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Postdoc Termination

A postdoctoral appointment is at-will and may be terminated or ended at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. A postdoctoral appointment may be terminated or ended for a variety of reasons including:

  • loss of funding
  • unsatisfactory performance
  • when the postdoc decides to leave Vanderbilt before the end of their appointment
  • for a violation of relevant Vanderbilt and/or VUMC policies.

All postdocs are expected to adhere to relevant Vanderbilt policies (and VUMC policies if VUMC employed/paid).

Postdocs should provide a one-month working notice prior to resignation per relevant Vanderbilt and VUMC policies.

Postdoc PTO/leave time is not paid out if unused.

For postdoc grievance policies, please visit Concerns and Complaints.

Please email if you have any questions.