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. One year of additional experience is given for each year of medical residency and relevant postdoc experience, up to a maximum of 5 years. For physicians, this credit is awarded only if the MD degree was obtained from an accredited medical school, as defined by the California Board of Medicine.

Years of Experience Postdoc Salary Scientist Salary Bioinformatics Salary NIH Salary
0–1 59,150 N/A 62,750 48,432
1–2 60,920 N/A 64,630 48,804
2–3 62,750 N/A 66,570 49,188
3–4 64,630 65,900 68,570 51,324
4–5 66,570 67,900 70,600 53,184
5–6 68,570 69,900 72,700 55,308
6–7 70,630 72,000 74,900 57,528
Relocation Allowance 

New postdocs who live more than 50 miles from Gladstone will receive a one-time relocation allowance of $4,000. Postdocs who live and relocate within 50 miles of Gladstone will receive a $2,000 relocation allowance.

How Do I Become a Postdoc?

Find open positions on our careers page or contact an investigator directly.

Our Postdocs by the Numbers

Year Total Postdocs Female Male US Citizen/PR International URM Status
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%

This postdoc data is part of Gladstone’s collaboration with the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science to improve transparency on career prospects for life sciences trainees.

Want to Learn More?

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