Resources for Postdocs

Below is a listing of Yale and external resources that can provide information on everything from working at Yale to living in New Haven.

Resources for Work, Academic, and Personal Life

Health Insurance

  • Health insurance benefits are available through Yale, based on your appointment status: fellow or associate. Fellow health benefits are different from those available to Yale Associates. A Yale Postdoctoral Fellow is a postdoc who has his/her own funding, such as a fellowship. If your fellowship does not include benefits, Yale offers health plans specifically for fellows. Associates are postdocs whose salaries are paid directly by Yale, usually from funding sources of the postdoc's faculty adviser. Associates are Yale employees, and thus eligible for benefits.
  • See the Yale Human Resources Benefits office for further information.


  • The Yale Off-Campus Housing Office has listings for area rentals. If you are accessing the listings from a computer outside Yale, you may need a user ID and password to access the listings. Please contact the Postdoc Office for to obtain these.
  • Classified rental listings are available online at

Living in New Haven


  • Free Yale shuttle services offer a convenient means of transportation across the New Haven area. Please visit the Yale Shuttle Services for more details.
  • Parking spaces are available on a limited basis. Contact the Yale University Parking Services for information on eligibility and availability.

Employment & Tax Information

Resources for International Students

Office for Postdoctoral Affairs

If you have additional questions, contact the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine:

333 Cedar Street
Sterling Hall of Medicine, Rm L205
New Haven, CT 06520-8084 
Ph: (203) 785-7528
Fax: (203) 785-3734