Postdocs

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In this section of our website, you will learn about the wide array of resources and services available to postdoctoral scholars offered by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the University community.  Here are a few highlights:

Looking for a Postdoc Position: Find postdoc openings here at UNC or gain insights on questions to ask before accepting a new postdoc appointment.

Getting Started as a New Postdoc: You will also find information on services and programs designed to help you get started as a new postdoctoral scholar here at UNC.

Career and Professional Development: And finally, whether your career aspirations are to pursue an academic career or a career in government or industry, you can explore the vast career and professional development opportunities available to you.

FAQ Sheet and UNC’s Postdoc Resource Handbook contains helpful information on policies, benefits, campus and local resources of interest to postdocs, and research support services here at UNC.

Policy Updates

Changes to Postdoc Policies
A revised version of UNC’s Postdoctoral Policies will go into effect on July 1, 2013. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has worked closely with the Advisory Committee on Postdoctoral Scholars, the Office of University Counsel, the Equal Opportunity Office, and the Office of Human Resources to improve the clarity and cohesiveness of the UNC Postdoctoral Policies.  The Vice Chancellor for Research reviewed the revised policy with the Provost and Deans’ Council earlier this spring and provided approval. 

Changes to Postdoc Health Insurance Plan
Effective July 1, 2013, new rates for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents have a rate increase while continuing to provide the highest quality coverage. Also effective on July 1 will be a change in the plan coverage where coverage begins the first day of the month following the month of the Postdoc’s appointment effective date.

New Postdoc Job Posting Site
The University has migrated to a new platform to post new opportunities for prospective postdoctoral scholars.

Increase in Postdoc Minimum Stipend
Effective July 1, 2012, the minimum stipend for a Postdoctoral Scholar shall be no less than $37,088.  It is encouraged to provide additional stipend for postdoctoral scholars based upon their performance.