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Welcome Resources

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is the central resource for postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. The office works with Northwestern postdocs, faculty members, and administrators to: 

Need help and not sure where to start? 

Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs if you need assistance and you are not sure where to begin. For issues related to research training, professional development, conflict resolution, mental health, disabilities accommodations, inappropriate workplace interactions or other topics, the office can help navigate you to the appropriate Northwestern resources and offices. We are here to help!

OPA postdoc orientations

Each quarter, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs hosts lunchtime orientations where new and continuing postdocs can meet fellow postdocs, learn more about the benefits, resources, and support available to them at Northwestern, and connect with OPA staff to ask any questions they might have. Dates for Spring Quarter orientations will be provided in late Winter Quarter 2020.

OPA Wire newsletter

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs distributes a newsletter every three weeks to all postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern. This OPA Wire newsletter includes information relevant to the postdoctoral community, including professional development, funding, and job opportunities and information about events and activities on campus. Trainees are automatically added to the OPA mailing list upon arrival at Northwestern.

Requests to join the mailing list can also be sent to