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Postdoctoral Scholars

The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars (OPS)

The OPS provides a formal communication link among postdoctoral scholars, faculty and university administration. We provide assistance for new postdoctoral scholars, including:

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For questions or to receive email notifications about upcoming events, contact us at, by telephone at 716-645-2939 or subscribe to the UB Postdoc email list.

Postdoc Events

Postdoctoral Teaching Training for Academic Careers Seminar Series: This is a free seven week class offered exclusively to postdocs each Spring on various topics in teaching and learning. Postdocs who attend all seven sessions will receive UB CIRTL Associate Level Certification.

Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium: The Graduate School will host the Ninth Annual Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Employment Opportunities

All postdoctoral associate positions must be posted through UBJobs. 
For questions please contact Human Resources at: or call 645-JOBS (5627).

For UB and Research Institute on Addictions postdoc positions, go to the UB Jobs site and use the drop down menu next to “Position Title” to select “Postdoctoral Associate” then click the “Search” button.

For Roswell Park Cancer Institute Postdoctoral positions, please be sure to check their policies regarding
 post-doctoral appointment eligibility.

Funding Opportunities

For information on funding opportunities, please see the following resources:

National Postdoctoral Association Membership Benefit

The University at Buffalo is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), a member-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. As a UB postdoctoral scholar, graduate student, faculty or staff member you are eligible for a free affiliate membership. Clicking on the previous link will bring you to the sign up website. Please follow the instructions and register as “Affiliate Individual Member”; be sure to use your institutional UB email address. 

As an NPA Affiliate Member, you are entitled to these benefits:

•   Subscription to NPA e-alerts, a periodic news announcement and The POSTDOCket, the NPA’s official quarterly newsletter

•   Reduced registration fees to the NPA Annual Meeting and eligibility for the NPA travel award program

•   Access to members-only NPA web content, such as career planning resources and policy information

•   Access to NPA member groups to connect and network with fellow NPA members

•   Discounts to some services and products

•   Opportunities to serve and contribute your expertise on a variety of NPA committees

•   National representation on postdoctoral issues

"The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars welcomes you to the University at Buffalo. As a postdoctoral scholar you are an important member of a university community that is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship and research. The University depends on the collective efforts of a diverse workforce made up of individuals committed to excellence in service and performance."


Graham L. Hammill
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School