The Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association (OPA) is a postdoc organization which provides opportunities for professional development and networking for all OSU-affiliated postdocs. We also work with the Associate Dean at the Office of Postdoctoral Programs (OPP) in the Graduate School to improve the postdoctoral experience across OSU. Check out the OPP newsletters on their site. You can also connect with us and keep up to date with our events and general information relevant to the OSU postdoctoral community by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Come join us at these upcoming events:

May 3, 2016: Forum series - "Initiating and Managing Effective Research Collaborations". How important are your research collaborators for your work? What are the best ways to initiate and manage successful academic relationships? Join Dr. Matt Betts in a discussion about the all-important, and sometimes challenging, research collaborations: how to select collaborators and initiate a joint project, how to write papers and grant proposals with other researchers, tips on authorship decisions, and strategies to maximize and optimize collaborations  within your research group. Free pizza will be provided! For more details, see the flyer below.

OPA - Forum - Pizza - Betts  

2016 Spring Professional Development Awards (submission deadline, May 6th, 5pm): The OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA) is pleased to announce the submission call for the 2016 Spring Professional Development Awards. Two $1000 awards will be given in this Spring call. Applications are due May 6th by 5pm (email them to matt.jones@oregonstate.edu). Award recipients will be announced on Saturday, June 4th at our OPA Annual Picnic (Thompson Shelter in Avery Park). For more details on the type of projects targeted and the application process, please check this link: http://bit.ly/1oUsbR5.   

OPA - PDAs - Call for submission

May 3, 2016: Peers & Beers (Nearly Normals, 109 NW 15th St, 5pm). Join the OPA board and other postdocs for a drink and a chat! Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet other postdocs from different colleges and discuss collaborations, career prospects and job opportunities, or just to relax and enjoy some social time with your colleagues.

OPA - Peers & Beers - May