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Postdoc Association Travel Award

The Postdoctoral Association provides Travel Award Program for the UTHealth Postdoctoral Fellows. Awards are granted granted on a competitive basis to financially assist Postdoctoral Fellows presenting at academic conferences.  Significantly, the peer review committee for the awards is conducted by UTHealth postdoctoral fellows along with faculty advisors. Information and applications are available on the PDA website.


NIH - RCR Requirement

NIH policy requires instruction in responsible conduct in research for postdocs supported by any NIH grant. The UTHealth Postdoctoral Training Program offers a semester long weekly course in RCR.   The curriculum includes all areas of training required by the NIH.   Read the NIH Notice

NSF - RCR Requirement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires documentation of a plan for ensuring that trainees participating in NSF-funded research projects receive appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR). Read the announcement.

my IDP - New On-line Individual Development Plan - Free to Users

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) provides Postdoctoral Research Fellows a planning process that identifies both professional development needs and career objectives.

The new web tool myIDP provides assessment tools of skills, interests, and values. Based on results, there is a list of 20 scientific career paths which best fit one's skill set and interests.  There are tools for goal setting and resources to guide you through the process. Visit the site and begin your plan for your career in science.

Other resources for IDPs

FASEB Individual Develpment Plan

The AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors

Welcome to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

About Us

The UTHealth Office of Postdoctoral Affairs was established to address the needs and provide services to all of the institution's postdoctoral research scientists. The office serves as an information warehouse and provides an avenue of communication among Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty and Administrators on issues related to postdoctoral training.

The Office offers Postdoctoral Fellows a starting point for resources and general information. We provide assistance to help ensure the entire postdoctoral experience on and off campus is as pleasant and productive as possible. It is the goal of the institution to attract first-rate researchers and provide them with an outstanding Postdoctoral experience.

Contact Us!

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
6431 Fannin St - Suite MSE R256
Houston, TX 77030 USA

Telephone: +1 713 500 6612
Contact Us by Email

Certificate Training Program

A Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program is offered to all UTHealth Postdoctoral Fellows. Offered at no cost, participants receive benefits including a free Recreation Center membership and discounts on several campus and city services. More >

What's Inside

Prospective Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Are you seeking postdoctoral training The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)? View the latest open positions in our section about Postdoctoral Employment.

Incoming Postdoctoral Fellows

Living in Houston provides information that can make your move to Houston easier. International Scholars will find useful information on the International Postdoctoral Fellows page.

Current Postdoctoral Fellows

A host of useful resources, information and links for current postdoctoral fellows can be accessed on our Career Development page as well as the Grants and Funding page.  Also, do not miss the opportunity to connect with the National Postdoctoral Association. Join as an affiliate member - free!

Postdoctoral Association

The Postdoctoral Association at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is run by Postdoctoral Fellows, who meet monthly for career and social gatherings. For further information please visit the Postdoc Association website.

Faculty Members

Faculty members can post open positions for postdoctoral employment within their labs or departments. Visit the Postdoctoral Employment page for more information.

For your grant submissions see the sample statement describing the training for postdoctoral research fellows.

Click here to obtain an Overview of Faculty Support services provided by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

UTHealth Administrators

Forms and sample letters for postdoctoral appointments are available on the Forms and Resources Page.

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