Appointments, Appraisals, Promotions
Continuation of Appointment
Postdoctoral Fellow appointments are one year appointments, renewable upon mutual satisfaction of the supervisor and the fellow. After three or four years of postdoctoral training the supervisor may recommend advancement to Research Scientist. A recommendation to Research Scientist recognizes the Postdoctoral Fellow's accomplishments, dedication and potential for independence. Postdoctoral Fellows with three to four years of relevant experience prior to coming to the Gladstone Institutes may be considered for the Research Scientist position.
About the Research Scientist
Appointment Research Scientist appointments are also renewable annually upon mutual agreement of the supervisor and the Research Scientist. Research Scientist appointments are designed to provide for career development by providing for additional training, sharpening of grant writing skills, and time to obtain an academic appointment. The Research Scientist job description is attached (coming soon!) to further outline the expectations placed on this position.
The procedures for promotion to Research Scientist differ from those of a Research Associate. Nominations to Research Scientist are made directly to the Director by the Principle Investigator, and are not subject to review by a Promotions Committee. Recommendations are made via a support letter that addresses the candidate's experience, ability to obtain independent funding, and progress in research. Support letters should be sent to the Director of the Institute.