Postdoc Appreciation Barbecue

Dear Postdocs,

In celebration of your contributions to CU Boulder and the greater research enterprise, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC) invite you to a Postdoc Appreciation Barbecue during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) in September.

                                             Postdoc Appreciation Barbecue

                                                  Thursday, September 22nd

                                                           4:00 – 7:00 PM

                                                   UMC South Terrace Tent

Come with your familly and friends socialize with other postdocs on campus and meet members of the PAC and OPA staff on Thursday September 22nd from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the UMC South Terrace Tent! Last year we had a blast thanks to more than a hundred of you attending the event!! Please come join us again this year!

We will provide food (with vegetarian and vegan options) and games, including ladder ball, bean bag toss, jump ropes, Frisbees, bubbles and sidewalk chalk.

RSVP to the following link:

Brews and Biotech Happy Hour

Dear Boulder Postdocs, 

Below find an annoucement from the CU Anschultz Academia Industry Alliance (AIA).

Anyone interested in chatting with local leaders about the biotech/life sciences sphere is welcome! The more the merrier!


THURSDAY, JULY 21st, 2016

5PM - 7PM


2100 N Ursula Street, Aurora, CO 

Find more information about the event and register at




PAC Happy Hour & Concert

Dear PAC members,

Please join us for our June PAC social event!

On Wednesday, June 8th, we will be hosting a happy hour at Connor O'Neill's pub, followed by attending Band on the Bricks, a free concert series occurring every Wednesday in downtown Boulder during the summer. We hope you will join us for some early summer fun and enjoy local social events!

                               Who: CU-Boulder postdocs, significant others, and families

                                                        When: Wednesday, June 8th

                                  Where: 5:00 pm – Meet at Connor O’Neil’s (1922 13th St)

                                    6:45 pm – Head to Band on the Bricks (1300 Pearl St)

                                                          7 pm – Concert starts



Please RSVP here

We hope to see you there!


Brian Aguado, Vice-president & Emilie Royer, President of the PAC

Happy Hour & Concert

Please RSVP here for the June PAC event: Happy Hour & Concert

Who: CU-Boulder postdocs, significant others, and families

When: Wednesday, June 8th

Where: 5:00 pm – Meet at Connor O’Neil’s (1922 13th St)

6:45 pm – Head to Band on the Bricks (1300 Pearl St)

7 pm – Concert starts

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From Academia to Industry with Chris Melton

Dear postdocs.

On Friday May 13th, Chris Melton will come to CU to tell us about his transition from Academia to Industry and to share his experience and knowledge of Industry.
Chris has a background in Astrophysics but is now working in the Biomedical field.
He is the founder of Corvix Space System, an aerospace company and the CEO and Founder of Corvectra, Inc. a Denver-based biosensor and medical company born in Silicon Valley. Chris leads a team to develop disruptive sensing technologies that will change the way human beings explore and connect to their health and each other.

I would also like to bring to your attention that Chris is looking at bringing up to two new engineers on his Corvectra Denver team !!! An optical engineer (minimum M.S. degree and experience with spectroscopy, prefer Ph.D. in biophysics, applied optics, etc.) and a programmer with either a biomedical or physics background (or both) are needed.
Please come join use on Friday 13th to meet with Chris and address any further questions to the PAC or myself.

Please RSVP here for this event.

Postdoc Appreciation Dinner

Dear Postdocs,

The PAC will be holding its annual Postdoc Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5-7pm. We will be celebrating with a *Free* Dinner from the UMC catering for all post-docs, significant others and advisers! Since we will be providing dinner, an RSVP is required for this event.

When: Thursday, February 18, from 5-7pm
Where: UMC Aspen Room
What: Postdoc Appreciation Dinner
Who: Postdocs, significant others, and advisers
How: RSVP on our website:​

Come join us for a celebration of all the hard work that we do as postdocs!  And feel free to invite your postdoc advisers to join us in appreciating the work that postdocs do.

**RSVP by 5pm on Wednesday, February 10. Late RSVPs will not be accepted for this event.

We hope to see you at the Postdoc Appreciation Dinner,

Emilie Royer and Larisza Krista

New Postdoc Orientation

Dear Postdocs,
The OPA is now offering New Postdoc Orientation on a quarterly basis. This orientation will help postdocs get started at CU-Boulder by:
·         Introducing you to the campus and city;
·         Helping you learn how to set up your online profile and take required training;
·         Introducing you to your benefits package and how to enroll in benefits;
·         Providing specialized information for international postdocs and postdocs with families;
·         Introducing you to career planning techniques and how to create your Individual Development Plan (IDP);
·         Introducing you to important on-campus resources, including the Ombuds Office, Career Services and the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC).
I would like to extend an invitation to the inaugural New Postdoc Orientation to all postdocs.
Monday, January 25th
10:15 - 11:45 AM
Regent Administrative Center Room 302
Refreshments Provided
RSVP Required by Friday, January 22nd:
10:15 – 11:25AM       Presentations, featuring presentations from the Ombuds Office, Career Services and the PAC
11:25 – 11:45 AM      Networking and Door Prizes
I look forward to meeting you at New Postdoc Orientation!
Best regards,
Leah Colvin Wanshura, Ph.D.



CV and Résumé Workshop

Dear Postdocs,
The Postdoctoral Association of Colorado, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Career Services have partnered to bring you a CV and Résumé Workshop where you will be able to sign up for one-on-one help to get feedback on your CV or résumé.
Wednesday, January 27th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Career Services, Center for Community Room N352
RSVP Required:
There will be a limited number of individual, 20 minute appointments available on a first come, first served basis. Individual appointment times will be emailed to those who RSVP before the event.
Best Regards,
Leah Colvin Wanshura, Ph.D.

PAC Holiday party - December 4th - 5PM to 9PM

Dear Postdocs, 
You are invited to the PAC Holiday Party.
Please join us at the Conor O'Neill's pub in Boulder at 5pm on December 4th for a drink and mingle among postdocs and their family (spouse and partner are welcome).
Nevertheless, drinks will be at your expense, due to the university policy regarding alcoholic beverages. Sorry ;-(
We are looking forward to meet you there.
Emilie Royer & Larisza Krista


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