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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Graduate School sponsors the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which is here to help you navigate life at the UW as a postdoctoral fellow.

Office Hours and Appointments

To enrich the postdoc mentoring experience at UW, OPA offers Office Hours for Postdocs. We have a designated faculty member to provide one-on-one mentoring to all UW postdocs.

Senior Faculty Advisor Dr. Bill Mahoney is available for office hours weekly noon–2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Appointments are also sometimes available at other times.

Contact Bill at for all appointment requests.

What to Expect

During the one-on-one mentoring session, your advisor will give advice and guidance on various issues critical to postdoctoral experience, including but not limited to:

  • development of Individual Development Plans (IDPs)
  • exploration of diverse career options
  • identification of mentors
  • grant-writing advice
  • strategize conversations with your mentors

Dr. Mahoney is looking forward to sharing his experience with you and helping to guide you throughout your fellowship towards an independent career.