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, or Twitter.

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The winners of the 7th Annual Postdocs Research Symposium:

Thanks for all of your support, the 7th annual postdocs research symposium has come to its finale. Looking forward to seeing you in the 8th Annual Postdoc Research Symposium 2019!  The winners of the poster session this year were: Dr. Cleo L Davie-Martin, Dr. Sara Marie Galbraith and Dr. Kathryn Verlinden receiving cash prizes for the first prize, second and third best poster presentations, respectively.



The Winners of Fall Professional Development Award:


Dr. Susanna Keriö and Dr. Rachele Nieri each has won $ 1000 award to develop their career. 

Please pay attention to our Spring Professional Development Award. 

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Recent Events:

Thinking about more publications?

Postdoc Journal, a Journal of Postdoctoral Research [JPR], is a professional peer-reviewed multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Open Access international publication. 

With approximately 120,000 postdocs worldwide, around 90,000 working in the US alone spread across hundreds of universities and research institutions, these young scientists are a major force behind almost all major breakthroughs in many fields of research with their inherent creative and hardworking nature. Postdoc Journal aims to highlight this fact by providing an exclusive platform to showcase their contributions. The journal, with a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary approach, publishes research findings in ALL fields postdocs conduct research in, and is chalked out to be a monthly/bi-monthly publication set to release on the 20th of each month. The journal accepts original research papers, reviews, perspectives, commentaries, progress articles, methodologies as well as research highlights - a 300-500 word summary of the most recent publication [60-90 days] in any journal that has an impact on ongoing research in that field. All submissions go through a rigorous peer-review process before accepting. The general time frame from submission to acceptance for well-written articles has been less than 6 weeks.

All manuscripts should be sent to or can be submitted online through an automated system. Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter and contacts of 3 to 5 referees, experts in your focus of research. Please check author guidelines for additional info.

Postdoc journal is endorsed by an excellent panel of advisers, highly accomplished scientists and academicians, including a Nobel Laureate. The current editorial board consists of accomplished postdocs from various universities and research institutions representing a range of disciplines.

The announcement of Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019: 

Applications for 2019 appointments are now open and are due on December 1, 2018. The Linus Pauling Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory accepted qualified candidate applications from recent and upcoming Ph.D. Graduates in Science & Engineering, who wish to conduct research on a project of their choice. Qualified Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a Science or Engineering field related to the mission areas of PNNL within the last three years, or by summer 2018, from an accredited college or university. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Current postdocs can also apply as long as they received their Ph.D. within the last 3 years.

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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.