MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) and NPA

The MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is a postdoc-led organization that supports and builds community for over 1500 postdoctoral trainees in over 50 different MIT departments, laboratories, centers and programs. All MIT postdocs are automatically members of the MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA). The PDA leadership team welcomes postdocs at monthly meetings and regular events, and encourages them to get involved. The Office of the Vice President for Research has oversight of the PDA.

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MIT Postdoctoral Association 2019 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at 12 noon (until 1 or 1:30 pm) in room 5-314* on the 2nd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted.

Sign up on the PDA’s site:


  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
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National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)

MIT is a sustaining member, which means as an MIT postdoc you can become an affiliate member for free. This will help you network with other postdocs across the country and gain access to members only resources that can help further your career. To join, click on this Affiliate Memberships direct link for MIT postdocs and follow the registration process, using your MIT email address. Once you click “submit,” the NPA membership manager will review your request and confirm your membership by email about a week later.