Duke offers resources that are helpful whether you are just starting your position at Duke or seeking your next career opportunity. If you have questions, email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services.

Postdoctoral Resources

New to Duke/Durham? 

A list of area and campus resources for new postdoctoral appointees.

Duke Benefits and Services Available to Postdocs  

As Duke staff members, postdocs are eligible for work/life balance, stress management, wellness and entertainment benefits, many for free or at a reduced cost.

Duke Postdoc Buddy Program 

Duke Postdoctoral Services and DUPA sponsor a buddy system to encourage connection between postdocs. If you are interested in having a buddy to talk to, or if you are interested in becoming a buddy to another postdoc, please participate in the program.

Emotional Support and Well-Being Resources for Postdocs

Consultation and support are available to members of the Duke community – including postdocs and their families – who are seeking assistance during this challenging time.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources and Training

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resources and training are available for all members of the Duke community, including postdocs, faculty, staff, and students.

International Postdoc Resources

Resources for current and incoming international postdocs.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Helps to establish good communication between postdocs and mentors; critical for a successful postdoc/PI relationship.

Professional Development Resources

Resources for the academic and non-academic job search, including skills identification and self-assessment; career exploration and job searching; CVs, resumes, cover letters; teaching, research and diversity statements; interviewing and mentoring.

YouTube Channel

On-demand videos of seminars on a variety of professional development topics

Conflict Resolution, Stress Reduction and Legal Resources

Confidential and anonymous support and advocacy are available to Duke postdoctoral appointees in the event that they experience harassment or conflict with another member of the Duke community.

Research Integrity/Misconduct Resources

Duke University strives to foster an atmosphere of honesty and trust in which pursuit of knowledge can occur. Integrity of research forms the foundation of respect among scholars and students and between the academic world and the public. All members of the University community share responsibility for maintaining this climate of trust.

Grant-Writing, Scientific Writing and Communication Resources

Resources at Duke and beyond to help you find funding, write grants, and improve scientific writing.

Teaching Resources

Interested in a career in teaching? Want to improve your pedagogical skills? Opportunties exist at Duke and in Durham to learn about teaching and build your teaching experience!

Continuing Education

Continuing Education resources at Duke and beyond.

Training and Skills Development Resources

Resources for Research, Technology and Statistical Training; Clinical/Translational Research and Regulatory Affairs; Project Management and Leadership; and Data Science.

Duke Disabilities Management Services (DMS)

DMS works with the University and University Health System to ensure an accessible, hospitable working and learning environment for people with disabilities.