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Princeton University and the Department of Chemistry offer many programs and resources to help post-doctoral researchers adjust to life at Princeton.

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Graduate housing is not available to postdoctoral researchers, but there are many off-campus housing options within close proximity. Click for a PDF guide to housing options.

Campus Groups

General resources and social events for postdoctoral researchers across all departments can be found on the Princeton Postdocs & Postdoctoral Research Associates website.

Employee resource groups (ERGs) at Princeton provide researchers the opportunity to connect with professionals across campus. They include:

  • Latino Princetonians
    ‚ÄčInternational Employee Group at Princeton
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Group
    Network of African American Male Administrators
    Princetonians of Color Network
    Princeton Social Professionals
    South Asian Affinity Group
    Chinese Community at Princeton

Click for more information on ERGs.

The Davis International Center provides support for international students and scholars as they adjust to life in Princeton.

Departmental Groups

The Department of chemistry has multiple opportunities for postdoctoral researchers to meet chemists from around the department in professional and social settings.

  • Supergroup meetings
    Female Researchers in Chemistry (FRIC)
    Friday social (Snacks and beverages provided outside the CaFe every Friday at 5:00 pm)

Professional Development

The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton offers workshops and programs to help postdoctoral researchers advance their professional science and teaching career. Click for a full list of programs at the Center.

The Center also has helpful resources for graduate students that can be found here:   http://www.princeton.edu/mcgraw/library/for-grad-students/.

Excellent resources for career development and employment opportunities can also be found at Princeton’s Career Services website.

Work/Life Assistance

The University offers many work life benefits to Princeton employees. For benefits such as insurance, recreation, adoption, care assistance, parental leave, vacation time and more, visit http://www.princeton.edu/hr/thrive/family/.

Princeton University works with Carebridge Corporation to provide postdoctoral researchers with confidential assistance in managing work, personal and family issues. For further information and the Carebridge site access code, please contact administrative coordinator, Kim Dugo.

The University also offers many multiple resources for child care assistance as a part of the postdoctoral researcher benefits package. Click on the Family-Friendly Initiatives tab on the left to learn more.