Postdoctoral Scholar Toolkit

Office of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Initiatives

Noro Andriamanalina
Johnston Hall 329


Pomerantz Lab
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Make the most of the postdoc experience.

The Office of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Initiatives, 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.

About the Office of graduate students and Postdoctoral Initiatives

The Office of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Initiatives 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

Noro Andriamanalina
Assistant Vice Provost for Student Initiatives
Twin Cities Campus | Johnston Hall 329


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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02. 29. 2024
After an extensive search and series of interviews with an impressive set of finalists, the Graduate School is pleased to welcome Dr. Mariam Banahi to our team. Dr. Banahi joins us as Assistant Director (AD) for Postdoctoral Initiatives in a newly created, full-time position.


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02. 15. 2024
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01. 16. 2024
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