National Postdoc Survey

Thank you, postdoctoral community, for your strong support!

The National Postdoc Survey (NPS) was designed from a postdoc perspective, and is based on over 15 years of experience surveying postdocs by the Biological Science Division Postdoctoral Association at the University of Chicago. From this unique data set, we chose questions that highlight essential aspects of the postdoctoral experience, including mentoring, career development, plans, and quality of life.

Over 7,000 postdocs participated in the 2016 version of survey!

Check out the results of the survey, published in eLife.




The 2019 version of the National Postdoc Survey survey closed on December 31st, 2019. Nearly 6,300 postdocs responded to the survey! Analysis is currently underway.

Learn more at the official National Postdoc Survey website