Human Resources

Postdoctoral Handbook


In order to recruit the highest quality doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to support our significant and growing research enterprise.  East Carolina University offers health insurance to all post-doctoral scholars at no charge.  Additionally, scholars can also opt to have their dependents covered under this health insurance plan for a fee.  To quality for this benefit, post-doctoral scholars must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on an active post-doctoral assignment of at least .75 FTE paid through the university payroll system.
  • Post-docs covered under another health insurance plan may decline coverage; international post-doctoral scholars must meet federal requirements in order to decline coverage.

Important: All J-1 exchange visitors and their accompanying family members are required to have health insurance which meets certain federal requirements:  $50,000 minimum per accident or illness; $500 maximum deductible per illness; $10,000 provision for medical evacuation; and $7,500 maximum for repatriation.  If you choose to decline the post-doctoral insurance, then you will need to purchase an alternative insurance while in the U.S.  Please contact the Office of Global Affairs for more information, phone # 252-737-4378.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

ECU Student Health

Overview of ECU Student Health Services

PI and Department Administrator Forms

Guidelines on H-1B Visas for Postdoctoral Scholars

Current Postdoctoral Job Postings