Postdoctoral Council

Nassau Hall

Postdocs at Princeton University

An official university set of rules and resources for postdocs can be found at the university postdoc website. 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 their 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

We have two mailing lists, which you can join by logging in to the Princeton listserv service.

We send out events and other announcements through our PDC-social mailing list.

We also have the Ask A Postdoc (ASAP) mailing list that you can use to ask fellow postdocs questions about housing, funding, or anything else.

We also have a Slack! Join via your email address.

And visit us on Facebook and Twitter!

Upcoming PDC Events

Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Tue, Apr 16, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

The Princeton Postdoctoral Council will be hosting our third Seminar Series of the spring term. Each seminar consists of two 20-25 minute talks from postdocs across departments and is accompanied by lunch for all speakers and attendees. Watch your email for announcements about registration!

PDC Lunch
Wed, Apr 17, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Converse with other postdocs over a catered lunch. Watch your email because you must enter a lottery for a spot!

Happy Hour
Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Interested in interdisciplinary discussions? Getting the latest news about Princeton? Getting involved in the next events of PDC? Or just grabbing a beer and relax? Then join us at the Ivy Inn for our monthly happy hour!

We are looking forward to seeing you all there ... and don't come too late for the free beer!

Ivy Inn

Postdoc Events at Davis IC

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