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New Postdoctoral Scholars

Welcome to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! Postdoctoral scholars are important members of our university community, generating new ideas and making important research discoveries.

To help enrich your experience at Illinois, the Postdoctoral Affairs Office serves as a resource for you and your faculty mentor. We coordinate and provide career and professional development opportunities to expand your skills during your postdoc and to help you prepare for your future career.

We have resources to assist you as you relocate to Champaign-Urbana, familiarize yourself with campus and community resources and connect with the postdoc community. The getting started checklist is a helpful tool for navigating your first weeks at Illinois. Creating a plan can be a good way to begin a successful postdoc experience.

I invite you to contact me if you have additional questions. I wish you much success during your time at Illinois and look forward to working with you.

Best regards,
Alexis Thompson
Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs