Gladstone is dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders in a diverse environment. We provide rigorous scientific training, personalized attention and mentoring, and a rich research environment supplemented by close interactions with our colleagues at nearby universities, such as UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.

We recognize that postdocs are one of the prime engines of scientific advancement at Gladstone and we aim to provide a holistic training program that will develop them to the fullest of their abilities.

Gladstone’s postdoc training program is built on core competencies, including technical skills, cutting-edge research, and professional and leadership skills, in order to transition into a successful career.

Gladstone Postdoc Milestones

At Gladstone, we’ve developed guidelines to successfully complete postdoc training. View the Gladstone Postdoc Milestones to learn more. 

NPA Sustaining Member

Gladstone is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association. Gladstone postdocs can join the association for free as an affiliate, non-voting member.

Postdoc Mentoring

Gladstone Postdoc Advisory Committee (GPAC)

GPAC is a community dedicated to creating a supportive environment that maximizes the professional and scientific development of postdocs at Gladstone. GPAC hosts events and provides resources on mentoring, career counseling, networking, and promotion opportunities.

What Is the Salary for a Postdoc?

Salaries are determined by years of relevant experience, based on satisfactory performance. Postdocs also qualify for Gladstone's full benefits package.

Years of Experience Postdoc Salary Scientist Salary Bioinformatics Salary NIH Salary
0–1 60,775 N/A 64,480 53,760
1–2 62,600 N/A 66,410 54,144
2–3 64,480 N/A 68,400 54,540
3–4 66,410 67,700 70,450 56,712
4–5 68,400 69,800 72,560 58,608
5–6 70,450 71,900 74,700 60,780
6–7 72,560 74,000 76,900 63,036
Relocation Allowance 

Postdocs who live more than 50 miles from Gladstone will receive a one-time relocation allowance of $5,000. Postdocs who live and relocate within 50 miles of Gladstone will receive a $3,000 relocation allowance.

How Do I Become a Postdoc?

Find open positions on our careers page or contact an investigator directly. Most Gladstone investigators are actively hiring. 

Embark: Presidential Postdoctoral Program

At Gladstone, we believe that when we bring together people with diverse approaches and ideas to tackle scientific challenges in creative ways, we create tremendous opportunities for discovering new treatments and cures for disease. In order to increase the representation of underrepresented groups within the sciences, we've launched Embark, Gladstone's Presidential Postdoctoral Program. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

Our Postdocs by the Numbers

Year Total Postdocs Female Male US Citizen/PR International URM Status
2020 97 50.5% 49.5% 48.3% 48.3% 7.2%
2019 98 54.1% 45.9% 40.8% 41.8% 7.1%
2018 97 49.5% 50.5% 48.5% 48.5% 11.3%
2017 104 43.3% 56.7% 46.2% 53.8% 11.5%
2016 117 38.5% 61.5% 46.2% 53.8% 10.3%
2015 115 39.1% 60.9% 40% 56.5% 5.2%
2014 110 42.7% 57.3% 30.9% 65.5% 4.5%
2013 117 41% 59% 32.5% 64.1% 1.7%
2012 123 43.9% 56.1% 33.3% 65% 1.6%
2011 120 48.3% 51.7% 32.5% 67.5% 2.5%

These data are part of Gladstone’s collaboration with the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science to improve transparency on career prospects for life sciences trainees. The median time of service for a Gladstone postdoc from 2016-2018 was 6.6 years. View career type and sector outcomes from 2010-2019.

Want to Learn More?

Reach out to Academic Affairs to get answers to all your Gladstone-related questions.