Postdoc Slam 2019!

Celebrate September's National Postdoc Appreciation Week by joining us for the 4th Annual UCSF Postdoc Slam LIVE event!

Ten postdoc finalists will each present their research in 3 minutes or less in front of the judges and a live audience – in language accessible to a general audience. This event is likely to be standing-room only, so mark your calendar and plan to show up early! The judges will award cash prizes of $3K, $1.5K, and $1K to their top 3 choices.  Reception and award presentations will immediately follow the competition.

YOU may also be a judge! The winner of the "People's Choice" category ($750 prize) will be chosen by the audience.

**NOTE that Postdoc Slam will also be live-streamed to Parnassus (N 217). Parnassus viewers will also cast "People's Choice" ballots and enjoy a reception!

Representatives of UCSF Advocates will be on hand at the Mission Bay event before the competition and during the reception to organize NIH social media advocacy as part of the Rally for Medical Research Digital Advocacy Day. Help ensure Congress knows NIH funding must be a priority in the federal budget!


UC San Francisco is committed to making its events accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact Erik Rotman (; 415-514-4858) by September 5 at the latest.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium
600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Event Type

Special Event


Graduate Division


Students, Postdocs, Staff, Faculty, Alumni


Mission Bay, Parnassus






Office for Postdoctoral Scholars


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