University of California, Riverside

Graduate Division

Resources for Postdoctoral Scholars

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Welcome to the University of California in Riverside! The campus has a lively and international community of around 200 postdocs working in diverse disciplines. Postdoctoral Scholars are automatically members of the Riverside Postdoc Association (RPA), an active community that seeks to engage with postdocs to improve and promote their welfare and interests living in Riverside and working at UCR. Upon arrival, every postdoc is invited to contact the RPA (  to meet new contacts, receive tips for living in Riverside, and participate in cultural and recreational activities organized by the association.

The Graduate Division, together with the Riverside Postdoctoral Association, provides numerous resources and services for the professional and academic development of their postdocs. One is the section within the Graduate Division called GradSuccess, which is open to all postdocs. GradSuccess offers workshops, seminars, and consultations on advanced pedagogical training, writing, job applications, and a program called GradQuant, which helps students develop their quantitative research skills.   In the Fall of 2014, the Association held its first symposium featuring poster and paper presentations and a keynote speech by Nobel Laureate in Medicine Randy Schekman. The Association now has an important advisory role giving the Graduate Division input on the needs of the Riverside postdoc community.


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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Graduate Division
University Office Building

Tel: (951) 827-4302
Fax: (951) 827-2238