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All Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PRF) appointments, status changes, and extensions are processed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA).
Pre-approval is required for all new PRF appointments. Prior to sending the candidate an offer letter, forward the following information to Leslie.Beckman@uth.tmc.edu before an offer letter can be extended:
Departments/mentors are encouraged to follow current NIH/NRSA stipend guidelines for years of postdoctoral experience. The minimum salary must meet the career level for zero years of experience regardless of the source of funding. For questions regarding salaries and salary adjustments for PRFs, contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Complete application packet requirements and detailed instruction tabs:
For help with the F1-OPT I-983 form, visit the International Postdoc page.
Submit your approval packet containing the documents listed above and all required visa documents to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs electronically as a single PDF to Leslie.Beckman@uth.tmc.edu. Department contact name and phone number must accompany all approval packets. It is suggested that you contact The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs prior to submitting documents.