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Welcome to Cornell!

Welcome postdocs and postdoc families!

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies hopes you enjoy your stay here and that you visit our office.  We are here to help you navigate Cornell, address potential challenges, and make your stay more pleasant.

The goal of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies is to monitor the status and needs of the postdoctoral campus community and serve as an advocate for postdoctoral issues to the Vice Provost for Research and Cornell’s administration. The Office supports a Postdoc Advisory Committee which raises visibility for postdocs on campus.

On this website, you will find information about Cornell-offered programs and services, along with general information about the Cornell campus and greater Ithaca community. We maintain an online “Postdoc Handbook” outlining benefits and resources available to the postdoc community. Other services to postdocs include career services, which are similar to those provided for graduate students, specialized orientation sessions, professional development workshops, and social activities.

We may be reached at (607), or by personal appointment.

No matter how long or short your stay at Cornell, we wish you the best and encourage you to use our services. We look forward to working with you.

The Postdoctoral Studies Office is located in the Graduate School and is part of the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE)

OISE Mission: Advance. Engage. Develop.

Advance: To employ research-based best practices to advance the composition, engagement, achievement, and inclusion of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars

Engage: To engage current and prospective graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, faculty, alumni, university and external partners to broaden the participation in and leadership of groups historically underrepresented within the academy

Develop: To foster a diverse and inclusive community that supports the development and progression of all graduate and postdoctoral scholars