Faculty Mentors

The UTHealth Office of Postdoctoral Affairs was established to address the needs and provide services to all of the institution's postdoctoral research scientists. The office serves as an information warehouse and provides an avenue of communication among Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty, and Administrators on issues related to postdoctoral training.

The Office offers Postdoctoral Fellows a starting point for resources and general information. We provide assistance to help ensure the entire postdoctoral experience on and off campus is as pleasant and productive as possible. It is the goal of the institution to attract first-rate researchers and provide them with an outstanding Postdoctoral experience.

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How to Hire a UTHealth Postdoctoral Research Fellow


All UTHealth Postdoctoral Appointments must be approved by the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. This applies to all Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions regardless of the source of funding. A Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDF) is an individual who holds a PhD, MD, other terminal doctorate, or equivalent degree and who is selected to receive advanced research training under the guidance of a mentor holding a primary faculty appointment at the University.  PRFs are not observers or volunteers For full details instructions click here.

NIH Guidelines for Postdocs


Salary scale for postdocs (NIH FY 18)

Salary scale for postdocs (NIH FY 19)

NIH RCR Requirement - can be fulfilled via the Certificate Training Program at UTHealth.

NIH Requirement for Use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers Required in Annual Progress Reports