Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

February 3, 2017

Dear Rutgers Community,

Today I’m proud to announce another historic milestone in Rutgers’ 250 years of history – the launch of Rutgers’ first university-wide Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  Reporting to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and committed to advancing the University’s mission to conduct cutting-edge research and advanced training, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs supports postdoctoral researchers and their faculty mentors by providing a central hub for professional development, knowledge sharing, and community building opportunities.

The Office relies on strong partnerships with units across Rutgers to provide central coordination of information and opportunities relevant to all postdocs, helping them make the most of their time here at Rutgers.  Specifically, Office staff:

  • Act as a main contact for postdocs and help them navigate postdoc life at Rutgers by providing information through information and welcome sessions and referrals to campus representatives and relevant institutional contacts across the university
  • Host career development workshops and other activities, open to all postdocs, and encourage postdocs to take advantage of professional development opportunities offered within and outside of Rutgers
  • Help postdocs build community and expand their professional networks, starting internally, by creating opportunities for postdocs to connect with their colleagues across Rutgers

To learn more about how the office can support postdocs and partner with faculty to make the most of the postdoctoral experience at Rutgers, we invite all postdocs and their faculty mentors, as well as all faculty, staff, and students to attend an upcoming open house event.

  • Register now for an upcoming open house event.

Barbara Lee
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs