Group
You're invited! There are still spots open for our 2nd Writing Retreat of 2017. Register now! What: The 2-day writing retreat is primarily dedicated space and time for you to work on your writing projects. There will also be: space for you to meet with collaborators optional break out-sessions group discussion over lunch. See Rutgers May … Continue reading Rutgers Writing Retreat (now with Postdocs)!
Only four more days to register for the 8th Annual Postdoc Symposium, scheduled for Friday, Apr. 28, 2017, 1-6 PM. Featuring new events, new speakers, and new caterers (anyone heard of OQ Coffee?), this promises to be an exciting and inspiring afternoon for the entire postdoc community. In addition to the event itself, we are … Continue reading Only 4 More Days to Register!
Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication Boston, MA This opportunity is open to early- to mid-career science media producers, journalists, or working scientists with a commitment to science communication. Candidates must be US citizens or green card holders. The Fellow will be embedded at WGBH and live in Boston for the duration of the … Continue reading Fellowship Opportunity in Science Communication (Boston, MA)
Don't forget to register for the 8th Annual Rutgers Postdoc Symposium! Posted in the Mar. 22 Faculty & Staff Bulletin: Eighth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium: April 28, Piscataway The Rutgers Postdoctoral Association presents its Eighth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium on April 28 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Tower Great Hall … Continue reading From the Faculty & Staff Bulletin
An article in the Sunday, March 12, 2017, edition of the New York Times detailed the heavy financial toll Rutgers athletics has taken on the university. According to Mike Powell's article, the athletic department has boasted an annual deficit of at least $20 million since 2006, with the total reaching $28.6 million in 2016. As economics professor … Continue reading Why no Postdoc Salary Raise? Athletic Department May Hold the Answer
The March 6, 2017, issue of The Daily Targum, Rutgers University's student newspaper, featured an advertisement co-sponsored by the Rutgers Postdoctoral Association and Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the faculty union, featuring an open letter to President Barchi signed by ten faculty PIs. The letter calls on the Rutgers administration to create a bridge fund to support the postdoc … Continue reading Daily Targum Ad Targets Lack of Postdoc Raise
Rutgers University's student-written and student-run daily newspaper (circulation: 10,000) published an article on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, describing the University's refusal to raise postdoctoral salaries. Featuring quotes from David Hughes, president of Rutgers’ American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT), PDA President Frank Kung, and PDA Executive Council Member Beck E. Strauss, the article … Continue reading The Daily Targum Addresses Lack of Postdoc Salary Raise
Following a Freedom of Information request for all postdoctoral salaries, the Future of Research, an organization dedicated to helping junior scientists articulate and address structural problems in the research world, released a blog post today summarizing the postdoctoral salary discrepancies across Rutgers University. The authors received salary data for 542 Postdoctoral Associates/Fellows and found the average … Continue reading Future of Research Analyzes RU Postdoctoral Salary Information