The purpose of the UAMS – Postdoctoral Society (UAMS-PS) is to create, nourish, and sustain an academic community for Postdoctoral Scholars at UAMS, thereby fostering recognition and positive change. Membership shall include all scholars with a doctorate degree who do not currently hold a permanent full-time faculty position at UAMS. Specifically, persons holding such titles as postdoctoral trainee, postdoctoral fellow, research fellow, research associate, or medical center fellow are eligible for membership. Our goals include, but are not limited to:
- Providing a forum for social gatherings and scholarly camaraderie;
- Providing information to new and existing postdocs (e.g. welcoming committees, foreign visas, grant opportunities, housing locations, etc);
- Providing a forum for discussion of postdoctoral issues (e.g. career development, scientific writing, conferences, funding);
- Connecting our postdocs with national organizations such as the National Postdoctoral Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ScienceCareers.org, and Sigma Xi.