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The NPA is committed to addressing the issues and special needs of the International Postdoc community. To assist in this effort, the NPA created the position of International Officer. The International Officer is the primary resource and expert advisor for the NPA Board of Directors, the staff, and committees. If you have interest in immigration policy, tax law, visa issues, or other matters affecting international postdocs, please contact the International Officers.

The specific responsibilities of the NPA International Officer include the following:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of NPA resources for international postdocs
  • Advocate for the interests of international postdocs training in the US
  • Maintain and expand relationships with federal agencies and national organizations that have an interest in international postdoctoral policies
  • Monitor external policies and developments on international issues of concern to the postdoctoral community
  • Address public inquiries about the NPA's policies and recommended practices for international postdocs

Meet the International Officer

ianbrooksbwIan Brooks, Ph.D.
International Officer

Ian Brooks, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Biology from Penn State University in 2003 and his B.S. in Animal Physiology from The University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He did postdoctoral training at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN. He was inaugural president of the UTHSC Postdoc Association (2007) and a member of the Board of Directors of the NPA (2008-10), during which he served as Oversight Officer and Chair of the Oversight Committee. In 2008 he left bench science and refocused his career in academic research administration, reaching the position of Director in 2012.



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