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Postdocs and the Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Maria T. Zuber Maria T. Zuber, Vice President for Research

While primary responsibility for postdoctoral appointments lies in MIT’s departments, labs, centers, institutes and schools, the central oversight of postdoctoral affairs is housed in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Dana Bresee Keeth serves as project coordinator for postdocs on behalf of the office. The office works closely with the postdoc-led MIT Postdoctoral Association to provide resources, information, and professional development seminars, and sponsor social events. Your ideas, questions and involvement are encouraged.

A Faculty Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (FPAC) includes the VPR, four other faculty members, and MIT Postdoctoral Association leadership. It serves to provide feedback to the PDA and to the VPR in matters pertaining to postdoc training and life at MIT.

The Vice President for Research periodically updates the community on policies and procedures related to postdocs. View update


The MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is a postdoc-led organization with the goal of providing support for over 1400 postdoctoral trainees in over 50 different MIT departments, laboratories, centers and programs. The PDA officers and committee chairs and any other interested postdocs meet monthly.

MIT Postdoctoral Association Meeting Schedule
held Tuesdays from 12-1:30 pm

Jan. 14, Room 4-105
Feb. 11, Pappalardo Community Room 4-349
Mar. 11, Spofford Room 1-236
April 8, Spofford Room 1-236
May 13, Wiesner Room E15-207
June 10, Spofford Room 1-236

held Mondays from 12-1:30 pm in E25-202 (typically the second Monday of each month)
July 14
Aug 11
Sept 8
Oct 6 (first Monday of the month)
Nov 10
Dec 8
Jan 12, 2015
Feb 9
Mar 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13