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Filling Vacant Positions - Hiring Postdoctoral Research Associates at the University of Maine

Postdoctoral Research Associates (post docs) are professional employees covered by the terms and conditions of the UMPSA contract. Post doc appointments at the University of Maine are for a limited duration and must include an educational component. University policy requires that a University of Maine faculty member be identified as a mentor and that specific guidelines be met (see below).

The purpose of the post doc appointment is to further prepare an individual who was recently awarded a doctorate to undertake the responsibilities of a career in research. The following guidelines are intended to ensure that post docs have meaningful guidance and support during this phase of career preparation.

Guidelines for Postdoctoral Research Associates and Faculty Mentors

Responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Research Associate

Responsibilities of the Faculty Mentor

Recruitment and Hiring Information

Post doc Research Associate Recruiting Steps

During Employment

When Employment Ends

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Office of Human Resources
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-1581E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System