The PDA organizes social, professional development and networking events on USC’s various campuses and around the Los Angeles area. Check out our activities below and come join us!



Are you interested in becoming more involved at USC?   

Want to make a difference in the postdoctoral community?


The USC PDA invites you to join the council for a Summer BBQ! Come share your vision and give direction for the upcoming academic year.


We are actively recruiting new members for the USC PDA Executive Council for 2018 -2019!!

Date: June, 28th
Time: 5.00 PM
Location: TRF lawn, University Park Campus (UPC)


Immigration Options for Postdocs: A survey of immigrant and nonimmigrant visa categories

Date: June, 20th
Time: 5.00 PM
Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB 101)
University Park Campus (UPC)

The USC PDA has invited specialists in immigration and national law to review the eligibility requirements for the most common immigration classifications and answer your questions! Food and drinks will be provided by USC PDA.

Eileen Chun-Fruto & Lucy Avedissian

Spearker Bios

Basic nonimmigrant options H-1B and O-1

Immigration Options for Postdocs. Self-Petitioned Immigrant Categories USC 62018



The Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences invites you to an information luncheon tomorrow.
Please, join us to discuss courses in the Master’s Program in Regulatory Management that will prepare you for careers outside of the lab. This course is very well suited for postdocs, who want to expand their career choices.

Date: Friday, June 15th
Time: 12.00 PM
Location: CHP106

All postdocs are welcome! Contact:

Post-Doc Info Session



The USC Postdoctoral Association proudly presents the 3rd Annual Postdoc Scholar Research Symposium

Thursday May 24th, 2018 from 10am-6pm
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine 1st floor
1425 San Pablo St. Keck School of Medicine of USC

Keynote speakers: Provost Michael Quick and Dr. Sarah Mitra Mojarad

USC postdoctoral scholars, from ALL disciplines, are invited to attend and participate!

Postdoc Symposium Flyer_20180501-2

Monthly Events

Coffee Hour

Happy Hour

UPC: Traditions on campus (3551 Trousdale Pkwy) @ 5-7PM
HSC: The Edmondson Faculty Center @ 4-6PM

L.A. Area Hikes (every 2nd Sunday of the month):
Next date: May, 20th @ 4PM
Location: Griffith Park Observatory. 

Byte of Science

In collaboration with The Hamed Mirzaei Foundation for the Arts and Sciences


Get Involved

There are many other ways to contribute to USC’s postdoctoral life. If you have an idea for a project or you are passionate about a specific issue, let us know!
For more information on any of these opportunities, contact us at


Past Events

March For Science


Inclusion in the Face of Exclusion


Inaugural Postdoc Symposium



Winter Solstice Festivity