Postdoc Orientation

If you are a new postdoc at UCSF, please attend a postdoc orientation session. Learn about your benefits, career development programs, campus organizations, and other resources available to you as a postdoc. Network with other postdocs. Orientation is a great opportunity to ask questions and get answers. If you have been a postdoc at UCSF for some time, but did not attend orientation previously, you are also encouraged to attend.

Orientations are held quarterly and alternate between the UCSF Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses. The next orientation will be held at the Parnassus Campus in October, with the exact date and location TBA.

Orientation includes:

  • Time for networking with your peers
  • Introduction to policies, benefits, and services available to postdocs at UCSF
  • Planning for success after you leave UCSF (activities and discussion)
  • Brief presentations by representatives of campus services and organizations
  • Presentation by UAW union reps

Note: Human Resources offers a separate postdoc benefits overview that covers different material specific to the Postdoctoral Scholars Benefit Plan. Attend both orientations!

Orientation is conducted by Dr. Gabriela Monsalve, assistant dean for postdoctoral scholars, with participation by staff from other campus units. The union representing UC postdocs, UAW Local 5810, will also give a short presentation. Light refreshments will be provided.

Questions about orientation may be directed to Roberto Banuelos in the Postdoc Office.