Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan form a vital part of our intellectual and research strength. We welcome you as colleagues and offer the resources of the university as you build your career. As a postdoc at U-M, you will be trained to independently formulate meaningful hypotheses, to design and conduct interpretable experiments, to adhere to good laboratory practices, to analyze results critically, to document results thoroughly and accurately, to understand the broad significance of your research findings, and to uphold the highest ethical standards in research. Developing additional skills—including oral and written communication, grant writing, and laboratory management—is considered integral to this training.
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.
This PDF handbook includes information on all aspects of your experience as a postdoc at Michigan, from a new arrival checklist to details about health benefits, housing, childcare, and living in Ann Arbor.
Orientation for New Postdocs
These monthly orientation sessions are for newly arrived postdocs and include information about the role of postdoctoral fellows at Michigan, working with your P.I./advisor, campus resources, health and wellness benefits, and the U-M Postdoctoral Association. Please register to attend.