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: Postoctober Fest during October 2022. 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! View the schedule of events here.

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Recent UCLA Postdoc Blog Posts:

By Francesca Gacho / September 20, 2022

Fall 2022 Career Development Workshops and Events

  Check out the Fall 2022 workshops and events open to postdoctoral scholars from the Graduate Career Services team at...

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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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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).