Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Faculty conducting research at UALR often integrate a position for a post-doctoral fellow or research associate in their proposals for extramural funding. These positions must comply with federal and state rules and regulations, including hiring procedures and prevailing wage requirements. Research Compliance will assist PIs and departments in determining the proper hiring procedures.

Hiring Process

UALR has implemented a system for PIs to search for an individual that will meet the needs of the project, while also meeting all requirements placed on UALR. A flow chart and the required procedures are described in the links below. As a minimum, the hiring process must include the following steps:

  • All positions for hire must undergo a search, unless the position is temporary in nature.
  • The position must be advertised for and filled through UALR’s computerized HR system.
  • Prior to hiring, several certifications or reviews must be met, including Affirmative Action and others.

For temporary post-doctoral or research associate positions, a search waiver form may be used, normally only for cases involving one year at UALR or less. However, Research Compliance and the Human Resources department will determine if this form is appropriate; please contact Research Compliance to discuss this possibility.

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Hiring procedure workflow

UALR hiring procedures