Postdoctoral scholars are important members of the UMass Lowell community and make vital intellectual and research contributions.

Postdocs are encouraged to participate in the Postdoc Mentoring Program and attend professional development events presented each year by the UMass Lowell Research and Innovation group. These resources can help support postdocs in their career preparation and strengthen their skills for success.

Human Resources and department hiring managers are available to answer questions about benefits, new employee information, and the Grants and Contracts (MTA/GRACE) Union.

Other Resources

The National Postdoc Association offers a variety of useful resources and guides.

The Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive online and in-person program built on the National Postdoctoral Association's core competencies to support skill development throughout postdoc training, from orientation to next career steps.