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Halloween Hiking Social - October 31st  

Register here: buff.ly/3n96Un9

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Post-Doc Appreciation Week 2021 - September 20th to 24th 

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Townhall 

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Register here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElce6rpjoqHt2w-LE63sOi9M2EOmZ6hfd4 

 

Kelee Meditation 

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Register here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApfu2tqDovHteRS2dV9ub1afSHf8RAUiMc 

Beach Day

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Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxdP82p2wW7eZBBbnhA1mhsVJHdhMrbG1fC1RlaJISLV7DGw/viewform 

ALL WEEK CHALLENGES:

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PDA VIRTUAL 5K CHALLENGE: 

Let’s get moving to appreciate postdocs and their hard work with a Virtual 5k!

Starting NOW and until PDA appreciation week (Sept 24).

Run, walk or stroll. And enjoy!! By participating in this virtual 5K you enter the poll to draw 3 winners of fun prizes! If you are not a postdoc, chose your favorite postdoc to give them your prize in appreciation of their work.

Register yourself and/or your team to participate at pdawellsustained@gmail.com Sending your full name/s and position/s. Graduate students, RA, PIs, and family members are welcome to participate, too!!

There are no limits! You can try and update your time as many times as you want.

Track your run and time! Send us your photos of the run and results to our email here. Share your photos on social media with the #PDA5Kchallenge.

We will email the leaderboard with fun metrics every week and post them online. The final leaderboard count will take place by the end of Sep 24. The winners will be announced at the end of the Kelee Meditation Workshop. 

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PDA ART/HOBBIES CHALLENGE:

PDA appreciation week (September 24).

For this year’s postdoc appreciation week, the PDA Wellness and Sustainability committee brings you an Art/Hobby Challenge to appreciate creative work outside postdoc-ing.

Starting NOW and until September 20 you can register and showcase your art (photography, dance, craft, baked good... You name it!!)

Register by sending your name and position to pdawellsustained@gmail.com.

Email us your art piece (photo/link) with a brief description of what it means to you. Find an example here.

We will post your projects and hobbies online on our social media where people can view and vote. Post yours online during the challenge using the #PDAenjoyinglife

The 3 most popular/voted art (photography, ceramic, performance, craft project, etc...) will win one of 3 prizes.

Voting will take place during PDA appreciation week! We will send a poll to all participants and postdoc listserve to share and spread the vote.

Submissions are accepted until the end of Sep 20. The winners will be announced at the end of the Kelee Meditation Workshop during the PDA appreciation week (September 24).

 We hope to see what you enjoy outside postdoc-ing soon!!

 

 

Full Calendar of Events (Register at Links):

Date/Time

09/20 Mon

09/21 Tue

09/22 Wed

09/23 Thu

09/24 Fri

09/25 Sat

ALL DAY: PDA virtual 5K Challenge (due 9/24), PDA Art/Hobbies Challenge (due 9/20) 

9am

10am

NPAW National Keynote

NPAW National Professional Development Event (to 11:30 am)

Group Beach Day (Please Register)

11am

NPAW National Networking Event

NPAW National Professional Development Event (to 11:30 am)

12pm

1pm

NPAW Kickoff Celebration: Virtues, Values and Vocation

PDA Town Hall (1-2pm)

2pm

PDA Kelee Meditation 2:30-3:30

 

3pm

Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony (to 4:30 pm)

4pm

Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony (to 4:30 pm)

5pm

6pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.



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

 

Register at https://ucsd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WyrTCGWaQXWChiy2z3lOzw

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

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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.
Agenda
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 https://forms.gle/orWGn9BbJGNHmXXi7. (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)
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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 https://forms.gle/K8A5QBQsSKjsWX1KA

[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.

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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! 

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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 ucsdpda@gmail.com if you have any questions about this event.

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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: 

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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!

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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 pdaresearch@ucsd.edu 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!


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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!

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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.

 

 

 

Friends Dinner Social - Oct. 12, 2019


Join the Friends of the International Center community as we celebrate the Marvelous Midwest USA where you will have a chance to learn more about our vast country and its regional differences. After dinner we will have two popular up-and-coming local musicians performing jazz music. 

