Chicagoland Postdoc Recruitment Initiative


Welcome Prospective Postdoc Trainees!

Thank you for your interest in the Chicagoland Diverse STEM Postdoc Recruitment Virtual Event, taking place October 19-20, 2023! This is a collaborative event to improve diversity and inclusion at the three largest research universities in the Chicago area (The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and University of Illinois Chicago) and is open to all advanced PhD students and postdocs in STEM.

To learn more please visit our website or email us at:


2023 Program

Applications will open soon!


Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about three postdoctoral programs in the Chicagoland area and the cutting-edge research happening at each institution.

More than 150 faculty members from the three institutions have signed up to participate in the event!

About the Event


Selected candidates will be invited to a virtual event October 19-20, 2023Learn more about the event schedule, here! Participants will be matched with faculty at each institution for virtual informational interviews, to take place October 20-November 4, 2023Prospective postdoc participants will be responsible for scheduling virtual informational interviews with their faculty partners once they receive their match information.


Recruiting Diverse Populations

Our goals are to 1) focus on improving the “pipeline” challenge in STEM for historically marginalized graduate students and postdocs; and 2) to recruit and retain individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in academia and the sciences, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, who have disabilities, who identify as LGBTQIA+, who are veterans, or who were first-generation college students or Pell-eligible.



  • This event will be most useful for advanced PhD students (you have passed your qualifying exam or are post-candidacy by the time of the event), recent PhD graduates, or early-career postdoc scholars in STEM fields.
  • There is no citizenship requirement to apply for this event.



Email UChicago PME Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Director, Vipul Sharma at