Researcher looking at petrie dish culture

The Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association (OPA) is a postdoc organization which provides opportunities for professional development and networking for all OSU-affiliated postdocs. We also work with the Associate Dean of the Office of Postdoctoral Programs (OPP) in the Graduate School to improve the postdoctoral experience across OSU. Check out the OPP newsletters on their site. You can also connect with us and keep up to date with our events and general information relevant to the OSU postdoctoral community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Congratulations to our fall 2017 professional development award winners:

It is our pleasure to share with you the two winners of the OPA professional development Award fall 2017: 

Dr. Jeon Small, College Of Public Health And Human Sciences

Dr. Ivan Lisenkov, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Thank you to those who submitted proposals. We received many excellent proposals this fall, and encourage everyone to keep an eye out for the next call in the spring. Also, many thanks to Armando Alcazar, Professional Development Coordinator, for his work in organizing.


Congratulations to our fall 2017 professional development award winners:

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2017 Poster Session: Fadi El-Rami (1st place), Anna Brown (2nd place) and Cleo Davie-Martin (3rd place). Thanks to everyone who came out for the Research Symposium and Vendor Show, to those who helped organize the event, and to the speakers and judges who donated their time to making it a success.


Stay tuned for upcoming events:

Join us at Bomb's Away on 10/19 @ 530 for PEERS AND BEERS



6th annual postdoc research symposium and vendor show is October 4th from 5-8 pm in the Linus Pauling Science Center. Keynote lecture @5pm in 402.  ABSTRACTS ARE NOW DUE!!! Submit yours by 5pm on October 2nd!  There's a 100$ cash prize for best poster. Please fill out this form (


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD APPLICATIONS NOW DUE: The OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA) is pleased to again invite applications for professional development awards of $1000 each. Applications are due Friday September 29th at 5pm by email to Awards recipients will be announced at our annual Fall Research Symposium.

Read more about the awards and the application process here:


PEERS AND BEERS: The OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA) invites you to meet, mingle and network with your peers the 3rd Friday of each month. The next meeting will occur Friday, September 15th @ 6pm. Please join us at Downward Dog: 2305 NW Monoe Ave, right near campus.


Photos!  Please send us photos of yourselves in action. 


The OPA would love to feature our postdocs and RAs on our webpage. Please send photos to Thank you!


TRIVIA NIGHT- please join your fellow postdocs at Applebee's the 1st tuesday of every month @9 pm.