Office of Postdoctoral Affairs  


Washington University in St. Louis is committed to excellence in research and education, and recognizes that postdoctoral researchers make a critical contribution to the University's overall research mission through the generation of new ideas, sharing of research knowledge, and the publication of research results. Washington University also recognizes that postdoctoral training positions are temporary training positions designed to enhance scientific, professional and other skills.  The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) provides support and resources for postdoctoral researchers, as well as faculty and administration, and advocates for postdoctoral issues.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact OPA at



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Abstracts for short talks and poster presentations will be accepted from November 27, 2017 to December 22, 2017. All WU postdocs in STEM fields are encouraged to submit. Instructions for submitting an abstract are available on the postdoc website at

The Postdoc Symposium is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the WashU Postdoc Society, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

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