The Office of Graduate Studies is dedicated to the development of individuals with postdoctoral appointments. To help postdocs make the most of their current career stage, we provide information, individual consultation services, networking opportunities, and social events.

Consultation services available to postdocs through our office include teaching development, with or without a teaching assignment. We confer with our Postdoctoral Association, a volunteer body of postdocs from disciplines across campus, to identify postdoc needs and work to find or develop solutions.

We celebrate the contributions of postdocs to the University’s research enterprise with our annual Outstanding Postdoc Awards, an annual Postdoc Appreciation Week, and workshops. 

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Postdoctoral Association
2023-2024 Postdoctoral Association Leadership

Notifications about meeting dates and times will be sent via the

Dr. Veronica Montesinos-Cruz, President
School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Lisa TreidelVice President
School of Biological Sciences

Dr. Sagar Patel, Secretary
Department of Biochemistry

Dr. Rayni Thomas, Treasurer
Academy for Methodology, Analytics & Psychometrics

The Postdoctoral Association consists of postdocs committed to promoting academic, professional, social, and cultural interaction among postdocs, supporting them in their professional and career development, and serving as an advocate for the university postdoctoral community. For more information, contact Dr. Veronica Montesinos-Cruz.

The Postdoctoral Association is governed by its Bylaws.

You can contact the UNL Postdoc Association at

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has established a two-person team of ombuds to be a resource for faculty (including postdocs) seeking to resolve difficulties that interfere with their work. The ombuds serve as designated 'neutral' parties who provide all UNL faculty members access to confidential, informal, independent and impartial assistance in managing conflicts and solving work-related problems.

Contact the university's Faculty Ombud Services at