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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 800+ postdocs.

800+ Postdocs Universitywide

40%
International Postdocs
94%
STEM & Biomed Postdocs
6%
Humanities & Social Sciences Postdocs

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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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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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 document, database of funding opportunities, and more.

 

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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 (opa@oq.rutgers.edu) to schedule a 1:1 session to help you.

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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 that are available to all postdocs.

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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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contacts for postdocs

Upcoming Events

Are you looking for a postdoc position?

Rutgers is one of the highest-ranked, most diverse public research universities in the country and is proud to be home to a vibrant and ever-growing postdoc community. Join us!

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What to consider when looking for and choosing a postdoc position.

Hear from a panel of speakers sharing their perspectives and advice on approaching a postdoc search.

Panel discussion sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Advancement.

resources for postdoctoral researchers