Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is a central resource for postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. The OPA works with NU postdocs, faculty members, and administrators.

  • Providing access to professional and career development resources
  • Distribution of faculty resources on recruitment, appointment and mentoring
  • Building a strong and interactive postdoctoral community
  • Implementing postdoctoral training policies and guidelines

Not an NU Postdoc? Want to receive the OPA Wire? Please contact Jennifer Hobbs to add your e-mail address to the OPA Wire distribution list.


Check out the OPA News and Events Page for upcoming events!

- Past Events -

TGS Day Out at Navy Pier's Winter WonderFest  (12/15/12)

Postdoc Professional Development: Core Facility Career Paths (12/11/12 & 12/13/12)

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop Series (NIH-NRSA) for the December 2012 deadline

Understanding the Academic Job Search, presented by Julie Miller Vick, University of Pennsylvania (10/11/12)

You are Versatile, presented by Paula Chambers, Versatile PhD (11/8/12)

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW): September 17-21, 2012: NPAW Picnic (9/15/12)

Postdoc Professional Development: Resume Building Workshop (8/10/12)
The presentation from this workshop is now available.

Postdoc Night Out! at Nacional 27 (7/25/12)

TGS Day Out at Morton Arboretum (7/30/12)

Jump Start Your Next Big Idea: Attend a Startup Company Information Lunch (7/19/12)

Postdoc Professional Development: Elements of a Successful Job Search (7/10/12)
The presentation from this workshop is now available.

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students (6/18/12)
The handouts from the workshop are now available.

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (June 2012)

Town Hall for Women Postdocs- Chicago campus (5/7/12)

"Putting Your Science to Work" (4/23/12)
The video for "Putting Your Science to Work" presentation by Peter Fiske, Ph.D. is available.

Postdocs in Kellogg's Business for Scientist Executive Education Program (April 2012)
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School and the Kellogg School of Management are supporting a small number of NU postdocs in the Kellogg's Business for Scientists Executive Education program. More information on this course is available.

Postdocs at the TGS Night Out! (3/30/12)
The Graduate School's Spring Quarter TGS Night Out was held at the Block Museum, Evanston campus. The event began in with a welcome from Dean Dwight McBride and Block director Lisa Corrin.

Career Paths in Higher Education Panel (3/7/12)
The "Career Paths in Higher Education - Administrative Opportunities for PhDs: A Panel Discussion" the video and panelist biographies and networking contacts are available.

Town Hall for Women Postdocs- Evanston campus (1/31/12)

Postdoc Focus Group on Mentoring – Chicago campus (2/2/12)

Postdoc Focus Group on Mentoring – Evanston campus (2/14/12)

Postdoc Focus Group on Teaching – Evanston campus (11/29/11)

For more information on these past events, please contact Jennifer Hobbs.