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Exposure to Industry - Industry Job Search, Interview and Hiring Process


Dear UCSD postdocs and grad students,

The Exposure to Industry Program (EIP) of the UCSD Postdoctoral Association is pleased to host an informational seminar on Industry Job Search, Interview and Hiring Process on Tuesday, June 22 from 1-2pm

Do you plan to transition to industry after your Postdoc or PhD?
Are you uncertain how the job search and hiring process works?

If this sounds like you or if you want to learn more how to find your first job in industry, join us for a discussion with recent UCSD PhD and Postdoc Alumni who successfully made the step from academia into industry.

Amanda Marra, Wildflower Biopharma
Guillaume von Gastrow, Sunpower Corporation
Michael Coffey, Poseida Therapeutics Inc.
Surashree Kulkarni, ProteinSimple


Register at

Once you have completed the form, you are registered for this event. You will receive a zoom link a few days before the event.

06-22-21 EIP event



Exposure to Industry - Translational Science Seminar


Dear UCSD postdocs and grad students,
The Exposure to Industry Program (EIP) of the UCSD Postdoctoral Association is pleased to host an informational seminar on translational science.
Join this seminar to learn about the complex translational science process and about the hands-on Translational Science Certificate taught by biomedical industry veterans and academic subject matter experts.
2-2:20 - Introduction to translational science
2:20-2:30 - Overview of the translational science certificate
2:30-2:45 - Introduction of panelists
2:45-3:00 - Q & A
Register at (Once you have completed the form, you are registered for this event. You will receive a zoom link a few days before the event.)
See you at the seminar. 
Best wishes,
Eulalia and Bastian
(Co-vice-chairs of Exposure to Industry Program)


Exposure to Industry - Virtual Visit with Eurofins Discovery


The Exposure to Industry Program (EIP) of the UCSD postdoctoral association is pleased to announce a virtual visit to Eurofins Discovery on Thursday, May 13th from 2-3:30pm. This is our first visit to a contract research organization (CRO) and a great opportunity to gain insight into CROs. Join us to learn about what CROs do and what it’s like to work at a CRO.

Eurofins Discovery has been supporting Drug Discovery research for over 40 years. Through the combined expertise of the legacy company brands; Beacon Discovery, Cerep, DiscoverX, EMD Millipore Drug Discovery Solutions, Panlabs, Selcia Drug Discovery, and Villapharma they offer integrated drug discovery and the broadest portfolio of drug discovery products and services in the industry. Offerings include medicinal and synthetic chemistry, in vitro pharmacology, safety pharmacology, ADME-Tox, cell-based phenotypic assays, preclinical safety & efficacy, and custom proteins and assay development. Their combined capabilities, expertise, knowledge, and skill sets enable them to provide their clients with the additional benefit of being able to work with a single outsourcing provider (CRO).

Agenda for the event:

2.00-2.05pm – Log-in to Microsoft teams link
2.05-2.20pm – Introduction to Eurofins
2.20-2.40pm – Introduction of panelists
2.40-3.30pm – Q&A session with panelists

Register at

[Note: Once you have completed the form, you are registered for this event. You will receive a Microsoft Teams link a few days before the event.]

We look forward to seeing you at this event.



9th Annual New Year's Networking Event


On behalf of the UC San Diego postdoc association, we extend our best and brightest wishes for the New Year!! Please feel free to let your colleagues/friends know about the event below. Hope you will be able to make it. 😊 

To celebrate the New Year, we invite you to join us at our Ninth Annual New Year’s Networking Event on Monday, January 25th from 6-8 pm, PST. This year’s event will be virtual and the information on how to access the virtual platform will be shared with registered attendees. This is an event that brings together postdocs from local research institutes, and industry professionals in a welcoming atmosphere.

We hope you will be able to attend and invite you to share this event with your colleagues and friends. Bring your favorite drink and participate in fun games, for a chance to win gift cards.

If you are interested, please RSVP here to receive the event access information! 



8th Annual Postdoc Research Communication Symposium

Interested in advancing your science communication skills and hearing what your fellow postdocs have been working on? 

Then join your fellow postdocs on December 9, 2020 for a 90-minute virtual session with 15-minute talks on scientific communication and teaching from Kim Rubinstein and Lisa McDonnell, and 3-minute Lightning Talks by 13 postdocs from different disciplines at UCSD. 

