The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Post-Doctoral Association (PDA) represents the largest group of research scientists at the institute.
The purpose of the PDA is to conduct and promote activities that meet the professional development needs of members and to encourage participation of the post-doctoral scientists (postdocs) in all aspects of the institute’s activities.
The PDA organises social and career development events including: seminars and workshops on grant writing, career progression, ethics and patenting as well as social events such as BBQs and sporting events.
The PDA can provide information on some of the issues facing prospective postdocs. The majority of this is included in the prospective postdoc document and includes information on:
- Visas, health insurance
- Accommodation, transportation, furniture, bikes
- Relocation expenses, living and food allowance
- Salary sacrifice / smart salary
- Bank accounts
- Staff royalties