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.
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, beginning January 1, 2023. Postdocs also qualify for Gladstone’s full benefits package.
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*This salary pay scale is effective January 1, 2023.
New postdocs receive a one-time relocation allowance of $5,000.
How Do I Become a Postdoc?
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 due January 15, 2024. Learn more about the program and how to apply.
Our Postdocs by the 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 Type as of 2022
Career Type at Exit
Career Sector as of 2022
Career Sector at Exit