Other Personnel Involved

2.4 Other Personnel Involved in the Conduct of Research

2.4.1 Visiting Researcher

This category includes uncompensated members of the University community who participate in and contribute to its research programs and scholarly projects. A doctorate, terminal degree, or equivalent is required.

2.4.2 Visiting Fellow

This category includes short-term, compensated members of the University community who participate in and contribute to its research programs and scholarly projects. A doctorate, terminal degree, or equivalent is required.

2.4.3 Research Fellow

This category includes compensated members of the University community who participate in and contribute to its research programs and scholarly projects. A master’s degree or equivalent (including all-but-dissertation status) is required.

2.4.4 Postdoctoral Fellow

This category includes individuals supported on an externally funded training grant and engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced scholarship and professional development in research/teaching following completion of a doctoral degree program.  No services can be required of fellows by virtue of their appointment and their stipends do not constitute payment of salary for services rendered.

2.4.5 Postdoctoral Associate

These individuals have received a doctoral degree or equivalent and are engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored scholarly development. Typically this position is an entry-level postgraduate appointment. These individuals pursue advanced training and professional development in research/teaching, like a Postdoctoral Fellow, but are BU employees with assigned duties.

2.4.6 Senior Postdoctoral Associate

These individuals have received a doctoral degree or equivalent, have a minimum of three years of postgraduate experience, and continue in a temporary and defined period of mentored scholarly development. They continue advanced training and professional development in research/teaching, like a Postdoctoral Fellow, but are BU employees with assigned duties.

2.4.7 Hiring of Staff

Hiring of managerial, administrative, and professional staff is handled through Human Resources (HR). HR maintains descriptions of the requirements for each type of position and the salary ranges which may be offered for Managerial and Professional (M&P) personnel. PI/PDs should work with their departmental administrators regarding M&P staff.

For Additional Information see: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_a021_2004/ (Section F.6(b)(2) and Appendix C.)

2.4.8 Temporary Replacement Personnel

If a replacement must be found for a permanent employee who is on short-term leave, PI/PDs should work with their departmental administrators regarding temporary replacement personnel.