PDA Nominations Open for 2013–2014 Executive Board: Deadline December 7

If you are a Postdoctoral member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), please consider running for one of the officer positions open on the SOT Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) Executive  Board for 2013–2014. The mission of the PDA is to facilitate the professional development of the SOT Postdoctoral Membership in the field of toxicology. The Board, which oversees PDA activities, consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, two Councilors, Council Contact, and a Staff Liaison from SOT Headquarters.

Officers make use of their leadership skills to organize events such as webinars during the course of the year and career development and scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting. They also organize the Postdoctoral Luncheon and Poster Tours for Trainees and coordinate the Best Postdoctoral Paper Award. Serving on the PDA Executive Board provides an excellent opportunity to network with other postdoctoral fellows as well as more senior SOT members, and it is a fun way to help other postdoctoral fellows and graduate students develop their own career.           

For 2013–2014 the following positions will be open:

  • Vice-Chair (2-year position in which you transition to Chair)
  • Secretary (2-year position)
  • Treasurer (1-year position)
  • Councilor (2, 1-year positions)

Responsibilities for these positions can be found on the PDA Officer web page.


  1. SOT member
  2. In a postdoctoral position by February 1, 2013
  3. Will be a postdoc for more than half of the term of service (May 1, 2013–April 30, 2014)
  4. Cannot be serving as a postdoc rep to any SOT Committee, Specialty Section, Regional Chapter, or Special Interest Group during your term of office

To nominate yourself or an SOT postdoc, please email Susan Simmons, PDA staff liaison with the person’s name, affiliation, phone, and email.  For details check out the 2013 Election Brochure or contact Kelly Chandler for further inquiries. Nomination deadline is Friday,  December 7.

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