IGB Postdoctoral Association

The IGB Postdoctoral Association provides professional guidance and social opportunities for post-doctoral scholars. We hold seminars to inform postdocs of the tools and services available at IGB, organize workshops and resources for career development, and host events to encourage social interaction and professional collaboration between members of the community. Every postdoctoral researcher at IGB is welcome to contribute their ideas and suggestions for events.

Download our flyer for the upcoming meeting schedule.

For further information, contact Betsy Parkinson or Iris Kohler at

Developing a Research Statement for the Academic Job Search

The IGB PDA will be having a meeting on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at noon in 612 IGB on Developing a Research Statement for the Academic Job Search. We will have Jennifer Kim from the Career Development Office give a brief overview of the process and then a panel discussion with IGB Faculty including Assistant Professors Auinash Kalsotra (GNDP), Amy Marshall-Colon (GEGC), and Paul Jensen (MMG). Come with questions for this great group! Also, come hungry! As always, we will have pizza for lunch. Come early (11:45) for food and socializing.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Development Plan (PDP)

The goal of the IGB postdoctoral research associate development plan (PDP) is to assist IGB postdoctoral researchers in becoming independent, high-quality scientists with strong project management and administrative skills.  As part of the development plan, the IGB postdoctoral research associate will receive guidance and practical experience in written and oral communication skills, preparation of grant proposals, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management skills, responsible professional practices, and career counseling.

The PDP template can be found at