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Post-Doctoral Fellows/Associates (Post-Docs)



Post-Doctoral Fellow: A Post-Doctoral Fellow is an individual who receives a grant for post-doctoral study and training.  The term of appointment of a post-doctoral fellow is ordinarily one year.  No services are required of postdoctoral fellows, either by Rutgers University or the funding agency, in exchange for this award; any benefit to Rutgers or the funding agency should be incidental to the purpose of continuing the fellow’s education.  A postdoctoral fellow is usually appointed for periods not in excess of one year at a time. Posting and/or advertising of this position is not required.  

Post-Doctoral Associate: A Post-Doctoral Associate is an individual who performs complex research activity under the supervision of a Principal Investigator.  The term of appointment of a post-doctoral associate is ordinarily one year. A postdoctoral associate is an individual holding a doctoral degree employed by Rutgers University to perform research or scholarship, in continuation of his/her education, under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), in order to meet the research or scholarship goals established by the pertinent funding agency. The efforts of the postdoctoral associate must be certified to the funding agency.  An appointment as a postdoctoral associate within academic departments requires the approval of the appropriate dean and of Center directors for appointments within research centers. Posting and/or advertising of this position is required. 

SAS Appointment Requirements

Upon receipt of the required documents, an appointment letter will be generated.

I-9 and On-boarding Process

For New Hires: Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. located on Livingston Campus or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. located on the College Ave Campus to schedule I-9/On-boarding appointments. 

For Reappointments: Enter the new appointment information into PeopleSoft/HCM payroll system and attach the signed offer letter. 

Please send the signed offer letter via direct mail to the SAS Office of Human Resources or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to maintain a copy in the employee's Personnel file. 

For more information on Post-Doctoral appointments, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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