The University of Iowa

New Postdoc Resources

The Graduate College helps new postdoctoral scholars transition to The University of Iowa and the Iowa City area.

Postdoctoral scholars present their research.We provide postdocs with answers to frequently asked questions about university resources, area housing, and more in the communities immediately surrounding the University.

The University of Iowa is a global campus with over 2,500 international students and scholars representing 100+ countries. There are campus resources that help international postdocs transition to life in the United States.

Early on, it is important for postdocs to establish a strong working relationship with their postdoctoral mentor and advisor. Active and effective communication is an essential element for success in your postdoctoral experience.

Policies and benefits

The Graduate College is responsible for administrative matters relating to postdoctoral education at the University of Iowa. Our website has information on postdoctoral job classifications, postdoc salaries, and university benefits. The Graduate College is your primary contact regarding your postdoctoral training experience.

Please feel free to contact our office with additional questions at (319) 335-2136 or by email at We will make every effort to answer your questions or to put you in touch with the right people to provide answers.

Research training

The research mission of postdocs and their advisors includes training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Federal and private funding agencies are requiring increased compliance and oversight to ensure that researchers are meeting mandated RCR training.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the Graduate College ensure that all graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty (K awards series only) engaged in research activities funded by NIH/NSF and USDA FIFA grants enroll in an approved Responsible Conduct of Research course and complete the Collaborative Instructional Training Initiative (CITI) web based training.