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



Let’s Join the March for Science on April 22nd in St. Louis!

You might be aware that there will be a March for Science in Washington, DC and over 425 satellite marches around the world. 

April 22, 2017 - 1PM
Saint Louis’ Union Station
Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymakers are under attack. Budget cuts, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk. It is time for people who support science to take a public stand and have their voices heard.
The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.
Please visit the March for Science St. Louis website for more information.
What the March for Science stands For:
We’re all in this together. Science is a vital contributor to our local economy. Good public policy is based on science.
Mission of the March for Science:
The March for Science champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We believe that science touches everythingin our lives and everyone we love. And we call on each of you to choose to join us in advancing the integrity, independence and passion for science that will build a stronger democracy and a stronger America.
You! As Washington University’s postdocs, a group of us are planning to join the March for Science on April 22nd. The plan is to meet at the Ellen Clark fountain (in the courtyard in front of BJC building) at 10:30 am to go together by Metrolink (please remember your Metrolink pass!).
As a group, please wear your Washington University Postdoc T-shirt (if you don’t’ have one, check the link at the bottom of this email).
Those who are interested to join are encouraged to read the advisory letter issued by the OISS regarding protest participation.
We hope to see a lot of you there!!
Do you already have a SIGN to bring at the March? IF NOT join us Thursday, April 20th 5-6.30 In the Kaldi coffee area. We will provide pens colors and some posters. (But feel free to bring your own).
Questions?  Email
Members of the Washington University Postdoc Society
Postdoc T-shirts!
We have postdoc T-shirts!  They are charcoal gray with a white WU logo on the front, and the word POSTDOC and the STEM departments on the back.  Cost is $5 each, cash only.  Email to schedule a time to purchase a shirt from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA).


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