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Postdoctoral Scholar Toolkit

Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives

10 Church St
Rooms 390 and 392
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Make the most of the postdoc experience.

The Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives (OPI), located within the Graduate School, advocates for postdoctoral fellows and researchers. We collaborate with faculty, administrators and departments across the University to provide the support and resources our postdoctoral scholars need as they prepare for their future careers.


OPI exists to:

  • Change the culture surrounding postdoctoral education at the University through advocacy and policy change
  • Encourage excellence in postdoctoral advising, training, and professional development
  • Prepare the next generation of scholars to be leaders in their respective fields

OPI Strategic Vision

OPI Logic Model

Contact Us

Rhonda Jones-Webb
Assistant Dean, Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives
Twin Cities Campus | 390, 10 Church St

Corbin Quinn
Graduate Assistant
Twin Cities Campus | 392, 10 Church Street

Spotlight on Postdocs

Bruno Lima, DDS, PhD, is an oral microbiologist at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences. His research focuses on understanding how bacteria interact with their environment and the consequence of these interactions to their physiology. Dr. Lima’s research is currently funded by a career development award (K08) from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). He has been actively involved with the University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Association (PDA), initially as the PDA representative to the University of Minnesota Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Alliance for Diversity and Inclusivity, and more recently as the PDA President. Learn more about Dr. Lima.

Postdoctoral Handbook

The Postdoctoral Handbook is a guide for incoming and existing Postdocs for navigating their time at the University of Minnesota.

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