Welcome to Washington University in St. Louis!

We are the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and we are here to help you reach your career and professional goals, to advocate for issues that may affect your stay at the University or your professional development, and to foster a community for postdoctoral appointees. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to excellence in research and education, and recognizes that postdoctoral appointees make critical contributions to the university’s community through the generation of new ideas, sharing of knowledge, and mentorship of future researchers.

If you are a new postdoctoral appointee, please make sure to complete your onboarding and satisfy your orientation requirements:

HR Postdoc Onboarding

Learn about your benefits as a postdoctoral appointee and make sure you access Workday to make your pay and benefit selections, complete your I-9, and more. Also, learn how to get your badge for access to the WashU buildings. Finally, complete the orientation and training courses.

More info here

Postdoc Resource Orientation

Attend the Postdoc Resource Orientation on the first Monday of January, March, May, July, September, or November. You will learn about your benefits and how to enhance your training. You will also meet representatives from the WashU Postdoc Society, English Language Programs, and other centers on campus.

Sign up here

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at postdoc@email.wustl.edu.