Postdoc Resources

cartoon image of new postdocPostdoc 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


2019 National Postdoctoral Survey & Chance to Win Travel Award

Are you interested in winning a travel award, and in sharing your experiences as a postdoc to a large national postdoc survey?  All responses are anonymous, and participants have a chance to enter a drawing for a $200 travel award to a scientific meeting!

The 2019 National Postdoc Survey was conceived and developed by postdocs to benefit all members of the postdoctoral community, and is a follow-up to our very successful 2016 National Postdoc Survey.  Since 2016, changes in postdoc policies have been implemented, including an increase in the postdoctoral salary levels set by NIH.  An updated survey is needed now in order to capture the current experiences of postdoc fellows and scholars, and inform and equip those who advocate for policy on behalf of postdocs.

Survey link: https://redcap.uchicago.edu/surveys/?s=KY8RE88RRR

Thank you very much for your participation, and please forward this important survey to your postdoc colleagues!

The National Postdoctoral Survey Team at UChicago

Questions? Email us at postdocsurvey@uchicago.edu or visit https://postdocsurvey.uchicago.edu/.


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 LilyRLewis@ufl.edu.


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


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 benefits@ufl.edu 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 bmercier@ufl.edu.


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 http://www.facultydiversity.org/join

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. @ufl.edu)

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 antoniofarias@ufl.edu or by phone at (352) 392-6917. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.


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