Fair Pay for Postdocs: Why We Support New Federal Overtime Rules
The recent Overtime Pay rules and their positive effect on postdoctoral salaries can only be a first step towards a living wage for researchers with doctorate degree that have spent years on training and are potentially starting families while working about 55 hours per week doing cutting-edge research.
The BPDA has recommended at starting salary of $63,000 for postdocs in the Boston area, based on the National Academies' report (2014), the Research Grade Evaluation Guide and the 2014 General Schedule Locality Pay Schedule - to account for the 25% higher cost-of-living in the Boston area.
BPDA representatives from our member institutions met on March 29, 2016 to discuss various new initiatives including the BPDA Career Development Committee, upcoming BPDA social events and National Postdoc Association surveys.
BPDA representatives from our member institutions will meet on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to discuss new initiatives and goals for the improvement of the quality of life of postdocs, advocacy efforts by the National Postdoc Association (NPA) and upcoming social events.
BPDA's BIGGEST social event EVER in the history of Boston will happen in April at Boston's hottest spot, Royale! Watch out for more details!