HR Resources

Compensation for Postdocs

Information about Postdoc Compensation Minimums and relevant salary policies can be found here.

Hiring Postdocs

Best Practices for Hiring Postdocs

Sample Offer Letter for Postdoctoral Positions 

The Student/Postdoc Advisory Committee (SPAC) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has drafted a letter to be used by PI’s as a template for postdoctoral position offers. The SPAC recommends that the letter includes:

  • the salary/stipend the fellow will receive
  • the source of the funding
  • time limits for initial funding and for the length of the postdoctoral position
  • whether or not a fellow is required to obtain outside funding to remain in the laboratory
  • any specific requirements and responsibilities of the fellow that must be fulfilled to ensure satisfactory progress

Appointment Template

Terminating Postdocs


Termination Template