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University of Utah Information

  • Utah Postdoc Association (UPDA)
  • University of Utah Postdoctoral Affairs Office
    • Resources, information, and professional development programs for postdocs. They also have a travel award you can apply for, and have helped implement University-wide policies such as a paid parental leave policy
    • Website and contact:, 
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
    • SACNAS is a national organization devoted to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, and is open to anyone. The University of Utah chapter has a lot of involvement from graduate students and post-docs on the health science campus.
    • Website and contact:, 
  • University of Utah office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
    Some of the specific resources are geared more toward students on campus, but there are also many events, opportunities, and resource centers open to all of the campus community.
  • Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Title IX:
  • For information on workplace accommodations—including disability, pregnancy, and religious accommodations—visit the Human Resources page:
  • The University of Utah campus map online has information on resources and accessibility, such as gender-neutral restrooms, emergency phones, and lactation rooms. To access this feature:
    • Go to the campus map website:
    • Click the three horizontal lines in the upper left:
    • Scroll down to “Accessibility and safety” and click the downward pointing arrow
    • Click the buttons for the resources you are interested in to toggle them on or off on the map
    • In addition to accessibility and safety, there are options for covid test sites, parking, public transportation, dining, etc available on the map

Living in Salt Lake City and Utah


Reproductive Health

Ways to get involved in reproductive access


International Postdocs


  • University of Utah Veterans Support Center:
    • From the VSC: “ Staff and faculty are welcome in our Center and can use most resources in here. That includes free printing, computer use, quiet study space, a lounge, free coffee/tea/hot cocoa bar, swag and a zero-gravity massage chair! We are here for all military connected people on campus: active duty, reservists, national guard members, veterans, and dependents/spouses.”
  • Utah Veterans Alliance:
  • Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs:

Additional Resources

Recent updates to Postdoc benefits and resources at the 2022 Postdoc town hall. Slides: Postdoc Town Hall 7-20-22

We have compiled the notes for the retirement plan options from our virtual event.

UPDA Retirement Event Notes

We have compiled a document of tips from our Virtual Conference Discussion for the best practices for attending or presenting at virtual conferences

UPDA Virtual Conference Tips

Are you interested in getting some of your research published? Why not consider submitting to the Postdoc Journal.

Information for submitting your manuscripts

Do you need help to write your statements for application? Get help with your application material from the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

All work and no play makes a researcher one-dimensional. Why not join our Facebook group and find other like-minded people to socialize, make friends, and discover other avenues to enhance your stay in Utah!

Facebook page for Utah Post-Doctoral Association (UPDA)

The Office for Equity and Diversity and the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion have sponsored the University of Utah’s Institutional Membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring. Postdoctoral scholars now have access to a large variety of services and resources including webinars, multi-week courses, guest lectures, accountability writing buddy matches, discussion forums, dissertation boot camp, and much more. To learn more about the resources offered and how to register, please see the  NCFDD New Membership flyer.

If you are looking for a job at the University of Utah, please visit Human Resources website and Marriott Library website.

Click here to learn more about diversity efforts in  University of Utah Bioscience community, including opportunities for outreach.

Last Updated: 9/25/23