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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is the hub for all postdoctoral appointments at Stanford Univerity. OPA supports postdocs trainees in all aspects of their training and collaborates with university organizations, faculty, postdocs,  administrators, and external entities  to support the personal growth and professional development of each postdoc in preparation for independent research, professional, and academic careers.

OPA office responsibilities include:

  • Review and approval of all postdoc appointments at Stanford
  • Management of postdoc benefits
  • Development and implementation of postdoc policies and procedures
  • Oversight and management of several endowed fellowships that support postdocs
  • Collaboration with the campus partners through professional development and skill-building programs
  • Training and workshops for faculty and staff who appoint and mentor postdocs
  • Consultation and conflict resolution for postdocs and their mentors

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