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!

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PDA Facebook Group

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

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)!

Future of Research Analyzes RU Postdoctoral Salary Information

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

Sign the Petition to Raise Postdoc Salaries!

Rutgers AAUP-AFT has created a petition for all Rutgers University postdoctoral researchers to sign that calls on the Rutgers Administration to honor their original commitment to raise Postdoctoral Associate salary levels to $47,476/year. A 2016 update to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) proposed by the Obama administration would have raised the eligibility for overtime pay, requiring … Continue reading Sign the Petition to Raise Postdoc Salaries!

Rutgers Public Engagement Project Announces Spring Schedule

The Rutgers Public Engagement Project (PEP) offers an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to think beyond their disciplines and learn how to communicate their research to a public audience. While targeted at researchers in the social sciences and humanities, there are also valuable lessons here for biomedical scientists and engineers. PEP's spring 2016 line-up … Continue reading Rutgers Public Engagement Project Announces Spring Schedule

Upcoming iJOBS Events

Courtesy of Janet Alder (GSBS - New Brunswick/Piscataway): iJOBS events iJOBS Networking Event: Students, Postdocs and Alumni Come join us for our second of many Rutgers/UMDNJ biomedical alumni and current trainee networking sessions!  This is your opportunity to practice networking in an informal and low pressure environment with Rutgers/UMDNJ alumni who are in industry and … Continue reading Upcoming iJOBS Events

PDA Meeting Minutes for Dec. 9, 2016

Check out the latest meeting minutes! 2016-12-09_pda-meeting-minutes Here are the highlights: -We would love to have postdocs write for our nascent website. If you attend an event or have something to say, please let us know! -Upcoming service opportunities include the North Jersey Regional Science Fair on College Ave Campus (Mar. 10-11, 2017); Rutgers Day (Apr. 29, … Continue reading PDA Meeting Minutes for Dec. 9, 2016

Last PDA Meeting of the Year

Please register here to join us at our final PDA meeting of the year. The meeting is open to all postdoctoral researchers at Rutgers University, regardless of department or campus. We will be discussing the (lack of) postdoc pay raises with AAUP-AFT organizer Anna Barcy, as well as planning for the Postdoc Symposium in April and deciding … Continue reading Last PDA Meeting of the Year

Lack of Pay Raise does not Prevent Rutgers from Soliciting Donations

A Nov. 28, 2016, email from Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Vivian Fernández addressed to all University faculty and staff restated previous information regarding the lack of pay raises for Postdoctoral Associates. Her email read: "On November 22, 2016, a federal court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction order that enjoins (prohibits) the … Continue reading Lack of Pay Raise does not Prevent Rutgers from Soliciting Donations