Current Postdocs

Snapshot of Current Postdocs

In keeping with the VSPA Value of transparency, we are happy to provide these snapshot data of all current postdocs at UC Berkeley. Here you will find a breakdown of various data points of where our postdocs come from and where they choose to conduct their postdoc training at UC Berkeley.

Postdoc Demographic Data as of March 2023

Total Postdocs Female Male Non-Binary USPR* International
1400 579 809 12 35.3% (494) 64.7% (859)

* United States Citizen or Permanent Resident

Postdocs by Funding Type

Funding Type # of Postdocs
Postdocs with Institutional Funding 1163
Postdocs with Fellowship Funding 120
Postdocs with Paid-Direct External Funding 117

Top 10 Citizenship Countries

Country # of Postdocs
United States of America 494 (35.3%)
China 248 (17.7%)
India 112 (8.0%)
South Korea 84 (6.0%)
Germany 41 (2.9%) 
Canada 32 (2.3%) 
Italy 30 (2.1%)
United Kingdom 26 (1.9%)
Israel 26 (1.9%)
France 26 (1.9%)

Postdocs by Department & Research Unit

Postdoc Ph.D. Alma Mater (Top 10)

University  # by University
UC Berkeley 178 (12.7%)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 48 (3.4%)
Stanford University 45 (3.2%)
UC Davis 29 (2.1%)
Harvard University 28 (2.0%)
Princeton University 23 (1.6%)
California Institute of Technology 21 (1.5%)
Cornell University 20 (1.4%)
University of Oxford 17 (1.2%)
Yale University 15 (1.1%)
Columbia University 15 (1.1%)