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Graduate Studies

Postdoctoral Association

About Us

The Postdoctoral Association was established in 2006 to provide career development and networking opportunities, as well as professional recognition specifically for postdoctoral appointees. Through these efforts we hope to contribute to the professional advancement of postdoctoral appointees and highlight our contributions to scientific research at the University of Rochester.


  • Academic Career
    • Grant Writing
    • Interview Preparation
  • Teaching Career
    • Course Planning
    • Alternative Teaching Strategies
  • Industrial Careers
  • Alternative Careers

Networking Opportunities

  • Regular social gatherings
  • Meetings with University of Rochester faculty and guest speakers

Professional Recognition

Steadman Family Postdoctoral Associate Prize in Interdisciplinary Research

The Steadman Family Postdoctoral Associate Prize in Interdisciplinary Research provides a monetary award towards recognizing outstanding Postdoctoral Associates or Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Rochester whose research exemplifies the importance of cross- discipline approaches toward examining high impact questions of science. The competition is open to all UR SMD and ASE Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows. Learn more...