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The POSTDOCket is the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) newsletter covering news items and features of interest to the postdoctoral community.


Table of Contents


Volume 15, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Letter from the Executive Director

Julie Fabsik-Swarts

The executive director rounds up exciting developments and upcoming activities of the NPA. She reveals the theme for the 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign and the location of the 2019 Annual Conference.

Strategic Volunteering to Build Needed Career Skills

Andrew Bankston


A former committee leader and current Board member highlights how his service to the NPA has helped prepare him for post-postdoc life.

Preparing for a Faculty Career at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution: Insights from Mary Konkle
Christopher Smith

Predominantly undergraduate institutions can offer rewarding faculty careers but call for different priorities and strategies than research-intensive universities.

Research Development: A Career for the Planners, Strategists, and Figure-it-Out-ers
Samarpita Sengupta

If you enjoy supporting researchers, coordinating team projects, and connecting collaborators, then a career in research development might be for you.

Understanding Burnout
Nicole Cranley

Burnout is a serious and debilitating condition that’s widespread among academics. Recognizing the symptoms of burnout is key.

Thank you to new and renewing Sustaining Members of the NPA!


Sustaining Members are a vital part of the NPA. Sustaining Members represent a range of professional societies, postdoc associations, postdoc offices, and other organizations that serve the postdoctoral community. Students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at NPA Sustaining Member institutions are eligible to join the NPA, at no cost, as Affiliate Members. Check to see if your institution is an NPA Sustaining Member.



Welcome to the NPA!

Georgetown University



Thank you for your continued support!

Arizona State University

Brown University

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Stowers Institute for Medical Research