Postdoctoral Research Associates and Fellows
End of Appointment/ Termination Process:As you prepare to end your postdoctoral appointment, we have listed a few steps and guidelines that will assist your transition out of Brown:
- Please send an email to your mentor and dept. manager stating the details: reason for leaving, last full date of work, title, department, and institution/facility. We will maintain this information to track all postdocs' initial position after leaving Brown. We will then generate a termination/thank-you letter from the Division and send you an anonymous online exit survey. The link to our anonymous online exit survey will be sent to you soon after the end of your postdoc appointment.
- If you would prefer to have an Exit Interview, please call the Postdoc Office at (401) 863-1614 to schedule your exit interview. This is a great opportunity to share what you feel are the strengths and weaknesses in postdoctoral training at Brown.
- Don't lose touch with your colleagues! Join the Brown University Postdocs LinkedIn Group to keep in touch, see job postings and relevant discussions.
- Discuss with your mentor the materials you wish to take from the lab, and come to an understanding of projects that you can continue as your own after leaving. Keys and lab notebooks must remain in the lab.
- International Postdocs - If you are on a J-1 or H-1B visa and plan to leave PRIOR TO your appointment end date, the Office of International Student Services (OISSS) needs to notify immigration, and you must complete their Departure Notification Form. If you have completed your appointment, or will leave Brown at or around the time of the end date listed on your H-1B or J-1, then OISSS does not need to do anything but close out your file. International postdocs are NOT be entitled to get any social security taxes back, which have been withheld from your paycheckback from the U.S. government, unless you become a U.S. citizen. Please contact OISSS for further information on visa or international issues.
We would like to take this time to thank you for your efforts at Brown, and wish you much success both personally and professionally.