Compensation and Benefits
As a postdoctoral scholar at OHSU, your benefits are an important part of your total compensation package. From meeting your family's essential health needs, to saving for the future, to enhancing your day-to-day well being, OHSU's programs are designed to be comprehensive, affordable, and customizable to meet the diverse needs of postdocs and their families.
As of December 1, 2016, OHSU refers to all postdocs as postdoctoral scholars, regardless of their source of funding. However, source of funding affects eligibility for certain benefits.
- Postdoctoral scholars paid by OHSU are individuals appointed to gain research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor and who receive a salary to perform research. Individuals holding this title are employees of OHSU, are considered "at-will," and do not receive annual contracts. An at-will employee can be terminated at any time, for any lawful reason, with or without notice.
- Postdoctoral scholars paid by stipend are individuals appointed to gain research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor and who receive a stipend, which is funded from a training grant or individual external fellowship. In some cases, the funding agency pays stipends directly to the postdoctoral scholar. Individuals holding this title are not employees of OHSU.
Use this document to better understand the differences between postdocs funded by wages vs postdocs funded by stipends. Reach out to the OPA with questions or for more information!