Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows come to NYU to further their education and professional training. The breadth of the NYU academic research community, together with the physical resources in its libraries and laboratories, makes NYU a particularly rich environment for this training. NYU is committed to providing its Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows with the opportunity to carry out their studies in a research environment that can significantly broaden their expertise, provide a period of extensive independent and mentored scholarship, and help define and prepare them for future career paths.  

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at NYU is available to support, promote, and enhance the professional careers of postdocs throughout the university. Please contact us to learn more about career development, social events, and relevant university policies and procedures that are available to help postdocs navigate this transitional career period.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

The NIH encourages reporting of IDPs for graduate students and postdocs. The Office of Postdoc Affairs offers an 8-week course each semester to complete the IDP and encourage thoughtful career planning on the part of all trainees. The course is available for 1-credit (BIOL-GA 3025), but postdocs and students that do not have free credits are encouraged to sign up through the office of postdoc affairs.