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Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral associates are employee-trainees who:

  • Receive salaries funded by research grants,

  • Are employed as academic or staff personnel, and

  • Work under a principal investigator whose research proposal is funded by the government or other external entity.

This usually occurs when the individual’s training is accomplished through the performance of obligations on a sponsored contract. The appointments of such individuals will show an appropriate percentage of employment in the PHR System and a salary payment.

Appointment Process

Postdoctoral Associates are added into the university’s payroll and human resources (PHR) system. The departmental business manager should be able to provide all the necessary paperwork. These appointments are generally regular appointments or contingent II contract appointments.