• By postdocs for postdocs

    The UVM Postdoctoral Association is a volunteer group of postdoc scholars working to improve the training and experience of postdocs at the University of Vermont

Elevating the UVM postdoctoral experience

We promote a culture reflecting the University of Vermont Common Ground and six core competencies identified by the National Postdoctoral Association to facilitate professional development, broaden the training experience, and foster a vibrant, open, and collaborative community for all Postdoctoral Scholars at UVM. We also advocate for postdocs by working with the UVM administration to promote adoption of competitive salary and benefits in line with national guidelines and by connecting with local professional and academic institutes, societies, and organizations.

Upcoming Events

We will be having Coffee Time with UVM's Associate VP for Research, Sara Helms Cahan on Sept 22 (Fri) from 9-10AM at Ifshin 107 (Keller Room). Snacks will be served! We'll also have Happy Hour at 6pm (venue TBD). See you then!

The UVM PDA will continue to plan events aligned with safety recommendations from both the University and the State. Check out our events on our calendar and events pages.

Be a PDA officer!

You can now submit your nominations for our 2023 annual election! Please contact us at postdocs@uvm.edu to nominate someone -- even yourself! Check out the list of our current officers here. Make sure to send your nominations before Election Day on May 8th.

Get involved

Join the UVM PDA Slack channel to meet fellow members! Check our calendar for our monthly meeting and events! Want to be more hands-on in the Association? We have open positions available in the PDA Executive Committee!


Join us in our events! The PDA regularly hosts workshops and symposia on career development, as well as monthly social events where UVM postdocs can get to know each other outside of work. Check out our calendar and Slack channel for our upcoming activities!


New to UVM? Check out our Resources page! Learn about your benefits and opportunities for grants and funding, as well as some helpful resources for settling in Burlington.