New Postdocs

Welcome to the University of Minnesota!

We have assembled a list of resources and links that may be helpful for you as you complete your hiring process and begin working at the University. You are always welcomed to reach out to us at with questions and concerns.

Check out the UMN Postdoc Handbook

The Postdoctoral Handbook is a guide for incoming and existing Postdocs for navigating their time at the University of Minnesota.

Looking for housing or roommates?

University Student Housing is available to postdocs.

Check out this resource to find roommates.

Resources for international postdocs

If you have not already, please connect with International Student and Scholar Services. We also have an International Chair on our steering committee who is always happy to help and/or connect. Reach out to to connect with them.

Know your job code

As a postdoctoral researcher, you may be employed in one of a few job code options. Go here to learn more about the important distinctions between each.

Need parking?

As a postdoc, you are able to reserve a parking pass at the student rate. Please go to this link to do so (scroll down to the "graduate/professional worker" section).

Who do you need to connect with?

Outside of your new lab advisor (the lab P.I.), there are a number of people you should be connecting with to ensure all of your needs are met. Here are a few key ones we think you should know:

Need to talk to someone about specific questions or concerns?

Consider reaching out to the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Initiatives Noro Andriamanalina ( She and her team have assembled an additional set of resources on The Graduate School website here.

Follow and subscribe!

We have a number of social media platforms and communication options to receive updates from us and connect with other postdocs. Find all of your options here.

Are we missing anything?

Have other questions to be answered or information to find? Let us know how we can expand our resources to best help you. Email us at