Office for Postdoctoral Affairs and Early Career Research

What We Do

Career Development

We design, organize, and provide professional and career development programming and resources for Postdocs across the University


We counsel Postdocs with respect to mentors, housing, job opportunities, funding opportunities, University policies and practices, and life in NYC


We facilitate new Postdoc orientations, social and networking events

Find Funding Opportunities

Columbia University has resources available to assist postdocs in identifying funding for research, training, and publishing

Increase Postdoc Visibility

Undertaking initiatives to increase visibility of Postdocs and to assist in community building among Postdocs

Information Repository

Serving as an information repository and liaison among Postdocs, faculty, administrators, and external constituencies

Expert Guidance

Offering expert guidance and resources to the University community on the administrative management of postdocs

Postdoctoral Training

Advocating for resources and policies that enhance Postdoctoral training and promote a supportive and inclusive training environment at the University

Popular Services

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Postdoc and ARS Wellness

Focuses on multiple areas of wellness, such as social, physical, emotional, and occupational wellness, among others.

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OPA Recorded Workshops

Both career-focused and wellness recorded workshops for postdocs.

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Finding Funding and Grants Support for Postdocs

Columbia resources that can help postdocs with grant writing and finding funding.

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Career Development Opportunities

View the career development events and services offered to postdocs

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Housing and Benefits

Housing and Benefit options and resources available to Columbia Postdocs

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New Postdocs

Need to know information for new postdocs

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Postdoc Community

Get connected and involved with our Postdoc Groups

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Definition of a Postdoc

Describes each type of postdoc at Columbia by title.


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Forms and letters regarding postdocs at Columbia.

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For Faculty and Administrators

Helpful information for faculty (PIs) and Administrators. 

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2024 Postdoctoral Officers Handbook

For up to date, in-depth information on all policies, procedures and offerings for Columbia Postdocs. 

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Quick answers to postdocs most frequently-asked questions. 



Office Directory

Medical Center Office and Mailing Address:
154 Haven Avenue, Suite 313 (Monday - Friday)
New York, NY 10032

Chandler Hall, Room 351
(By appointment only)

Please contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212.305.4073
Fax: 212.342.2991

New Columbia Postdocs and Associate Research Scientists: request to add your name to OPA listserv