Incoming Postdocs

Expectations and Responsibilities of Postdoctoral Scholars

  • The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities for postdoctoral scholars.
  • Conformance to standards of responsible, ethical conduct in research, including taking all current required training.
  • Compliance with all relevant federal, state and municipal regulations and guidelines that relate to human subjects research, the care and use of laboratory animals, and the use of hazardous materials.
  • Compliance with good scholarly and research practice.
  • Open and timely discussion with the faculty mentor regarding all facets of the postdoctoral appointee's research activities.
  • Accurate and timely recording and documentation of research results.
  • Prompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries derived from the postdoctoral scholar's research.
  • Collegial conduct towards members of the research group.
  • Compliance with all applicable policies and procedures of the University and the department/responsible unit.
  • Maintenance of a laboratory notebook (if applicable) and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remain the property of USF upon termination.
  • Adherence to university standards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals, infectious agents, animals, human subjects, and the like (if applicable).