Postdoc Associations

Postdoc Associations

“I was excited to find there are many postdocs working to improve the sense of community and opportunities for professional development on behalf of their peers.”
Isabel Nocedal, postdoctoral candidate

MIT Postdoctoral Association

The MIT Postdoctoral Association is open to all members of the extended MIT community. It is an informal postdoctoral researcher-led forum for the postdocs at the Institute to:

  • Meet and exchange information concerning postdoctoral welfare
  • Generate awareness about local and national policy issues that impact the science and welfare of postdocs
  • Organize events, seminars, and courses to aid career development
  • Organize events that contribute to the Department of Biology and the local scientific community

The MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is structured according to the guidelines of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and is supported by the Office of the Vice President of Research (VPR).

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Local Postdoctoral Associations

In addition, there are a number of postdoc associations tied to individual research locations in the extended MIT Biology community, including:

Several research locations have email lists that serve the postdocs at those locations. Current postdocs are automatically added to these lists when they join their lab.