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xMAP® Connect San Diego - Thursday, October 3, 2019

xMAP® Connect is a Luminex sponsored user group meeting where you will hear from multiplex experts about the development of cutting-edge methods and innovative projects from the research and clinical applications, as well as connect with fellow researchers, Luminex Partners, and Luminex specialists. In addition to the scientific sessions and posters, the day features generous breaks and a reception to network with fellow attendees.
 
When: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Sessions: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Hyatt Regency La Jolla 
3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
2019 Sessions Topics:
Drug Discovery & Vaccine Development
Immunology and Biomarkers
Neurodegeneration
Emerging Applications
 
Please find the agenda with speakers attached.  Register through this link: https://info.luminexcorp.com/xmap-connect-2019-san-diego


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Postdoc Appreciation Week - September 16-20, 2019


As part of the National Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept 16-20, 2019), UCSD Postdoctoral Association (PDA) would like to recognize and honor postdocs. We call for nominations from faculty, researchers, and students for postdocs who deserve recognition for being a vital member of the UC San Diego community for their mentorship, teamwork, and/or commitment to research. If you have a postdoc employee, colleague or mentor that you would like to nominate – please follow this link and fill out the form: HERE. The UCSD PDA will highlight all the nominations on the PDA website and a winner will be decided via voting and announced and awarded a prize at the PDA happy hour on Sept 20, 2019 from 4-6 pm. If you have any questions regarding this form or competition, please email ucsdpda@gmail.com

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Postdoc Pub Night - August 2019

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UCSD PDA Vendor Show 

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming UCSD PDA Annual Vendor Show on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm. Every year, over 400 researchers, consisting of faculty, postdocs, and lab managers who make purchasing decisions, attend this event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your latest state-of-art technology and products to the UCSD research community! Please refer to the link below for additional details and to secure your spot for this event. We can be reached at for any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sign up here: 

Attendees

Vendors

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Postdoc Pub Night - July 2019
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5th SABPA - UCSD Career Development Forum 

Register here and check the panelists here

BIOINFORMATICS AND DATA SCIENCE: CAREERS FOR LIFE SCIENTISTS IN THE INFORMATION AGE
In the era of “big data”, life scientists have unprecedented access to new sources of information and increasing career opportunities in fields like bioinformatics, data science, and other interdisciplinary areas. In the 5th Annual Joint Career Development Forum, co-organized by SABPA and UCSD Postdoc Association (PDA), we have invited scientists and senior managers from these fields to an interactive panel discussion. The panelists will share their experience and career path in bioinformatics and data science and opportunities for life scientists seeking to move into these exciting fields.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
5:30 – 6:15 PM Registration and Networking Dinner
6:15 – 6:30 PM Welcome by SABPA ECD and UCSD PDA
6:30 – 8:00 PM Panel Discussion
8:00 – 8:30 PM Networking
WHERE: Roth Auditorium, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine 2880
Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

Postdoc Pub Night

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Mount Laguna Meadow Loop Hike

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Spend a day in nature and join us for a hike in the beautiful Laguna Mountain region. The trail is 7.9 miles long and rated as easy to moderate. An adventure pass is required for this hike. Please make sure to get it ahead of time. The costs are $5 for a day (https://www.myscenicdrives.com/store/item/forest-passes/southern-california). After the hike we propose to meet in the Pine House Café&Tavern (9849 Sunrise Hwy, Mt Laguna, CA 91948)

Distance: 7.9 miles

Elevation gain: 590 feet

Time: ~4h hiking time

When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 10:00 am

Meeting point: Meadows Information Kiosk Trailhead, Mt Laguna, CA 91948

Find more information, RSVP and organize car pools on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/UCSDpda

General Atomics Visit, May 16th 2019 

Dear UCSD postdocs,

You are invited to the Exposure to Industry Program (EIP) visit the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics.

Date:       Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Time:       1:00pm-3:00 pm

Address: Building G34, 3483 Dunhill St, San Diego, CA 92121

The participants will be introduced to plasma and fusion concepts developed at General Atomics and tour the control room, life-size cross section of the DIII-D device, and see the DIII-D device itself. If time permits, we will also visit the Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH gyrotrons: 1 million W microwave generators) area and a magnet power supply area.

Limited spots are available.  To apply, please fill out the following Google Form by Wednesday, April 24th.

