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Office of Postdoctoral Advancement

"Engaging, Connecting, and Developing the Rutgers Postdoc Community"

800+ Postdocs Universitywide

STEM & Biomed Postdocs
Humanities & Social Sciences Postdocs
International Postdocs
Cohort Programs
NIH Postdoctoral Training Grants

About OPA

Established in 2017, the Office of Postdoctoral Advancement is dedicated to our postdocs' professional growth and career success.

The OPA team is here for you. 

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Types of Postdoctoral Appointments

As a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers University, understanding your HR employee classification is essential for determining the benefits you are eligible for. Whether you are a current postdoc, an incoming one, or considering Rutgers for your postdoctoral training, familiarizing yourself with the different classifications and associated policies is crucial.

Your HR employee classification matters regarding benefits, regardless of your job title.

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International Postdocs

Rutgers University is home to a vibrant community of postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. In fact, nearly 40% of all Rutgers postdocs are foreign nationals.

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Contacts for Postdocs

All postdocs should feel free to contact our office—at any time—about anything.  We are here to help you, and if we can't, we will connect you with someone who can.

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Mental Health & Wellness

Our staff cares tremendously about the mental health and overall well-being of our postdocs.

Visit our Mental Health & Wellness page and learn about internal and external resources available to all postdocs.

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Career Development

Explore internal and external resources offered by the Office of Postdoctoral Advancement and other Rutgers offices and programs to support and advance your career, including institutional memberships to professional organizations.

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Fellowships & Grants

Rutgers University and the Office of Postdoctoral Advancement offer resources to assist our postdocs in their funding and grant writing journey.

Learn about grant writing training resources, peer review groups, boilerplate documents, a database of funding opportunities, current fellowship and training programs at Rutgers, and more.


Mentoring Resources

The Office of Postdoctoral Advancement recommends postdocs use career management and mentoring tools to stay on track with their goals and advance their career. Every year we facilitate workshops on how to use these tools.

If you need assistance or individualized guidance on how to use any of these resources, contact us ( to schedule a 1:1 session to help you.

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Teaching Resources

Check a list of current teaching resources available at Rutgers for postdocs. In addition, we include book recommendations and external resources as well. If you have questions about these resources, contact us at


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Writing Support 

Check the internal and external resources list to support your writing and publishing journey. The list includes courses, tips, and tools, among other resources.

Contact us at opa@oq.rutgers if you have any questions about these resources.

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