Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow Appointments

To view descriptions of postdoctoral fellow appointments, visit the Faculty Affairs Office. Additional information, including policies pertaining to Postdoctoral Fellows, is available through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. For general information on Postdoctoral Fellowships, please visit  the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) website.  Also, please note that DOM requires all postdoctoral fellows be appointed in alignment with the current NIH stipend levels.

Types of Postdoctoral Fellow Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow, NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment Checklist

Postdoctoral Fellows: Required Paperwork by Appointment Action

Required Form

Appointment Action

NewReapptChangeRehire TransferLOATerm

Division Submits

Cover SheetYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment Form(signed by Division Chief)YesYesYesYesYesYes, write in "leave of absence" 
Current CVYesYes Yes**Yes  
Personal Data Form (with local address)Yesif updatingif updatingYes**Yes**  
Request for FNIS (send directly to Payroll)nonresident aliens only      
Degree Verification*recent grads only      
Letter from home institution verifying appt/salaryvisiting appts onlyvisiting appts onlyvisiting appts only    
HR Appt/Position Data Forms    Yes, from original dept  
LOA Request     Yes 
Resignation Letter/Non-renewal Letter      Yes

DOM Submits

HR Appointmment and Position Data FormYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

 * Appointees with degrees completed within 6 months of appointment start date must submit proof of completion from institution OR notarized copy of a diploma.

** Not needed if the appointee has worked for the Medical School in the last 6 months in a Research Staff position.