Postdoctoral Scholar Toolkit

Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives

390, 10 Church St
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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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.

About the Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives

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

Jiwon Kim
Graduate Assistant
Twin Cities Campus | 392, 10 Church Street

Dr. Beth Adamowicz

Spotlight on a (Recent) Postdoc

Dr. Beth Adamowicz is a recent U of M postdoc and current staff scientist in Ran Blekhman’s lab in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development. Her research focuses on metabolic interactions between host cells and the microbiome in colorectal cancer. In 2021, she was awarded a fellowship from the Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Association for her work. Beth is also an active member of Empowering Women in Science, an advocacy and career support group for women in STEM fields. She did her Ph.D. with Will Harcombe in the University of Minnesota’s Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology program.


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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04. 18. 2022
On Monday, April 25th, the Graduate School will host Achieve & Uplift, an evening of inspiration for both graduating and continuing Community of Scholars Program (COSP) students.


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03. 22. 2022
Nominations are currently being sought for service on the Graduate School Advisory Board (GSAB). The Graduate School Advisory Board is the principal advisory body at the University of Minnesota for graduate education and postdoctoral training, and plays a critical role in guiding and assessing strategic initiatives in graduate education and postdoctoral training at the University.


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03. 10. 2022
The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) provides a unique opportunity for outstanding Ph.D. students who are engaged in interdisciplinary research to study with faculty at one of the University’s interdisciplinary research centers or institutes during the fellowship year.


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