Postdocs are an important part of the UNH Graduate School community and we wish to celebrate them and their work! This page is meant to highlight some important and useful resources for postdocs. A more comprehensive list of resources and opportunities can be found on the UNH Postdoctoral Association webpage

  • Postdoc Social
    First Annual Fall Postdoc Social

    The first annual Postdoctoral Association  (PDA) Fall Social took place on October 21st and was a great success! This event was a chance for postdocs to socialize and get to know each other better, as well as get to know PDA leadership and the resources we offer. The event included icebreaker activities with catered lunch provided by the UNH Graduate School followed by a social/happy hour at Hop & Grind in downtown Durham. 

  • Ian Jones
    UNH Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

    "The University of New Hampshire Postdoctoral Association (UNH PDA) was established in 2019 to support and enrich experiences of postdoctoral researchers at UNH both as mentors and mentees. The UNH PDA provides academic support, professional and career development, and social opportunities for postdocs, and represents postdocs' interests to multiple Schools and Offices at UNH." - Ian Jones, Ph.D., UNH Postdoc Association President 

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For Prospective Postdocs

Find Opportunities at UNH

The UNH Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars Program accepts underrepresented postdoctoral scholars annually (applications open in the fall).

Postdoctoral positions can be found on the USNH Job Postings Webpage and are typically listed under the “faculty” category. 

For Current Postdocs

Connect and Learn

The UNH Postdoctoral Association is a support network of postdoctoral scholars at UNH, whose purpose is to build the postdoc community through professional development and social events, provide representation for postdocs to UNH administration, and advocate for constructive changes in the research environment. 

The National Postdoctoral Association provides online resources and webinars for postdocs to succeed at their current institution and navigate the next step in their career, whether academic or industry; all UNH postdocs can sign up for free ‘individual affiliate’ membership.

The Postdoc Academy provides free online courses that teach strategies to succeed as a postdoc and in future career paths. 

The UNH Research Newsletter is a bi-weekly newsletter announcing research-related events, workshops, and resources available to postdocs and faculty; released by the UNH Office of Research, Economic Engagement, and Outreach.

Slack is a messaging platform for connecting with community groups where resources, opportunities, and social events are often shared. Check out the UNH Postdoc Slack channel here!

Curious about what biomedical Ph.D.s do for their career? In the “Beyond the Lab” series, the ASPIRE Program interviews Vanderbilt Ph.D. and postdoctoral alumni about their career path. We have video interviews published on YouTube, and an audio version available as podcasts. Some alumni have both a video and a podcast! Visit the website here. 

A working group designed to share, develop, and receive feedback on job application documents. Meets weekly. Check the UNH Master Calendar for dates and times. 

Helpful UNH Resources

UNH Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CEITL) provides resources and workshops to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to improve their teaching skills and enhance student learning. 

The UNH Civil Rights and Equity Office oversees UNH compliance with affirmative action, Title IX, disability and equal employment laws and initiatives; incident reporting forms can be accessed here. 

UNH Beauregard Center for Equity, Justice, and Freedom works with students, postdocs, faculty, and staff, especially those in underrepresented groups, to “create a more inclusive, equitable, and socially just campus through education, advising, advocacy, and community building”.

UNH Useful Resources for faculty and staff is a large list of resources and programs relevant/available to postdocs, including transportation, recreation, IT services, and much more. 

Information on benefits and UNH policies specific to postdocs can be found in the Employee Resources section of UNH Human Resources.

This webpage on funding opportunities includes links to federal sponsors and resources for postdocs to seek and apply for research funding. 

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