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How to Find a Postdoc

Postdoctoral Opportunities at the University of Arizona

Enter "Postdoctoral Research Associate" to search the UA Human Resources Career Track website for current listings.

Current Openings:

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Libraries - Digital Innovation & Stewardship

The Libraries has been providing data management services to campus for the past three years with the Data Curation Librarian providing the majority of the support. The Libraries has made good progress on offering these services, but is limited by how much support can be provided by less than 1 FTE devoted to data management services. Last year the Research Computing Governance Committee (RCGC) Data Management and Curation Subcommittee administered a data management and curation survey that was sent to faculty, researchers, staff, and graduate students to discover their data storage, data management, and curation needs. Results indicated a need for data management workshops, active data management support, and a local (UA) data repository. As a result, the Subcommittee developed a Data Management and Data Publication and Curation (DMDC) Pilot proposal. The proposal was supported by RCGC and received funding from the RCGC sponsors in the fall of 2015.

This position will serve two major purposes: 1) as part of the DMDC Pilot, provide support for five research projects (chemical engineering and education, cancer research, public health, entomology, and ecology) participating in the pilot by developing templates, workflows etc., assisting in setting up data management technology and tools, and providing metadata support; and 2) work with the data curation librarian to expand data management and curation services and programs focusing on reaching out to campus to provide a variety of educational support for data management and data curation.

The incumbent will continue to develop their research competencies by working with the research groups on data management technology and tools (as part of the pilot); and by developing advanced data management workshops.

Other campus opportunities include:

Postdoctoral Opportunities - Searchable Databases

There are many searchable databases that compile information about open postdoctoral positions and opportunities.

  • Higher Ed Jobs - Provides a searchable database of postdoctoral fellowship opportunities as well as career development resources.
  • AAAS Science Careers - The American Association for the Advancement of Science lists many postdoctoral opportunities.
  • Pivot - (formerly Community of Science) A source of public and private funding opportunities as related to research, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, postdoctoral positions, equipment acquisition, operating and capital expenses, and more. Geographical coverage is worldwide.  Pivot contains approximately 1800 postdoctoral award or young investigator opportunities. Be sure to subscribe to the Alert Service. This subscription database can be accessed through UA Library databases.

  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support Database at UCLA (GRAPES) - Searchable database for graduate and postdoctoral opportunities with 283 postdoctoral listings.

  • Grant Forward - Searchable research and fellowship database with some 1,500 postdoctoral funding opportunities. You may register with your account, and sign up for Alert notifications in your designated field.

  • Pathways to Science Postdoctoral Positions - Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.

Postdoctoral Opportunities - U.S. Federal Government Agencies

Many federal agencies provide postdoctoral fellowship opportunities. The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health also provide research fellowships. You can learn more about those opportunities on the How to Fund Your Postdoc page.

  • NIH Intramural Postdoctoral Fellowships (NIH)
  • USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program (USGS)
  • DOE Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Programs (DOE-Argonne)
  • Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing Sciences (DOE-Alvarez
  • Naval Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (NRL)
  • Environmental Protection Agency Postdoctoral Research Programs (EPA)
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships (NASA)
  • National Institutes of Standards and Technology Postdoctoral Research Associateship Program (NIST)


We are actively updating these lists. If you know of an opportunity that you would like to share with the UA community, please email

Last updated 2 Aug 2016