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Dear Postdocs

Postdoc Appreciation Day is round the corner- 25th September! ( when we meet virtually!). It is a day for celebrating postdocs with a series of talks on career development along with postdoc Ted talk competition(cash prizes to be won!). In order to encourage more participation, we have extended the deadline for submission for the postdoc talks to September 15th!. So hurry up and register for the event and spend an eventful day celebrating yourselves!

Stay safe and see you on the 25th virtually!

Dear Postdocs

You are invited to celebrate and appreciate  George Washington University Postdocs and advance your career at the GW Postdoc Association (GWPA) Postdoc Appreciation Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not be able to hold our usual in person event, but we are excited to offer a series of great talks online this year. The GWPA will host a set of career development talks with speakers that will advise GW postdocs on both industry and academic careers (speaker bios here).This will be followed by a set of 10 minute TED talk style presentations from our postdocs that you can register for to compete for cash prizes (1st = $300, 2nd = $200, 3rd = $100). Deadline for submissions for talks is September 10th. Register here.

Date: Friday, September 25th
Location: Online

See you virtually!

Hi All

Professor Emilia Entcheva’s lab (Cardiac Optogenetics & Optical Imaging Lab) in the Biomedical Engineering Department at George Washington University has immediate openings for three Postdoctoral Scientists – in Optics, Epigenetics and Machine Learning.

For more information, please visit the GW application site to look at the 3 positions or contact Prof. Entcheva at

Stay Safe and well!

Dear Postdocs

Hope everyone is staying safe in these unprecedented times!

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) would like to feature articles led by graduate students and postdocs. Where possible, our communication folks would like to work with you in advance of the publication date, and hold the release until its public. Please send Ashley Rizzardo an email about your accepted articles at


Ph.D. Scientist - Cancer Biology & CRISPR

  • Work Type : Full Time
  • Employment Type: Temporary
  • Location: Bethesda, MD.

Further details about the job posting can be found here.

The SHARP (Skills for Health and Research Professionals) at Columbia University offers short, intensive online workshops and boot camps led by experts in the field to teach in demand skills on the hottest topics in research and education. More information about the training can be found here.

GW Postdocs

We hope everyone one of you are staying home and safe in these unprecedented  times. We are pleased to inform you that National Postdoctoral Association has chosen The George Washington University as a Sustaining Member of the NPA!

Being a Sustaining Member brings with it a number of opportunities  for the postdocs, faculty and staff. These include free affiliate membership, networking opportunities with members of the postdoc community and access to resources such as NPA institutional Policy Database and my Postdoc Monthly, a webinar offering support to postdocs. NPA Career Center also offers tremendous opportunities for job seekers. For more details, you can visit .  You can also connect with the NPA on all your social media platforms!Let's keep extending our support to the NPA by registering as their members !

Stay safe and well everyone!



Hope everyone is having an interesting year so far!

GWPA has kicked off the year with a new group of motivated board members! We hope to bring to you another exciting year of many professional and social events! Stay tuned!!


Interested in something fun and nerdy this weekend? We got you covered! Some quirky scientific discussions ( mostly presentations and drinking ) and lots of fun interactions await for you at the NERD NITE DC at DC9 NightClub. Check out the fun event line up:

"Battle of the Sexes: the Surprising Complicated Sex Lives of Animals" by Sara Nemati

"How to lose a girl in two standard deviations - an analysis of women in STEM roles in romantic comedies," by Veronica Carlan

"Fertile and flirty: Menstrual cycle influences on behavior (or how, if for some forsaken reason you're using the rhythm method, you're your own worst enemy)" by Liz Necka

Think no more! Hurry and get your tickets here.


GW Postdocs,

We wish you happy holidays and a great end to 2019! We have put together our new board for 2020 and we are looking forward to a great year ahead. Please see the end of year report below.


We also have updated our by-laws. Please see the updated document below.

2019-12 GWPA Revised By-laws

Happy Holidays,



SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 5 PM


The GW Postdoc Association (GWPA) invites you to celebrate the great work of George Washington University Postdocs and advance your career at the GWPA Postdoc Appreciation Day. Below you will find a detailed schedule including information about the members of the career panel. Registration is now closed.

A detailed program for the event can be found at the link below:

Download Program

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