Google form: https://forms.gle/Z92eCWk1DqCdx3wj7

Friends Dinner Social, April 20th 2019

Friends Dinner Socials are held several times a year providing members from our Friends, international visitor, university and local communities an opportunity to meet and mingle during a casual, family-friendly, affordable evening. This event is a great way to spend an evening with friends and/or making new friends! The evening begins with a reception and transitions to a seated dinner (open seating) that often concludes with some type of entertainment or presentation that ties in to the thematic cuisine. The program was begun in 2013 by Katya Newmark, Dagmar Bočaková, and Audrey Leriche and became an instant success.

Dinners are held in the panoramic 15th floor of Village West located at the north end of the UCSD campus.  Reservations are required. 

Upcoming Dinner Social:

Saturday, April 20, 2019, Friends Dinner Social: Spain (see FLYER)
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: The Village 15th Floor Meeting Rooms
  • Price: Friends members price is $25, UCSD Degree Students & International Scholars are $20, Community members are $30; children 5 - 17 are $10; and children under 5 are free

After dinner performance by UC San Diego's Dean of Undergraduate Education and Linguistics Professor, John Moore on guitar joined by two of San Diegos top flamenco performers. 

Reservations are due by Friday, April 12th and can be made via Eventbrite

Eagle Rock hike

Spend a day in nature and join us for a hike to iconic Eagle Rock near Warner Springs. The trail is 6.4 miles long and rated as easy to moderate. After the hike we propose to meet at Julian Pie Company in Santa Ysabel.

Distance: 6.5 miles

Elevation gain: 988 feet

Time: ~4h hiking time

Date: Saturday, March 23th, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Meeting point:  Eagle Rock Trailhead, Pacific Crest Trail, Warner Springs, CA 92086.

Coordinates 33.272980, -116.645524

Find more information, RSVP and organize car pools on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/UCSDpda

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 Board Games Night

Sign up on Board Game Night

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Hockey Night 

Date: March 8th, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:  Pechanga Arena San Diego

Please register now here: hockeypda.eventbrite.com 

Once we have the count we will try to negotiate a group discount.

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Seventh Annual New Year's Networking Event

Date: February 4th, 2019

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Location:  Mike Hess Brewing Company in North Park

Please join us at our Seventh Annual New Year’s Networking Event on Monday, February 4th from 7-10pm at Mike Hess Brewing Company in North Park.
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 Immunology, Salk Institute, & Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, we invite you to join us for a New Year's celebration and networking social.
Make networking your resolution, and enjoy free food and free drinks for the first 100 registered attendees!! Register today! https://pdanyn.eventbrite.com

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2018 Events

UCSD PDA Movie Night

Holidays are coming and the UCSD PDA will host a Christmas movie night!

Date: Thursday, December 18th, 2018

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Location:  Martin Johnson House (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

There will be some activities, food and drinks from 7 pm. The movie starts at 7:30 pm. Which movie should we watch? Well, you have the opportunity to pick one of the following: 1) "Die Hard" (1988) John McClane, a New York policeman goes to L.A. on Christmas to regain the love of his wife. You wouldn't believe what happened next 2) "Love Actually" (2003) Follows the intertwined stories of very different couples in Christmastime London. 3) "Elf" (2003) A man raised like an elf in the North Pole goes to New York to meet his family. 4) “Arthur Christmas" (2011) Arthur Claus embarks on a quest to save the Christmas of a young girl that hasn't received her present. 

Vote here for the movie you would like to watch. The movie that we will show will be announced on Friday 12/14!

Register here

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6th Annual Post-doc research symposium 

PDA Simposium 2018

The campus-wide Postdoc Research Symposium is back again on November 28th 2018 (Wednesday, 11 am - 4 pm).

This forum will be a perfect opportunity for you to present your work to your peers and industry professionals, discuss and improve your communication skills, network and establish new collaborations, and also win presentation awards and cash prizes.

So, take advantage of this amazing opportunity and submit your abstracts now!! Abstract submission deadline is October 31st, 2018.

There will be sessions for Oral Presentation (5-7 m), Research Rave (2-3 m), and a casual networking poster session.

New this year, we are featuring a panel of judges who specialize in communication, who will be providing individualized feedback to every person who gives an oral presentation.

So please, join us for lunch and a fun day of presentations and networking! Presenters will be automatically registered for the Chancellor’s Award Reception, which will follow the symposium.

If you have specific questions or are interested in being a judge, please email us at pdaresearch@ucsd.edu.

Program

10:30 AM- Registration and speaker and participant check in
11:00 - 11:30 AM- Keynote address
11:30 AM- 12:15 PM- Oral presentations Part 1
12:15 - 1:15 PM- Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 PM- Oral presentations Part 2
2:00 - 3:00 PM- Research Rave
3:00 - 4:00 PM- Poster Networking session
4:00 PM onwards- Chancellor's awards and Symposium presentation awards 

We are looking forward to showcasing your research!

The UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

 

UCSD PDA South Clevenger Canyon hike

Find more information, RSVP and organize car pools on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/UCSDpda

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Postdoc Pub Night

 

Have a beer and hang out with fellow postdocs!  Meet new people!  Explore San Diego!

Organized by your Postdoctoral Association (PDA), Postdoc Pub Nights visits pubs in different neighborhoods of San Diego. Come join us!

Postdoc Pub Night at The Dog

Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Location:  4479 Everts Street, Pacific Beach

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UCSD PDA Board Games Night

Sign up you and your friends too, please bring your games and let’s nerd out!

Please RSVP pdaboardgame.eventbrite.com

If you can and be bringing some games, please RSVP with
RSVP + I WILL BRING SOME GAMES ticket

Best, PDA Community Engangement Commitee

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PDA Beach Day - Sign up HERE

Postdoctoral Association (PDA) will be having a Beach day!

Time: Oct 13th 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: North side of La Jolla Shores park

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PDA Open House

PDA open house 2018

Postdoctoral Association (PDA) will be having an Open House during Postdoc Appreciation Month for postdocs to learn about the goals, events and opportunities for postdocs at UC San Diego. A light lunch will be served. Join us to out how you can be a part of your postdoc community!

Time: Sep 20th 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: Bear room Price Center 

 

Volcan Mountain hike

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Spend a day in nature and join us for a hike to Volcan Mountain summit near Julian. The trail is 5.2 miles long and will lead us through grassy fields, oaks and conifers up to Volcan Mountain summit and great views. The hike is rated as moderate. After the hike we propose to meet in Julian and enjoy some apple pie.

When: Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 10:00 am

Meeting point: Volcan Mountain Trailhead, Farmer Road, Julian, CA. Coordinates 33.105122, -116.602433

Find more information, RSVP and organize car pools on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/UCSDpda

 

Postdoc Pub Night

 

Have a beer and hang out with fellow postdocs!  Meet new people!  Explore San Diego!

Organized by your Postdoctoral Association (PDA), Postdoc Pub Nights visits pubs in different neighborhoods of San Diego. Come join us!

Postdoc Pub Night at Bottlecraft Sorrento Valley

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 9 pm

Location:  Bottlecraft, 11055 Roselle St, San Diego, CA 92121

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8th Annual UCSD PDA Vendor Show

Date: Thursday, August 16th (10am-2pm)

Location: UCSD, School of Medicine East Lawn, UCSD

 

Postdoc Pub Night

Date: Thursday, April 26th (7pm-10pm)

Location: 7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

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New Year´s Newtworking Party 2018

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 Sixth Annual New Year’s Networking Event on Monday, January 29th from 7 - 10pm at Mike Hess Brewing Company in North Park. Make networking your resolution, and enjoy free food (and free drinks for the first 100 registered attendees)!! We hope you embrace this unique opportunity to meet postdocs and alumni from neighboring institutions and local companies in a welcoming atmosphere.

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Fifth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium

Date: Wednesday, November 29th (9am-12pm)

Location: UCSD Price Center Ballrooms A&B(off Rupertus Lane, main campus)

 

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) along with the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs will hold the Fifth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium followed by the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. All postdocs at UC San Diego are invited to present their research. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and staff are encouraged to attend.

The Research Symposium is designed to bring together fellow postdoctoral scholars across disciplines to discuss their research to a general audience. During this symposium, you will have the opportunity to make new contacts for networking and collaborations to advance your career and boost your CV by winning an award for your presentation skills.

