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Postdoctoral Scholar Initiatives

Postdocs are in a unique position to contribute to inclusion, dialogue and outreach in the division. They represent a population of diverse ethnicities, nationalities, and educational backgrounds.

The Diversity Committee includes postdoc reps. Please email diversity@biology.ucsd.edu to find out how you can get involved.


It is our responsibility to provide opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to develop and hone leadership skills and demonstrate their commitment to diversity, and their ability to contribute as a scholar to campus diversity and cultural climate.

Participating in and facilitating the TA training workshops and/or the professional topics seminars helps prepare you for your role as a future educator and lets you demonstrate your awareness of the importance of diversity to future employers outside of academia.

STEM Education and Diversity Discussion Group

If you are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, teaching, diversity and other policy issues, join this group. For more information and to be added to the mailing list, contact Antonia Darragh.

Teaching Diversity Initiatives

UCSD Postdoctoral Association – Biology Career Development Chapter

The UCSD Postdoctoral Association – Biology Career Development Chapter is committed to providing career development opportunities for all postdoctoral researchers in the Division of Biology. The PDA – BCDC organizes academic and non-academic career development seminars, teaching opportunities and training workshops.

An open, fluid leadership of postdoctoral researchers guides event organization with assistance from Division staff and a faculty mentor. The UCSD PDA – BCDC envisions our postdoctoral scholars having every opportunity to succeed in academic and non-academic careers.