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

Join the WashU Postdoc Society‘s Slack Group

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 About St. Louis page

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.