Submit an abstract and take advantage of this unique opportunity! Cash awards have been made available by the PDA to postdocs that best present their research, in either poster or oral presentation format, to a broad audience of peers, industry professionals and faculty.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

8:30a                     Registration/check in & poster setup (outside Price Center Ballrooms A & B)

9:00a                     Opening remarks (Price Center Ballroom B)

9:05 - 10:00a         Oral Presentations (Ballroom B)

10:05 - 10:45a       Poster Slam (Ballroom B)

10:45 - 11:45a       Poster Session (Ballroom A)

11:45a                   Check-in for the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon begins

(Postdoc presenters, judges, and volunteers are automatically registered for the luncheon – all other postdocs must register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/postdoc-appreciation-luncheon-and-award-ceremony-2017-tickets-39713819102)

PRESENTATION COMPETITION DETAILS

Poster Presentations

Present your research in poster form! Maximum poster dimensions are 36x48 inches.

Poster competition: there will be 4 poster winners, each receiving a $100 prize.

Poster Slam Presentations

Poster slam presentations are brief presentations meant to drum up excitement about your research! Poster slam presentations will be 2min long, with a maximum of 3 slides per presenter. Poster slam presenters are encouraged to bring a poster to the poster session as well.

Poster slam competition: There will be 2 winners for poster slam presentations, each receiving a $100 prize.

Oral Presentations

Selected abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation at the symposium. Presentations will be 5 minutes.

Oral presentation competition: There will be 3 winners: 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200), and 3rd place ($100).

 

Postdoc Pub Night

Date: Thursday, December 7th (7pm-10pm)

Location: 4479 Everts Street, Pacific Beach

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Horror Movie Night by the Ocean

Date: October 24, 2017 (7 PM)

Location: Martin Johnson House, SIO Campus (8840 Biological Grade, La Jolla)

*You have chosen! The Witch won by a narrow margin over the competition! Thank you to everyone who voted!

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4th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Abstracts Due: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:00 PM (submit your abstract here!)

Location: Price Center Ballrooms A&B

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS!!! Click here to see their names!

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) along with the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs will hold the Fourth Annual Postdoc Research Symposium followed by the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. All postdocs at UC San Diego are invited to present their research. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and staff are encouraged to attend.

The Research Symposium is designed to bring together fellow postdoctoral scholars across disciplines to discuss their research to a general audience. During this symposium, you will have the opportunity to make new contacts for networking and collaborations to advance your career and boost your CV by winning an award for your presentation skills.

Submit an abstract and take advantage of this unique opportunity! Cash awards have been made available by the PDA to postdocs that best present their research, in either poster or oral presentation format, to a broad audience of peers, industry professionals and faculty.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Eligibility

To be eligible for abstract submission, you have to be a full-time postdoctoral scholar as represented by the title code 3252 (Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee), 3253 (Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow) or 3254 (Postdoctoral Scholar-Paid Direct) at UC San Diego. Also, presented research must have been conducted at UC San Diego, and not at a previous institution to be eligible. More than one abstract can be submitted but only one per postdoc can be selected for a Research Award.

Guidelines

An abstract can only be submitted online via the UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association website at this link (coming soon). Abstracts submitted by fax, email or post will not be considered.

Abstract must contain the following:

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Abstracts with preliminary results or previously presented are eligible for submission as long as they were conducted at UC San Diego.

Abstract must be written in English. Present your research in an accessible way for a broad audience, as this symposium is for all disciplines and departments of the UC San Diego community.

Applicants selected for oral presentation will be asked to provide a 5-minutes oral presentation with an overview of their research, highlighting relevance, significance and potential impact of the study.

Results are not required for a Research Award; research data, methods or question are all eligible for submission. Postdocs participating in the Research Symposium will be able to pre-register for the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon, which sold out tickets last year.

Abstract submission must meet all the following criteria:

  • Full-time postdocs at UC San Diego may submit an abstract (limited to 500 words)
  • Presented research has been conducted at UC San Diego, and not at a previous institution
  • Only one proposal may be submitted for Research awards.
  • You have the option of choosing to present your data at any of the following: oral presentation, poster slam and poster presentation
  • The best 8 abstracts will be selected for a 5-minute oral presentation and the best three presenters will receive a Research Award.
  • Anyone not selected for Research Award will be invited to present a poster and compete for Poster Awards.
  • Two postdocs may not present the same research. Issues of authorship need to be resolved with faculty mentor before the abstract is submitted

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Third Annual "What Can You Be With a PhD?" STEM Career Symposium

Conference Proceedings for the STEM Career Symposium can be found here

Photos can be found here!

