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. In addition, Gladstone offers an annual $10,000 housing supplement. Postdocs also qualify for Gladstone’s full benefits package.

Years of ExperiencePostdoc SalaryScientist SalaryBioinformatics SalaryNIH Salary

*This salary pay scale is effective January 1, 2024.

Relocation Allowance 

New postdocs receive a one-time relocation allowance of $5,000.

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.

NOMIS–Gladstone Fellowship Program

This interdisciplinary training and research program at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) offers exceptional postdoctoral scientists the freedom to address big unanswered questions at the intersection of two or more scientific disciplines. Fellows will be appointed as scientists at GIND and will have an affiliation with UC San Francisco’s Department of Neurology. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

Our Postdocs by the Numbers

Postdoc numbers

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 to 2018 was 6.6 years. View career type and sector outcomes from 2010 to 2021.

Career Types

Postdoc career types

Career Type as of 2023

Postdoc career types at exit

Career Type at Exit

Career Sectors

Postdoc career sectors

Career Sector as of 2023

Postdoc career sectors at exit

Career Sector at Exit

Want to Learn More?

Reach out to Education and Research Development to get answers to all your Gladstone‑related questions.