MSU Postdocs

Michigan State University’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is dedicated to Leadership Development, Postdoctoral Training Infrastructure, and Training Support.






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Postdoc Orientation Update!

Due to the recent events relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, orientation sessions have adjusted to fit an online format via Microsoft Teams. Please continue to use the button to the right to register for these sessions. Stay safe and healthy!

Events around campus for MSU Postdocs

Pathways to Scientific Teaching

The seminar meets two hours weekly on Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2 pm ET, beginning on January 12 and continuing weekly until March 9, 2021. What is scientific teaching? Scientific teaching integrates the research model into learner-centered teaching approach. You will learn to develop and implement state-of-the-art learner-centered instructional materials and teaching strategies for both large […]

One year in the books

Amazingly, today marks the one-year anniversary of my arrival at Michigan State University. The past year has been a whirlwind of projects and relationship-building, and while there remains much to be built, we have made a fair amount of progress towards our goals. Postdocs at MSU have been supported for many years by the Graduate […]

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020

National Postdoc Appreciation Week has been a tradition for over a decade in the United States, since the NPA first identified a week in September to celebrate the community back in 2009. In 2010, the US House of Representatives approved House Resolution 1545 that established this week, beginning on the third Monday of September, be […]

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