Become a 2018-2019 PDA Executive Board Member!

The Rutgers Postdoctoral Association Needs You! We are seeking new postdoc talent to take up the PDA mantle. Check out descriptions of the six PDA officer positions below, and SUBMIT your application today! Applications are due by Wednesday, June 29, and new Board members will be announced on July 13.   PDA EXECUTIVE BOARD ROLES … Continue reading Become a 2018-2019 PDA Executive Board Member!

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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!

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

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!

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

National Postdoctoral Association Message on Postdoctoral Salaries

(Re-posting from http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/news/319567/NPA-Continues-to-Advocate-for-Improved-Postdoctoral-Salaries-.htm) NPA Continues to Advocate for Improved Postdoctoral Salaries November 29, 2016 The announcement that a federal judge issued an injunction to the Department of Labor (DOL) updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) raised concerns about the status of anticipated postdoctoral salary increases effective December 1, 2016. Changes in the FLSA … Continue reading National Postdoctoral Association Message on Postdoctoral Salaries

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