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Postdoctoral Scholars Office

Welcome to Caltech.  I can imagine that this is an exciting time in your life: having already demonstrated excellence in research, you are now immersed in it at a deep level.  Caltech is a unique place, and you and your fellow scholars are a vital part of this vibrant community.  So I wish you all the best for a productive and enjoyable stay at the Institute.

While research is your primary focus, I encourage you to participate in the many social and academic events across campus.  Caltech offers a number of resources that can enrich your personal and professional experience, and also help you navigate through any challenges you may face.  The Caltech Postdoctoral Association also organizes a number of activities for postdoctoral scholars. The monthly `Coffee at Caltech' is a good place to meet representatives from various campus organizations.

Please do not hesitate to contact Alicia Creger at the postdoctoral scholars' office, the postdoctoral specialists within your divisional office, the faculty representative for postdoctoral affairs within your academic unit or me if we can help in any way.

Wishing you all the best in your academic and personal endeavors,

Kaushik Bhattacharya
Howell N. Tyson, Sr., Professor of Mechanics and Materials Science; Vice Provost


Faculty Representatives for Postdoctoral Affairs

Biology and Biology Engineering
Lior Pachter

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Garnet Chan

Engineering and Applied Science
Beverley J. McKeon

Geological and Planetary Sciences
Konstantin Batygin

Humanities and Social Sciences
John O'Doherty

Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Jason Alicea (Physics)
Philip Hopkins (Astronomy)
Alexander Kechris (Mathematics)

Administrative Contacts (Postdoctoral Scholar Specialists)

Human Resources
Angelica Santana
Vicki Pratt
Martha Espinosa
Cassandra Juarez
Renee Soriano

Biology and Biological Engineering
Stefany Nielsen
(626) 395-4700
BBE Postdoctoral Scholars website

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Raul Elizarraras
(626) 395-4007
CCE Postdoctoral Scholars website

Engineering and Applied Science
Maria Cervantes
(626) 395-4101
EAS Postdoctoral Scholars website

Geological and Planetary Sciences
Jennifer Shechet
(626) 395-6111   

Humanities and Social Sciences
Barbara Estrada
(626) 395-4083
HSS Postdoctoral Scholars website

Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Jessica Varlet
(626) 395-3821
If you have any difficulties navigating this site or accessing linked documents, please contact Alicia Creger.