This year the Rutgers Postdoctoral Association will celebrate its 9th Annual Postdoctoral Symposium!

The event is organized by Rutgers postdoc volunteers, for you!
Take a break from your experiments,

think about your next career step and meet your colleagues!
Everyone is welcome to attend, postdocs and graduate students especially.

The event is free.

The symposium will feature:

  • Three career panels: International PhDs in the US: Challenges and Advice, Research Careers and Non-Research Careers.
  • Interview and Negotiating Skills for PhDs Workshop
  • Research Poster Session (award will be given for the top two posters)
  • The Science Art Show (award will be given for the best artwork)
  • Keynote address by Dr. Adam Ruben, scientist, writer and comedian

Registration for the Symposium, Poster and Science Art Show submissions are now open. We ask you to please make an effort to attend if you register.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Great Hall and Main Auditorium
RWJMS Research Tower (Busch Campus)
675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Schedule: Download Symposium 2018 Booklet

9:45-10:30 Check-In, Registration, Poster and Artwork setup
10:30-12:00 Career Panel: International PhDs in the US: Challenges and Advice
11:45-12:45 Lunch/Vendor Session
12:45-2:15 Career Panels: Research Careers. Non-research Careers.
2:15-3:00 Poster Session and the Science Art Show. Coffee and Snacks.
3:00-4:20 Workshop: Interview and Negotiating Skills for PhDs
4:30-5:40 Plenary Session: Introduction to the Postdoctoral Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Keynote Address by Dr. Adam Ruben.
6:20 – Onward Happy Hour with Adam Ruben, Networking. Pino’s Wine Cellar.

Symposium 2018 is sponsored by:


Contact for more details and questions.
We are looking for volunteers!