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Post Doctoral

Postdoctoral Office (PDO)

The PDO Program Manager's Role

  • Assists in development of postdoctoral policies
  • Coordinates implementation of policies
  • Develops campus procedures for postdoctoral processes
  • Manages, monitors, and approves the postdoctoral hiring and employment transactions for UCD’s Anschutz and downtown campuses
  • Approves all employment actions entered into HRMS for job code 1438 (Postdoctoral Fellow/Trainee)
  • Assists hiring departments with issues affecting postdoc employees
  • Provides training for postdocs, administrative processors, and mentors
  • Acts as a campus conduit of information for career opportunities, funding sources, and postdoctoral issues
  • Advocates for postdocs with administration
  • Facilitates organization of local campus-wide Postdoctoral Association (PDA)
  • Acts as liaison for the campus to external entities such as the National Postdoctoral Association, the Bio-Careers Center, and other organizations concerned with and related to postdoctoral issues
  • Builds community by actively assisting in development of business and social interaction among postdocs
  • Oversees grievance process
  • Awards “Certificates of Completion” to postdoctoral fellows at the end of their appointment
  • Obtains data on postdoc experience prior to UCD employment, tracks progress during tenure here, and attempts to follow career paths after research training is completed
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