Do you know a postdoc who is an exceptional mentor?
Nominate them for the new Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring for Graduate Students and Postdocs!
Where are you on the postdoc timeline?
There are some things you should be doing at different stages of your training.
All about you.
See up-to-date postdoc career outcomes data, demographics, and typical time in postdoc.

We See You!

Postdoctoral scholars have been called “the invisible university," but anyone involved in academic research knows that postdocs play a key role in the research enterprise.


Here are some of the ways that the UCSF Office for Postdoctoral Scholars not only makes postdocs visible, but puts them in the spotlight.

  • Year-round events and career development activities
  • Transparency. Postdoc demographics, time in postdoc, and career outcomes are available in an interactive dashboard on this site.
  • Annual Postdoc Appreciation Week (third week of September)
  • Postdoc Slam: an annual competition to highlight postdoctoral scholarship at UCSF and help postdocs hone their communications skills

► Are you looking for a postdoc appointment at UCSF? See advice for finding a lab and mentor.
► Already started, but don't know where you're headed? Visit the postdoc timeline for advice on what you should be doing at various stages in your postdoc.