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2019 Events


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.