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UC Merced Postdoctoral Scholars

This site is designed to aid potential and current postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) as they transition and work in the UC Merced campus community. Postdocs are an important part of the research mission of the University of California.  We hope to provide resources, assistance, and guidance to incoming and existing postdocs who have decided on UC Merced to continue their successful academic careers.

About UC Merced

Definition of a Postdoctoral Scholar

Categories of Postdoctoral Appointments

Postdoctoral Scholar Appointment Process

Postdoctoral Scholar Union

Compensation for Postdocs

General Tax Issues

Health Insurance and Benefits

International Postdocs

Mentoring and Training Postdoctoral Researchers

Transportation and Parking


Obtaining an Email Address and CatCard


Since issues regarding postdoctoral appointments are often complex, general questions regarding postdocs should be directed to:

209-228-4002 or