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Post Docs

General Information: The PostDocs information on this page answers the business question of ‘How are PostDocs funded at the University?”. The page displays the list of funded PostDocs. It includes the Post Docs funding amount grouped by source and the number of distinct PostDocs per funding source.

Data sources:The data was drawn from the Combined Subject Area in which PostDocs are identified as individuals with funded positions in the Job Family "Post Doctoral" or with a Job Profile of "Post Doctoral Associate" or "Post Doctoral Associate - Non-Exempt". The data source of PostDocs in the Combined Subject area is from PeopleSync.

Update frequency: The PostDocs data is updated weekly on Sunday evenings.

Reporting Years: All the metrics are reported on a September 1 - August 31 year. Academic and fiscal metrics are labeled differently to avoid the potential confusion arising from the conventions of identifying academic years by the starting calendar year and fiscal years by the ending calendar year. For example, for the period September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013 academic metrics are labeled 12-13 and fiscal metrics FY13.

Number of Funded PostDocs: This graph summarizes the headcount of funded PostDocs from academic year 2014 and forward. The graph drills to a detail report sorted by person.

Data note:  Headcount includes Postdocs who have had planned compensation during the academic year up until their position end date or termination date. A PostDoc is uniquely counted once on the graph but will be displayed in more than one row if they are in more than one reporting department.

PostDoc Funding by Source: This graph displays PostDocs funding amounts by funding source in thousands. Funding source is shown in three categories based on funds from which it is drawn:

  • Federal = Fund 25
  • Non-Federal External Funds = Fund 24, 72, 73, and 76
  • Other NYU Funds = All other unspecified funds

The graph drills to a detail report by funding source, costing allocation details, funding amount and funding begin and end date.

Data note:  Costing allocation details and funding amount is displayed based on the planned compensation of the position. For example, if a PostDoc has a position with costing allocation dates between 11/1/14 and 12/31/14 but has a position ending on 3/16/15. The detail report will display funding details for until 12/31/14 and funding amount through 3/16/15.

Number of Distinct PostDocs per Funding Source: This pivot provides the distinct headcount of PostDocs per funding source. Please note because a PostDoc can be funded in more than one source they may be counted more than once.

Research Staff

For data sourced from legacy HRIS, this graph includes all personnel coded as Research Scientists (job classes 103 and 113) or Research Assistants (job class 131).  For data sourced from PeopleSync, this graph includes all individuals in the Job Family "Professional Researcher" (with the exception of Post Doctoral Job Profiles) as well as individuals with the Job Profile "Research Assistant" in the "Student Related Positions" Job Family.  There are options to view headcount or full-time equivalent positions (Calculated FTE). For data sourced from legacy HRIS, these counts include post docs hired in those job categories.

Data note:  2013-14 research staff counts may be inconsistent with those of prior years.

Headcount includes all personnel who have been on payroll during the academic year up until the current date, including those no longer on payroll at that time.

Calculated FTE is derived from appointment length and full-time/part-time status. FTE = ( appointment days in the academic year / 365 ) * appointment weight, with appointment weight equal to 1 for full-time employees and 1/3 for part-time employees.  For example a full-time Research Scientist working for three months is .25 FTE, and a part-time Research Scientist working for three months is .08 FTE. 


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