Postdoctoral Scholar Services


This page is designed to aid potential and current postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) in the UC Merced campus community. Postdocs are an important part of the research mission of the University of California — here you'll find the resources, assistance, and guidance you need to continue your successful academic careers.

About UC Merced

Definition of a Postdoctoral Scholar

Categories of Postdoctoral Appointments

Postdoctoral Scholar Appointment Process

Postdoctoral Scholar Union

Compensation for Postdocs

General Tax Issues

Health Insurance and Benefits

International Postdocs

Mentoring and Training Postdoctoral Researchers

Transportation and Parking


Obtaining an Email Address and CatCard


Since issues regarding postdoctoral appointments are often complex, general questions regarding postdocs should be directed to:

T: 209-228-4723

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Graduate Funding:
Phone: (209) 228-4622
General Inquiries:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Fax: (209) 228-6906
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343
University of California, Merced
The first new American research university in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service.
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
T: (209) 228-4400
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