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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

Thankyou all of you who contributed to a successful 3rd Annual Postdoc Research Symposium and Vendor Show on October 9th!

Amy Klocko



Congratulations to Amy Klocko, a Research Associate in the College of Forestry, Forest Ecosystems & Society for best poster presentation!




Also, congratulations to vendor raffle winner, Jianhong Mu, a post doc in Applied Economics.

Please join us for our next event:

The annual OSU Postdoctoral Association membership/town hall meeting will be held November 13th from 12:00 to 1:00 in 103 Bexell Hall. Candidates for the upcoming election of the 2015 OPA executive board will be present to give a brief statement. OPA will provide an overview of current activities, annual budget, and future directions, and there is time set aside to hear from attendees. We will also be providing PIZZA. Importantly, this is your opportunity as the postdoctoral community, whom OPA is committed to representing, to ask questions, give suggestions, and provide feedback to the OPA executive board.  We sincerely hope that you will choose to attend this event.

To ensure that we have enough pizza on hand, please RSVP here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xsy6UiPOJVbBFT2COXDMKU6R9g0jftmG97bxF127-dE/viewform).

Soon followed by:

Peers and beers event details


 Welcome to new Associate Dean in the Graduate School

photo of Dorthe WildenschildThe OPA bid farewell to Barbara Bond at the Annual Spring picnic in June. In August we welcomed Dr. Dorthe Wildenschild in her new appointment as Associate Dean in the Graduate School. Dr. Wildenschild will work with postdoctoral scholars and fellows, and research associates on the OSU campus and liaise and facilitate collaborations with the Research Office. She will be splitting her time between work with the Graduate School/Research Office and her position in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering.  

Dr. Wildenschild earned MS and PhD degrees from the Technical University of Denmark in 1991 and 1996, respectively.  She then spent four years as a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, after which she worked at the Technical University of Denmark as a Research Associate Professor for two years. Dr. Wildenschild came to OSU as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in 2002.  She was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 and was promoted to full Professor on July 1, 2014.    



Board news

Announcing our first round of


OPA Professional Development Awards - Fall 2014 competition

Congratulations Ann Sitomer and Josephine Bonventre! 

OPA logo

Postdoc Survival Guide (2.7 MB pdf file) - a great resource for recently (or yet to be) hired postdocs at OSU... Check it out !!


OPA Bylaws



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.

Call for papers on "Negative Results"


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This page was created on March 8, 2012.
Last updated: Nov 6, 2014

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