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Post-Doctoral Association

The Postdocs celebrating with cake

The HSC Postdocs celebrating during the National Postdoc Appreciation week, September 19, 2019.

The mission of the West Virginia University Biomedical Post-Doctoral Association is to empower our post-doctoral scholars through enhancing career development, supporting mentor-mentee relationships, and fostering independent growth during this valuable training step. 

Our membership is open to all post doctoral trainees at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center.

Some of the activities and opportunities provided by the WVU Health Sciences Post-Doctoral Organization include:

The Health Sciences Center Office of Research and Graduate Education provides travel awards  (500 USD) for postdoctoral fellows to present their work at a professional meeting. Applications will be considered for conference attendance during spring 2019 (Jan. 1 – June 30, 2019) or fall 2019 (July 1 – Dec. 31, 2019) semesters. The application deadline for spring conferences is March 31, 2019; the deadline for fall conferences is Sept. 30, 2019. Attendance at Postdoc Association meetings will be taken into consideration as applications are screened. Please contact PDA or check for announcements.


Facilitate teaching opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend a Grant Writing Seminar on-campus
  • Advocating for postdoc inclusion in the activities of other campus organizations
  • Access to resources provided by the West Virginia University Office of Graduate Life & Education (e.g. Preparing Future Faculty Workshop, Science Writing Support Non-Native English Speakers, Individual Development Plans, etc.)