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Postdoctoral Scholars

"Advancing Research. Creating Solutions. Becoming Leaders."


Postdoctoral scholars are vital members of our academic and research community.  UCI is a campus where postdoctoral scholars are supported in their career development, applauded for their research contributions and encouraged to become leaders in their fields.  Whether you are a current or prospective UCI postdoctoral scholar, please take the time to browse through this section of the website for information about resources available to you.  

For questions, please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs:

Director, Celina Mojica, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Mary Frances Ypma-Wong, Ph.D.

Click here to view additional information for prospective and current Postdoctoral Scholars.



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  • PoWER Group Meeting- Postdoc Writing Editing and Review Group-All postdocs welcome to write and review in a quiet and productive atmosphere. Contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong (m.ypmawong@uci.edu) for more information.

Tuesday PoWER Group-Meets every Tuesday from 9:00am-12:00pm,  BioSci III, Rm 3011    
Friday PoWER Group-Meets every Friday from 8:30am-10:30am,  BioSci III, Rm 1120

  • Postdoctoral Scholar Association (PDA) Monthly Meeting-All Postdocs are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, December 7: 5:30-7:00pm, Biological Sciences III, Room 2120

  • Postdoctoral Scholar Association (PDA) Holiday Party-All Postdocs and their families are welcome!

Main dish and drinks provided by the PDA.  Please bring a side dish or dessert.
Saturday, December 17: 2:00-6:00pm, Natural Science I, Room 1114  Register

  • New Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2:30-5:00pm at the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  Register here.

  • Postdoc Association (PDA) Monthly Picnic

Join other UCI Postdocs at the tables outside of BC’s Cavern food court (look for PDA sign)  Campus map
Bring your lunch; dessert is provided.
Wednesday, January 25 from 11:45am-1:00pm

  • NIH K Award Review Process for Postdoctoral Scholars

Featuring Vice Provost Frances Leslie. This session will cover NIH topics for postdoctoral scholars from the perspective of an NIH grant reviewer.

Monday, January 30, 2017 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate Resource Center. 

  • NIH NRSA Grant Review Process

Featuring Vice Provost Frances Leslie and Marcelo Wood, Chair and Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior
This session will focus on what makes a strong and competitive application and provide insight into the review process, from the perspectives of a NIH NRSA faculty advisor and former application reviewer.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:30-4:00pm, Student Center, Emerald Bay A