We have a new Slack channel for all UMN Postdocs to join!

Interested in connecting with other postdocs? We have created a new Slack channel that all UMN postdocs are welcomed to join! Please use this channel to plan social events, network about career development opportunities, and find common interests (research or otherwise). We have a #jobs channel as well where we share current job postings for postdocs in many areas! To join, please use this link and login with you umn.edu email account.


November is American Indian Heritage Month

Explore campus resources for indigenous students, staff and faculty. You can also sign up for the Native American Heritage Month email campaign (sponsored by the Center for Women in Medicine and Science) exploring Native American women in medicine through history.

Eric Rawls, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Harry Tran, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Neetu Yadav, Department of Chemistry

Xinyuan Yan, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Valeriia Yustyniuk, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine

Lei Zhang, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics

Interested in writing grants, fellowships, and manuscripts with fellow postdocs?

The Friday Morning Virtual Writing Group is held from 10:30-11:30am every week via zoom. Writing groups are a great way to increase productivity and make progress on grants, manuscripts, job applications, or other projects. Schedule some weekly writing time with your fellow postdocs! Check out the PDA Calendar for the Zoom link.


You can learn more about federally funded fellowships here (including ones available through NOAA, USDA, USGS, and more in addition to NIH and NSF): https://www.unh.edu/research/resources-grad-students-post-docs

Hey postdocs -- let's keep in touch!

PDA would love to stay in touch with all the great UMN postdocs after they finish their postdoc positions. We'd also like to set up networking events with current and former UMN postdocs! If you are interested, please use this form to submit your contact info. If you know other postdocs who are no longer at UMN but would like to join this list, please feel free to share this with them! We will only use this information to contact you about future PDA initiatives like postdoc networking events.

Interested in joining the PDA Leadership? Email us!


We are still seeking an additional Social chair, a Representative for the Academic Freedom & Tenure (AF&T) Committee, and delegates to College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, and/or Human Development, Public Affairs, and Public Health. You can learn more about the PDA Steering Committee positions here.


PDA is electing new members on a rolling basis at Steering Committee meetings. Many positions only require a 1-2 hour per month time commitment. These are a great way to get to know other postdocs and to boost the leadership section of your CV!


Please contact pda@umn.edu if you are interesting in filling any of the open positions at any time. Candidates will be contacted prior to the meeting. This meeting is open to everyone!

If you have concerns with COVID-19 safety, please let us know using this form! All submissions are anonymous (email addresses are NOT recorded) and any identifying information (such as names) will be removed. Our goal is to provide a safe, anonymous way for postdocs to submit safety concerns without fear of retribution or retaliation, while keeping track of concrete examples of these concerns that can be brought to the administration.