715000 Postdoctoral Scholar new appointment

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Please click HERE for PDS Checklist 

Postdoctoral Scholars (PDSs) are Divisional appointments intended for postdoctoral training and are generally supported by restricted funds. PDS appointments are generally for a 12-month term. Each PDS will have a primary faculty sponsor who will be responsible for developing a mentoring program for the trainee with clearly established expectations and goals. 

Proposal--The department will prepare and submit a recommendation for the appointment that is reviewed by OAA for completeness and approved by the Dean. The original recommendation should be submitted to OAA. A complete recommendation will include:

_____ Chair’s letter to Dean which should include

  • _____ name of candidate 

  • _____ proposed effective date and term 

  • _____ proposed compensation 

  • _____ Department endorsement of the appointment as a training experience

  • _____ Description of the training/mentoring commitment and terms for evaluation

_____Updated CV (suggested format) MS Word

_____ Copy of Postdoc Scholar Offer letter

_____ Visa documentation: J-1 request ADOBE PDF  including the English Proficiency Checklist (and required documents) or H-1B Processing Request Form ADOBE PDF

_____ Five-point letter if candidate is an M.D.

Post-approval/Payroll—Upon approval of appointment and attending privileges, the department should follow all the Work Day steps to ensure all required forms are uploaded completely and correctly. Work Day Reference Guide.  All required actions must be completed by the WD payroll deadline to guarantee a paycheck at the end of the month.