Postdoctoral Research Associates and Fellows are individuals in the preparatory or learning stages of their careers who are appointed to meet particular and defined needs of a project or program under the supervision of a regular faculty member.
According to the Handbook of Academic Administration, Chapter 4, postdoc appointments must meet the following criteria:
Be hired for at least 12 months
Hold a PhD or equivalent degree
Have fewer than 5 years postdoc experience
Be paid through Brown University or external funding.
Postdoctoral Research Associates are employees of the University: they receive a salary and all employee benefits for which they are eligible, and the grants which support them are assessed accordingly. Individuals are appointed to terms of one to three years, and may hold postdoctoral positions at Brown for a maximum of five years.
Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence to conduct research supported by fellowships; they are normally paid stipends. Most Postdoctoral Fellows are not Brown employees, but they may participate in a University health and dental plan. Individuals are appointed to terms of one to three years, and may hold postdoctoral positions at Brown for a maximum of five years.
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|Closing the Search
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|Letters of Recommendation - 3
|Minutes of the department meeting on the candidate along with the faculty vote.|
|Proof of PhD - Acceptable formats: