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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 is a central resource for postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. The office works with Northwestern postdocs, faculty members and administrators to:

  • Provide professional development resources and career advising for postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern
  • Build a strong and interactive postdoctoral community
  • Advise on postdoctoral training policies and guidelines


Need help and not sure where to start?

Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs if you need assistance and you are not sure where to begin. For issues related to research training, professional development, conflict resolution, mental health, disabilities accommodations, inappropriate workplace interactions or other topics, the office can help navigate you to the appropriate Northwestern resources and offices. We are here to help!



By the Numbers

TGS has:

Postdocs on Evanston and Chicago campuses
Campus departments and centers that train postdocs
Home countries represented in the postdoc population