Information for Postdoctoral Appointees


We are honored that you have chosen to pursue your training at Washington University School of Medicine, and we are proud to provide you this opportunity at one of the most highly-respected and highly-productive research institutions in the nation.

As a postdoctoral appointee, you are contributing not only to the research here at the School of Medicine, but also to biomedical advances that will improve lives and human health around the world.

About Your Appointment
Postdoctoral appointees at the School of Medicine fall into one of two classifications:

  • Postdoctoral Research Scholars, who are non-employed stipend recipients
  • Postdoctoral Research Associates, who are employees and receive wages

For information about policies and programs for postdoctoral appointees, please visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website.

Orientation for new postdoctoral appointees occurs on a monthly basis. You will be scheduled for the next available session by your department or program.

Postdoctoral Appointee Resources