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.
2020 PDA Meeting Schedule: monthly meetings focused on career advancing skills
September 28 at Noon via Zoom - Laura F. Gibson
Individual memberships to the National Postdoctoral Association.
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 2020 (Jan. 1 – June 30, 2020) or fall 2020 (July 1 – Dec. 31, 2020) semesters. The application deadline for spring conferences is March 31, 2020; the deadline for fall conferences is Sept. 30, 2020. 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.)
Individual Development Plan (IDP) and Reporting Form