Postdoctoral Appointments

University-wide, postdocs are appointed in the titles of Postdoctoral Research Scholar (non-employee status, paid by stipend) or Postdoctoral Research Associate (employee status, paid by salary).  Training is limited to 5 years, including time spent in either title or at other institutions, but excludes clinical training.


For fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018), the minimum will be $47,484. This is only the minimum amount. Individual compensation should be discussed with the appointing faculty mentor. It is recommended that postdocs be reviewed annually and given raises as appropriate. Use the  Annual Review Template (DOC) and current NIH NRSA Stipend Levels for guidance. For other WU Schools, please contact the department or school administrator for information on postdoc compensation guidelines.



The above policies include what to do when there is a conflict or issue during postdoc training. Postdocs can also access the confidential services of the Ombuds Office.

Training Completion

Postdocs must complete the Exit Surveys prior to the end of their appointment.

Human Resources has information summarizing benefits status when leaving the university.