Summary: Skaggs School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Postdoctoral Scholar Information
What is a Postdoctoral Scholar? Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are temporary positions with fixed end dates
intended to provide a full-time program of advanced academic preparation and research training. Individuals
pursuing clinical fellowships and residencies in the health sciences are excluded from appointment to these titles.
Effective August 12, 2010 through September 30, 2015 the University of California and the International Union, United
Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) have agreed to a five year agreement.
Guidelines are listed below:
Three Types of Postdoctoral Scholars
1. Postdoctoral Scholar Employee: an appointment is made in this title when (a) the agency funding the salary requires or
permits the appointee to be an employee of the University, or (b) whenever General Funds, Opportunity Funds, or other
University discretionary funds are used to support the position. *NOTE* - this title must be used when the salary is funded by
a federal research grant.
2. Postdoctoral Scholar Fellow: an appointment is made in this title when the Postdoctoral Scholar has been awarded a
fellowship or traineeship for postdoctoral study by an extramural agency and the fellowship or traineeship is paid through a
3. Postdoctoral Scholar Paid Direct: an appointment is made in this title when the Postdoctoral Scholar has been