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 the Spotlight

Current Postdoc

Megan Ruiter, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

Alumni Postdoc

Christine Sestero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Montevallo


UAB Research News

  • Prestigious awards program honors junior faculty who excel in research and education. Clockwise from top left: Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ragib Hasan, Karolina Mukhtar and Thamar Solorio. An unprecedented four University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences faculty have been awarded CAREER Awards by the National Science Foundation. The recipients are assistant professors Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., and Thamar Solorio, Ph.D., Computer and Information Sciences, Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., Chemistry, and Karolina Mukhtar, Ph.D., Biology.The CAREER...

  • Additional resources benefiting Birmingham will help address critical issues and become more livable for all.Mayor William Bell announced at the city council meeting Tuesday that Birmingham, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center, is one of 16 cities selected worldwide to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant. The Smarter Cities Challenge grant contributes the skills and expertise of IBM’s top talent to help cities address critical issues. During...