Faculty mentors play a critical role in the training of postdoctoral scholars, providing opportunities for postdocs to develop their knowlege and research skills. Similarly, departmental staff such as human resource facilatators or budget managers are important resources for new postdoctoral scholars,making sure postdocs complete necessary paperwork, sign up for health coverage, or obtain access to other servcies on campus.

In this section, faculty mentors and staff providing administrative support to postdoctoral scholars will find helpful information on:

OPA also sponsors events for faculty mentors and HR Facilitators who work with postdocs, including the School of Medicine’s Quarterly HR Training and New PI Training (hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence). Messages are sent out on the listserv to provide information about events pertaining to postdoc career development, which may include seminars, workshops, conferences, internships, awards, and other opportunities. The listserv also informs postdocs of official university business, UNC postdoctoral policies, upcoming social events, and campus resources for postdocs. This listserv is only available to current postdoctoral scholars who are affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To subscribe to the listserv, please send an email to opa@unc.edu with “subscribe to listserv” in the subject line.  Check our calendar for upcoming dates.