Graduate Division

PostDoc Weekly 4-23-2018

Mark Your Calendars!

The 2018 Annual UCI Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium is scheduled for Friday, September 28.  Applications for speakers and poster sessions will be available in July.
Location: UCI Applied Innovation

2:00 Check-in
2:30 Opening Remarks and Speaker Sessions
4:15 Poster Sessions
5:15 Dinner & Networking
6:15 Keynote Address
6:45 Awards and Closing Remarks

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)- Weekly PoWER Group Meeting-Postdoc Writing Editing and Review Group
All postdocs welcome to write and review in a quiet and productive atmosphere. Contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong for more information.

UCI Teach Week-April 23-27

A campus-wide celebration of teaching and learning, featuring events and discussions with UCI faculty and teaching experts. All events are open to the entire UCI community. Please join the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation in this celebration! Full list of events posted at

Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation Spring Series- click here to see entire series
Addressing Diversity: What sets UCI students apart from others
Monday, April 23, 1-2:30pm  AIRB 1030
Facilitator: Tien Ho, Senior Pedagogical Fellow- Register

Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation Sesson
April 24, 2:45-5:00pm at Graduate Resource Center- Register
Postdocs are welcome to attend select or all sessions listed below:
  • 2:45-3:15pm-Postdoc Benefits and Q&A- UCI Human Resources
  • 3:15-4:15pm-Career Development For Postdocs- Mary Frances Ypma-Wong, PhD
  • 4:15- 4:30pm-Postdoc Association (PDA) Greeting
  • 4:30-5:00pm- Union Presentation- Li Yu, UAW Local 5810
  • 5:00- Enjoy Happy Hour with Postdoctoral Scholar Assocation (PDA) members at Anthill Grille, Student Center

Postdoc Association (PDA) Monthly Picnic Lunch
All postdocs are invited; we discuss a range of topics from fun things to do in So. California to employment opportunities.  Picnic is always the last Wednesday of the month. Bring your lunch-dessert provided.
Wednesday, April 25,12:00pm~ 1:00pm by BC Cavern, at the outside tables.  Map

DECADE SOM Lecture by Dr. Gabriel Vargas from Amgen
Thursday, April 26 at 5:00pm on the 4th floor of Gross Hall.  Note time change
Dr. Vargas is a highly successful MD/PhD graduate of UCI and co-leader of Amgen’s newly formed Clinical Technology & Experience Lab. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture and it will be a great opportunity to hear about Dr. Vargas's insights and to network with him.  
RSVP is strongly recommended. Contact-

Postdoc Association (PDA) Excursion to Antelope Valley for Poppy Fields
Saturday, April 28, leave around 8:00am
See PDA Facebook page for details.

PDA Monthly Meeting- PDA website
Join your fellow postdocs to plan professional and social events for the rest of 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-7:00pm, Biological Sciences III, Room 2120

PDA Excursion to the Broad Museum in Los Angeles
Saturday, May 19, 1-4pm
Need to get out of the house and see some brilliant modern art? Join us as at the Broad Museum! Please definitively RSVP to be guaranteed a spot. Admission is free but these tickets have been reserved in advance so space is limited. See PDA Facebook page for details.

OPA-Postdoctoral Scholar FOCUS Seminar Series (usually 3rd Thursday of the month; this is an exception being the 4th)
Thursday, May 24, 12:00‐1:00pm
Graduate Resource Center
TBD- Register here to attend.

Want to practice a conference or job talk? Or a presentation to your department?  Register here or contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong with any questions.


Graduate Resource CenterClick here to download flyers with details and click here to register.

  • Certificate Programs- Activate to Captivate and Mentoring Excellence
  • Professional Services- Includes Job Search Strategies, Enhancing your CV and Cover Letter, Interview Techniques and Practice 
  • Funding- How to Find Funding Opportunities, NIH NRSA Grant Review Process and NIH K Award Review Process 
  • Advance Training Boot Camps- Includes Salary Negotiation Training and Interview Skills Bootcamp 

Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation (DTEI)- Click here to learn more about workshops.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Calendar

This calendar includes events sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Resource Center (GRC), UCI Postdoctoral Association (PDA), GPS-BIOMED and other campus units.

New Funding Opportunities

See funding webpage