Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars
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Getting Started at Stanford

Stanford University has a thriving academic community which includes over 1,900 post-doctoral scholars. Stanford prides itself on recruiting skilled and talented scholars from all over the world. Please note that some of this information is for School of Medicine scholars only (over 70% of all scholars are in the School of Medicine).

The San Francisco Bay Area is an expensive region.  Stanford is equidistant from the two main cities in Northern California, San Jose, and San Francisco.  Many postdocs choose to live in neighboring Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City or in San Francisco.  Postdocs who are considering offers of appointment at Stanford are encouraged to consider the cost of living in this area in light of their lifestyle, needs, and where applicable, financial obligations towards spouses or family.

A Quarterly New Postdoc Welcome Luncheon is organized by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Check the extensive list of helpful websites within Stanford, in the community and Silicon Valley.

The following checklists will help you, as a new Scholar at Stanford. In addition, we encourage all international scholars to visit Bechtel International Center for additional information.

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