About the Office

The Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences established the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) in November 2002 to support postdoctoral appointees. OPA serves as a focal point for the postdoctoral community at the School of Medicine and an advocate for postdoc issues. 

Mission Statement:  
To be an advocate for postdoctoral researchers and postdoctoral issues, to create and provide training and career development opportunities for postdoctoral researchers, to be a central resource for information regarding postdoctoral training and to assist in the development of a diverse community of postdoctoral researchers.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Erin Heckler, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Affairs

eheckler@wustl.edu​, 314-362-2591

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Washington University in St. Louis | Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences
4th floor, Bernard Becker Medical Library
Campus Box 8226 | 660 S. Euclid Avenue | St. Louis, Missouri 63110-1093

​Please contact Mary Ann Lockett (lockett@wustl.edu) or John Henderson (john.henderson@wustl.edu) in Human Resources with questions related to postdoc appointments and postdoc benefits, including the postdoc tuition benefit.

***Note:  The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs does not provide employment or fellowship verifications.  Please contact WUSM Human Resources http://hr.med.wustl.edu, the ACGME office http://gme.wustl.edu (if applicable) or the specific department where the person trained or worked.

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