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016 (event has passed)

Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Dress Code: Business Casual

Price: $40 - $50

Conference Details:

On behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) of UC San Diego, Salk, Sanford Burnham, Scripps, and our sponsors, we would like to invite you to our Third Annual “What Can You Be with a PhD?” STEM Career Symposium!  This unique event is designed to help you, future innovators and leaders, explore a wide range of career opportunities, including those outside the traditional academic career track. 

As fellow PhD scientists, the creators of this Symposium share the same career questions and dilemmas, and have worked to address these questions by bringing resources directly to our community.  This one-day event will feature a variety of career paths from both public and private sectors. Importantly, in our interactive sessions you will have the opportunity to speak with professionals who have successfully transitioned outside of academia. Furthermore, in response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from our previous Symposium, this year will feature an additional session covering Research and Development in Non-Biotech, providing you with even more information to help guide your future.  We hope you will take advantage of what the Symposium offers as you progress in your career search and discover your full potential!   

Download Short Agenda HERE

Download Full Agenda HERE

Questions? Contact us at pdacareer@ucsd.edu.  

This event was organized by the following groups:

Career Symposium Organizers

We are grateful to the following companies and organizations for their sponsorship and support:

STEM Career Symposium 2016 Sponsors

2017

  • 2017 Postdoc New Year's Networking Party. Click here to view the event flyer.
  • Postdoc Pub Night February 2017. Click here to view the event flyer.
  • Mount Laguna Hike March 2017. Click here to view the event flyer

2016

  • PDA happy hour December 2016 Click here to view the event flyer
  • PDA Movie Night by the Ocean Click here to view the event flyer
  • PDA happy hour October 2016 Click here to view event flyer
  • 2nd Annual SABPA-UCSD PDA Career Development Forum Click here to view event flyer
  • EIP visit to Eli Lilly
  • PDA Happy Hour (September) Click here to view event description
  • EIP visit to GNF (Novartis)
  • Vendor Show
  • Movie by the Ocean Click here to view event description Click here to view event photos
  • Postdoc Table Talk Click here to view event description
  • Green Card Application - Checklist and Tips Workshop Click here to view event flyer
  • EIP visit to Pfizer
  • Postdoc Happy Hour Click here to view event flyer
  • EIP visit to Janssen
  • Third Annual "What Can You Be With A PhD?" STEM Career Symposium Click here to view event program
  • PDA lunch with Dr. Sophie Wehrkamo-Richter, Technical Application Scientist at Illumina and former UCSD Postdoc
  • Improve Your American Pronunciation - Special Seminar by Laura Darius (Speech, Presentation, and Accent Reduction Coach) Click here to view event flyer
  • New Year's Networking Event Click here to view event photos

2015

  • 10th Annual Society of Fellows Halloween Party
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  • PDA Trivia Night
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  • 1st SABPA/UCSD-PDA Career Development Forum: "Transition to Non-Bench Careers"
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  • 3rd Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
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  • Postdoc Appreciation Month Happy Hour
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  • Postdoc Open House
  • UCSD PDA 2014-2015 Accomplishments
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  • 7th Annual PhD Career Conference
  • 2nd Annual STEM Career Symposium
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  • New Year's Networking Event
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  • Rady Micro MBA
  • World Forum
  • Falling Walls Lab
  • 5th Annual UC San Diego Postdoc Association Vendor Show
  • 2015 Science Communication Series: Distilling Your Message 
  • 2015 PDA Career Development

2014

  • New Year's Networking Event
  • AWIS SD Holiday Social
  • International House Presents Friends Dinner Social SoCal Winter Wonderland
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  • SDBN Global Biotech Project Management Workshop and Networking Event Sponsored by UCSD Extension
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  • Halloween Party Sponsored by the PDA and SOF
  • Postdoc Appreciation Happy Hour at St. Archer's brewery
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  • Postdoc Research Symposium
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  • 4th Annual PDA Vendor Show
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  • San Diego Pint of Science Festival
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  • 2014 Improvscience: Communicating Science Workshop
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  • 2014 STEM Career Symposium
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  • 2014 New Years Party
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2013

  • 2013 Postdoc Research Symposium:
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  • 2013 Holiday Party
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  • 2013 Vendor Show
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