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Throughout April, we’ll alternate between Tuesday Morning Coffee Hours and Thursday Afternoon Happy Hours. Tuesday coffee hours will focus on life as a researcher working from home. Thursday afternoon happy hours will focus on finding the funny.


Tuesday Morning Coffee Hour: 10:00-11:00 am *every other Tuesday
Join Via Zoom:

  • April 28th: Your biggest win while working from home.

Thursday Evening Happy Hour: 4:30-5:30 pm *every other Thursday
Join Via Zoom:

  • April 23rd: Show and tell: Your favorite meme lately. Award for best guest appearance (pets, kids, lucky desk idols…)

*Awardees will be selected by the group at the end of each Thursday social.

New Postdoc Orientation

April 30th – Register Today!

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.

Postdoc Orientation is here to help you make the most of your postdoc experience at UF.

Objectives of Orientation:

  • Become familiar with resources available to you across campus

  • Learn about policies relevant to postdocs

  • Draft or refine your professional development plan

  • Meet fellow postdocs

The next session is April 30th, 2:30 – 4:30 pm via Zoom.  Register!

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

Download the Postdoc Resource Guide     Download New Postdoc Orientation Slides

2020 Mentor Matching Program – Expand Your Network of Mentors

Applications closed for now. Please check back for the next round.

Quality postdoctoral mentorship key to career success. 

The UF Postdoc Mentor Matching Program has been developed to provide structured assistance to postdoctoral trainees that seek to expand their network of mentors in order to facilitate career success.

After registering as a mentee, you will be paired with an appropriate mentor based on your registration survey responses. Mentors will be recruited from the UF Faculty and local industry partners. Each mentee-mentor pair will be asked to meet 4-6 times throughout the year to discuss mentee career objectives.  Quarterly reminders will be sent to participants.

Spring 2020 Postdoc Writing Place Schedule

Closed for Spring Semester – please check back for info about reboot

UF Postdoc Writing Places are open to all UF Postdocs. Writing Place sessions will provide a communal space with coffee and light snacks for writing alongside your peers. These sessions will not include instruction, but are for the purpose of creating a time and space where you can prioritize your writing over your other responsibilities to help you meet your writing goals.

New Resource! The Postdoc Academy – Online Professional Development Training Resources

The Postdoc Academy is a digital professional development program designed specifically for postdocs. Its first, free online course, titled “Succeeding as a Postdoc“, was released on Jan. 13. The Academy will run for five weeks.

Submit Postdoc Awards & Honors Announcements

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wants to promote your achievements. Please send notification of postdoc awards and achievements to Lily Lewis or submit a Postdoctoral Achievements Submission Form. Postdoc Award announcements will be included in the weekly UF Postdoctoral Update Newsletter and Awards and other Achievements (such as publications) will be featured on the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website.

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

UF Postdocs on Facebook and LinkedIn

Join this Facebook group for University of Florida postdocs as well as the LinkedIn group.

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.  More information.

FREE NCFDD Membership

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) provide a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

To claim your free access to our Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

1)  Go to

2)  Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.

3)  Select “Activate my Membership”

4)  Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e.

5)  Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Antonio Farias via email at or by phone at (352) 392-6917. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at

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