Office of Postdoctoral Affairs  


Washington University in St. Louis is committed to excellence in research and education, and recognizes that postdoctoral researchers make a critical contribution to the University's overall research mission through the generation of new ideas, sharing of research knowledge, and the publication of research results. Washington University also recognizes that postdoctoral training positions are temporary training positions designed to enhance scientific, professional and other skills.  The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) provides support and resources for postdoctoral researchers, as well as faculty and administration, and advocates for postdoctoral issues.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact OPA at



Mentorship Opportunities with DBBS

The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) is looking for 7-8 postdocs to work with undergraduate research programs this summer. If you would like to help with either Journal Clubs or Poster Practice Sessions,  please contact Jessica Hutchins ( as soon as possible.

Journal Clubs
Need 4 postdocs* to lead journal clubs on the following dates (11:30 am-1:00 pm, lunch provided):
6/22: All postdocs and students meet together; postdocs explain how to present a journal paper and assign papers of their choosing to the students in their group (6 or 7/group).
7/6 & 7/20: Each postdoc meets separately with their group with each student presenting (4 or 3/meeting) their assigned paper in 15 min. followed by 5 min of discussion.
*1-2 postdocs needed from Neuro fields and 2-3 postdocs from any field.

Poster Practice Sessions
Need 3-4 postdocs from any field who would be willing to divide up 3, 2-hr poster practice sessions during the last week of July.
7/31-8/2: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, snacks provided.


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