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Chicagoland Postdoc Recruitment Initiative

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Welcome Prospective Postdoc Trainees! Heading link

Thank you for your interest in the Chicagoland Diverse STEM Postdoc Recruitment Initiative. This collaborative initiative is designed to improve diversity and inclusion at the three largest research universities in the Chicago area (Northwestern UniversityThe University of Chicago, and UIC). The virtual 2-day event for prospective postdocs hosted by the Initiative will take place October 19-20, 2023! Applications for prospective postdocs to participate in the Initiative will open in August.

A Collaborative Chicagoland Event! Heading link

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about three postdoctoral programs in the Chicagoland area and the cutting-edge research happening at each institution.

Learn more and apply here!

Recruiting Diverse Populations

Our goals are to 1) focus on addressing the “pipeline” challenge in STEM for historically marginalized graduate students and postdocs; and 2) to recruit and retain individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in academia and the sciences, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, who have disabilities, who identify as LGBTQIA+, who are veterans, who have obtained a PhD as a second career, or who were first-generation college students or Pell-eligible.

About the Event

Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a 2-day virtual event on October 19-20, 2023. Participants will also be matched with faculty volunteers for virtual informational interviews, which will take place October 19-November 3, 2023.


Email UIC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Director Valerie Miller at