Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)

An institutional resource to address the needs and enhance the training environment for postdoctoral research fellows and mentors

Welcome to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). This office serves the postdoctoral research fellows who are essential members of the multidisciplinary investigative teams at the UT Health Science Center - San Antonio. There is no question that the research knowledge and skills of newly-minted scientists contribute to the overall success of our research programs. However, the training of early career investigators must also ensure that they:

  • obtain critical career skills
  • build an individual record of accomplishment
  • define and establish networks

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs supports trainee professional career development to maintain the vitality of our postdoctoral research training environment.

OPA operates as a unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research.  OPA offices are located on the main campus. We provide resources to trainees and mentors from throughout the Health Science Center. Please explore the OPA and let us know of your needs.