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
Postdoctoral Affairs Latest Orientation
Thank you for joining us! Postdoctoral Affairs Orientation. All postdoctoral scholars at the UA are invited to attend our Postdoctoral Orientation, though new postdocs may find the material the most helpful. We cover what Postdoctoral Affairs is, 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.
Thank you to our amazing UAPA Executive Board for all their great work during the 2017-2018 year!
"We aim to help connect fellow Postdocs at UA, support their professional development and engage with the wider university community advocating on their behalf. We are founded and run by Postdocs and hope this site will be useful for you during your time at UA."
Weekly Postdoc Buzz: Friday Coffee Meetups
Casual coffee time for postdocs at the Postdoctoral Affairs building! Come when you can during this time and we look forwarding to chatting with you.
PRDG Sursum Fellows: May 2018 Winners
Congratulations to our six Postdoctoral Research Development Grant awardees! These grants are designed to support the development of independent research skills and career advancement of these 2018 Sursum Fellows. Note: The word "sursum" is on the University of Arizona crest and means "upwards" in Latin.
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.
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. > Mutlu-Pakdil's TED Talk