Postdoctoral Scholars

The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars provides a formal communication link among postdoctoral scholars, faculty and university administration.

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The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars

We provide assistance for all postdoctoral scholars, including:

  • Information for new employees at UB.
  • Off-campus housing information.
  • Targeted seminars and research symposia.
  • Social functions for postdoctoral scholars from across the university.
  • Support and guidance for faculty who employ postdoctoral scholars.

Events for Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Research Symposium: The Graduate School hosts an annual Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium, in June. This event showcases the research done by postdoctoral scholars through a research abstract/poster competition and a three-minute oral presentation competition. The top three abstract/poster presentations and the top two three-minute presentations are recognized at the event as well as the annual Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award.

Postdoctoral Teaching Training for Academic Careers Workshop Series: This is a free seven-week class offered exclusively to postdoctoral scholars each spring on various topics in teaching and learning. Postdocs who attend all seven sessions will receive a UB CIRTL Associate Level Certification. Check back soon for more information.

Employment Opportunities

All postdoctoral associate positions must be posted through UB Jobs. 
For questions please contact Human Resources at or call 716-645-5627.

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” and be sure to use your 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 services and products.
  • Opportunities to serve and contribute your expertise on a variety of NPA committees.
  • National representation on postdoctoral issues.

Additional Resources