Mentors and Administrators :: Appointing Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellows are to be appointed as Research Fellows. This is a time-limited position, which includes benefits and is renewed on a yearly basis, not to exceed 5 years. Stipend/salary levels are generally based on NIH guidelines, though this is not required. Stipends and/or salaries and the associated benefit costs may be supported by research grants, training grants, fellowships or discretionary funds.
Once a candidate has been selected, the faculty member will work with the department HR administrator regarding an appropriate salary for the fellow. An official offer letter is then sent to the candidate (see “Sample Offer Letter” link), which has been signed by the faculty supervisor. Other pertinent information should accompany the offer letter.