Career Development

Funding and fellowship opportunities

  • UGA’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program: Future Faculty for Inclusive Research Excellence. The UGA Future Faculty for Inclusive Research Excellence (FFIRE) Postdoctoral Scholars program is a postdoctoral research and academic career development program designed to recruit, train, and support exceptional new postdoctoral scholars pursuing academic careers.
  • Did you know that the Fulbright Scholar Program offers postdocs? Any U.S. citizen who has obtained their PhD within the last five years is eligible to apply. This year, the program offers 18 exciting Postdoctoral Awards in 11 countries. Our postdocs provide scholars who have recently graduated with a fully-funded opportunity to research and train under faculty abroad. Alumni of the program have cited the dedicated research time and extended mentorship of these opportunities as the top assets of Fulbright’s postdoctoral placements. Additionally, the professional network of fellow Fulbrighters and the prestige of the grant have opened doors for postdocs: after completing their grants, our scholars have gone on to succeed in tenure-track jobs, industry, and ongoing research and engagement in their field of study. Here are all of our Postdoctoral Awards on

Job opportunities


     UGA Postdoc Job Opportunities:  View current UGA postdoc job opportunities.
     Other Job Opportunities:
  • Postdoctoral Research in Experimental Biophysics: A position is open at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in the Mannik Lab for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher who has a doctorate in biophysics, cell biology, or a related field who is interested in energy-driven self-assembly processes in living systems. The processes of interest include the dynamic assembly of cell division machinery and cell cycle control in E. coli. The position involves high-resolution and high-throughput microscopy, computational data analysis (including AI models), microfluidics, and bacterial cell biology. The person can also contribute to our efforts to develop nano/microfabricated fluidic devices for live cell studies, with fabrication taking place at the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This work is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). For more details about potential projects, please visit this link. The applicants should send a CV, a cover letter describing research interests/relevant experience, and names of three references to Dr. Jaan Männik at
  • Physical Oceanographer Assistant/Associate Professor: Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including advanced courses in their area of specialization, and support research and mentoring of students and postdocs. The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography leverages the resources of a coastal research and training institute, including close proximity to a variety of marine environments and access to the UNOLS-affiliated R/V Savannah, as well as the resources and academic opportunities available at the University of Georgia, the state’s flagship university. Successful candidates will enhance existing programs in the Department of Marine Sciences in Athens ( and at Skidaway ( Interactions with other departments and with institutions throughout the University System of Georgia are supported and encouraged. Applications and other requirements can be submitted through this link.
  • Asst. Professor – Evolutionary Ecology: The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Ecology. This academic year 9-month appointment position would begin August 1, 2024. We seek to hire a colleague whose research addresses cutting-edge questions at the intersection of ecological and evolutionary processes. We encourage applications from scientists who examine eco-evolutionary questions in natural environments, which might include freshwater, marine, or terrestrial systems. We especially welcome applications from candidates who study the evolutionary consequences of environmental change. The successful candidate will build on growing strengths in evolutionary ecology in the Odum School and could forge collaborations with faculty in other units on campus, including Bioinformatics, Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Marine Sciences, Plant Biology, and Veterinary Medicine. The faculty member will contribute to teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in evolutionary ecology and other topics based on the person’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that is recognized nationally and internationally. Applications and other requirements can be submitted through this link.
  • NIH Job Listings: NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
  • NSF Job Listings: People working in the science directorates maintain close contact with science and engineering communities to explore emerging opportunities and to coordinate NSF’s “gold standard” merit review process in deciding where to invest NSF funds. The directorates have a rich mix of scientific and administrative staff to ensure the integrity of NSF’s programs and processes. Staff in the business operations areas connect with NSF’s partners in the academic, government, and private sectors, set policy around how awards are made, manage the agency’s financial commitments, and handle the day-to-day operations that support the agency — from information technology to facility management to human resources. At NSF, you’ll find a career that supports some of the most important and groundbreaking research and education in the world. Picture yourself at NSF and make an impact where discoveries begin.
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers exceptional training for postdoctoral fellows who benefit from leading-edge science, world-class facilities and resources, and a deeply collaborative culture. St. Jude trains approximately 280 fellows at one time, a proportion of which are supported by one of four NIH T32 training grants in Infectious Diseases Therapeutics, Cancer Survivorship, Hematological Malignancies, and Immuno-Oncology and Immunotherapy. St. Jude is committed to career development and support for its postdocs. Their salary now begins at $70,000. A link to open postdoc positions can be found here.
  • PhD Insiders is a lab research network for students and scientists. There are several job opportunities for postdocs and post-PhD folks. Click this link to explore their website.

General resources for funding opportunities

General resources for job searches

Posted resources from previous workshops and seminars hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and their resources:

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Postdocs Virtual Seminar: The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Innovation Gateway cohosted a virtual discussion on innovation and entrepreneurship for postdocs on January 16th at 2 PM via Zoom featuring facilitator, Ian Biggs. The Zoom recording link is accessible here.
  • Pedagogy Resources & Teaching Opportunities at UGAThe Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs hosted a virtual seminar on pedagogy resources and teaching opportunities at UGA. This seminar was facilitated by the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Megan Mittelstadt. This seminar was on Zoom, November 3rd, 2023 from 9 – 10 AM. The link for the slides are available here and the video can be accessed here

To see our full list of archived events, please follow this link!