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



New Procedure for Advertising Postdoctoral Openings


DBBS and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are in the process of decommissioning their online jobs board due to low traffic. This jobs board will no longer be available as of September 1, 2017. Faculty and administrators who want to advertise positions for Postdoctoral Research Associates or Postdoctoral Research Scholars at Washington University should direct these openings to Human Resources.

To advertise an open WU postdoctoral position:

We recommend that all openings for postdoctoral positions at Washington University be posted  at Please contact Human Resources to advertise these positions.

To advertise other open positions:
If you would like to recruit Ph.D. students or postdocs from Washington University to join your organization, please post open positions through the Career Center's CAREERlink system. Please email for assistance.

As of September 1, 2017, the following pages will no longer be available:
View Washington University Postdoctoral Positions
View Postdoctoral Positions outside Washington University
View other Positions outside Washington University
View all Positions

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