Trip to the Boston Harbor Islands

Hosted by MIT-PDA Community Building Committee

On July 9th we would like to take you out to the Boston Harbour Islands ( We will take a ferry at 9 AM (Meeting 8:30 AM sharp) from Long Wharf and spend the day out on the islands. You are basically free to roam wherever you like, but here some suggestions. First we will go to Georges Islands, where you can visit Fort Warren, if you want. Later we will take a ferry over to Spectacle Island and spend the rest of the day on the beach. Bring some stuff for a potluck picnic. The return ferry will leave Spectacle Island to Boston at 4:30 PM. However, if you want to stay and camp on the islands or separate from the group and leave at different times, feel free to do so. Just be aware that you might have to pay for your return ferry.

Date and Time Sunday, July 9, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Location Boston Harbour Cruises at Long Wharf 1

Registration RSVP here. Cost is $5

RSVP for PDA Innovation Networking with MIT Alumni – Wed 7/12 @6 in Mead Hall

Innovation Networking with MIT Alumni

The MIT Postdoctoral Association and the MIT Club of Boston is excited to announce a joint networking evening to strengthen links between current MIT Postdocs and MIT alumni. Come socialize with MIT alumni and fellow postdocs, share your ideas and expand your professional network. Free Admission! Ticket includes a beverage and appetizers. Space is limited.

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Mead Hall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Registration: RSVP is required and space is limited. Sign up here.

Call for Nominations: PDA Vice President

The MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is seeking for nominations for the Vice President to serve in the remaining 2016 term (until the end of September). This is a great chance to take on a leadership role and help shape the postdoctoral experience at MIT!

The vice president is part of the executive board and his/her main duty is to assist the president.

Your responsibilities would include:

–           Co-chair PDA meetings

–           Support coordination of PDA activities

–           Attend meetings of MIT presidential committees together with the PDA president

–           Act as president in the absence of the president

If you are interested, or have further questions, please contact our current vice president Kathrin ( The nominations close on June 9th and we will vote on the candidates during our next PDA monthly meeting (June 12th, 12pm, E25-401).

Symposium on Careers and Collaboration in Science (B-SoCCS)

The Boston Postdoctoral Association (BPDA) is excited to invite you to a 2-day Symposium on Careers and Collaboration in Science (B-SoCCS) on June 16th-17th at the Broad Institute. We have career tracks specifically tailored to postdocs aiming for academic or industry positions.

Our program includes practical skills development workshops, a poster session, 2 renowned keynote speakers (Phil Sharp, Nobel laureate and Jay Bradner, NIBR President), a reception, and extensive networking opportunities. We also have a special “Drug Discovery Bootcamp” with Novartis scientists.

For more info and to submit your abstract for an oral presentation or poster (deadline is May 31st), please visit:

Prizes for best presentations include: two $500 ASBMB travel awards, a Chromebook, and a Samsung tablet!

B-SoCCS organizing committee
Twitter: @BPDA_SOCCS