2021 recipients of the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Diversity announced

2021 recipients of the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Diversity announced

June 29, 2020

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is excited to announce the 2021 recipients of the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Diversity: Mike Gil (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), René Kissell (School of Education), Sara Sanchez (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) and Thaiesha Wright (Chemical and Biological Engineering).

OPA Statement on Racial Injustice

June 11, 2020

In light of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs underscores its commitment to racial justice and equality. Too frequently, African Americans and other people of color have been adversely affected by violence and racially motivated acts. It’s beyond time...

edX Course: The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc

May 26, 2020

The Postdoc Academy develops professionalism and skills for postdocs. Using inclusive, active-learning approaches, participants in this course will build skills to (1) find success as a postdoc, (2) draft an actionable career plan, (3) work in an effective intercultural environment, and (4) develop resilience. What you will learn: Explore identities...

Transforming Your Research Into Teaching Workshop Series – Summer 2020

May 21, 2020

As part of the Graduate Teacher Program, this 7-session workshop series is designed to expose postdocs interested in teaching to the basic elements of course design. You will design a course based on your current area of research interest and at the end of the workshop, you will present your...

Save the Date for OPA 2020 Summer Events

Event Date Time Location Online Writing Bootcamp Tuesday, May 26-Friday, May 29, 2020 8am-12pm Register RIO Insider: Introduction to the Shared Instrumentation Network Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:30-10:45am Register Finding Funding for Your Research Thursday, May 28, 2020 1-2:30pm RSVP for Zoom Link The Academic Job Market: Overview and Specific...

Choose Your Health Plan - Virtual Open Enrollment Sessions

April 24, 2020

In accordance to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, presentations, handouts and contact information from Employee Services and CU plan carriers are now accessible online. These resources can guide you through your health plan options to help you make informed decisions. You have until May 8 to choose your plan. If you do...

LinkedIn Learning - Enhance Your Virtual Workspace

April 22, 2020

During this time when virtual workspace useage is at an all-time high, LinkedIn Learning offers a variety of online instructional videos taught by accomplished instructors and recognized industry experts. Below are some of the topics covered. Career management Soft skills Mentoring Salary negotiations Resume writing, interviewing Networking Access LinkedIn Learning

Serving Postdocs Remotely: Career Services and ISSS

April 7, 2020

Career Services CU Boulder postdocs are provided with two free career advising sessions per year through Career Services. Career Services is open (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for virtual engagement using Zoom, phone, or Live Chat. In addition to individual appointments , virtual drop-ins , job search articles for...

COVID-19: OPA Special Announcement

April 3, 2020

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) hopes this message reaches you and yours in good health. As we adapt to this new environment, OPA encourages postdocs to stay in contact with your mentor or advisor. As you may know, Zoom and Microsoft Teams are two university supported platforms for remote...

NPA Call for COVID-19 Stories

March 24, 2020

As the world unites in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the National Postdoctoral Association's (NPA) POSTDOCket would like to hear stories (50 to 100 words max) of how COVID-19 has impacted your research, your lab life, and your postdoctoral experience. In an effort to document the ongoing impact...