Welcome

photo of students on campus The Postdoctoral Association at Wright State University, founded in May 2010, is aimed at providing a centralized source of information and support for both mentors and postdoctoral fellows.

Our Mission

The mission of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at Wright State University is to establish, nourish, and sustain an academic and administrative community for both mentors and postdoctoral fellows so that the latter can focus on research training and professional development, thereby fostering independent research, recognition, and positive change.

Goals

To provide oversight and coordination responsibilities for postdoctoral training and research

To offer a complete series of programs with emphasis on and enhancement of career development, as well as personal development

To foster a sense of community and identity among the postdoctoral scholars and improve interactions between postdocs and faculty

To facilitate the integration of postdoctoral scholars into the research and teaching establishment

To provide a forum for discussion of postdoctoral issues (e.g. career development, salary, mentoring) and for social gatherings and scholarly camaraderie

To offer information to new and existing postdocs (e.g. welcoming committees, foreign visas, opportunities for research and career development grants, housing locations, childcare, etc)

To connect Wright State postdocs with national organizations such as the National Postdoctoral Association

Benefits

Postdocs

Having a successful PDA provides a voice for the postdocs, thus leading to changes that improve their personal and professional development as well as the overall postdoc experience.

Faculty

Better trained postdocs, job postings, better candidates for institutional training grants (e.g. NIH, NSF), positive recruitment tool, collaborative research

Administration

Postdoc training, orientation, postdoc alumni network, talent retention, interdisciplinary recognition, enhancement of competition, many events aimed at postdocs will also attract, and be very relevant to, graduate student training

PDA staff

Faculty advisor
Caroline G.L. Cao, Ph.D.

Executive Board
Matt Martin, Ph.D. - President
Jinling Wang, Ph.D. - Vice President
TBD - Treasurer
Ji Chen, Ph.D. - Secretary
Nadja Grobe, Ph.D. - Web design
Valerie Neff, Ph.D. - Social Chair

If you would like to know the schedule of our next meeting or if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact the PDA representative at WSU, Matt Martin, by email (matthieu.martin@wright.edu) or phone (937) 775-4903.

Recent activities

Wright State postdocs and faculty attended the Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women

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