The University of Georgia has a thriving postdoctoral community.
UGA has over 400 postdoctoral scholars in a variety of disciplines including the biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, mathematics, bioengineering, and beyond. UGA is also home to teaching postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation define a postdoc as “an individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path.”At the University of Georgia, postdocs are engaged in both research and teaching enterprises. Postdoctoral Research Scholars are defined by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are governed by the UGA Postdoctoral Policy. PDA works with the Office of the Vice President for Research to enhance your postdoc experience at UGA and works to help you prepare for your future employment. The PDA is governed by an executive committee and is headed by a chair.