Every year, UCLA hosts approximately 1,400 postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) from across the world. Engaged in advanced training and research, UCLA’s postdocs make significant contributions to the university’s educational and research missions.

As members of the UCLA community, postdocs have access to a world-class university and its resource network. This website is intended for prospective, new, and current UCLA postdocs who are looking for information about their position and benefits or about resources available to them at UCLA.


UCLA is celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week: Postoctoberfest during October 2021. In recognition of your many contributions to the university community, several organizations from around campus have planned a series of in-person and virtual activities and opportunities in your honor. Please join us for National Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Week at UCLA! Find out what events are happening in October 2021: https://www.postdoc.ucla.edu/npaw-2021/

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Recent UCLA Postdoc Blog Posts:

By Madeline Boesen / May 7, 2021

Upcoming PDA Announcements and Events – May 2021

UCLA welcomes applications from current postdoctoral scholars to serve on the Executive Board from June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022. Apply Now! Applications are...

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By Yuting Wu / May 6, 2021

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops and Events – May 2021

Career Conversation Series: 3 Months to Find a Job - Jumpstart Your Job Search Tuesday, May 11 | 12:00 –...

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By gdadmin / April 7, 2021

Did you know? UC Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan

Postdoctoral scholars must have adequate health insurance coverage for the duration of the appointment. Postdoctoral scholars are eligible to participate...

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Administrators and Mentors

If you are a postdoc administrator or mentor, please visit Go.Grad for appointment instructions, forms and templates, and other resources.

As a land grant institution, Postdoctoral Scholar Appointments and Services in the UCLA Graduate Division acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, So. Channel Islands).