Our Mission

The mission of the Postdoctoral program at Tufts University is to provide an environment in which Postdoctoral Scholars can broaden their research abilities and equip themselves with the skills necessary for a successful career in their chosen field. Postdoctoral Scholars at Tufts are obligated to carry out a research program to the best of their ability under the guidance of a research advisor.

Tufts University’s website contains general information about the university’s schools, programs, policies and activities. Information about policies that apply to postdocs can be found in:

  • The Postdoc Handbook which provides policies and guidance that apply exclusively to Postdoctoral Scholars.
  • Many of the policies in the Employee Handbook also apply to Postdoctoral Scholars.

Postdoctoral Scholars may also be subject to additional policies that are specific for their host Research Advisors, Departments and Schools.

The policies and guidance in this handbook may be changed at any time and this handbook does not create a contract between the University and any Postdoctoral Scholar.