Every year, UCLA hosts approximately 1,000 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 2023. 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 18, 2023

Posdoctober Fest 2023 – National Postdoc Appreciation Week

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is September 18 - September 22, 2023. Since 2009, the National Postdoc Association has sponsored National...

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By Francesca Gacho / April 3, 2023

Spring 2023 Career Development Events and Workshops

  Spring 2023 Career Development Events & Workshops Co-sponsored by UCLA Career Center and UCLA Division of Graduate Education For...

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By Francesca Gacho / January 6, 2023

Career Exploration with Handshake for Postdoctoral Scholars

Did you know that current UCLA postdocs have access to Handshake, UCLA's event and job/internship platform maintained by the Career...

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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 Division of Graduate Education acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, So. Channel Islands).


Information on this website regarding postdoctoral scholar benefits are based on the previous UAW Bargaining Contract [ratified on 10/17/16]. For the most current information, please refer to the recently ratified contract: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/px/contract.html.