Center for
Postdoctoral Affairs
Building your foundation for a successful and satisfying career
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Current Postdoc: Overview

As a postdoctoral trainee, you're intensely focused on your research goals, and have set your sights on transitioning into a fulfilling career position. The University of Pittsburgh continues national leadership in providing resources and policies that supports your career aspirations, recognizing that your success is also paramount to the universities research enterprise.


A Developmental Approach to Professional Training (ADAPT) was developed at the University of Pittsburgh and provides you a framework to align your professional development efforts with your appropriate stage of advanced training.
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Benefits and Classifications

The benefits statement is updated as of March 2017.
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Career Development Planning

A Career Development Plan and Annual Progress Assessment Process is required for all postdoctoral trainees. This process is essential to ensure your postdoctoral experience successfully advances you into the career of your choice.
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Career Resources

The University of Pittsburgh is renowned for its career development support for postdoctoral trainees.  These include workshops, symposia, and events to address all aspects of professional development and career exploration.
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Learb more about postdoctoral compensation at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Faculty Research

Search the current research interests of health sciences faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Participants include faculty from the University's six health sciences schools (the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, and Dental Medicine) and its Health Sciences Library System.
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Family-Friendly Resources

Resources available to support academic–life balance while maximizing your career success. Programs and resources include family leave policies, wellness programs, and counseling/consulting.
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Funding Opportunities

If you are a current postdoc applying for a fellowship or a career development award, enhance your application with the support of the resources available to you.
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International Services

Office of International Services (OIS) provides immigration-related services so that international postdocs can concentrate and put their main energy into their research.
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Open Positions

View additional open postdoctoral positions at the University of Pittsburgh.
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A Postdoctoral Orientation to Career Development Seminar is held monthly so that new trainees can participate within the first 30 days of their appointments.
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Postdoctoral Association

The University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association's (UPPDA) mission is to facilitate a more constructive and positive experience for postdoctoral professionals that will benefit the postdoctoral professionals and the University of Pittsburgh alike
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Postdoctoral Data

To empower postdoctoral trainees to make informed decisions about their training and career goals, we are committed to the data transparency standards established by the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science.
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Postdoctoral Guidelines

The University Guidelines for Postdoctoral Scholars and Associates have been effective as of July 2005 and updated June 2018.
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Learn more about all of our program series available to postdocs.
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Training Grant Directory

NIH-funded training at the University of Pittsburgh.
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