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Welcome to Northwestern

We are proud of recruiting skilled and talented postdoctoral scholars and providing them with the best possible training.


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

  • Provide access to professional, career development resources and mentoring.
  • Build a strong and interactive postdoctoral community.
  • Advise on postdoctoral training policies and guidelines.

Get in Touch

Contact the OPA if you have questions, suggestions or comments. Your feedback is always appreciated.

Want to receive the OPA Wire, our monthly newsletter that lists events, funding opportunities, and job openings? Contact us and we'll add your e-mail address to the OPA Wire distribution list.


By the Numbers

Postdocs on campus
Campus departments and centers that employ postdocs
Home countries represented in the postdoc population