Postdoc Appreciation Week
National Postdoc Appreciation Week
September 15 - 19, 2014

The American Physiological Society (APS) recognizes and congratulates you during this 6th Annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week! As Chair of the APS Career Opportunities in Physiology Committee, I want to let you know how proud the APS is of your contributions to the field of physiology. Along with the APS staff and membership, I wish you continued success in your future careers as physiologists.

Toward that end, the APS has many programs, professional development opportunities, awards, and resources to help you in your career development. The APS also encourages your participation in its sections and committees, as we truly value your input. It is YOUR creative ideas and leadership that will strengthen our Society as we build the future of physiology!

If there is any way APS can assist you during your career, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You are our future!

Best regards,
Kathy L. Ryan, Ph.D.
Chair, Career Opportunities in Physiology Committee


APS/ACDP List of Professional Skills for Physiologists and Trainees

List of important professional development skills for physiology trainees.

Professional Skills Training

This project promotes the development of key professional skills among trainees by creating effective live and online interactive courses that are appropriate for students in any life science discipline.

Career Development and Mentoring Forum

Forums on topics of interest, such as career options, balancing career and family, job search/interviewing, managing lab and personnel, teaching, and advancement/promotion,


MentorNet is the premiere and most experienced web-based e-mentoring program in the world. It makes students, postdocs, and early career researchers in engineering and science to mentors in the professions for one-on-one guided relationships.

APS Postdoctoral Fellow/Medical Resident Awards/Fellowships

Society awards for postdoctoral fellows or medical residents.

Section Awards

APS' Sections offer many awards, appropriate to all levels, from undergraduates to established investigators.

Serve on APS Committee

Information about APS Committees and how to apply to be considered for a specific committee.