upcoming events

Stay Connected Virtually!

During the months of September to June, the OPA conducts a variety of monthly career development activities such as virtual writing support groups, academic career panels, and professional skill-building workshops. Please bookmark this page and check it regularly to learn of our upcoming virtual events. If you haven’t already, subscribe to our listserv to receive regular updates.  

PREP Program

Postdoc Peer Support NetworkWork/Life Balance and Transitioning Back to Campus | September 23

We are excited to announce the creation of the Postdoc Peer Support Network, a virtual group for postdocs across the university to make connections and friends, share resources, and give one another support and advice on all things postdoc! For more information on this new initiative, visit this webpage.

The second session in our Mental Health and Wellness series, Managing Work/Life Balance and Transitioning Back to Campus, is on Wednesday, September 23 from 3-4 pm:

Managing our work lives with our personal, social, and family lives has always posed a challenge, but has become even more of an uphill climb with these unprecedented times. As we work towards this balance, along with safely transitioning back to campus, finding solace and support in our peers can be comforting. Join us on September 23 to:

  • Discuss work/life balance tactics and techniques with your peers
  • Voice the excitement, challenges, and barriers that might come with returning to campus
  • Make connections to help your transition back to campus smoother and more supportive 

Click here to register by Thursday, September 17.


National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week | September 21-25




The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding the tenth annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation (NPA) Week September 21-25, 2020. 

Rutgers Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is joining the celebration by organizing and hosting a series of virtual events, including

  • Managing Work/Life Balance and Transitioning Back to Campus session (see above for details).
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    Click here to register for this event.
  • Zoom Speed Networking followed by a virtual trivia game. 
    Thursday, September 24, 3-4 PM
    Click here to register for this event.

NOTE: Each event has its own registration link. Make sure to register for each event you plan to attend.

Registration deadline: Thursday, September 17

Postdocs Research Highlights
To raise awareness of our postdocs at Rutgers and their contributions, we will feature their profile research in a series of newsletters that will be shared with the entire community during the NPA week. If you are doing research related to Covid-19, we would like to highlight your research as well. If you are interested in participating, please send us an email (opa@oq.rutgers.edu) to receive more information on how to participate.

Faculty Job Panel | October 21

The main goal of this Q&A panel session is to talk about how to tackle the application for a tenured faculty job and the interview process.
Come join us for a casual conversation with our panelists:

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 3-4:30 pm

Where: Zoom

Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

 Sponsored and hosted by Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Click here to register by  October 14th


PREP Program | Spring 2021

When: Three Weeks: Spring 2021 | 3-5:30 pm

Where: Zoom

Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Stay tuned for more information.