Postdoctoral Scholars

New to UCI?

We’ve developed checklists for both domestic and international postdocs to help with your transition to Irvine. And, remember: The International Center serves as the primary point of contact for all international postdoctoral scholars. 

As a postdoctoral scholar, you play a vital role in supporting UCIrvine's research mission. Postdocs provide full-time support and expertise for faculty-led research projects, mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers, and – because many come from outside the United States — provide international perspectives in their research areas. As such, UCI values their contributions to the campus and is committed to providing training and networking that helps them get to the next step in their academic careers.

Role of the Graduate Division

The Graduate Division has primary responsibility for overseeing the postdoctoral experience at UCIrvine.  Dedicated to the professional success of all of our postdoctoral scholars as they prepare for independent research careers, the UCI Graduate Division provides:

  • Effective management of all UC policies and procedures pertaining to postdoctoral scholars through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • High-quality professional development training programs and workshops through the Graduate Resource Center
  • Support for the development of successful mentoring networks between UCI faculty and postdoctoral scholars
  • Advisory Support for the UCI Postdoctoral Scholar Association (PDA)

Postdoctoral Scholars Association

The UCIrvine Postdoctoral Scholar Association (PDA) is the primary organization for helping UCI postdocs connect with peers and campus and community resources. The PDA offers a variety of social, recreational and professional development activities throughout the year, and meets regularly with UCI officials to communicate postdoctoral needs and issues.  To find out more about the PDA: visit the PDA website, Facebook and see the PDA brochure for more information.  

Whether you are a current or prospective UCI postdoctoral scholar, please take the time to browse through this section of the website for information about resources available to you and, when applicable, your family. Be sure to view the checklists for new domestic and international postdoctoral scholars.