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About Us


MISSION STATEMENT

To enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience by providing a voice for the postdoctoral community within the School, and by promoting opportunities for career advancement, personal development and social interaction.

AIMS

  • The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Postdoctoral Society aims to:
  • Encourage and support meaningful career progression and personal development of postdoctoral researchers.
  • Increase awareness of pertinent issues affecting the postdoctoral community and enter into dialogue with School management to address these issues and obtain desired outcomes.
  • Provide official representation for the postdoctoral community at School and University level, with participation in decision-making processes and management policies.
  • Offer opportunities for Professional Training & Development.
  • Develop a Social Support Network to help facilitate interaction, communication and collaboration amongst postdoctoral researchers.

 

STRUCTURE & ORGANIZATION

Name

The organization shall be known as the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Postdoctoral Society, hereafter referred to as SMDS PS.

Membership

  • All persons in postdoctoral research positions within the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences shall be classified as Active Members. Membership begins upon commencement of post-PhD research and continues until termination of project or reclassification of the individual concerned.
  • There is no fee for joining, or maintaining, membership of the SMDB PS
  • Members will not be paid for services to the SMDB PS

Committee

  • The SMDB PS committee comprises a chairperson, a treasurer, a secretary and postdoctoral representatives from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Individual members of the committee are chosen to have special responsibilities for different activities as required.
  • All postdoctoral researchers in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences are welcome to serve on the committee and queries should be made through the chairperson
  • The committee will meet at least four times annually. Members are encouraged to submit suggestions for the agenda through the chairperson
  • The minutes of the committee meetings will be recorded, agreed by the committee and made freely available via the SMDB PS website.