The department of Biological Sciences coordinates with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) to appoint or reappoint postdoctoral scholars and to administer postdoc services.
The Reappointment Process
About two months before a postdoc appointment ends, the Chair's assistant reminds the PI about the appointment's ending. The Chair's assistant sends the PI a Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) form to forward to the postdoc. The postdoc sends the completed RCR form (see below) and updated CV to the PI and/or Chair's assistant. The PI e-mails a reappointment request to the Chair's assistant, who enters the request in the Redcap system. Redcap then notifies the postdoc that the Individual Development Plan (IDP) is available to complete online.
The postdoc completes the following sections of the IDP :
B - Annual Research Progress Report
C - Career Development Progress Report
D - Goals for the Upcoming Year
E - Long-term Career Goals
G - Self-Assessment of Competencies. Note: this section is after section F - Feedback and Review, which the PI completes.
After the postdoc completes the IDP, the system will generate an access code that the postdoc gives to the PI so he or she can enter comments.
When the reappointment has been approved by the Dean's office, the postdoc will receive an electronic reappointment letter to sign.
Immigration Issues / Salary Issues
Contact the Biological Sciences Administrative Manager, Alicia Goostree, for any immigration or salary issues.
- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)
- OPA Postdoctoral Overview
- OPA New Hire Information
- Postdoc Benefits
- Sample IDP form - for reference. The postdoc completes the form online.
Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training links:
- BRET Office Home
- BRET Resources
- BRET Funding Resources
- BRET Office of Career Development
BRET ASPIRE Program
Any postdoc funded by the NIH is required to receive training in responsible conduct of research (RCR). Click here for information on NIH policy regarding training and options for completing RCR training.