Postdoctoral Affairs

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We support the scholarship, mentorship and training of postdoctoral scholars across Ohio State.


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) was established in 2017 to enhance the postdoctoral experience for postdoctoral scholars across the university.


Postdocs at Ohio State


Departments Represented

Prospective Postdocs

Looking for postdoc opportunities, information about Ohio State, and living in Columbus?

New and Current Postdocs

Once you are ready to start your postdoc position at Ohio State, there are many resources available from orientations and trainings, policies and program information, to individual development plan resources and much more.

Postdocs Looking for Next Steps

Once you are ready to start looking for next steps in your career trajectory, there are a number of resources on campus that can assist.

Departing Postdocs

Resources to assist with the offboarding process and information on how to stay engaged with Ohio State.

Resources for International Postdocs

Learn about visa processing, benefits, healthcare, living in Columbus and other resources to support international postdocs.

Policies and Procedures

Learn more about policies and procedures that impact postdocs on campus.

Workshops and Trainings

Information about current and planned workshops and trainings related to professional development, mentorship and career services.

Postdoc Fellowships and Funding

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has several fellowship and funding programs that it provides to the postdoc community.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

Do you need assistance with recruiting or retaining a postdoc?

OPA Awards and Recognitions

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Ohio State recognizes the exceptional contribution of postdoctoral scholars and their faculty mentors to the education, research and service missions of Ohio State by offering several mentorship and service awards annually.

Upcoming Postdoc Events

Latest News

2023-24 Sees Three Postdoctoral Scholar Mentor of the Year Award Recipients

Each year, this award is presented to a postdoctoral scholar who has demonstrated exceptional mentoring capabilities when engaging with trainees and other members of their lab group. The individual(s) who is/are chosen must demonstrate leadership, communication, and management skills, and help foster a supportive lab environment. 

Still Have Questions?

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
214D University Hall 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210