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The University of North Carolina Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of all UNC postdocs. In the past, PDA has worked closely with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to provide resources for professional development, generate awareness about problems common to all postdocs, and to foster a sense of community among postdoctoral scholars.

In addition to organizing events and seminars to enrich the scientific experience of postdocs, we are also interested in promoting programs to encourage social interaction within the community.

We invite you to become part of PDA and welcome your ideas and suggestions to improve the quality of the postdoctoral experience. Your participation and/or leadership in the UNC Postdoctoral Association will assist you in building your own leadership skills, in meeting other postdocs outside of your home department, networking and negotiating with others, and in serving the community, a critical experience for you to list on your CV and share with employers during interviews.

If you are interested in getting involved, please visit the PDA Advisory Board  and contact a PDA leader for more information.  Meetings are held monthly on the second Monday from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm in Marsico Bldg Rm 7002. Feel free to join us.





Please check our Twitter page (@UNCPDA) or Facebook page to find out more about upcoming events!

If you’d like to attend an upcoming event, please register your interest on the Postdoc Calendar.

Past Events:

Coffee Hours, Cookouts, Mentoring Lunches, Ice Cream Socials, Fridays on the Front Porch at Carolina Inn, PDA Bowling Night, Appreciation Day, Holiday Parties, Durham Bulls Games, and lots more!!

This is a volunteer-run organization: if there is a program or service you want, come help make it happen!




If you would like to be added to our UNC postdoc listserv to receive announcements about upcoming events, send an e-mail to with the subject heading “subscribe to listserv”.