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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

News and Opportunities

Stay current on news and opportunities on our news page!


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.

Need help and you are not sure where to start?

Contact the  Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) 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 OPA 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 employ postdocs
Home countries represented in the postdoc population