Pathways to Advanced Scientific Skills through Postdoctoral Research Training (PASSPoRT)

Thank you for considering Washington University for your postdoctoral training! This virtual event will be held on October 12-13, 2023

PASSPoRT to WashU is a virtual 2-day event for prospective postdocs hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Washington University in St Louis every fall semester.

PASSPoRT to WashU is open to advanced PhD students (post-qualifying exams), recent PhD graduates, and early-career postdocs. There is no citizenship requirement.

The first day will offer information on what it means to be a postdoc at WashU and how to get the most out of a postdoctoral experience. The second day is reserved for informational conversations with participating faculty members looking to hire new talent.

PASSPoRT to WashU Schedule

October 12
(11:00 am –
3:00 pm CT)

  • The WashU Postdoctoral Experience
  • Living and Thriving in St. Louis
  • Talking with a Prospective Faculty Mentor
  • Concurrent Panels:
    • Dual Careers in St. Louis
    • International Postdocs at WashU
    • Training Grants at WashU

October 13
(10:00 am –
7:00 pm CT)
By appointment

  • One-on-one 30-minute informational conversations with prospective faculty mentor (by appointment)

Informational Conversations

October 13th will be reserved for prospective postdocs to have informational conversations with participating faculty members.

In the registration form, prospective postdocs will have an opportunity to select up to three participating faculty members they would like to meet. Our team will work hard to schedule you with as many of these faculty members as we can, schedules permitting. Prospective postdocs and faculty members will receive their individual informational conversation schedules by October 6th.

Please know that these are informational conversations and are not meant as part of a formal application to a postdoctoral position. Rather, the goal is for prospective postdocs and participating faculty members to explore the possibility of working together.

Participating Faculty Members

List of participanting WashU faculty members coming soon!

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