Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Welcome postdoctoral scholars, fellows, and families! The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs seeks to enhance the postdoctoral experience through in-depth career and professional development. We are committed to preparing emergent leaders in academia, diversifying the professoriate, enriching faculty mentorship, and supporting alternate career pathways. This mission is an active partnership with the community at large, within and beyond our campus. Our collaboration contributes to a productive and meaningful chapter of life here at Penn State. Wishing you all the best!

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Events & Professional Development

Wednesday
Oct 04
3:00 PM

Dr. Yogendra Singh shines a spotlight on the journey from postdoc to independent researcher. Delving into ideas for postdoctoral funding...

Zoom
Friday
Oct 20
3:00 PM

Part 1 (3-4 pm) will feature a talk on research statements by Dr. Carolee Bull (Agricultural Sciences). Part 2 (4-5 pm) offers a ...

Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub, 123 S. Burrowes St., Room 603
Wednesday
Nov 01
3:00 PM

On November 1, 2023, the 2024 Benefits Open Enrollment at Penn State will commence for all postdocs, staff, and faculty.  This period...

Zoom
Friday
Nov 17
3:00 PM

Dr. Nathan Piekielek, Interim Head of Research Informatics and Publishing, will explain how postdocs can be equipped with tool-based skills...

Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub, 123 S. Burrowes St., Room 603
Friday
Dec 08
8:30 AM

The 2023 Postdoctoral Research Symposium Planning Committee is working hard in preparation for this event!  Check back later for more...

HUB-Robeson Center, Heritage Hall
Thursday
Jan 18
3:00 PM

This will be a structured panel discussion inviting questions to address all phases of the tenure-track interview process: Getting...

Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub, 123 S. Burrowes St., Room 603
Friday
Feb 16
3:00 PM

This program will connect Ph.D. talent with job search tips for research careers in a national laboratory or industry setting...

Zoom
Thursday
Mar 21
8:30 AM

This program will be an intensive all-day training on grant writing for postdocs with an NSF focus.  Examples used throughout the...

HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall
Thursday
Apr 18
10:00 AM

This program highlights postdoctoral mentoring best practices and reinforces our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and...

Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub, 123 S. Burrowes St., Room 603
Thursday
May 16
3:00 PM

Join Dr. Joy Gayles for a special program on tenure and time management.  This workshop is brought to you by a parternship between the...

Zoom
Friday
Jun 07
2:00 PM

Join fellow postdocs for coffee/tea, refreshments, and year-end networking.  This session will also feature discussion "hosts" at...

HUB-Robeson Center, 233 AB