What is the YPA?

The Yale Postdoctoral Association (YPA) is an association composed of postdocs from across disciplines. Our goal is to create a broad sense of community and engagement among postdocs at Yale, as well as to help postdocs have a happy and successful experience at Yale. We organize career, professional development, mentorship, advocacy and social events for the postdoctoral community and beyond.

The YPA operates under a formal set of bylaws and code of conduct. The YPA members meet on the second Tuesday of every month to organize upcoming events. Feel free to drop by and hear about opportunities to participate. The meetings’ minutes are available here.

Organization structure

Under the leadership of two chairs and the assistance of two secretaries , the YPA organizes events through four committees: 

Ad-hoc subcommittees can be created by Committee Coordinators, Secretaries, and Chairs to support ongoing initiatives of existing committees. This structure helps us organize the best events for the different needs of all postdocs and their families. This structure is also supported by the treasury and communications committees.