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Maintaining Postdoc Data Records

In order to ensure accurate tracking and counting of postdoctoral scholars at SBU, which is an important AAU metric, Stony Brook has enabled a new code in our PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) database for identifying all postdoctoral scholars regardless of their official job title. 

See the SBU Postdoctoral Scholar definition

Designated postdoc points of contact within academic units are responsible for updating and maintaining the Postdoctoral Scholar (PS) contact category for their unit's postdoctoral scholars within PeopleSoft. Every quarter, departmental points of contact will receive an automated report of any individual with the Postdoctoral Scholar PS code so that departments may verify and update the accuracy of postdoctoral scholar records.

For questions or updates in a department's postdoc point of contact, please e-mail the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at

Instructions for Updating Postdoctoral Scholar Contact Category 

Information Sessions: Departmental postdoc points of contact are invited to an information session on how to identify postdoctoral scholars and how to update their Peoplesoft information. The session will be repeated twice, and the recording also will be posted here.

ZOOM INFO SESSION 1: December 5th, 11am-12pm | RSVP Now>

ZOOM INFO SESSION 2: December 6th, 10am-11am| RSVP Now>

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