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OPA - Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association

Welcome to OPA!

The Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association (OPA) aims to provide a network (social and professional) for all OSU-affiliated postdocs and a framework for liaising with and advising the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Programs (OPP) at OSU. For the purposes of this organization, an OSU postdoc is defined as anyone who is affiliated with OSU and holds a PhD or equivalent degree, but does not hold a professorial position. The OPA is an auxiliary enterprise of the OSU Graduate School

Please join us for the next event:                            

OSU Industry Exploration Program presents: A panel discussion on "Career Paths outside Academia"

Less than 25% of all PhD graduates will stay in academic research [1]. The number of permanent positions available in academia is limited and it is therefore natural for the majority of PhDs to eventually look for other options. You are invited to explore these options in a panel discussion on “Career Paths outside Academia” co-organized by the OSU Postdoc Association through its Industry Exploration Program (IEP) and the OSU Graduate School.

Local professionals with a background in research, both from academia and industry, will act on the panel to answer your questions on the paths they have taken to a career outside academia. The event, taking place 10-11 am on March 12th in the Joyce Powell Journey Room (MU), is open for both graduate students and postdocs and will be limited to 50 attendees. Sign up here to secure your spot now!


Board news

We congratulate and farewell Alba Argerich as she takes on her new position as Assistant Professor and welcome Sumit Saha as Secretary.

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Postdoc Survival Guide (2.8 MB pdf file) - a great resource for recently (or yet to be) hired postdocs at OSU... Check it out !!



OSU Postdoc stats (courtesy of B. Bond, OPP)

National Postdoctoral Association, a non-profit organization that seeks sustainable change and improvement for the postdoctoral experience.

Postdoc Journal, a Journal of Postdoctoral Research [JPR] and Postdoctoral Affairs [JPA], is a professional peer-reviewed multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary Open Access international publication. The journal has no submission fee.

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This page was created on March 8, 2012.
Last updated: Nov 19, 2013

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