Postdoctoral Affairs

Prospective Postdocs

Brown is a leading research university that provides exceptional postdoc training.

Our postdocs, faculty, students, and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact on the world.

Most of Brown's postdoctoral searches are advertised on the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of New England.
Brown University makes three types of postdoctoral appointments, Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF), Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRA) and Postdoctoral Research Fellows.


Providence and Beyond

Brown is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island. Providence gives you the coziness and familiarity of a small city with the culture and sophistication of a big city. The city boasts over 100 parks, a renowned restaurant scene, a vibrant arts community, and diverse neighborhoods. It also has more coffee and doughnut shops per capita than any other city in the country! 

If you’re itching for a change in scenery, grab that coffee and doughnut to go, and drive out to Newport (45 mins), Cape Cod (1.5 hrs), or the Berkshires (2 hrs). If you’re looking to get away to a bigger city, you could drive or take the train to Boston (1 hr) or New York (3 hrs). Perhaps you want to drive to a different country altogether! Canada is only a 5-hour drive away. The T.F. Green Airport is conveniently located just outside the city, and the Boston Logan Airport is an hour away.