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
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.
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. Next Orientation will occur on January 30, 2019, Registration Forthcoming
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."
Industry Panel Discussion on Effective Interviewing, Sep 27, 2018
Thank you for our recent panelists for "Industry Panel Discussion on Effective Interviewing." You have landed the interview, but now what? A panel of industry representatives with experience as hiring managers will share best practices and strategies for you to be more successful in your next interview.
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?