Prospective Postdocs

Join a world-class center for pioneering biomedical research. Postdocs are vital members of our institutional culture - valued and respected for their significant contributions to the university’s research enterprise. A customized high quality and enriching postdoctoral training experience is assured within our multicultural and multidisciplinary academic health sciences community.

Current Postdocs

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.

Benefits and Classifications

The benefits statement is updated as of March 2017.

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.


Learn more about postdoctoral compensation at the University of Pittsburgh.

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.

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.

International Services

The Office of International Services (OIS) is the University’s immigration specialist, serving all campuses and the 6000 international students, scholars, staff, and faculty who call Pitt their academic home.

Open Positions

View open postdoctoral positions at the University of Pittsburgh.


A Postdoctoral Orientation to Career Development Seminar is held monthly so that new trainees can participate within the first 30 days of their appointments.

Postdoctoral Association

The mission of the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association (UPPDA) is to develop a culture of professional growth, enhance research training, and improve the postdoctoral experience.

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.

Postdoctoral Guidelines

The University Guidelines for Postdoctoral Scholars and Associates have been effective as of July 2005 and updated June 2018. 


Access the Program Library for a full listing of all OACD programs, with the ability to sort and search for specific programs.


Access resources including career resources, family-friendly resources, international services, and research and funding.

Training Grant Directory

NIH-funded training at the University of Pittsburgh.