Postdoctoral Information

Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The university has a strong commitment to the full involvement of postdoctoral trainees in all aspects of the scientific, educational and cultural activities of the community. Each year 350 postdoctoral trainees are associated with the research of the 75 laboratories, where they are encouraged to continue their scientific training and pursue their research interests. In addition, postdoctoral trainees typically participate in the many seminars and colloquia held at the university and are particularly active in the Rockefeller Research Exchange series. In most instances, candidates for postdoctoral training at the university obtain funds from a private or governmental granting agency. However, the university is responsible for awarding approximately 15 to 20 postdoctoral fellowships annually to young scientists who are in the early stages of their training.

Handbook | Postdoctoral Association Web Site


Training in Clinical Investigation

The Rockefeller University Hospital offers two postdoctoral programs in clinical research. In both programs, participants conduct patient-oriented investigations in the laboratory and in a hospital devoted solely to clinical research.


Clinical Scholars

For recent or prospective recipients of an M.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. degree. Scholars are appointed to research positions and conduct independent clinical investigations.


WISeR (Women in Science at Rockefeller)

WiSeR to provides a platform for professional development and career guidance for young female scientists at The Rockefeller University. WiSeR aims to achieve its goals through focused group discussions, mentoring/advisory opportunities, career workshops, and networking events. WiSeR values equal participation and open intellectual inquiry.

WISeR was founded in 2013 by three Rockefeller postdocs who wanted to create a stronger, more supportive, and more collaborative community of women in all disciplines of science. WISeR is open to all grad students, postdocs, research assistants, and research associates.

Women in Science at Rockefeller (WISeR)