Welcome

Postdoctoral appointees are an integral part of the research endeavor at Duke University. Recognizing this, Duke established the Office of Postdoctoral Services on January 2, 2006. The Office of Postdoctoral Services is the central resource for postdoctoral appointees on campus, and serves as a liaison between postdocs, faculty, administrators, and staff. By providing a complete menu of services, from orientation seminars to career development programs to exit surveys, the OPS promotes postdoctoral training at Duke and prepares Duke postdocs for successful careers. Duke Postdoctoral Services works side-by-side with the Duke University Postdoctoral Association (DUPA) to address the needs and concerns of postdocs, and to plan and implement career development workshops and seminars. The OPS also partners with the Duke Career Center, the Graduate School, and the Faculty Development Program in the School of Medicine to provide programming relevant to postdocs, grad students, and junior faculty. To subscribe to the Duke postdoc mailing list, send an e-mail to sympa@duke.edu with the message: subscribe postdocs. All members of the Duke community may subscribe to the Duke postdoc list.

The Office of Postdoctoral Services provides:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Resume, CV, cover letter, and personal statement critiques
  • Mock interviews
  • Career development workshops and symposia
  • Information and referrals to Duke departments and organizations (e.g., international office, child care services, etc.)
  • Career resource library, including DVDs of recent workshops

Events

Announcements

11th Annual Duke Postdoctoberfest

Please join the Office of Postdoctoral Services and the Duke University Postdoctoral Association for the 11th annual Postdoctoberfest, celebrating Duke’s hard-working postdocs. This 11 year anniversary makes Postdoctoberfest one of the longest-running postdoc appreciation events in the country, and we want to celebrate with you! To RSVP for Postdoctoberfest click here!

Postdocs, their families, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy hot dogs and veggie dogs with all the fixings, beer from North Carolina's own Foothills Brewery, ice-cold lemonade, and delicious, local Maple View Farm ice cream. There will also be live music and a bouncy castle for the kids!

At 5 pm, the awards for Outstanding Duke Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor will be presented. You can find previous Outstanding Duke Postdoc winners here and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor winners here.


Nominate an Outstanding Postdoc at Duke (Nomination deadline: Wednesday September 14, 5 pm)

Nominate an Outstanding Postdoc Mentor at Duke (Nomination deadline: Wednesday September 14, 5 pm)


 

*Rain Location: LSRC Atrium

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The postdoc list provides information on upcoming professional and social events, policies, job opportunities, and more. All members of the Duke community may join the mailing list.

To subscribe: send an email to sympa@duke.edu with the message: "subscribe postdocs"