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Postdoctoral Affairs

Recruiting skilled postdoctoral scholars and providing them with the best possible training

Postdoctoral Training at Northwestern

Postdoctoral trainees play a vital role in our intellectual community and contribute to innovative scholarship across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

1,030Postdocs on the Evanston and Chicago campuses
100+Departments and centers train postdocs
64Home countries represented by our postdocs

Resources and Support

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs connects postdoctoral trainees with resources ranging from career and professional development to work/life support.

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Professional Development

Postdocs can access a variety of career development resources, including on-on-one advising, events and programming from a variety of University offices, training grants, and more.

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Benefits for Postdocs

Postdocs receive personal support while they are members of the Northwestern community, including health and wellness services, childcare benefits, and other resources. 

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Our Community

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs helps postdocs build relationships with other trainees and members of the Northwestern community.

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News & Events

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Postdoc news

Experience Northwestern with The Graduate School

The Graduate School (TGS) is excited to announce our "Experience Northwestern" event series! Experience Northwestern aims to build community and foster a sense of the well-being by encouraging postdoctoral to take a break from their studies and research to enjoy all that Northwestern has to offer at no cost to you.

Registration Available for Responsible Conduct of Research

Registration is available for the upcoming Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series hosted by the Center for Education and Career Development in NUCATS.

Navigating the Research Enterprise Series

The upcoming series offers tools and resources for postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty. It will run from September through December 2019 (subject to change).

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program supports future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Zuckerman provides scholarships for postdoctoral trainees from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of seven Israeli universities.

TGS events calendar

Humanities and Social Science Postdoc Lunch Series: Reexamining t...

October 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2122 Sheridan Road

Mentoring Up + Down Workshops, Part II - Chicago

October 24, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive

Tricks of the Trade: Facilitating Active and Inclusive Discussion...

October 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
627 Dartmouth Place, 627 Dartmouth Place