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Postdoctoral Fellows

Rackham welcomes and includes postdoctoral fellows in our regular graduate school programming and helps orient them to campus. Rackham also funds postdoctoral fellows initiatives, primarily through our financial support of UM Postdoctoral Association (UMPDA).

Starting at U-M

U-M Postdoctoral Handbook

Download the U-M Postdoctoral Handbook, which includes information on all aspects of your experience as a postdoc at Michigan and in Ann Arbor.

Postdoctoral Statistics

U-M is sharing a number of figures about postdoctoral fellows for those considering careers in the biomedical sciences and those wishing to learn more about postdocs.

Upcoming Orientation Sessions

Please register to attend a monthly orientation session designed for newly arrived postdocs. Orientations include information about the role of postdoctoral fellows at Michigan, working with your P.I./advisor, campus resources, benefits, and the UMPDA.

April 5, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Zoom Video Conference
May 3, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Zoom Video Conference
June 7, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Zoom Video Conference

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U-M Postdoctoral Association

All postdoctoral fellows are members of the U-M Postdoctoral Association. Explore UMPDA’s website to learn how to connect with UMPDA’s co-chairs, attend a board meeting, join a peer circle, and more.

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915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070


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