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USC Postdoctoral Association

Formed in early 2014, the USC Postdoctoral Association supports and improves the postdoctoral training experience at USC by providing opportunities and resources for networking, professional development, social interaction, research and teaching.

All postdoctoral fellows working at the University of South Carolina and prospective USC postdocs are invited to get involved with the USC Postdoctoral Association by:

  • Joining the USC Postdoctoral Association Listserv using the form at right.
  • Liking the group on Facebook.
  • Emailing the Postdoctoral Association executive officers at
  • Checking out the USC Postdoctoral Association YouTube channel.
  • Attending a USC Postdoctoral Association event.
  • Learning more about the National Postdoctoral Association, and following the directions below to become a member for free.

The University of South Carolina is a Sustaining Member of the National Postdoctoral Association. This entitles USC postdocs, students, faculty and staff to free affiliate membership. To join, visit the NPA registration page, select the appropriate "Individual Affiliate Member" option and complete all required information. Be sure to register with your USC email address to receive benefits.

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