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Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral scholars in the KU School of Medicine receive limited-time appointments funded by grants or other resources. They conduct research, teach or manage a combination of both. The program is a valuable intermediate step in an academic or research career.

Graduates of a doctoral program have a wealth of knowledge that can be expanded within the postdoctoral scholars program. These scholars assist with a variety of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Preparing and reviewing manuscripts
  • Attending and presenting at meetings and seminars
  • Participating in limited-time, teaching-related activities
  • Adding to the Professional and Career Development Archive and the monthly newsletter, Postdoc Press
  • Subscribing to the Postdoc Listserv, which contains career opportunities, funding announcements and other important information
  • Sitting on the Postdoctoral Advisory Committee, a committee of faculty, administrators and postdoctoral scholars that advises and supports the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

In recognition of completing a postdoctoral appointment, scholars may submit an official Postdoctoral Certificate Request. Scholars also receive recognition through the Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholarship Awards, which recognizes the promise and contribution of postdoctoral scholars.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
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