Postdoctoral Scholars

The postdoctoral experience at UT Southwestern Medical Center emphasizes scholarship and research as well as training beyond the bench through a program administered by the Postdoctoral Affairs Office within the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Postdoctoral scholars develop a solid foundation of research knowledge, experimental skills, scientific communication, leadership, and ethics in preparation for an independent career as a scientific professional. Our postdoctoral scholars are expected to publish their research findings in peer-reviewed journals during the period of their appointment.

Why UT Southwestern for Postdoctoral Research?

Available Postdoctoral Positions

Contact faculty members directly regarding postdoctoral training positions in their laboratories. Many faculty post available positions here:

Additional opportunities may be identified by searching your specific field of interest:

Postdoctoral Association at UT Southwestern (PDA)

An active and vibrant association, the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at UT Southwestern is composed of a strong community of postdoctoral scholars who sponsor and promote scientific and social events. The association addresses a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, training, career development, the transition into a postdoctoral position, and the concerns of our international postdoctoral scholars.

UT Southwestern Postdoctoral Affairs Office (PDO)

The Postdoctoral Affairs Office assists postdoctoral scholars and their faculty mentors in many areas including policies, the postdoctoral certificate training program, recruitment, and career development. Additionally, the PDO provides fellowship application assistance, works closely with the Office of International Affairs on travel and visa concerns, and co-sponsors the annual UT Southwestern Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

UT Southwestern Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The annual UT Southwestern Postdoctoral Research Symposium, organized jointly by the PDO and PDA, includes a poster session presented and organized by postdoctoral scholars, a University Lecture given by a prominent scientist invited and hosted by the Postdoctoral Association, and a reception and awards ceremony honoring scholars. 2012 Symposium Program

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)

UT Southwestern is a member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). This participation entitles UT Southwestern postdoctoral scholars to a free affiliate membership that includes subscriptions to NPA publications, access to members-only web content, and eligibility for NPA committee service.

NPA International Postdoc Survival Guide