Our mission is to serve the Postdoctoral community by promoting their continued success in the research community and enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience for all participants.
553 UChicago postdocs, at a glance:
41%: Conducting research in biomedical fields
52%: Conducting research in physical sciences or engineering fields
62%: International postdocs
35%: Identify as female
UChicago's faculty of scholars and scientists from across the University train postdocs of all backgrounds and intellectual interests – Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Molecular Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Stevanovich Institute, Divinity, and Oriental Institute.
We offer a robust career and professional development training program that will be beneficial to ALL postdocs, regardless of field of study or future career choice, by focusing on building key skills and preparing you for the next step in your career through career exploration and job search preparation.
The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and Postdoctoral Association (PDA) plan weekly seminars, an annual mentoring roundtable, postdoc symposium, onboarding/orientation, social events and mixers, ethics series, grant writing series, develop policies for postdocs, other professional and leadership development events, and certificate courses like Mentor Training and DEI Training.
myCHOICE exposes, educates, and provides our trainees with career options and experiences that leverage their strong research training. They also offer mini-courses, internship options, and employment opportunities focused on business, education, government policy, industry, innovation, research, and the public sector.
UChicago GRAD is a dedicated resource for postdocs to receive personalized, flexible training to complement their academic pursuits, from fellowship and writing support, to career preparation and internships, to training in public speaking and networking. They conduct career development workshops on topics such as CV/resume and interviewing skills; offer advising sessions; and host career fairs, a career exploration conference, and postdoc mixers.
Employment status (employer type and job position) of individuals who completed their postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago during academic years ending 2008 — 2021. Data is collected by voluntary survey results.
The University of Chicago benefits plan provide postdocs with:
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