Salary Guidelines for Officers of Research 2018-19

New salary ranges for the 2018-19 academic year for full-time officers of research

John H. Coatsworth, Provost
May 11, 2018

This is a revision of the memo dated May 1, 2018 (click here for the original memo).

You will recall that my earlier memo did not establish the minimum stipend for postdoctoral research fellows for 2018-19 because the NIH had not yet issued its stipend levels for Fiscal Year 2018. NIH has just announced that the minimum stipend for postdoctoral research fellows with no years of experience will be $48,432.

I wish to remind you of the University policy introduced several years ago regarding postdoctoral research fellows. The stipends of new postdoctoral research fellows must equal at least the minimum the NIH has set for those with no years of experience. Their stipends may, of course, be higher. If any of those fellows’ stipends are below the NIH minimum, the principal investigators, or their department, institute, or center, must supplement the stipend with salary to bring it up to that level.

I am enclosing a revised chart showing the new salary ranges for the 2018-19 academic year for full-time officers of research. These ranges, and the guidelines described below, should be used in determining the salaries for the upcoming year for officers of research throughout the University. Human Resources has sent you separate instructions on the research support staff.

If you have any questions or concerns, on the Morningside campus you should call Pearl Spiro, Associate Provost for Academic Appointments, at x41337; at CUMC please call Anne L. Taylor, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, at 305-4993.