Postdoctoral Scholars and Postdoctoral Associates
Academic Career Development Tools and Services
Whether you are a medical or graduate student just starting advanced study in your chosen field; or a postdoctoral fellow, resident or clinical fellow-highly skilled, but embarking on even more specialized training; or a junior level faculty member joining the community of scholars as a teacher, researcher, and/or clinician, we want to help you achieve your professional potential.
Begin mastering competencies that will serve you throughout your career as an academic scholar, such as effective networking and communication skills, efficient time-management habits, and learning how to get the guidance and mentoring you need.
This site has been made available for faculty to publicize Pitt postdoctoral positions and for postdoctoral candidates to search available positions within Pitt's schools of the health sciences. Please note that not all health science postdoctoral positions are available on this Web site, and candidates are encouraged to inquire directly to faculty and/or departments of interest.
While developing their own professional skills, postdoctoral appointees provide significant contributions to the research enterprise, including the discovery and creation of new knowledge, and by providing research direction to both undergraduate and graduate students. Pitt's Office of the Provost provides this set of guidelines for postdoctoral associates and postdoctoral scholars.
The mission of the UPPDA is to facilitate a more constructive and positive experience for postdoctoral professionals that will benefit them and the University of Pittsburgh alike.