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) 255-5823, 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 Professional Development


Inclusion, diversity, excellence, and professionalism are intertwined and inter-related and serve as integral components of graduate education.   The development of skills in leadership, communication, ethical conduct and maintaining a work/life balance, which reach beyond formal academic preparation, are crucial to the achievement of successful and fulfilling careers and valuable contributions to society.


The Graduate School’s Office of Inclusion and Professional Development (OIPD) was established to further Cornell University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and professional development for graduate and professional students as well as for postdoctoral fellows and associates. In collaboration with partners throughout campus and beyond, the OIPD strives to promote Cornell’s four core principles of diversity - composition, inclusion, engagement, and achievement. The OIPD facilitates recruitment, retention, support, and overall success of all graduate and professional students as well as postdoctoral fellows and associates. By delivering professional development programs that enhance transferable skills and by fostering connections to alumni professionals worldwide, we will help foster the success of graduates who become leaders in educational, governmental, business, community, and social organizations.