Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Baylor College of Medicine offers research postdoctoral trainees the opportunity to train and receive mentorship at one of the nation’s highest ranked institutions for biomedical research, located in the heart of the world’s largest medical complex. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences supports nearly 600 postdoctoral trainees who come from across the United States and 46 countries.  

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs oversees, develops, and manages policies and procedures regarding research postdoctoral trainees and is committed to providing training that aligns with the six core competencies identified by the National Postdoc Association.  

Baylor postdocs conduct research within eight basic sciences departments, 17 clinical departments or eight academic centers with over $426 million in research funding. The College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding trainees from diverse backgrounds by providing a supportive professional environment.

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Facts and Figures about Baylor Postdoctoral Researchers

  • 83 percent have a Ph.D.
  • 6 percent have an M.D.
  • 4 percent have both an M.D. and Ph.D.
  • 7 percent have other related doctoral degrees
  • 45 percent females
  • 55 percent males