Current GW Postdocs
Postdocs at the George Washington University (GW) are a lively and diverse community of scientists and scholars, contributing to high-impact research teams, leading independent pursuits of knowledge, and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students.
Given GW’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital, our postdocs have a unique opportunity to amplify the impact of their work by fostering partnerships with policymakers, federal agencies, and the world’s most influential scientific and technical organizations.
GW is committed to supporting the professional development of postdocs and providing resources for the faculty and research staff that serve as their mentors.
GW provides a comprehensive benefits package for postdocs including a variety of insurance options as well as voluntary well-being programs.
After a thorough assessment of the current state of COVID-19, the university strongly recommends, but will no longer require, vaccination for all community members.
For more information on public health protocols for students, postdocs, faculty, staff and visitors, see:
The GW Postdoc Association, a member-led organization, creates a sense of community and hosts a number of professional development and networking events throughout the year including the annual GW Postdoc Appreciation Week.
GW offers competitive compensation rates aligned with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Service Awards (NRSA) scale.
Learn more about what to expect in your first days as a postdoc at GW.
Postdoctoral Associates and Postdoctoral Scholars both make important contributions to GW’s research mission. Learn more about the difference between these two roles and how your classification may impact your duties as a postdoc.
In case of emergency, please call 911. On the Foggy Bottom campus, you may call 911 or GW Police at (202) 994-6111.
Check the Campus Advisories website for incident-related and non incident-related information of importance to the GW community. The site also provides real-time information on current GW alerts, weather and Metro status.
GW is committed to supporting postdocs’ work-life balance with a competitive time off program.
All members of the GW community are responsible for supporting the university’s mission by following the highest standards of ethical and lawful conduct in all academic, research and business activities. It is important to be familiar with the GW policies that ensure compliance and mitigate risk to postdocs, their faculty mentors, and the university.
- Equal Employment Opportunity and Access
- Disability Policy
- Non-Retaliation Policy
- Political Activity
- Religious Accommodation
- Title IX Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct Policy
- Smoke Free Campus
- Threats and Acts of Violence
- Acceptable Use for Computing Systems and Services
- Policies pertaining to Research and Sponsored Projects