As a postdoctoral appointee at Washington University, you are contributing not only to the research here at the university, but also to biomedical advances that will improve lives and human health around the world.
The summary guides below includes health plan details and rates, as well as an overview of the Washington University benefits available to you and your family.
Eligible employees may enroll within 31 days after their date of hire, during the annual open enrollment (in November) and/or within 31 days (62 days for birth of baby) after a qualified family status change or life event.
Benefits eligible rehires and new hires will become eligible for coverage on their date of rehire/hire. Also, changes to benefit coverage due to a life event or job change into a benefits-eligible role will also be effective as of the date of the event for all employees. Changes made during the annual Open Enrollment period in November are effective January 1 of the subsequent year.
Time Off and Requesting Leave
- Visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website for Time off policies, including holidays, vacation, sick time and leaves.
- For Postdoctoral Associates: Learn how to Request a Leave through Unum.
- For Postdoctoral Scholars: Learn how to request a Leave through WashU MyTimeOff.
Additional information, such as salary/stipend, policies, annual reviews, and more, can be found on the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs website.
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