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.

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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

  • Neuroscience trainees navigate challenges beyond the lab
    Becoming a neuroscientist is hard enough. But some trainees, including minority students and those with disabilities, face different challenges along the way. UAB’s Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars program helps pave the way for their progress. A few scholars share their stories.
  • UAB names new chair for Department of Otolaryngology
    UAB’s Department of Otolaryngology taps William R. Carroll, M.D., as chair.
  • GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in a mouse model
    The function and structure of protein GARP2 in rod cells of the retina is still not clear, but researchers have shown that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.
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