Washington University in St. Louis is committed to excellence in research and education. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) recognizes that it is a crucial part of the University’s educational mission to provide postdoctoral appointees with training opportunities of the highest quality. The OPA acknowledges that postdoctoral researchers make a critical contribution to the University’s overall mission through the generation of new ideas, sharing of research knowledge, publication of research results, and leading meaningful, constructive change in our society.

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MSC 8060-1-1826 
660 S Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110 


Paola Cepeda, Ph.D., Director

Peter Myers, Ph.D., Program Manager

Elizabeth Eikmann, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for Postdoc Community Engagement

OPA Mission Statement

The OPA strives to be an advocate for postdoctoral researchers and postdoctoral issues, to create and provide training and career development opportunities for postdoctoral researchers, to be a central resource for information regarding postdoctoral training, and to assist in the development of a diverse community of postdoctoral researchers.