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Mentors may terminate a postdoc during an appointment period for any reason with three months’ written notice. The letter of termination must state the reason for termination using the postdoc obligations as guidelines. If the postdoc is in the biomedical sciences, the faculty mentor or departmental administrator should contact BPP for guidance regarding the termination and termination letter.

Under certain circumstances, it may be appropriate to terminate a postdoc immediately. Such circumstances may include (but are not limited to) gross or willful misconduct, gross insubordination, prohibited harassment, unethical behavior (including disclosure or misuse of confidential information, misuse of University resources, or other violations of University policy). In such event, an appropriate administrative office (e.g., The Office of the Vice Provost for Research) must be consulted and approve the termination.