A postdoc works to repair a piece of scientific glassware in the Chemistry Glass ShopWelcome to UW-Madison! As a postdoc, you are an essential part of the Department of Chemistry, contributing a wealth of leadership and research expertise to your research group and the department at large.

We hope your time in Madison proves to be a special time in your life as you continue to develop your own research interests and endeavor to make your mark in the scientific community.

Onboarding Information

If you hold an unpaid honorary appointment as a postdoc (this happens very rarely), please contact the payroll and benefits specialist for a separate onboarding checklist.


Postdoctoral Seminar Series

Watch for email announcements about upcoming postdoctoral seminar series speakers. The series is organized by Department of Chemistry postdocs and features research talks by postdocs. Contact Victor Outlaw (, a postdoc in the Gellman group, for more information.