About

Purpose

The PDA organizes social, professional development, and networking events on USC’s various campuses and around the Los Angeles area.

The PDA can serve as a persuasive representative of USC’s postdoctoral population within and outside the university. Internally, we maintain collaborative and constructive relationships with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, as well as with various Centers that provide useful services for postdocs. Externally, we participate in the activities of the National PDA and cultivate relationships with postdoctoral associations at other institutions.

 

Representation and Advocacy

The PDA can serve as a persuasive representative of USC’s postdoctoral population within and outside the university. Internally, we maintain collaborative and constructive relationships with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, as well as with various Centers that provide useful services for postdocs. Externally, we participate in the activities of the National Postdoctoral Association and cultivate relationships with postdoctoral associations at other institutions.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the PDA is to improve conditions for postdocs at USC by working with administration and faculty. Our primary goal is promoting social and professional interactions among postdocs at USC, on the Health Sciences Campus (HSC), University Park Campus (UPC), USC affiliates, and regional, national, and international postdoc communities.