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Postdocs at ASU

About Postdocs at ASU

At Arizona State University, innovation runs on postdoc power.

Our postdoctoral scholars come from all over the world, and fill important research and teaching roles in labs, studios, and classrooms.

Postdoc positions represent important training for future academics as well as researchers in a host of non-academic settings, including industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.

The new Postdoctoral Affairs Office, housed within the Graduate College and an institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association, provides a number of community-building and professional development programs. Check them out, and don’t be a stranger!

Read more about the Office:

ASU Now article, "Celebrating postdocs at Arizona State University"
Graduate Insider Newsletter article, "ASU Graduate College took part in its 1st National Postdoc Appreciation Week"

Upcoming Postdoc Events:

  • Feb 22, 5 p.m. – Postdoc Happy Hour at Devil’s Advocate – RSVP
  • Feb 22, 5 p.m. – Startup Mill Poster Session at SkySong – more info: email
  • Feb 23, 12 p.m. – Professional Development Series – Startup 101: What a postdoc needs to know – RSVP
  • Mar 15, 5 p.m. – Postdoc Happy Hour at Devil’s Advocate – Save the Date
  • Mar 23, 12 p.m. – Professional Development Series – Finding your dream job – Save the Date
  • Apr 27, 12 p.m. – Professional Development Series – Save the Date



We are glad you are here! Take a minute and tell us about yourself. Here are a few resources for new postdocs:


Meet Program Manager Wiley Larsen



Postdoc Jobs at ASU

Following are postdoc positions currently open here at ASU. Please note that the Postdoctoral Affairs Office does not conduct placement or advocate for placement on the behalf of research or clinical scholars. If you are seeking a position as a postdoctoral researcher at ASU, please contact the faculty or program for more information.



Beyond Academia Conference Mar 1-2 at UCBerkeley
Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Resident Scholar
Venturewell E-Teams Grants
ASU Postdoc Startup Accelerator
NSF I-Corps
DCU Marie Curie Fellowships

National Postdoctoral Association

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization that seeks sustainable change and improvement for the postdoctoral experience through collaboration with all stakeholders. For information and a free membership to the NPA, contact Wiley Larsen at

Resources at ASU

Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx)
Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx) is a graduate seminar open to postdocs interested in exploring multiple career pathways. For more information, contact

Knowledge Mobilization Studio (KM)
The Knowledge Mobilization Studio (KM) is a one-credit course offered in the spring and designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to learn and use a knowledge mobilization (KM) framework, using their own scholarship and/or content from their disciplines. For more information, contact

ASU Funding Guidelines
ASU Funding Information distributes specific funding opportunity announcements to deans, department chairs, and individual faculty, as appropriate. Personnel knowledgeable about current grant and contract opportunities regularly hold workshops to assist faculty and staff in locating funding for their scholarly activities. Funding Information also provides liaison with Community of Science (COS) and Grants Resource Center (GRC) for the University community.

ASU Office of Research and Special Projects Administration (ORSPA)
ASU Office of Research and Special Projects Administration (ORSPA) subscribes to many national databases and is constantly searching for career opportunities for junior faculty, new investigators, and other scholars who are at an early stage in their careers.

Responsible Conduct in Research
Arizona State University’s commitment to ethics training for researchers is demonstrated in part by the RCR training plans implemented in 2010. Postdoctoral researchers are required to complete the online RCR module, complete the online quiz within 60 days, and attend a RCR workshop within their first year of appointment.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)
An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a valuable planning document that gives students and scholars an opportunity to effectively set goals and identify career paths for the future. A template for an IDP is located here: ASU IDP Template

Teaching and Learning Resources
The ASU Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning provides a great resource page for instructors of all levels.


Wiley Larsen, Postdoctoral Affairs Office Program Manager;; 480-965-9538
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