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Postdocs

Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about College of Biological Sciences postdoctoral appointments.

Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program Accepting Applications

The deadline to apply for the 2018 cohort is February 1!


Are you interested in collaborating on multidisciplinary research that addresses societally relevant problems? The Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program is accepting applications for the 2018 cohort. It's a unique opportunity to take on big questions and work across disciplines to find answers.

Building Bridges and Educating Educators

Carrie Wilmot leads NIH-funded postdoctoral program to train future faculty and increase student diversity.


This fall, the University launched a new education and research program that aims to build bridges in the world of higher education.

New Grand Challenges Postdoctoral Program Cohort Announced

Four postdoctoral researchers launch cross-disciplinary projects that ask questions relating to the environment, health and education


Project Title: Examining the influence of fungal community composition and substrate chemistry on the soil carbon response to N fertilization.
Postdoctoral Researcher: Allison Gill
Faculty Advisors: Sarah Hobbie and Jonathan Schilling

March for Science

The CBS Student Board welcomes students, faculty, staff and supporters to the March for Science Minnesota on April 22, 2017. The Student Board will facilitate pre-march meet up points on the East Bank campus (for those who would like to travel together via light-rail to the march) and in St. Paul near the march starting point.

CBS Postdoc Symposium

The College of Biological Sciences invites its postdoctoral scientists and staff to come together to share their science, core facility capabilities and postdoctoral experiences for a Postdoc Symposium. The event includes lightning talks, a panel discussion and free lunch! RSVP at z.umn.edu/cbspostdoc by Wednesday, April 5.

Event Details

  • Wednesday, April 19
  • 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Cargill Building, St. Paul Campus

New Research Group Management Course

Professional development for postdoctoral scientists and senior graduate students

This CBS professional development course, led by Carrie Wilmot and Jennifer Powers is aimed at postdoctoral scientists and senior graduate students who envision transitioning to a project or group leadership position in academia, industry, or government research.

Connecting Remnants of Prairies Past and Present

CBS researchers study prairie plant dispersal in an effort to aid prairie restoration and conservation

David Moeller and Allison Shaw
Above: David Moeller and Allison Shaw at the CBS Conservatory (Photo: Jonathan Pavlica) Below: Lauren Sullivan and Allison Shaw in the field