Postdoc Resources

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Postdoc Socials
First Thursday Each Month
5:30-7:30 pm

Family & Friends are encouraged to join!

Food trucks on site.  Look for the UF Postdocs sign.

First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville, FL


Conversations with Women Leaders in the Life Sciences

The BioFlorida Northeast Chapter Event will present an interactive panel with women leaders in the industry covering topics such as: factors leading to success throughout their careers, and strategies for upward growth personally and professionally.

Registration is FREE for the first 10 students and postdocs who contact Dr. Tammy Mandel. Email Dr. Mandel at and let her know you would like to attend. 

Thursday June 27th, 7:30am – 9:30am (Breakfast included)

UF Innovate | The Hub

747 SW 2nd Ave
Gainesville, Florida  32601

Karen Zaderej, President and CEO, AxoGen
Leslie Maloney, PhD, Exec. Director, Business Development, Ology Bioservices
Christine E. Schmidt, PhD, Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Dept of Biomedical Engineering, UF

Register! (registration closes June 26th)

UF Postdoc Seminar Series

2nd Wednesdays at 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm, room G-316 HPNP

This lunch-time Postdoc Seminar Series will feature presentations from UF Postdocs, time to network with peers, and updates on campus resources from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  Do you have an important presentation coming up?  Sign up to give a practice presentation at the UF Postdoc Seminar Series.  Be sure to enter your UF Email Address when you sign up!  Once you have signed up, you will be contacted by the Lily Lewis, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to complete the scheduling.

Save the Date: National Postdoc Appreciation Week – Encourage Your Unit to Join the Celebration

Save the date for the 10th Annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week – September 16-20, 2019, and join the UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and National Postdoctoral Association in celebration of UF’s 750 early-career researchers and their significant contributions to research and discovery.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs encourages any interested labs, departments, and colleges to host an event, activity, or prize drawing for UF Postdocs during National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week. The OPA will be compiling a UF-wide calendar of NPAW events and is available to assist with events as needed. Please submit a brief description of your unit’s Postdoc appreciation plans. Note that plans do not need to be fully scheduled or finalized. Event details will be requested in August 2019.

Do you want to plan something for NPAW, but are not sure where to start? Contact

New Postdoc Orientation

Are you a new postdoc, or just interested in learning more about the resources available to you at UF? Sign up for an upcoming New Postdoc Orientation session. New Postdoc Orientation is offered quarterly throughout the calendar year. All sessions are streamed live via Zoom.

Registration is now open for the following sessions:

Download the Postdoc Resource Guide

Download New Postdoc Orientation Slides

Genomics: Insights, Accepting Short Articles on Genomics Research for the Public

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has partnered with the Smithsonian to provide a monthly online digital publication called Genomics: Insights for post-baccs, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees to communicate research topics and findings in the field of genomics!

Published articles will include content spanning a variety of disciplines within genomics and be written to concisely communicate findings to a lay audience. Communicating science to the public is an important skill for scientists and this is an exciting opportunity to develop scientific communication skills!

Submit by July 16th, 2019 to be considered for the August 2019 Publication
Submissions must be between 500-1500 words and can include a maximum of 2 exhibits (figures or tables).
• Who is eligible to submit: Post-baccs, Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees
• What to submit: a) Interesting genomics research you wish to communicate with the public b) An article demystifying public perception of a genetics and/or genomics concept regarding a recently published or discussed scientific finding c) An overview of a cutting-edge topic within the field
• Who will review: The NHGRI Trainee Editorial Board will review based on overall relevance, overall timeliness, scientific merit, editorial aspects (grammar, format) , and non-technical literacy

Download a sample submission

Download the submission details

Questions? Contact the NHGRI Trainee Editorial Board and submit your articles to

Submit your UF Postdoc Profile

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is in the process of updating our website and we want to highlight our current postdocs. We invite you to submit content for your profile and let us help you enhance your online professional presence. The online submission form can be found here and current profiles can be viewed here. Note that a professional style profile picture is required. If you do not have a photo, contact Lily Lewis to schedule your photo shoot prior to submitting your profile. Please feel free to contact Lily Lewis if you have any comments or questions about the submission form or would like assistance crafting your content.

Postdoc HR Issues

Insurance and Benefits: If you have questions about benefits enrollment or eligibility, please contact UF’s Human Resource Services’ GA and Post Doc Associate Benefits Office at or (352) 392-2477.

Employee Issues: If you are experiencing an issue with your supervisor that is not resolved in your department and need assistance or guidance, please contact Mr. Brook Mercier in Employee Relations in UF’s Human Resource Services.  Mr. Mercier can be reached at 392-1072 or

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FREE Affiliate NPA Membership:  If you would like to receive an invitation join the National Postdoctoral Association or if your invitation has expired and you need to be sent a refreshed invitation, please contact Lily Lewis <> to receive an invitation.