National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, Sept. 21-25

In honor of the sixth annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, Sept. 21 to 25, 2015, OHSU will host a week’s worth of events in recognition of its 294 postdoctoral scholars. OHSU joins nearly 100 institutions in the U.S. and Canada in holding activities that honor postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to research and development.

This year marks the first time OHSU will celebrate National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, recognizing the vital contributions its postdoctoral scholars make to the research enterprise and positioning OHSU as a leader in basic biomedical and clinical research. Through the week’s activities, OHSU aims to raise awareness of its vibrant postdoctoral community and its importance to the OHSU community as a whole.

Here’s the line up of events, which are open to postdocs and all members of the OHSU community:

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Open House
Monday, Sept. 21
9 to 11 a.m.
Baird Hall 1027


Insight to industry: Preparing for professional careers
Tuesday, Sept. 22
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Collaborative Life Sciences Building, Learning Studio 1S040


RIPSS Postdoctoral Association kickoff meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 23
12 to 1 p.m.
Vollum Institute, seminar room M1441


Marquam Hill: Preparing your academic job search package
Wednesday, Sept. 23
3 to 5:30 p.m.
Mackenzie Hall 2201


West Campus: Preparing your academic job search package
Friday, Sept. 25
9 to 11 a.m.
ONPRC administration building, ABC conference room


West Campus: Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon
Friday, Sept. 25
12 to 1:30 p.m.
ONPRC administration building, ABC conference room


National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week finale happy hour
Friday, Sept. 25
5 to 7 p.m.
Scout Beer Garden, The Gantry at Zidell Yards

Questions? Contact Michael Matrone, postdoctoral affairs officer, at or 503 346-0361.

A postdoctoral scholar (“postdoc”) is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his or her choosing.

About the National Postdoctoral Association
The NPA is a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) educational association headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2003, the NPA seeks to provide a national voice for postdoctoral scholars, to facilitate positive change for postdocs and thereby to advance the research enterprise in the U.S. The NPA serves the postdoctoral community, including more than 2,800 individual members, some 190 institutional members, and the more than 60,000 postdoctoral scholars at these institutions. The NPA provides support to the postdoctoral community through resources, toolkits, professional development, and networking opportunities.

For information on events across the country, visit the NPA website. 

One response to “National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, Sept. 21-25

  1. Postdocs, thanks so much for everything you do to make OHSU research successful. Your work is critical! We appreciate all that you do.

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