Category Archives: Events

May 6, 2016

USC Postdoc Symposium 2016 Talk Guidelines

The USC Postdoctoral Association is pleased to announce the First Annual USC Postdoctoral Symposium on May 18th from 12-6pm. This symposium will feature presentations by USC postdocs across many disciplines of research. Each presentation will be 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minutes question and answer session. Presenters will have the chance to win one of 3 cash prizes (1st $1000, 2nd $750, and 3rd $500)! If you plan on attending this event please RSVP at the link below.
Call For Abstracts

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April 28, 2016

First Annual USC Postdoctoral Symposium on May 18, 2016

Dear USC Postdocs,
We have some exciting news! On May 18th, 2016 , we will be hosting our First Postdoctoral Symposium!

Date: May 18th 2016
Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 15, 2016 (Talk guidelines coming soon)
Location: Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Room 224, University Park Campus
Presentation from 12pm-6pm
Award ceremony: 6pm, followed by networking happy hour.

You will have an opportunity to present your research (in 10 mins of less) for a chance to win one our 3 cash prizes (1st $1000, 2nd $750, and 3rd $500)

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October 6, 2015

BYTE of Science Event on Tuesday, October 20

You’re invited to attend the Byte of Science event that will be held at Barney’s Beanery in Westwood on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30-9pm. Please RSVP at the link below if you would like to attend.
Speaker: Laura Vican Haney, UCLA, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Location: Barney’s Beanery, 1037 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cost: $5 to support this and future science outreach events
HMF events are designed to provide a safe environment where you can interact with experts in the field while enjoying some

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September 17, 2015

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2015

NPAW 2015 (September 21-25)
Calendar with details
NPAW, National Postdoc Appreciation Week, is an annual celebration meant to increase awareness for postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to U.S. research and discovery.

Here’s a quick overview of things you shouldn’t miss:

our first-ever New Postdoc and International Postdoc Orientations
a great line up of panels and workshops
FUN stuff: Cinespia style outdoor film screening and a day trip to Catalina
we’ve also sprinkled in networking lunches, happy hours, and contests with real prizes (iPad anyone?) throughout the week

You can RSVP now for most of the

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September 10, 2015

The Executive Team for 2015-2016

The USC PDA has recently elected a new executive team for the 2015-2016 term. Browse to the “About Us” page to learn more about the postdocs who will be organizing events and advocating for postdoc-friendly policies over the next year!

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June 8, 2015

Community Grant Pilot Program

Are you interested in organizing postdoc-related events in your department, school, or campus? The USC Postdoctoral Association is currently rolling out a pilot community grant program designed to support events and programs that are organized by USC postdocs, and that benefit the USC postdoc community through professional and social development. Examples include:
– Coffee breaks
– Professional development workshops and seminars
– Community outreach programs
Find out more, and submit your own proposals, by using the left-hand menu to browse to What We Do > Community Grant Program,

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June 5, 2015

Elections for the 2015-2016 Executive Council

We need postdocs to lead the USC Postdoctoral Association (PDA) for the 2015-2016 academic year. The term for the current council members will end June 30, 2015 and it is in the best interest of all postdocs to find representatives as soon as possible. The USC PDA’s overall mission is to improve the experience of all postdoctoral scholars. Being a part of the USC PDA executive council will build your professional skills, meet postdocs from USC, Los Angeles

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February 10, 2015

Website is Live!

Dear postdocs,
Welcome to new and improved website of the USC Postdoctoral Association (PDA).
Here, you’ll find;

News and updates from the PDA
Information about the association’s mission and governance
An events calendar
Useful resources and links
Opportunities to get involved in the PDA and postdoc community at USC
Contact information for the PDA

We encourage you to browse around and contact us with comments, suggestions and ideas.
USC Postdoctoral Association

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November 10, 2014


Welcome to the website of the University of Southern California Postdoctoral Association (USC PDA). The links on the left will help you learn more about who we are, what we do, and about our upcoming events. You may also use the links at the bottom of this page to sign up for our mailing list and visit our social network pages.

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