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Prospective Postdocs

What is a Postdoctoral Scholar?

A postdoctoral scholar at the University of Minnesota is an individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance their professional  and research skills.

What Types of Postdoctoral Opportunities Are Available?

At the University of Minnesota, there are two types of postdoctoral scholar appointments:  

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Postdoctoral fellow appointments are for persons receiving a fellowship or training award granting a stipend and allowing for advanced study or research. The University of Minnesota offers postdoctoral training programs in a variety of academic fields including biological sciences, health sciences, food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and higher education (see list of opportunities)

Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. For information about postdoctoral associate opportunities at the University of Minnesota, please check with collegiate units or Human Resources.

Postdoctoral Training Programs at the University of Minnesota


There are many training opportunities available to Postdoctoral Fellows. 

Lower Middle Body: 

How to Apply

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