Support your fellow postdocs presenting their research and vote for your favorite Lightning talk to decide who will win a prize! After the 90-minute session, stay tuned for the social hour (half-an-hour really) to network and share a drink with other postdocs.  

8th Annual Postdoctoral Research Communication Symposium 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (6 pm if attending the social hour) 

Register HERE

 We have partnered with Hopnonymous Brewing to emphasize supporting local businesses in our community during these times. Use the code "POSTHOPS" to get 10% off for one crowler, and 15% off if you pick up more than one crowler.

 Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear research communication and teaching tips, and to network with postdocs from different disciplines at UCSD.  

All UCSD postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend.  

Please contact if you have any questions about this event.



Exposure to Industry (EIP) Virtual Visit with Eli Lilly


The UCSD Postdoctoral Association's Exposure to Industry (EIP) Program has arranged a virtual visit for UCSD postdocs with Eli Lilly on October 5th, 2020 from 8:45 to 11:15 AM. After a brief introduction of Eli Lilly, we will have panel discussions with Eli Lilly's employees from various departments followed by a session with the HR department answering your questions regarding job applications. Space is extremely limited for this visit and interested postdocs may apply to be considered for this opportunity.

Time: 8:45 - 11:15 am on October 5th, 2020

Location: Online

Apply HERE by September 23rd!
Eli Lilly EIP 2020


PDA Summer STEM Career Panel Webinar Series 

July - August 2020 at 3:00-4:30 PM

UCSD PDA is organizing a Summer STEM Career Webinar series to help you decide on your next career move. All postdocs and grad students are welcome, and be sure to bring your questions for the panelists! Click the links to register: 



2020 Postdoc New Year's Networking Party


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Ring in the new year with fellow postdocs and industry professionals from around the area! In collaboration with postdoc associations at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Salk Institute & Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, we invite you to join us for a New Year's celebration and networking social. Please join us at our Annual New Year’s Networking Party on Tuesday, January 28th from 7-10pm at Mike Hess Brewing Company in North Park.

Make a New Year’s resolution to expand your network, and enjoy free food (and free drinks for the first 100 attendees)! We hope you embrace this unique opportunity to meet postdocs and alumni from neighboring institutions and local companies in a welcoming atmosphere.

Time: 7-10 pm

Location: Mike Hess Brewing Company North Park (3812 Grim Avenue)

Stay tuned for more information and registration in early January 2020!

New Years 2020

Annual Postdoctoral Research Communication Symposium

Do you want the chance to win $150 for presenting your work?
The UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association is seeking submissions for postdoc presenters for the 7th Annual Postdoc Research Communication Symposium on December 4, 2019. 
The symposium provides an opportunity Postdocs to practice presenting their research to audiences outside of their primary field and to network with researchers from across campus.  And presenters have the chance to win prizes of up to $150 if their submission is received by the deadline!
There are two ways in which postdocs can share their work: Research Slam (a brief, 3 minute talk with ) or Showcase (a demonstration your work as a visual/interactive display or art piece (visual or performance).
The deadline to submit an application for a Research Slam or Showcase presentation is 11:59 pm on Friday, November 8, 2019.  Only submissions received by this deadline will be eligible to compete for research symposium awards/prizes.
Please contact if you have any questions.
Don’t miss out on your chance to win $150!  Submit to present at the 7th Annual Postdoc Research Communication Symposium TODAY!


2019 Postdoc Appreciation Award

The UCSD Postdoctoral Association (PDA) and the Office of Postdoctoral and Research Scholar Affairs would like to congratulate all of the UCSD postdocs who were nominated for recognition as vital member of the UC San Diego community for their mentorship, teamwork, and/or commitment to research.  View the full list of nominees along with a short quote from their nominator(s) HERE.

Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week and join us in recognizing the postdoc who were nominated for the 2019 Postdoc Appreciation Award THIS FRIDAY, Sept 20, 2019 at a no-host happy hour at the Loft!


Due to the large number of nominations, one nominee will be randomly selected to receive the $100 professional development award and that winner will be announced during the no host happy hour on Friday. 

We hope you will join us in recognizing these nominees and encourage you to recognize all the UCSD postdocs you work with for the contributions they make to your group, department, and to the UCSD community.