Upward Research Labs is dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders in a diverse environment. We provide rigorous scientific training, personalized attention and mentoring, and a rich research environment supplemented by close interactions with our colleagues at nearby universities, such as UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.

We recognize that postdocs are one of the prime engines of scientific advancement At Upward Research Labs and we aim to provide a holistic training program that will develop them to the fullest of their abilities.

Upward Research Labs’ postdoc training program is built on core competencies, including technical skills, cutting-edge research, and professional and leadership skills, in order to transition into a successful career.

Upward Research Labs Postdoc Milestones

At Upward Research Labs, we’ve developed guidelines to successfully complete postdoc training.

NPA Sustaining Member

Upward Research Labs is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association. Upward Research Labs postdocs can join the association for free as an affiliate, non-voting member.

Postdoc Mentoring

Upward Research Labs Postdoc Advisory Committee

pward Research Labs Postdoc Advisory Committee is a community dedicated to creating a supportive environment that maximizes the professional and scientific development of postdocs At Upward Research Labs. pward Research Labs Postdoc Advisory Committee hosts events and provides resources on mentoring, career counseling, networking, and promotion opportunities.

What Is the Salary for a Postdoc?

Salaries are determined by years of relevant experience, based on satisfactory performance. In addition, Upward Research Labs offers an annual $10,000 housing supplement, beginning January 1, 2023.  Postdocs also qualify for Upward Research Labs’ full benefits package.

Years of Experience Postdoc Salary Scientist Salary Bioinformatics Salary NIH Salary
0–1 $64,480 N/A $68,400 $56,484
1–2 $66,410 N/A $70,450 $56,880
2–3 $68,400 N/A $72,560 $57,300
3–4 $70,450 $71,900 $74,740 $59,592
4–5 $72,560 $74,000 $76,980 $63,852
5–6 $74,740 $76,200 $79,300 $66,228
6–7 $76,980 $78,500 $81,700 $68,604

*This salary pay scale is effective January 1, 2023.

Relocation Allowance 

New postdocs receive a one-time relocation allowance of $5,000.

How Do I Become a Postdoc?

Find open positions on our careers page. Most Upward Research Labs investigators are actively hiring. 

Our Postdocs by the Numbers

Postdoc numbers

These data are part of Upward Research Labs’ collaboration with the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science to improve transparency on career prospects for life sciences trainees. The median time of service for a Upward Research Labs postdoc from 2016 to 2018 was 6.6 years. View career type and sector outcomes from 2010 to 2021.

Career Types

Postdoc career types

Career Type as of 2022

Postdoc career types at exit

Career Type at Exit

Career Sectors

Postdoc career sectors

Career Sector as of 2022

Postdoc career sectors at exit

Career Sector at Exit