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 Highlights
The Postdoctoral Research Development Grant (PRDG)
The Postdoctoral Research Development Grant (PRDG) is a newly established internal funding mechanism to support University of Arizona postdoctoral scholars in the development of their independent research skills to advance their careers. Due Date: March 15, 2018, Application Opens Jan 15, 2018
Postdoctoral Scholar Spotlight
Dr. Celina Valencia - Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Science
As a Clinton Global Initiatives Fellow in Infectious Disease and Public Health, Dr. Valencia collaborates with colleagues from University of Southern California (USC) and the University of Arizona (UA) Juntos por la salud/Together for Health Mobile Clinic to collect exploratory data on the use of novel technological platforms for the collection of mental health data.
Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil Selected as a TED Fellow
Astrophysicist Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver. She studies the structure and dynamic of galaxies – including a rare double ringed elliptical galaxy she discovered – to help us understand how they form and evolve.
Seminar on Planning & Writing Grant Proposals: Feb 15th, 2018
Open to postdoctoral researchers and advanced level graduate students. Participants will learn how to plan and write competitive grant proposals. Register at: http://bit.ly/sabrs215
BREAKING NEWS: Postdocs Serve on Two UA Senate Committees!
Keaton Wilson, postdoc in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Thomas Moon, postdoc in Chemistry & Biochemistry, have been selected to join two UA Senate Committees -- the Senate Academic Personnel Committee (Wilson) and the Senate Research Policy Committee (Moon) – for the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year. These are both temporary positions; however, following this pilot, it is our hope that postdoc representation on the UA Senate, and/or as part of Senate committees, will eventually become permanent.
Negotiation for Faculty Positions - January 11, 2018
UAPA and Postdoctoral Affairs co-sponsored a panel discussion on the negotiation process during faculty-position hires. Thank you to our Panelists: Dr. Jess Tierney, Geosciences, Dr. Laura Meredith, Natural Resources and the Environment, Dr. Masha Fedzechkina, Linguistics, Dr. Pagie Beeson, Dr. Todd Schlenke, Entomology