Other Academic Appointments

Other academic appointments consist of:

Postdoctoral Research Associate  
Employee Type: Research Training - Full time only (100% FTE), A1
Degree Requirements: Doctorate
Definition: Position for additional training following receipt of a doctorate degree
Duration: Up to four years. Initial appointment for one year, appointment may be renewed on a year-to-year basis for an additional three years. Second year renewal requires completion of the REsponsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RCR) Training and the Independent Development Plan (IDP). Annual evaluations with mentor are required for all reappointments. Extension beyond four years requires prior approval from the VCAA.
National Advertising: Positions must be posted in PeopleAdmin for a minimum of 7 calendar days. National advertising is required, but a waiver of advertising may be requested.
Benefits:

Please see the Postdoc Handbook for benefit and leave policies.
https://www.unmc.edu/postdoced/handbook/index.html 

Postdoctoral Fellow  
Employee Type: Research Training - Full time only (100% FTE), A1
Degree Requirements: Doctorate
Definition: The title of Postdoctoral Fellow was created for positions that are associated with NIH fellowships and training grants which allow additional training following the receipt of a doctorate degree. This position is mainly funded by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) or similar funding source, but does not permit employee status.
Term: 1 year with annual renewal up to 3 years. Appointment may be renewed on a year-to-year basis for an additional one/two years. Second year renewal required completion of the Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RCR) Training and the Independent Development Plan (IDP). Annual evaluations with mentor are required for all reappointments. Extension beyond 3 years required prior approval from the VCAA.
National Advertising: Positions must be posted in PeopleAdmin for a minimum of 7 calendar days. National advertising is required, but a waiver of advertising may be requested. Refer to the academic recruitment procedures for more information.
Benefits:

Please see the Postdoc Handbook for benefit and leave policies.
https://www.unmc.edu/postdoced/handbook/index.html 

Research Associate  
Employee Type: Research Training - Full time only (100% FTE), A1
Degree Requirements: PhD student in the process of completing/defending their dissertation.
Definition: Position for additional training pending PhD
Term: Short term: one year or less. Second year requires prior approval from the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
National Advertising: 30 days minimum, and one other national publication. Refer to the academic recruitment procedures for more information.
Benefits:

Please see the Postdoc Handbook for benefit and leave policies.
https://www.unmc.edu/postdoced/handbook/index.html 

Research Assistant  
Employee Type: Regular employee - Full time (100% FTE) or Part time, A1 or A2 (NOT intended for postdoctoral research training.)
Degree Requirements: Bachelor degree and above (based on research requirements)
Definition: Research activity on a short term basis
Term: Short term: one year or less. May extend into second year upon prior approval of the VCAA.
National Advertising: 30 days minimum required for .50 fte or greater
Benefits:

Research assistants working at a rate of 0.50 or greater are eligible for regular Managerial Professional benefits including retirement plans