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Welcome! MIT has a dynamic academic and research community that includes over 1400 postdoctoral scholars working in all five Schools and in the Vice President for Research area. Postdoctoral scholars hold doctoral degrees and pursue a program of research and training under the direction of an MIT faculty member. This website contains useful information for prospective, new, and continuing postdocs.

MIT is committed to creating a welcoming environment for its postdoctoral community, and one that provides good conditions for career advancement. The Office of the Vice President for Research works closely with the postdoc-led Postdoctoral Association to address policies and issues concerning professional development and the quality of life. The office and the Association sponsor events and provide resources, information, and professional development seminars.


MIT Postdoc Appreciation luncheon to be held October 9th.

Current MIT postdocs are receiving individual email invitations.

Career Services for Current Postdoctoral Scholars

The Office of the Vice President for Research and MIT Global Education and Career Development are working collaboratively to provide career services for current postdoctoral scholars. Please see the GECD site for more information.


MIT Postdoctoral Fellows now qualify for the Faculty/Staff membership rate with MIT Recreation, the same rate as Postdoctoral Associates! 

A letter authenticating your MIT appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is required with application.  [Request yours now]


Postdoc listserv: If you are an MIT postdoc, and have not been receiving periodic emails from the listserv, please sign up.

MIT Postdoc Positions: Looking for a postdoc position at MIT? All postdoc positions are posted on the MIT HR staffing website . Additional information may be found on websites of specific MIT departments, laboratories, centers, and faculty members.