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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.

Organize a Microparty

Would you like to get involved in organizing social events for postdocs? Do you have a creative idea that will lure your fellow postdocs out of their offices and labs?

In order to encourage informal networking among the postdoctoral community, The Duke University Postdoctoral Association (DUPA) and the Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Services will provide up to $150 (per event) to fund a limited number of “microparties” — small social events for postdocs.

The rules:

1. The organizer must be a Duke postdoc and the event must be open to Duke postdocs, although the number of participants may be limited.

2. Volunteers must attend at least 2 DUPA Council meetings before they can organize a microparty. For more information about the DUPA Council, contact Rebekah Fleming

3. Organizers must submit a short proposal, including a budget, to the DUPA Council for approval.

For more information, contact Jeff Blackinton with the form below.