Check with your PI to see if someone is picking you up at the airport; please remember to give the name of your airline, flight number, time of arrival and airport where you are landing. If no one is meeting your flight, you will need to take a taxi; using only yellow medallion cabs is recommended. The approximate cost of taking a taxi from the airport, including tolls and tip, is $45. If arrangements have been made for you to occupy an Einstein apartment, you may request that your PI have someone pick up the keys prior to your arrival and have them available for you, or you may wish to have them left for you at the security desk, located on the lobby floor of 1935 Eastchester Road.
After your arrival, when you meet with your PI, he or she will give you information concerning your research duties, lab location and other work-related issues. You also will meet with your departmental administrator, who will assist you in filling out the forms for payroll and help you obtain your Einstein ID from the security office.
In compliance with OSHA and New York State Department of Health requirements, every new employee, student and volunteer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is required to have a pre-employment/assignment physical exam. This examination is to be completed prior to an individual’s assignment to his or her duties. The process, which includes a physical examination, blood tests and testing for some communicable diseases, takes approximately two weeks. If you have not yet done so, please contact your departmental administrator and ensure that an appointment has been made for you to complete these requirements prior to your scheduled start date. Should you have any questions regarding these requirements, you can call the Einstein Occupational health service at 718.430.3141. If you are a visa holder, you will need to consult the website for the international students and scholars office (ISSO) to set up an appointment with Alexia Pakiela, the manager of the office. The ISSO also will provide you with the form for obtaining a Social Security card, which you must have in order to receive your first paycheck or to open a bank account. After you have finished all the necessary paperwork, you should then stop by the Belfer Institute office and introduce yourself to the administrator, who will give you a brief overview of the Belfer Institute and the Einstein Postdoctoral Association, and will help you sign up for your e-mail account and answer any questions you might have about the College of Medicine and/or the postdoctoral program.