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Postdoctoral Resources

Thanks for visiting the Medical University of South Carolina's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs!

About the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

We serve to support and assist researchers during their postdoctoral training at MUSC and our website aims to empower postdocs, faculty and administrators through access to information.

Please visit often. We look forward to hearing from you.

Purpose and Function of the MUSC Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

A. Scholarly Learning - This includes inviting outside speakers, organizing workshops, continuing education and giving postdocs opportunities to present their work in local meetings.

B. Networking Activities - This includes formal and informal meetings and gatherings of postdocs. In addition, this includes social activities both at the University and outside of the University. The PDA shall have a commitment to promoting networking opportunities both within the postdoc community as well between the postdoc community and faculty.

C. Postdoc Advocacy - The PDA should be a source of information and a sounding board for complaints and concerns. The PDA is a place to pass those concerns on to the appropriate channels; however, the PDA does not, in and of itself, have authority to directly alter any policy except its own bylaws and governance. The PDA interacts with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the College of Graduate Studies, as well as, faculty to address the concerns that are brought forward.

Welcome to the MUSC PDA!

  • PDA Executive Officers - Meet the MUSC PDA Executive Officers for the 2017-2018 year. 
  • Meeting Minutes - Catch up on what's discussed & current workings of the PDA from our monthly meetings.
  • Postdoc Press Publications - Read about what's going on among your peers as well as find a list of current events going on in the Charleston area. The Postdoc Press is updated quarterly. Please let us know if you would like to contibute an article! 
  • Resources - Includes various links to information pertenant to all postdocs here at MUSC and beyond. 

MUSC PDA Facebook Page- Follow us on FB to get up-to-date info about events, see pictures from our socials, and connect with MUSC postdocs past and present. 

Comments/Suggestions? - email our site administrator with comments and suggestions to improve our site. 

Current Postdoctoral Openings - Updated June, 2017

Careers at MUSC

Department Listings

Faculty Directory

Training Grants and Career Development Awards

Events and happenings around Charleston 

MUSC Housing Information - resources for off-campus housing in the Charleston, SC area

International Postdoc Survival Guide - Guide developed by past international students/postdocs with valuable information before and after you arrive on campus!


MUSC Current Events  

College of Graduate Studies - Annual Career Day - November 9th, 2017 from 9am-3pm. For more information and to register click here

Pre-holiday Relaxation Event - come join us for a guided breathing session on Thursday, November 16th from 11:30-11:50am. Location TBD (check back soon for details). 

Food Truck Wednesdays - a rotating schedule of local food trucks will be parked outside of the Colbert Library from 11am-2pm. Sponsored by the MUSC Library.

Wired Wednesdays - free coffee and snacks for students at the STSS Desk in the Library from 2-4pm

Farmers Market Fridays - buy fresh veggies, fruit, and boiled peanuts in the horseshoe to enjoy all weekend! Open from 7am-3:30pm. Located on the portico right outside the library. 

Free Yoga - Every Wednesday in June from 7:30-8:30am - MUSC Urban Farm 29 1/2 Bee St. Yoga mats will be provided!

Urban Farm Lunch & Learns - 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:15-12:45pm. Check their Yammer page for updates. 

Free books - Drop off gently used books and take one for yourself - Urban Farm, ART Desk, and at the Main Hospital

For more info. about what's going on at MUSC, check out Yammer 

Charleston Area Events

The Charleston City Paper - stories, events, dining/drinking guides and more...

Holy City Sinner - local blog with a comprehensive list of everything going on in town

The Post and Courier - Pulitzer Prize winning local newspaper 

Important Information for Current Postdocs

NEW!!! MUSC Postdoc Mentor/Collaboration Program - Share your expertise, learn new techniques, and collaborate with other current postdocs at MUSC! 

Gotcha Bike/Holy Spokes - Charleston bike share program - FREE for MUSC! Sign up for your free account here:

SC Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) - website for our health, retirement, etc. benefits 

College of Medicine Technology Page

International Scholars Orientation Program

PDA Bylaws

Hurricane Awareness - MUSC severe weather plan and access to MUSC's alert system

MUSC Public Safety

Parental Leave

Biomedical Trainee Retreat on the Responsible Conduct of Research and Career Development

Training Grants and Career Development Awards

Minority Postdoc

AAMC Compact on Mentoring Postdocs (pdf)

MUSC Individual Development Plan Worksheet (pdf)

Careers Away from the Bench

K99 Workshop (Feb 2014)

ARROWS - Advancement, Recruitment and Retention of Women in Science

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