Postdoc Statistics

The UCSF Office for Postdoctoral Scholars provides annually-updated statistics on our postdoc population.


These data help guide the efforts of the Postdoc Office to provide optimal support to all UCSF postdocs as well as to the departments and labs in which postdocs work. For example:

  • Are we providing the support necessary to ensure that postdocs are able to accomplish their training within a reasonable period of time?
  • Are UCSF's efforts to recruit and retain a diverse postdoc community working?
  • Are there trends that reveal issues that need to be addressed?
  • In which disciplinary areas do we have the most postdocs?

At present, you can see information in these two key areas on an interactive dashboard:

  • Demographics of current postdocs (gender, race and ethnicity, and citizenship status)
  • Median time in postdoc

You can also see tabular data for demographics. Tabular data for median time in postdoc will be available soon. In the meantime, please contact the Postdoc Office if you are unable to get the information you need from the dashboard. Information on postdoc career outcomes is being gathered and analyzed for presentation here in the coming months.

The presentation of postdoc data on this website represents a part of UCSF's collaborative efforts with the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science to improve transparency on career prospects for life sciences trainees. See statistics on our graduate programs on the Graduate Division website.


UC San Francisco is a member of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, which includes Cornell University, Duke, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins, MIT, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Wisconsin. Read more about the goals and plans of the Coalition.