Reappointment Process

Postdoctoral scholars are appointed for one year periods and must be re-appointed every year on their anniversary date if they continue in training. The department personnel representative or mentor will notify the OPE that a re-appointment letter should be generated through the OPE during the month prior to the yearly end date. The re-appointment letter will be signed by the Associate Dean of the Office of Postdoctoral Education, the mentor, and the postdoctoral scholar.

If the mentor does not intend to re-appoint the postdoc for another year, the mentor must notify the postdoc in writing three months prior to the re-appointment date. Following the first year of appointment and in subsequent years, if it is apparent that funding will no longer be available or for any other reason, a minimum of three months notice prior to termination must be given to the postdoc in writing by the mentor. The 3 month notice would start from a mutually agreed upon date.

Postdocs in UAB News

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  • Precious time is lost waiting for laboratory test results for people battling this infection. With the help of medical device startup Kypha Inc., one UAB researcher’s work could change this.Theresa Ramos and Scott BarnumMeningitis research efforts two decades in the making could soon come to fruition through a partnership between investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a medical device startup, with assistance from the UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Laboratory test results...

UAB Research News

  • Collat School of Business online degree program receives more national recognition.The Master of Accountancy online degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business has been ranked among the top 10 programs of its kind, according to a list released this month by www.online-accounting-degrees.net. This ranking is the second national accolade the program has received this year after being recognized as 17th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Programs rankings. Programs...

  • BCRFA continues to provide substantial gifts to UAB Cancer Center to accelerate breast cancer research.The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama presented $650,000 — its largest donation to date — to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, for a total exceeding $5.1 million since BCRFA’s inception in 1996. BCRFA has made an annual donation to the Cancer Center with proceeds from all its fundraising efforts during the previous year, including BCRFA events, corporate and individual donations, and...