Postdoc Coffee Hour (Thursday, August 25)

Postdoc Coffee Hour

Do you have questions about life as a postdoc at MIT?  Would you like to meet other postdocs over a cup of coffee? Would you like to learn more about what the PDA can do for you?

If so, please join us for the monthly postdoc coffee hour!

Date and Time: Thursday, August 25, 4-6 pm

Location: One Community Room (8-219)

We will have fresh coffee, fruit, and snacks for you to enjoy!

 


Update of Postdoc BBQ

Hi Postdocs!

For those of you who already RSVPed to MIT PDA annual BBQ, according to weather forecasts, Friday, 08/12 is going to be too hot with chance of thunderstorms. We are still on our BBQ plan on Friday August 12th 5:00-8:00pm, but we will enjoy it as an indoor event in Morss Hall, Walker Memorial.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

The PDA Community Building Committee

Who: Postdocs

What: Annual Postdoc BBQ

Where: (NEW LOCATION) Morss Hall, Walker Memorial

Why: Meet postdocs from around campus and see old friends

When: Friday, August 12, 5-8 pm

 

For those who did not get a chance to register, you are welcome to attend and please register with the link below.

Register: RSVP, and please bring your 21+ ID and your MIT ID.


MIT Postdoc Association – General Elections 2016-17

I would like to invite you all to the MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) General Elections 2016-2017. General elections will be held on Friday September 16, 2016 from 12-2 pm in E25-401. Lunch will be served.

Nominations are now open for:

PDA Board of Directors

  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Corresponding Secretary 
  • Recording Secretary 
  • Treasurer 

 

PDA Committee Chairs

  • Advocacy Committee
  • Alumni Committee
  • Community Building and Outreach Committee 
  • Human Affairs Committee
  • Information Flow & IT Support Committee 
  • Orientation Committee
  • Postdoc Initiative Grant Committee
  • Professional Development Committee 
  • Sports Committee
  • Fundraising Committee

To apply for a position, click here

(please click here to see the responsibilities for each position )

NOTE: Candidates are required to be present on the 16th of September during the elections and pitch to the postdoc electorate. MIT postdocs must also be present to vote at the elections.

Important dates :

August 8, 2016 – Applications open

September 8, 2016 – Applications close

September 9, 2016 – September 14, 2016 – Verify candidature, meet candidates, and release the slate with proposed candidature list

September 16, 2016 – General Elections in E25-401 at 12-2 pm. Open to all MIT Postdocs.

All positions are open and postdocs currently serving are also encouraged to run again for the same position.This is a great chance to take on a leadership role, interact with other postdocs and the MIT administration and help shape the postdoctoral experience at MIT! 


Postdoc BBQ

Our annual Postdoc BBQ is upcoming! Please join us at the Kresge BBQ pits on Friday, Aug. 12, from 5-8pm for food and fun, meeting postdocs from around the campus and seeing old friends. The PDA will be providing the main course (veggie and non-veggie) and drinks. Please use this link to RSVP.

Thank you to all the postdocs that have offered to volunteer for this event! If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please use this form.

 

Date and Time: Friday, August 12th, 5 -8 pm

Location: Kresge BBQ Pits, MIT

Register: RSVP, and please bring your 21+ ID and your MIT ID.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

bbq2016


This week at MIT (July 25-31)

Postdoc Coffee Hour

Do you have questions about life as a PD at MIT?  Would you like to meet other PDs over a cup of coffee? Would you like to learn more about what the PDA can do for you?

 

If so, please join us for the monthly postdoc coffee hour!

Date and Time: Thursday, July 28, 4-6 pm

Location: One Community Room (8-219)

We will have fresh coffee, fruit, and snacks for you to enjoy!

 

Learn with the Libraries       

Develop new skills this July in a series of classes at MIT Libraries. From instruction in GIS and data management software to talks exploring business resources and best practices for handling confidential information, the Libraries will host a wide range of classes all month long.

 

Manage Your PDFs and Citations: Zotero and Mendeley
Tuesday, July 26, 2–3pm
14N-132

 

EndNote Basics
Wednesday, July 27, 3–4pm
14N-132

 

Patent Searching Fundamentals
Thursday, July 28, 12–1pm
14N-132

 

Data Management Planning and the DMP Tool
Thursday, July 28, 2–3pm
14N-132