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2024 North Carolina Postdoc Research Symposium

We are excited to announce the first North Carolina Postdoc Research Symposium which will showcase research from postdoctoral scholars across the state, including UNC-CH, NC State, NC A&T, UNC-Charlotte, East Carolina University, and UNC-Wilmington. The symposium will take place on June 14th at North Carolina’s Biotechnology Center from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

This is a multidisciplinary event that will feature a poster session, flash talks, a lunch/networking session, and a keynote address. Secure your spot by registering via the link below. Please note, there is a registration fee of $25 to attend, and lunch will be provided. Limited slots are available for complimentary headshots allocated on a first come, first serve basis. To present your research with either a Poster or Flash Talk, please submit your abstract using the submission portal below. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both the poster presentations and flash talks.

Whether you’re a seasoned postdoc or new to the field, this event offers a valuable opportunity to network, share ideas, and gain inspiration for your research journey. Spaces for attending are limited, so early registration is encouraged. Register today and be a part of this enriching academic exchange!

Event Details


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Friday, June 14th, 2024


North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27709


Start End Session
9:30 10:00 Registration & Poster Setup
10:00 10:15 Welcome/Opening Remarks
10:15 11:15 Postdoctoral Scholar Flash Presentations
11:15 11:30 Break
11:30 12:30 Poster Session
12:30 1:30 Lunch & Networking
1:30 2:30 Keynote Address from Dr. Essie Torres
2:30 3:00 Final Remarks and Prize Winners


Register online. Note that there is a non-refundable registration fee of $25 to be paid by credit card.

Submit An Abstract

To submit an abstract for a poster or flash presentation, use this online submission form. Please note, only submissions from those who have registered will be considered eligible.

As this is a multidisciplinary symposium, abstracts, posters, and flash talks should be pitched such that experts outside your field can understand your research. You can find examples of abstracts here. When designing posters, the recommended dimensions are: 36″ x 48″. The flash talks will be three minutes each.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Sunday, May 5th. Selected applicants will be notified by Friday, May 17th.


Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both the poster presentations and flash talks.

Digital Event Program

Full details of the selected poster and lightning talk presenters will be available in the digital event program, which will be released prior to the event.


If you have any questions about the event, please email UNC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at


The organizers are grateful to the following for their support and sponsorship for this event:

Organized By:

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

North Carolina State University

University of North Carolina – Charlotte

East Carolina University

University of North Carolina – Wilmington

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Sponsored By:

Re-Imagining STEM Equity Utilizing Postdoc Pathways RISE UPP

The University of North Carolina System Office

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

North Carolina Biotechnology Center