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




We are now accepting poster abstracts for the
13th Annual Postdoc Scientific Symposium!


View the 2017 Call for Abstracts 

All WU postdocs in STEM fields are encouraged to participate. 
Abstracts are due Monday, February 13th this deadline will not be extended.

You can submit an abstract for either a judged poster or a non-judged poster.

Poster judging is optional and postdocs may present "works in progrgess" posters.
You must have at least 6 months of postdoctoral experience in your current lab to submit a judged poster.
Prizes will be awarded for Best Poster and Honorable Mention.


Thursday, March 30, 2017
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
FLTC Connor Auditorium & Atrium
Program includes a poster session, panel discussion, & keynote address.


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