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Checkout our postdoc spotlights and learn about the amazing work our postdocs are doing!

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National Postdoc Appreciation Week is a great time to celebrate YOU, postdocs! Check out the free virtual events from Drexel and other institutions as part of the first-ever Collaborative Virtual NPAW week!

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The Drexel Office of Postdoctoral Affairs serves postdocs across all disciplines university wide.

What is a Postdoc?

A postdoctoral appointment at Drexel University:

  • Is a temporary training position (generally five 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 their research or scholarship


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

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Every year, the National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week is held to thank postdocs and celebrate their contributions. Along with other institutions around the country, Drexel Celebrates its postdoctoral researchers with a series of fun and informative events. Learn more about our upcoming Drexel Postdoctoral Appreciation Week events by visiting our events page!

This year, the first virtual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebration, a multi-institutional collaboration, will be held on September 21-25, 2020! Events will include a keynote with speakers, John Beacom, PhD, and Christine Pfund, PhD, facilitated by the NPA and discussing best practices for mentorship; virtual networking; workshops hosted by the National Research Mentoring Network and The Postdoc Academy; and, other curated events. All, including postdocs and PIs, are welcome to join. For the full schedule of events during NPAW, please visit these links: calendar//events by category and day.

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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Drexel University College of Medicine
New College Building
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Natalie Chernets, PhD
Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Professional Development