Postdoc Resources

Howdy Postdoc! You’re in luck, Stanford has many resources that can help you find friends, navigate crises, or grow personally and professionally. The trick is finding them. We’re trying to organize some here and keep them updates. If you find anything we should add or change, please contact us.

If you are a current or prospective Stanford postdoc and have a question or need more information on a given postdoc-related issue, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) likely has an answer for you! Their website contains a vast amount of information and tools to enhance your postdoctoral experience, including a comprehensive “People and Offices to Support You” resource page, found here.

Additionally, SURPAS maintains a list of resources that you might find helpful.

General Postdoc Resources

COVID-19 Resources (last updated summer 2020)

Mailing Lists and Slack – for staying up to date to postdoc events and announcements

Navigating Difficult Work Environments and Toxic Mentor relationships

International Postdocs

Career Resources

Family Resources

Financial Assistance and Resources for Postdocs

Legal Resources for Postdocs

See more resources on the side bar!

People and Offices Who Serve Postdocs

Stanford University Office of the Ombuds

Stanford Medicine Office of the Ombudsperson

Career Centers – BEAM (University Wide) and Biosci Careers (SOM specific).

Bechtel International Center

Faculty Staff Help Center (despite saying faculty it serves postdocs too)

OPA Resources – a little hard to navigate, but extensive (find all these and more)


Sofie Kleppner, PhD, Associate Vice Provost and Associate Dean of Postdocs

Stacey Bent, PhD, and Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (VPGEPA – Univesity-wide)

Sheri Krams, PhD, School of Medicine (SOM) Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Students and Postdocs

SURPAS Data, presentations, and posters

National Postdoc Association (NPA) Meeting Presentations:



Transportation and Housing Survey

SURPAS Documents


Council Meeting Minutes

Reimbursement Instructions