Postdoctoral Scholars' Association

The Postdoctoral Scholars' Association (PSA) at UCSF is a chapter of the National Postdoctoral Association. Its mission is to develop a sense of community by fostering professional and social interactions among postdocs throughout the institution; to provide a forum to disseminate accurate information and address issues relevant to postdoctoral scholars; and to promote a productive dialogue among postdoctoral scholars, UCSF administration, and the faculty.


The PSA at UCSF was established in 1995 by about a dozen postdocs who published a survey on postdoctoral training and secured funding for an educational seminar series. Currently, the PSA is led by a small group of highly motivated postdoctoral scholars who volunteer their time and energy to improve the postdoctoral experience university-wide. The PSA promotes networking, educational, and career development activities for postdocs, as well as appointing individual postdocs to serve on several campus committees and councils. The PSA also implements various ideas and recommendations emanating from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA).

The PSA encourages all UCSF postdocs to become involved with its activities. Regular meetings are held each month, alternating between the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses. All UCSF postdocs may attend. PSA meetings are a great way to meet postdocs outside of your own lab.

For more information about the PSA go to their website.