Postdoc Climate Survey Findings (Fall 2023)

Jan. 17, 2024

Background and Goals This survey of the postdoctoral experience at CU Boulder was administered by the university’s Office of Data Analytics and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) in Fall 2023. The survey aims to address three key questions: 1) What are the demographic characteristics of CU Boulder postdocs? 2)...

Spring 2024 Proposal Writing Series

Jan. 16, 2024

For the 2024 Spring Semester, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is excited to present a new series of proposal writing information sessions to improve your grant proposal or fellowship writing skills. These offerings, in partnership with the Research & Innovation Office (RIO), will cover topics not previously covered in...

Postdoc Paid Mentoring: Summer 2024

Dec. 12, 2023

CU Science Discovery is currently recruiting mentors for our upcoming High School Summer Research Experience. This 6-week summer program connects motivated high school students to STEM research opportunities at CU Boulder and the Anschutz Medical Campus. This year’s program runs June 7-July 26, 2024 (with the fourth of July week...

Save the Dates - Spring and Summer 2024 Programming

Nov. 6, 2023

Event Date Time Link/Location Funding Strategy Office Hours Tuesday, January 23, 2024 2-2:30pm Register New Postdoc Orientation Wednesday, January 24, 2024 12-1pm Register GradCO: Communicating Research Thursday, January 25, 2024 12-1pm Register NCFDD: Live on Zoom: AI in Academia: Discussing Opportunities and Challenges Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12-1pm Register OPA...

Front Range Industry & Postdoc Summit (FRIPS) 2023

Oct. 19, 2023

The Postdoctoral and Early-Career Association of Researchers (PEAR) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado Boulder ( PAC Boulder ) at the University of Colorado present the sixth annual Front Range Industry and Postdoc Summit (FRIPS) on Wednesday, November 8 . FRIPS...

Recognizing Excellence: CU Boulder Postdocs and Mentors at National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Sept. 26, 2023

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week provides a unique opportunity to celebrate contributions of postdoc scholars and the essential role played by their mentors. This year, OPA seized the occasion to honor its postdocs and faculty mentors, creating a memorable and inspiring experience. Among the highlights of the celebration were a breakfast...

OPA Seeks Postdoc Feedback via Climate Survey

Sept. 25, 2023

All postdoctoral associates and postdoctoral fellows should have received an email on September 19 around 1:20pm to complete a climate survey. Please take 15 minutes to complete this important survey! This survey addresses the social and professional environment for postdocs at CU Boulder, and includes questions about community, culture and...

Academic Job Market Mentoring Hour Series

Sept. 22, 2023

Postdocs are invited to a safe space to ask questions and get advice on application materials from academic professionals. Come with questions for mentors in a supportive and welcoming environment. Each week we will focus on a different job search topic. You can choose to attend one or more of...

Celebrate CU Boulder postdocs and faculty mentors during National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, September 18-22

Celebrate CU Boulder postdocs and faculty mentors during National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, September 18-22

Sept. 12, 2023

Next week, institutions nationwide recognize one of the pillars of academia: postdocs. National Postdoc Appreciation week (NPAW) is an opportunity to acknowledge the impact of CU Boulder postdocs and their mentors and OPA annually provides two prizes.

2023 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) Events

Aug. 16, 2023

To highlight the contributions of CU Boulder's postdoc community, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will be recognizing Outstanding Postdocs and Outstanding Mentors during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), September 18-22. NPAW annually celebrates the research and teaching activities of postdocs. Officially recognized by Congress in 2010, this year's week...