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Resource Development
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NPA Resource Development

About the Committee

The Resource Development Committee develops tools and resources for the postdoctoral community including content and publications on the NPA website.

The NPA's Resource Development Committee has been instrumental in the development and revision of career resources for postdocs. A Postdocs Guide to Postdoc Timelines is a great tool for postdocs to manage their own career path and get the most out of their postdoc position. It reminds all postdocs that there should be concurrent professional, career and skill development throughout all phases of their postdoc appointments. If you want to learn more about career development and career options as a postdoc, the Resource Development Committee has also developed the A Postdocs Guide to Career Development as a tool to help postdocs make decisions about their futures and to guide them as they enter the next phase of their careers.
The NPA, with the support of the Resource Development Committee, offers several webinar series for its members.

The myPostdoc Monthly is a webinar series that focuses on professional development topics for postdocs. This series takes place on the first Wednesday of every month.

The myPDO Monthly is a webinar series that allows postdoc administrators with the opportunity to share similar challenges, while mentors can provide feasible solutions to address common concerns and challenges of those who manage postdoctoral offices. This series takes place on the third Tuesday of every month.

Resource Development Officers

  • Develop, maintain, and update all website content and resources, in collaboration with all committees and staff as appropriate.
  • Develop resource materials for the postdoctoral community, in collaboration with all committees.
  • Serve as a resource for postdoc offices and associations, including coordination of the team visit program with NPA staff and Outreach Committee.
  • Create and implement NPA-sponsored surveys, in consultation with staff.
  • Consult with all committees to facilitate resource development.
  • Consult with other committees and Officers to avoid project duplication and promote coordination.

Resource Development Leadership

Heckler was appointed as NPA's Resource Development Committee co-chair in 2017. To view her full bio please visit our Leadership page.
Vasquez was appointed as NPA's Resource Development Committee co-chair in 2019. To view his full bio please visit our Leadership page.
Martin sits on the NPA Board of Directors and was appointed as the Resource Development Committee liaison for 2019-2020. To read her full bio please visit our Leadership page.

Volunteer Today!

The NPA is always looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to develop resources for postdocs and postdoc administrators! Please contact us to learn more.

Resource Development Volunteer