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Research Associate

Job Group: Post Degree Training
Job Subgroup: Post Degree Training
Salary Range (Annual): 55: Contact your division
Employee Category: Employees-in-Training
Job Code: PD012
  • Job Summary:
    A research associate is an individual who is continuing training after receipt of the doctorate. The appointing unit must verify that all requirements for the doctorate (possibly M.D., D.V.M., or J.D.) have been satisfactorily completed before the first day of any appointment using this title. For example, the successful completion of an oral defense of a Ph.D. is not sufficient. The actual filing of the final thesis is required prior to the beginning date of the appointment. A research associate is usually funded from a principal investigator's grant funds and other sources rather than from fellowship funds awarded an individual in national competition. A research associateship is normally for a two- or three-year term, up to a maximum of five years, and is normally given to an individual who is within five years of having received the doctorate. Department level approval is required up to three years. Over three years, up to a maximum of five years, requires annual approval by the Dean's office prior to each year extension and must include a statement by the department to the Dean indicating that training is continuing. Payments made to research associates are fully taxable as wages, and taxes will be withheld from monthly paychecks.
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    55: Contact your division
  • Job Code:
    PD012: Research Associate
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