The MIT Postdoctoral Association seeks to establish a self-sustaining organization that will support all MIT postdoctoral trainees during their professional research training and career development. The MIT PDA will serve as a liaison between postdoctoral trainees and the faculty and administration of MIT, and strives to engage with and improve the MIT community. The MIT PDA seeks to enhance all aspects of the postdoctoral training experience, and foster a sense of community which promotes and encourages an environment of peer support. The MIT PDA will continually aid incoming postdoctoral trainees as they integrate into the MIT community as well as continue to maintain an alumni network of past postdocs. The MIT PDA will not discriminate based on race, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation,  gender expression, or gender identity.


The Constitution of the MIT establishes its mission and general organization. (Link to Constitution)


The Bylaws of the MIT PDA describe its general operation including the roles of officers and committees, budgetary matters, and procedures for general meetings and elections. (BYLAWS OF THE MIT POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATION (Ratified July 09, 2018))