Postdoctoral Scholars

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A postdoctoral scholar or "postdoc" is a person holding a doctoral—or terminal—degree, who is engaged in mentored research or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills necessary to pursue a career.

The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars, a sub-office of the Graduate School, provides a formal communication link among postdoctoral scholars, faculty and university administration.

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