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Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Drexel University serves as a resource for prospective and current postdocs.

What is a postdoc?

A postdoctoral appointment at Drexel University:

  • Is a temporary training position (generally 5 years or less)
  • Involves substantial full-time research or scholarship
  • Prepares the trainee for a full-time career
  • Is not part of a clinical training program
  • Is performed under the supervision of one or more senior scholars or a department
  • Allows and encourages the postdoc to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship

What can the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs help me with?

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Drexel University will:

  • Connect you with faculty, professional staff, and the Drexel Postdoctoral Association (DPA)
  • Assist you in navigating campus resources, policies and procedures
  • Provide opportunities for continued training and professional development
  • Offer career guidance and support for next steps

Meet the Drexel Postdoctoral Association (DPA)

Click here to view the profiles of current DPA leadership.

More Resources for Postdocs

News & Announcements

1/22/2020: DPA and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs receive 2019 Elsevier Award

Group of postdocs in front of fountain

Members of the Drexel Postdoctoral Association (DPA) and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the "Mentors in Motion" event during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) September 2019.