Postdoctoral Scholar Categories

POSTDOC CATEGORIES

A postdoctoral scholar is one who has received his terminal degree (e.g., PhD/MD) and is pursuing further training. The postdoctoral scholar position is a short term training position, geared towards career, typically in academics, private industries, law firms, or government.

The initial appointment is for one year, with possible reappointments for three additional one-year terms. A postdoctoral scholar for the first 3-4 years of appointment is designated as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The counting for the completion of 4 years begins from the date a postdoc joins UNMC. A postdoctoral scholar under the F or T-type training grant is designated as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The extension of the postdoctoral scholar appointment beyond four years requires the approval of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs prior to the effective date of the reappointment. A written justification from the mentor for the extension is required. The purpose of the time-bound appointment is to protect the postdoctoral scholar from an indefinite length of stay in a training position and ensure transition into his/her career in a particular area of choice.


Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA)

Focus: Postdoctoral Scholar: Research Training

Source of funding: Federal grants, State grants or Private Funds (e.g., foundation funds)

Education/Degree: PhD required.

Appointment Type: Special Appointment - Full Time Only (100% FTE)

Position Type: Academic (A1) - Regular Other Academic Salary

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.

Minimum salary: The base salary will be set at the NRSA rate, adjusted by the cost of living index for Omaha, NE, when compared to the national average.

Benefits: Postdoctoral Research Associates (PRA):


Postdoctoral Fellow (PF)

Focus: Postdoctoral Scholar: Research Training

Source of funding: NIH National Research Service Award or F -type or T-type training grants.

Education/Degree:  PhD required

Appointment Type: Not an Employee of UNMC but paid via UNMC. Full time commitment (100% FTE).

Position Type: Academic (A1) - Regular Other Academic Salary

Duration: One year with annual renewal up to three years. Appointment may be renewed on a year-to-year basis for an additional 1-2 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 3 years requires prior approval from the VCAA.

Minimum salary: The base salary will be set at the NRSA rate, adjusted by the cost of living index for Omaha, NE, when compared to the national average.

Benefits: Postdoctoral Fellows (PF):