Category Archives: Science

Reagent Swap Mailing List

Are you looking for a plasmid? An order for a critical buffer was delayed and you need a small sample now? Looking for an infrared camera? Duke postdocs and other laboratory workers can now look for and share reagents, protocols, and scientific expertise through the Reagent Swap mailing list. By subscribing to it, you can post requests for reagents, advice, equipment sharing, et cetera, and help others with your expertise.

The list is managed by DUPA; more info can be found here.

Postdoc Survey

In December 2010 the Duke University Postdoctoral Association (DUPA) and the Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services (DOPS) conducted a survey among Duke postdocs. The survey collected demographic information, assessed the effectiveness of the Duke Postdoctoral Policy, postdoc job satisfaction, career goals and other factors.

We’re happy to tell you the survey was very successful, thanks to you – Duke postdocs!

The response rate was over 50%, a much higher participation rate than in similar surveys. We thank you for the time and effort you put into filling out the survey. We recently received the anonymized survey results and we are working on analyzing the data. We’ll update you on the survey results as soon as we can, and as planned, we will follow up on the issues you raised.