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Postdoctoral Scholars

The Postdoctoral Scholars Program helps postdoctoral scholars broaden their research abilities and equip themselves with the skills necessary for a successful career.

There are approximately 250 postdoctoral scholars at Tufts University and they comprise a lively and active community supported by many workshops, panels and social activities.  Scholars reside in departments across all three campuses.  While there are many at Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston Campus) and within the School of Engineering (Medford Campus), there are also scholars in the physical sciences, child development, psychology and humanities on the Medford Campus, in the Friedman School of Nutrition and School of Dental Medicine on the Boston Campus and at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine on the Grafton campus. Should you be interested in applying for a postdoctoral scholar position, please make inquiries to your specific department or research group of interest.

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.