Postdoc Demographics

Year Total # of Postdocs Citizenship URM status Gender
  International USPR - URMM Non-URMn Unknown - Female Male
2011 1,091 584 507 - 73 411 23 - 524 567
2012 1,068 558 510 - 82 414 14 - 512 556
2013 1,057 554 503 - 80 412 11 - 523 534
2014 1,042 537 505 - 66 429 10 - 532 510
2015 1,068 569 499 - 63 426 10 - 549 519
2016 1,107 609 498 - 59 424 15 - 565 542
2017 1,079 630 449 - 60 369 20 - 546 533


Notes on the Data/Definitions

URM (Underrepresented Minority): U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are African American/Black; American Indian/Alaskan Native; Hispanic; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; or multiracial, when at least one of the preceding URM categories has been indicated.

URM status is only calculated for postdocs who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents (USPR).

International: A person who is not a citizen, national, or resident alien of the United States.

USPR: U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

These data represent a snapshot of the UCSF postdoc community on November 1 in the given year.

You can also view these data in an interactive format.


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