Office of Postdoctoral Advancement
"Engaging, Connecting, and Developing the Rutgers Postdoc Community"
Committed to advancing the University’s mission to conduct cutting-edge research and advanced training, the Office of Postdoctoral Advancement supports postdoctoral researchers and their faculty mentors by providing a central hub for professional development opportunities, knowledge sharing, and community building. Every month we host activities—all dedicated to helping postdocs make the most of their time at Rutgers and prepare them for the next stage of their career. To learn more, visit about us, check out our monthly activities and schedule of events, register for one of our upcoming workshops, and get to know our growing community of 700+ postdocs.
700+ Postdocs Universitywide
The PDA is a volunteer organization, run by and for postdocs, that aims to build a stronger and more cohesive postdoctoral community across all departments and campuses at Rutgers University, works to enrich the experiences of postdocs at Rutgers. They host community building events and other activities open to all postdocs across Rutgers.
The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program, an initiative by VP of Academic Initiatives, Henry Turner, will appoint applicants in one of three priority areas of strength at Rutgers: Race, Racism, and Inequality; Health Equity; and Advancing STEM Diversity.
The Postdoctoral Fellowships & Grants page provides a list of internal and external resources such as funding databases, workshops, and opportunities to learn about grant writing within Rutgers and its affiliated partners.
If you're a postdoc looking for either advice on how to navigate your career path, need a “thought partner” to help you identify solutions to challenges, or need guidance in designing a plan to accomplish your goals, contact Dr. Itzamarie Chévere-Torres (email@example.com) to schedule a 1:1 advising or coaching session.
The Proactive, Reflexion, Empowered, Planning (PREP) career program is open to all postdocs in the STEM, Biomed, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields. This program is for individuals who: need clarity in formulating the next steps for a career plan or finding career path; want to stand out from the competition; are ready for a career transition and want to better communicate their unique contribution and professional value in a competitive environment.
INSPIRE is a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) which provides up to three years of mentored research experience in biomedical fields at RWJMS or Rutgers University. It also provides training in educational methods, including mentored teaching at a nearby Minority-Serving Institution, and career development.
The Rutgers iJOBS Program exposes life science PhD students and postdocs to a range of non-academic and academic career options and empowers them to pursue their career goals. iJOBS offers a diversity of events, workshops, and seminars, open to all biomedical and life sciences pre-doctorate students and postdocs.
The RCN Mentoring Program is designed for mentoring and inclusion at Rutgers, and to increase the engagement and scholarly productivity of Rutgers faculty and postdocs. The program provides the infrastructure, training, and facility to enable effective and collaborative mentoring partnerships.