Professional Development Committee (Chair: OPEN) – The Professional Development Committee is dedicated to helping postdocs enhance their skill set beyond their scientific and disciplinary training by organizing lectures, workshops, and the annual Postdoc Symposium.

Communications Committee (Chair: OPEN) – The Communications Committee is responsible for disseminating up-to-date information to postdocs through various platforms, including (but not limited to) the PDA website, monthly newsletter, social media, and email listservs. The Committee is also responsible for maintaining the PDA website and, in conjunction with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, actively promoting postdoc achievements across the wider Rutgers community.

Social Outreach Committee (Chair: OPEN) – The Social Outreach Committee is dedicated to building a stronger postdoctoral community and engaging postdocs in life across and outside of the university. Committee members build bridges between departments and schools and work toward increasing opportunities for postdocs to contribute to the local community through service activities.

Bylaws & Elections Committee (Chair: OPEN) – The Bylaws & Elections Committee is responsible for creating a dynamic set of bylaws that outlines PDA infrastructure and ensures the PDA’s continuity over successive generations of postdocs. The Committee reviews the bylaws annually to make necessary revisions. The Committee is also responsible for engaging postdocs in the electoral process every spring, appointing outside arbiters (i.e., members who are not running for office) to advertise upcoming elections, create voting forums, and ensuring the fair and orderly process of transfer of power from outgoing to incoming Executive Board members.

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