Welcome to WashU, New Postdocs!
We are happy that you are here! You are bringing your skills and experiences to join a community of scholars and researchers who are advancing knowledge, generating new ideas, training the younger generations, publishing research results, and leading meaningful social change.
WashU offers you a remarkable, productive training experience. With more than $800M in research support across 3000+ research projects, state-of-the art labs and facilities, world-class libraries, specialized centers, 400+ postdoc faculty mentors across STEM, health, engineering, the social sciences, and the Humanities, and programs tailored to support your path to independence, it’s an amazing time to be a WashU Postdoc!
Get on board promptly
Explore housing resources for the WashU community
Complete the New Postdoc Orientation
International postdocs should also satisfy the OISS requirements
Sign up for benefits within 31 days of your start date
Understand the university-wide and school-specific postdoc policies
Ask your department-designated person to request an ID badge for you
Subscribe to The Postdoc Update, the newsletter for postdocs
Start off on the right foot
Plan out your first year with an Individual Development Plan and establish a mentorship plan with your faculty supervisor
Join the WashU Postdoc Society‘s Slack Group
Use your WashU credentials and join the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) as an Affiliate Individual Member, Postdoc
International postdocs, visit our dedicated page for more information
Take advantage of being in St. Louis
St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, is home to arts, music, culture, sports, shopping, tech innovation, and green spaces.
Check our curated list of what St. Louis has to offer.
Learn more on the WashU’s page “About St. Louis”
Visit the Explore St. Louis website, an authority on what to see and do in the St. Louis area, for information on places to explore, dining, nightlife, neighborhoods, children’s activities, and events you shouldn’t miss.