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Decision Guide for Appointments

The Office of Postdoctoral Research and the College of Medicine (COM) Office of Human Resources, in consultation with the Office of Sponsored Programs (formerly the Research Foundation), have developed a decision guide to assist administrators and human resource professionals with the sometimes complex nature of postdoctoral appointments. Topics covered include:

  • When to use which postdoc job title (Postdoctoral Researcher or Postdoctoral Fellow) and details of each appointment type
  • Additional appointments, compensation, and benefits for Postdoc Fellows
  • Funding the fringe benefit rate for Postdoc Fellows

As indicated in the guide, the developers understand that it will not address every question or particular situation that arises. Instructions are provided for obtaining personalized assistance.

View the decision guide