Save the date for Symposium 2018

Theme of Postdoctoral Symposium 2018: Prepare for your next career step Check Symposium website for the most recent information, registration, research poster and artwork submissions: https://rutgerspda.wordpress.com/symposium2018/ Date: April 13, 2017 (Friday) Location: Great Hall and Main Auditorium RWJMS Research Tower (Busch Campus) 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854

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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)!

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

The Daily Targum Addresses Lack of Postdoc Salary 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

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!

NPA Responds to Concerns About Recent Executive Orders

(reposted from the National Postdoctoral Association) January 30, 2017 The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is concerned about the changes being implemented by the new administration and how these changes will negatively impact our community. Limits on research funding, restrictions on the ability to communicate scientific results to a diverse audience via multiple platforms, and the … Continue reading NPA Responds to Concerns About Recent Executive Orders

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