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VPA monthly update - May 2019


If you would like to get more involved with the VPA, please email us at or specific members of our committees associated with advocacy, outreach, scholarly learning, social activities, communications, and diversity.


Upcoming VPA Events:

Note that most VPA Events will take place on Tuesdays to allow for postdocs to attend BRET, ASPIRE, and Graduate School programs that often take place on Thursdays.


Submit your nominations for the 2019-2020 VPA Executive Board!

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019-2020 executive board of VPA is May 31st. The positions available are Senior Chair, Junior Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Aside from the obvious leadership experience and CV line, members of the executive board have opportunities to shape the direction of and advocate for the postdoc community while building networks and meaningful relationships. Previous members of the board have gone on to varied careers including AAAS Policy Fellows, Directors of career development offices, tenure-track faculty members at R1 institutions, and Principal Scientists at large and startup biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Postdocs can self-nominate or be nominated by submitting a short 300-word nomination statement to


VPA Committees

There are many appointed positions in the VPA committees: Communications, Diversity, Scholarly Learning, Social Events, and Advocacy. Committees are a great way to become active in the VPA and the postdoctoral community and really strengthen your CV highlighting those transferrable skills! If you want to become active in the VPA and join a committee, contact us at postdoc(at)


For a complete list of this year's postdoctoral events through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, click here!


ASPIRE Café for Postdoctoral Fellows