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Happy Hour!

Do you want to know how to meet other postdocs? Well don't answer! Because that was rhetorical and I'm going to tell you anyway! Who: You. Other postdocs. Friends of postdocs. Me. What: Postdoc Happy Hour Where: Pino's Wine Cellar (13 N 4th Ave, Highland Park) When: 8PM every other Friday night. The next happy … Continue reading Happy Hour!

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Postdoc Appreciation Networking Lunch 2017

The Rutgers Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is hosting a Postdoc Appreciation Networking Lunch as part of the National Postdoc Appreciation Week events. This luncheon will introduce and welcome new postdocs to the community at Rutgers, as well as help connect new and existing postdocs to the various resources they may need during their time here at … Continue reading Postdoc Appreciation Networking Lunch 2017

Seeking New PDA Executive Board Members!

With several of the current PDA Executive Board members preparing to bid farewell to Rutgers, we are seeking new postdoc talent to take up the PDA mantle. Check out descriptions of the five (5) vacant positions, and submit your application today! Applications are due by Wednesday, July 26, and new Board members will be announced on … Continue reading Seeking New PDA Executive Board Members!

Rutgers Writing Retreat (now with Postdocs)!

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 4 More Days to Register!

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!

Fellowship Opportunity in Science Communication (Boston, MA)

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)

From the Faculty & Staff Bulletin

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

Why no Postdoc Salary Raise? Athletic Department May Hold the Answer

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

Daily Targum Ad Targets Lack of Postdoc Raise

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