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Welcome to UC San Diego for your postdoctoral career!

The UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is dedicated to enhancing your postdoctoral experience. We are comprised of volunteer postdocs who strive to build community and help you make the most out of your postdoctoral training. We do so by organizing a spectrum of professional development, social programs, and networking opportunities throughout the year.

There are always exciting events on the horizon, so connect with us on social media to stay updated. If you have thoughts on how to improve our recurring events or ideas for new events, please join us at our monthly Open Forums (see below) to voice your ideas and get involved. For our newest and ongoing initiatives, explore the website and stay in touch.

We are a non-profit organization and not affiliated with the Postdoc Union. We are a separate entity but maintain close collaboration with the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars Affairs (OPVSA) to provide you with the most helpful resources.

Please contact us at pdaadmin@ucsd.edu if you have any questions about our association, getting involved or any upcoming events.

Ginny & your Executive Board


Faculty Spotlight: Brian P. Head, MS, PhD

It is critical to try to apply what is done in a culture dish to real life pathologies.

4th Annual PDA Vendor Show

Date: 08.06.2014
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: School of Medicine East Lawn (between Stein, Telemedicine, and Medical Teaching)

Alumni Spotlight: Quinlyn Soltow

We are fortunate to be in San Diego, one of the largest biotech clusters in the country, so we should take advantage of the many networking activities, career fairs, and societies that are available to us.

Events: Postdoc Open Forum

Date: 3rd Thursday of every month
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Student Services Center, RM 400