PDA Mission statement:

Empowering postdocs, building careers

PDA Vision:

To continuously enhance the quality of postdoctoral experience by building a strong postdoctoral community and providing representation across the university. The PDA strives to maintain excellence with special events on topics essential for career development on and beyond academia.

PDA Goals:

  • To provide a collective voice and serve as liaison among postdocs, faculty, and administrators
  • To promote professional and social networking
  • To collect, develop, and disseminate useful information including funding opportunities, job announcements, seminar notices, and other resources
  • To provide access to effective training and career counseling


2017 Researcher and Scholar of the Year awards and 2017 Inventor of the Year Recipients

Jan 9

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year awards and the 2017 Inventor of the Year.  These awards recognize and celebrate the efforts and commitment of individuals who advance knowledge as well as inspire and promote continued excellence in research and scholarship at UIC. 

Job Posting - Associate Director for Finance and Operations (RRC)

Dec 15

The Research Resources Center (RRC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, located in a large metropolitan area, is seeking a full-time Associate Director for Finance and Operations to manage the day to day operations and lab compliance program of the 25 scientific service and research cores, including, but not limited to, budget planning, financial forecasting, and the purchase and management of complex scientific instrumentation for each core through the university procurement process.

PDA and OVCR Events