Postdoctoral Affairs

Brown Postdoc Council

The vision of the Brown Postdoc Council (BPC) is to represent, advocate for, and establish an inclusive, supportive, and diverse postdoctoral community at Brown University.

The BPC supports postdoctoral researchers in all aspects of their professional development and training by organizing social and academic events. The BPC represents the interests of all individuals with the title of postdoctoral research associate, postdoctoral fellow, or postdoctoral research fellow represented under the Office of University Postdoctoral Affairs (OUPA) at Brown University, as well as Brown-affiliated hospitals/institutions. The BPC aims to represent and amplify the voice of the postdoctoral community by advocating for policy change and postdoc representation, as well as regularly hosting social and professional development events to cater to the specific, timely needs of Brown postdocs.

The BPC was founded in December 2018 by three postdocs at the time, Felix Chan (Molecular, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry), Margherita Perillo (Molecular, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry), and Jongeun Rhee (School of Public Health), as an organization to serve the postdoc community at Brown. The BPC is always looking for new members, and any individual with an appointment or title, including the term ‘postdoc’ can join and participate. The only time commitment as a member is to attend monthly meetings (virtual/in-person). There are also opportunities to get more involved as part of the BPC leadership team. To become a member or participate in leadership, please email


Events & Social Media

To keep up with our efforts and learn about upcoming social and academic events, sign up for the BPC listserv and join the BPC Slack channel (brown-postdoc-council).

BPC Leadership Team 2022 – 2023