Postdoc resignation letters(5 examples)

In this blog post, we will be displaying several samples of “postdoc resignation letter.”

How to write a postdoc resignation letter.

When writing a “postdoc resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to inform your supervisor about leaving the position and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving the position. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your supervisor for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your supervisor. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Dear Ms. Reaves,

I am writing this letter to inform you of my resignation from my position of postdoc at ABC Academic Institute. I have recently been offered another position at an institute several hours away. I have decided to relocate near the institute and accept their offer. As the offer is time sensitive, I will be resigning from ABC Academic Institute on July 15, 2014. Please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation. Thank you for your understanding.

I truly hope that no inconvenience to ABC Academic Institute results from my resignation. If there is anything that I can do, such as transferring responsibilities appropriately or selecting a replacement, I would be more than happy to oblige during my remaining two weeks at the institute. Please contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email] if you wish to discuss this with me further. I hope I can look forward to hearing from you soon.

Although I look forward to what the future holds, I will always be grateful to ABC Academic Institute for the priceless experience in both my field and life. I regret leaving the great faculty and work environment and hope that our paths might cross again one day. I would like to take this opportunity to with ABC Academic Institute the very best in all things. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

James Sutherland”

Sample 2:

“Felicity Weeks

City, State, Zip Code

Susan E. Folson

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Company Name

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Dean Folson,

I write this letter to inform you that, as we have previously discussed, I will be resigning from my position of postdoc with university Name, at the end of the fall semester. My husband has been offered an academic position at a college in Maine, and I will be relocating with him to join the faculty at a nearby community college. Please consider this my formal resignation letter.

I look forward to the opportunities that await me, both professionally and personally; however, I will truly miss the amazing colleagues I have been fortunate to know here, as well as the students. I am honored to have received the opportunity to grow and learn amid such talent and brilliance.

I appreciate the support you have offered me over the years and the encouragement you give me during this time of transition. Thank you so much for your assistance and attention to this matter. I wish you and my colleagues the best of success and hope that we will remain in touch.


Craig Hudson”

Sample 3:

“Dear [Name],

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as [title] for [company name]. This resignation is effective as of [date].

I wish to express my appreciation for the support I have received as well as the opportunities I have enjoyed during the years I have worked for [company name]. I have truly enjoyed my tenure with [company name] and am extremely grateful for the encouragement you have given me as I have pursued my professional and personal growth objectives.

In order to make the transition as seamless as possible, I am available to provide any assistance in passing my responsibilities on to my successor.


[Your Name]

Signature (if delivering hard copy letter)”

Sample 4:

“Dear [Name]:

Please accept this message as notification that I will be leaving my position with Florida Institute of Agriculture, effective [date].

Through the months I have worked for Florida Agriculture Institute, I have appreciated your support and professional guidance. I wish both you and the company success in the future.

If I can provide any assistance during this transitional period, please let me know. I will be happy to do so. Please keep me informed regarding my accrued vacation leave, final work schedule, and benefits.

You can also reach me through my personal email or phone at [email address] or [personal phone number].


[Your Name]”

Sample 5:

“Dear [Supervisor Name],

The purpose of this letter is to announce my resignation from [company name], effective two weeks from today, [date].

I want you to know that this was not an easy decision to make, as the past [number of years in your position] have been rewarding for me, both personally and professionally. I have learned a lot in my role and have enjoyed observing [highlight key aspects of what you’ve learned/observed in your role].

I have made this decision due to my acceptance of a position as [position title] at [company name]. This opportunity allows my family to relocate to an area that is closer to our families, and it will afford me professional growth. I wish you and the company all the best. I hope to cross paths with you again in the future.


[Your Name]

Signature (if delivering hard copy letter)”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I write a letter of resignation for an academic job?

“Please accept this resignation letter as formal notification that I am leaving my academic role. In alignment with my notice period, my final day of employment will be (DD/MM/YYYY). I would like to make this transition as smooth as possible for the department and carefully hand over my tasks in the next few months.”

How do you write a strong letter of resignation?

“Dear [Your Boss’ Name], Please accept this letter as formal notification that I am resigning from my position as [position title] with [Company Name]. My last day will be [your last day—usually two weeks from the date you give notice].”

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