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



 You.pngWhat are YOU doing after your postdoc?

Enroll in this 6-week course to make a plan!

Career Planning for Bio Scientists
U29 BIO 4867
Section 2

1-credit course for postdocs
offered through University College
Eligible for Postdoc Tution Benefit

Course meets:
October 23-December 4, 2017
Mondays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Medical Campus
Jessica A. Hutchins, Ph.D.
Specialist Research Education
Course Description: This is a 6-week course for bioscience postdocs who want to jump-start career planning and professional skills needed for a broad range of scientific careers. This course will guide you through the process of self-assessment, career exploration, and goal-setting for long-term success. You will work on a team to research the scientific career path of your choice. Each team will study the specific required knowledge, skills, and attributes of their career interest or employment sector. As part of this research project, you will have the opportunity to network with Wash U alumni or local leaders in your chosen field, gaining valuable real-world insights and creating essential professional connections.
Follow the two-step process and enroll by October 23, 2017:
1)      Register online through University College:
2)      Complete the Postdoc Tuition form, including PI signature:
·         Email signed form to Mary Ann Lockett  


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