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
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).