About Post-Doctoral and Visiting Researchers

Post-Doctoral Researcher / Post-Doctoral Scholar

Individual is performing full-time research or scholarship under the supervisor of an advisor, who has the appropriate expertise and training. This appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career. The individual is expected to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment, in consultation with his/her mentor. The individual must have a PhD or equivalent doctorate or terminal degree in an appropriate field from an accredited domestic or foreign institution within the last five years.

Details

Can be funded through an External Sponsored Grant?

Yes

Payment Methodology

Wages for services rendered to The Ohio State University

Length of Appointment

up to 5 years

Appointment Type

Term

FLSA

Exempt

Non-resident alien or U.S. citizen?

Either

PeopleSoft Appointment

40 standard hours with a compensation rate of at least $4,000/month

May hold concurrent appointment?

No - Post Doctoral must be full-time

Job Code

Post-Doctoral Researcher – 6504

Post-Doctoral Scholar – 8806

Visiting Fellow Without University Issued Living Allowance

Individual is completing their own research for the purposes of their own personal and professional growth and experience. Individual may be international or U.S. citizen. May have limited oversight from a faculty mentor.

Details

Can be funded through an External Sponsored Grant?

No

Payment Methodology

Receiving directly from a third party, such as their home institution, another university, government, company, etc.

Length of Appointment

few months up to 3 years

Appointment Type

Temporary

FLSA

Does not apply to non-employee

Non-resident alien or U.S. citizen?

Either

PeopleSoft Appointment

Visiting Fellow with 0.1 standard hours and no compensation

May hold concurrent appointment?

No - Non-employee status

Job Code

Visiting Fellow – 8805

Visiting Fellow with University Issued Living Allowance; non-resident alien

Individual is completing their own research for the purposes of their own personal and professional growth and experience. Individual may be international or U.S. citizen. May have limited oversight from a faculty mentor.

Details

Can be funded through an External Sponsored Grant?

No

Payment Methodology

Receiving a living allowance through Ohio State University.

Length of Appointment

few months up to 3 years

Appointment Type

Temporary

FLSA

Does not apply to non-employee

Non-resident alien or U.S. citizen?

Non-resident alien

PeopleSoft Appointment

Visiting Fellow with 0.2 standard hours and no compensation.  Use LNR* as the earnings code on Additional Pay for the living allowance.

May hold concurrent appointment?

No - Non-employee status

Job Code

Visiting Fellow – 8805

Visiting Fellow With University Issued Living Allowance; U.S. citizen or resident alien

Individual is completing their own research for the purposes of their own personal and professional growth and experience. Individual may be international or U.S. citizen. May have limited oversight from a faculty mentor.

Details

Can be funded through an External Sponsored Grant?

No

Payment Methodology

Receiving a living allowance through Ohio State University.

Length of Appointment

few months up to 3 years

Appointment Type

Temporary

FLSA

Does not apply to non-employee

Non-resident alien or U.S. citizen?

U.S. citizen or resident alien

PeopleSoft Appointment

Visiting Fellow with 0.2 standard hours and no compensation.  Use LAN* as the earnings code on Additional Pay for the living allowance.

May hold concurrent appointment?

No - Non-employee status

Job Code

Visiting Fellow – 8805

Visiting Scholar

Individual is completing their own research and while doing so is providing assistance on a university research project, although there may be some limited involvement in the classroom setting too. Work is assigned to the individual, managed and directed by a faculty member.

Details

Can be funded through an External Sponsored Grant?

No

Payment Methodology

Wages for services rendered to The Ohio State University

Length of Appointment

few months up to 3 years

Appointment Type

Temporary

FLSA

Non-exempt

Non-resident alien or U.S. citizen?

Either

PeopleSoft Appointment

Visiting Scholar with appropriate standard hours and an hourly rate. Will record time in timekeeping and be paid accordingly.

May hold concurrent appointment?

Yes - in a non-exempt job

Job Code

Visiting Scholar– 8645