Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


A Letter from the Executive Vice Provost

On behalf of USC, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you. Congratulations on joining our prestigious academic community as postdoctoral scholars. Your exceptional scholarly accomplishments have brought you to the forefront of discovery, and we are thrilled that you have chosen to continue your academic journey in our thriving academic community. 

As postdoctoral scholars, you are the driving force behind cutting-edge research and innovation. Your work will contribute significantly to the advancement of knowledge and make a lasting impact. We are committed to providing you with a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment that empowers you to explore new frontiers and unlock groundbreaking insights. 

At USC, we pride ourselves on fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture. Our diverse community of scholars from all corners of the globe brings together a wealth of perspectives and expertise. We encourage you to embrace this diversity, engage in interdisciplinary collaborations, and broaden your horizons as you interact with fellow researchers, faculty, and students. 

We want you to know that we are here to support you every step of the way. Our faculty mentors and various offices are dedicated to helping you thrive professionally and personally during your time with us.  We also encourage you to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities and resources available at USC. Our commitment to excellence extends to every aspect of your academic journey, and we are confident that you will find everything you need to make new discoveries and advance your scholarly pursuits. 

Finally, we invite you to engage actively in the vibrant academic life at USC. Attend seminars, workshops, and conferences, where you can present your work and connect with other scholars and researchers. We also hope you participate in our postdoctoral social and cultural events on campus.

Once again, welcome to USC. Your presence here strengthens our commitment to excellence and reinforces our position as a hub of knowledge and innovation. We look forward to witnessing your transformative contributions and celebrating your successes as you shape the future of research. 

With Kind Regards,

Kelvin J. A. Davies, PhD, DSc, MAE, FRSC, FRCP, FRI, FLS
Executive Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Distinguished Professor of Gerontology,
Molecular & Computational Biology,
and Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine