Graduate College

Postdoc Scholars

The Graduate Student Support Programs encompass student diversity recruitment and retention, financial support, professional development and other student support initiatives including support services to Postdocs at ASU.

To receive information and notices of events for postdocs, and assist Graduate College in exploring ways to provide postdoc support services. We want to hear from you. Fill out the Scholar Profile Request Form, and you may be featured in Graduate College publications and highlights.

Postdocs positions at ASU

Graduate College does not conduct placement of either research or clinical fellows. If you are seeking a position as a postdoctoral scholar at ASU, please contact the faculty/lab you wish to work with directly.

You can also conduct your search by:

  1. Searching the academic unit website for posted faculty profiles
  2. Searching for faculty by using the Graduate College faculty search tool. Note: Our faculty search tool does not contain all faculty at ASU.
  3. Contacting the graduate faculty director or support staff person in the academic unit to ask about faculty member(s) working in your area of interest.

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training requirement

Since January 4, 2010, all students and postdoctoral researchers supported on a sponsored project are required to complete the CITI RCR Online Training to receive their ASU RCR Certificate within 60 days of beginning work on a sponsored project regardless of sponsor.

Postdoc BP-Arizona Program

The Postdoc BP-Arizona program, funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) and Computing Research Association (CRA) partnership, is a foundational model for postdoctoral programs in computer science and engineering. This program builds upon existing best practices and identifies new innovations in best practices, with purposeful implementation, thorough assessment, and broad dissemination, to achieve transformational change in the training of postdocs. This unique program will more fully connect postdocs with each other, their advisor/mentors, the three state universities, and industry in meaningful and innovative ways. While the initial funding is for Computer Science postdocs, the program will benefit all postdocs at ASU through programs and services under development and designed to rollout to the larger audience. 


Individual Development Plan (IDP)

National Institutes of Health

As of October 1, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) strongly encourages institutions funded by NIH awards to develop and use Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. IDPs provide a structured opportunity to plan career development activities as part of graduate and postdoctoral training. Annual grant reports to NIH must include “a description of whether the institution uses IDPs or not and how they are employed to help manage the training and career development of those individuals.” (NOT-OD-114-113)

Although IDPs were originally used for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the sciences, the IDP can be a valuable addition to any student/postdoc’s career planning. It facilitates a self-evaluation of skills and goals that should lead to a career plan and implementation of that plan. The IDP is an interactive process and, ideally, should include collaboration between the student/postdoc and their mentors or advisors. It can be used to positively affect the relationship with committee members or mentors so that there is a plan everyone can support that will lead to a better training experience.

Individual Development Plan

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. The planning process serves an ideal communication tool between student and mentor. IDPs help identify professional development needs and career objectives; this is of great benefit to students as it allows students to monitor their progress throughout their programs and/or appointments. Furthermore, it is important to note that Individual Development Plans are flexible. Graduate Education encourages students and scholars to revisit their plans as they see fit so that they best approach their career goals.

IDP Form (PDF)

Postdocs Resources at ASU


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