Postdoctoral Training at UAB

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 250 postdocs are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to engineering, medicine, natural sciences & mathematics, public health, and optometry.

The UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education and the UAB Postdoc Association work together to develop career opportunities that enhance and define the training experience for all postdoctoral scholars at UAB. Past and continuing events include:

  • Courses in Grant Writing, Lab Management, Translational Science, & Job Skills
  • Structured programs in teaching and business entrepreneurship
  • Awards for career enhancement, travel, grant incentives, and internships


Because of its commitment to the success of postdoctoral fellows, UAB ranks consistently as one of the top locations among US universities for training postdoctoral scholars. Read more

Postdocs in UAB News

  • The new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network, a national system of state networks focused on advancing and supporting women in higher education.From left: Lisa Schwiebert, Shilpa Register, Wendy Gunther-Canada and Janelle ChiaseraA group of women at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is paying it forward with the creation of a state network committed to developing and advancing women leaders in higher...

  • Top physician-scientist tapped to succeed Kirby Bland as chair of the UAB Department of Surgery.Written by Kendra CarterHerbert Chen, M.D., an internationally recognized surgeon-scientist and medical educator, has been named chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and surgeon-in-chief of UAB Hospital. Chen comes to UAB from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he is the Layton F. Rikkers, M.D., Chair in...

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UAB Research News

  • The new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network, a national system of state networks focused on advancing and supporting women in higher education.From left: Lisa Schwiebert, Shilpa Register, Wendy Gunther-Canada and Janelle ChiaseraA group of women at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is paying it forward with the creation of a state network committed to developing and advancing women leaders in higher...

  • "A lot of people say that when things get stressful and schedules get tight, sleep is the first thing to get sacrificed," study researcher Megan Ruiter, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told the Huffington Post . "It turns out that it's a lot more problematic than we previously realized."