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Reyna Martinez-De Luna, PhD

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Postdoctoral Associate Hiring/Employment Process

Postdoctoral Associate definition
 

Minimum Salary for New Postdocs

As you will recall, last fall we decided to raise the minimum salary of all postdocs to $47,500 to comply with the Federal Department of Labors Overtime Rule that raised the minimum salary that postdocs must earn to be exempt from overtime compensation. Shortly thereafter, a Texas judge blocked the Overtime Rule. In the meantime, the NIH has increased postdoctoral NRSA stipends to start at levels at or above the FLSA threshold.As a result, a small task force met to decide fair and appropriate compensation for postdocs. After much discussion, we are instituting a minimum salary of $35,000 for all new FTE postdoc positions, effective immediately. However, we do still encourage you to compensate any and all postdocs at a rate closer to those set forth by both the NIH and Federal Department of Labor, as outlined above.

 

Candidate Identified

  1. Is a Visa needed?
    Please contact Patty Brecht in Human Resources. If J-1 visa is needed, please contact Mary Jo Dinuzzo in Graduate Medical Education. The National Postdoctoral Association External Icon offers a quick guide for visas.
  2. Prepare F-1 form.
    Use this link to the Department of Human Resources Hiring Manager's Login page External Icon to create an F-1 form. Please include a copy of the candidate's C.V. with the F-1. (Note: Waiver of Search forms are not needed for a Postdoctoral Associate position.)
  3. Obtain necessary signatures.
    F1 forms for postdoctoral associates must have the following approval signatures:
    • For institutionally--funded research accounts, the F-1 form must have the PI, Dr. Mark Schmitt's (Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Room 3122 WH, 464-4538) and Dr. Mantosh Dewan's (Interim Dean, College of Medicine, Room 1256 WH, 464-9720) signatures.
    • For externally-funded research accounts, the F-1 form must have the PI, or Department Chair, and Dr. Mark Schmitt's (Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Room 3122 WH, 464-4538) signatures.
    • For state accounts, the F-1 form must have the PI, Dr. Mark Schmitt's (Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Room 3122 WH, 464-4538) and Dr. Mantosh Dewan's (Interim Dean, College of Medicine, Room 1256 WH, 464-9720) signatures.
  4. Send the F-1 form to the Department of Human Resources.
  5. Human Resources will contact you and the candidate to appoint to Payroll.
  6. If Research Foundation appointment, complete the RF Appointment Form. Contact Research Payroll Intranet Icon for form.

Need to Recruit Candidate

  1. Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to post opening on website.
  2. Prepare F1 form.
    Go to the Department of Human Resources Hiring Manager's Login page External Icon to create an F-1 form.
  3. Obtain necessary signatures.
    F1 forms for postdoctoral associates must have the following approval signatures: For institutionally--funded research accounts, the F-1 form must have the PI, Dr. Mark Schmitt's (Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Room 3122 WH, 464-4538) and Dr. Mantosh Dewan''s (Interim Dean, College of Medicine, Room 1256 WH, 464-9720) signatures. For externally-funded research accounts, the F-1 form must have the PI, or Department Chair, and Dr. Mark Schmitt's (Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Room 3122 WH, 464-4538) signatures.
  4. Send F1 form to Human Resources.
  5. Human Resources will post position on website and work with PI to determine appropriate recruitment sources.
  6. Once a candidate is selected, contact Human Resources.
  7. Is a Visa needed? Please contact Patty Brecht in Human Resources.
    If J-1 visa is needed, please contact Mary Jo Dinuzzo in Graduate Medical Education. The National Postdoctoral Association offers a quick guide for visas External Icon.
  8. Once approved, Human Resources will contact you and the candidate to appoint to Payroll. (Please Note: Affirmative Action approval is not needed for a Postdoctoral Associate position.)
  9. If Research Foundation appointment, complete the RF Appointment Form. Contact Research Payroll Intranet Icon for form.