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Postdocs at Princeton University

Postdoctoral research associates and fellows are appointed through the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Though appointed through the Office of the Dean of Faculty, we are not faculty but academic professionals. Rules corresponding to the different types of postdoc appointments can be found on this Policies & Procedures website. In coordinating your appointment at Princeton, your primary contact will be your supervising professor and her departmental administrative staff, however, questions regarding benefits can be addressed by the Office of Human Resources


The Princeton Postdoctoral Council (PDC) aims to serve Postdoctoral Fellows, Postdoctoral Scholars and Research Associates at Princeton University by aiding in their professional development, fostering a sense of community and identity, and enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience.

Join Us

To join our group, log in to the Princeton listserv and update your subscription to PDC-social!

Subscribe to Ask A Postdoc (ASAP) mailing list for general questions about housing, funding, or anything else that other postdocs across university departments might be able to help you with.

We are also on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Upcoming PDC Events

PDC Happy Hour

Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 6:00 pm
We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Location: The Ivy Inn
Tags: social event

Postdoctoral Seminar Series

Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

PDC Seminars are an exciting opportunity for you to showcase your research to your fellow postdocs and get useful and friendly feedback from non-...

Tags: seminar

PDC Happy Hour

Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 6:00 pm
We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Location: The Ivy Inn
Tags: social event

Postdoc Events at McGraw Center

330 Frist Campus Center
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12 – 1:20pm

In this workshop for Ph.D. students across disciplines preparing to take Generals, we’ll explore ways to make the most of your remaining exam prep time while also getting some sleep! In addition, we’ll discuss ways to tap into the “institutional memory” of your department, as well as strategies for making committee members’ roles, as well as their expectations of you, crystal clear.

RSVP to reserve a seat. Lunch will be provided.

Event Type: Workshop

329 Frist Campus Center
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2 – 3:20pm

RSVP to reserve a seat. Seating is limited. 

Graduate Student Academic Success workshop series - The overarching aim of this slate of workshops is to equip graduate students with skills, strategies, and tools which will help them meet the new expectations and demands of graduate education at Princeton and foster their development as productive and purposeful students and scholars.

Event Type: Workshop

Graduate College Coffee House
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5 – 6pm

Ever wish you could get feedback or direction on a research or advising conversation that hasn’t gone the way you expected?  Well here’s your chance!  This session will focus on providing answers to your questions about how to navigate conversations with your faculty advisers and practical steps you can take to make sure you’re more effectively communicating with your adviser.

The Davis International Center, the Graduate School, and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning have partnered to offer a three-session series entitled, “Navigating Graduate Education in the United States” to our international graduate students. The series is designed to assist first and second-year international graduate students in their transition from undergraduate training to the graduate education system here at Princeton, and to address the most common issues that international graduate students encounter during their enrollment.

RSVP to reserve a seat.

Event Type: Discussion

Postdocs Events at Davis IC

Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building (Room 397)

Humor is an important mode of cultural transmission, and can form the basis for social interactions among friends. However, it can also become a point of contention and inadvertently offend those whose sensibilities are different from ours. What is considered funny in your culture? Do you find American humor funny?

Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Louis A. Simpson International Building (MPR B60B)

The session is designed for international students in F-1 status in their last year of program including Class of 2019 and Graduate students (master’s and doctoral) in the last year of their program. This session will focus on the application process for post-graduation OPT work permit and give you detailed information about the timeline, SEVIS, travel during OPT, and immigration status...

Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: New Graduate College (Common Room)

The English Conversation Group offers an opportunity to practice English language skills, make friends, and learn about different cultures. Individuals are divided into small groups, each with a volunteer tutor who is a native speaker. He/she will help group members with pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms etc. in a friendly and relaxed environment.