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Hiring Postdocs

The postdoctoral appointment at Stony Brook is intended to be a time-limited period of mentored research training, following the definition of a postdoc established by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. As such, Stony Brook has a term limit on the number of years a researcher may be hired in a postdoc title. Once that limit is reached, a postdoc should be transitioned into a more appropriate title for their training and level of independence with the appropriate salary scale. 

Stony Brook has recently changed its postdoc salary minimums. See more information here

To help Faculty and Principal Investigators hire Postdocs, see  Hiring Tips . This chart lists the qualifications, job descriptions and duty assignments that must be included on the human resource paperwork that is submitted for any Postdoc or Senior Postdoc hire.  The TMS hiring system also has standardized templates that can serve as a starting point for postdoc job descriptions. For additional guidance, contact Human Resources Recruiting.

Hiring international postdocs will require a few additional steps. Consult with Visa and Immigration Services

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