Postdoctoral Fellow Information and Resources


Information and useful resources for postdoctoral fellows at the University of Texas at Austin
can be found on the website of the Vice President for Research.
(PDF format of the information on this page)

Getting Started

Here you will find information for both new incoming postdocs as well as for current postdocs including a link to the postdoc handbook, information on postdoc benefits, employment opportunities and funding opportunities.

The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) also supports an infrastructure for supporting the professional development and career support for postdoctoral fellows. See

The CNS welcomes the participation of postdoctoral fellows in all aspects of the support they provide that includes:

  • Career Exploration and Professional Development for Non-Academic Careers
    • Panel Discussions with PhDs in a variety of careers
    • Seminars focused on: Job Search Strategies; Resume and Cover Letter Guidance; Interview Preparation
    • Networking and Recruitment Events
  • Grant Application Workshops
    • NSF-GRFP, NIH NRSA Awards, K99/R00 Awards
  • Academic Careers Workshops
    • Helping students and postdocs prepare for the academic job market
  • Training Programs
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Training
    • Sessions to cover: Research Misconduct; Responsible Publication/Authorship; Peer Review; Conflict of Interest.

The CNS also provides individual consultations for postdocs to help with:

  • Job Search Strategies
  • Career Exploration
  • Identifying Skills that Transfer to Industry
  • Converting CV to Resume
  • Resume Review and Editing
  • Academic Job Search (Faculty and Postdoc positions)
  • Interview Preparation
  • Salary Negotiation

Learn More

The CNS provides an events calendar on their postdoc webpages. Instructions for signing up for the CNS postdoc email listserv and the VPR Postdoc email listserv can be found here: