The mission of University of Arizona Postdoctoral Affairs is two-fold: (1) to advance postdoctoral scholars by providing career and professional development resources, fostering an inclusive academic community, and promoting excellence in research, discovery and innovation across campus, and (2) to support faculty in their role as postdoctoral mentors.
News and Events
Join us for the Postdoctoral Orientation on January 30th. Learn about Postdoctoral Affairs, meet other postdocs at the University of Arizona, and become acquainted with campus resources that can help make the postdoctoral years more productive and successful. Lunch and coffee will be provided.
Weekly Postdoc Buzz: Friday Coffee Meetups
The Postdoc Coffee Buzz was a success in Fall 2018! These Friday coffee meetups will be offered again in Spring 2019, starting January 11.
Call for Nominations for Two New Awards
Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to issue a call for nominations to acknowledge the contributions and importance of outstanding faculty mentors and postdoctoral scholars at the University of Arizona.
PA Featured on UArizona's Lo Que Pasa
Featured in Lo Que Pasa Newsletter! "The new Postdoctoral Affairs and postdoc association connect postdoctoral scholars with resources – and each other. Both resulted from the work of Jenny Hoit, a professor of speech, language and hearing sciences, whose time as a postdoc led her to improve the postdoc experience. "We're a Research I university and the work postdocs do contributes significantly to that status," she says."
Thomas Moon, Postdoc at the Molecular Level at RDI
Get to know Thomas Moon, a postdoctoral scholar who studies how enzymes function and interact with each other. "There are a variety of factors that determine success, but I believe that one of the greatest predictors within one’s control would be the ability to break out of one’s comfort zone," says Moon.
Spotlight: Dr. Irene Shivaei - Hubble Fellow
As an astronomy postdoc at Steward Observatory and a NASA Hubble Fellow, Dr. Shivaei studies early galaxies that were formed 10 billion years ago – only about 3 billion years after the Big Bang. The main questions that she tries to address in her research are: How do galaxies form and evolve throughout cosmic time? How does the stellar, gas, and dust content of galaxies evolve? How do early galaxies synthesis heavy elements and enrich their inter-stellar medium?