Information for Postdocs

  • The University's Postdoctoral Affairs website is a useful resource for general information related to being a postdoc at Chicago.
  • To get an online staff “orientation,” set up direct deposit, or see your benefits, go to the Employee self service website.
  • Health insurance is outsourced by the University to Garnett-Powers. You have to sign up within 30 days of starting (including dependents). You can access the UC Medical Center, but are billed as outpatient care and therefore must meet out of pocket deductible for services. UChicago contact: Steven Birt
  • Foreign postdocs should contact Katie Casey about visas, social security card, etc. The Office for International Affairs may also be useful. If you travel abroad from the US, make sure your US visa is not close to its expiration or else you will not get back into the US. Katie can provide you documentation about your current employment status that you may need to re-enter the US. Finally, if you need an IL drivers license, you must get it at least 6 months before your US visa expires.
  •  Shuttle bus information can be found here.
  • Contact either Katie Casey or Tom Indelli to set up e-mail and get a CNet ID.
  • A UChicago card can be obtained at the office located in the Regenstein library.
  •  The Biological Sciences postdoc website can be found here.
  • The following resources may be useful to postdoc parents: The Baby PhD network, the UChicago Child Care Resources page, and the Parent Support Network in Hyde Park.
  • The postdoctoral scholar handbook can be found here.