Mentor Obligations

Postdoctoral research opportunities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are intended to foster the training of basic and clinical research scientists. Included within this goal is the concept that postdoctoral scholars, with the guidance of their mentors, will develop a scientific project that utilizes the creativity and independence of the scholar. In this spirit, the mentor will provide adequate facilities, funds and the appropriate guidance to achieve the agreed upon goals of the project. In addition, mentors should provide guidance in critical review of scientific information, grant writing, manuscript writing and preparation and in the art of performing research. Mentors should also advise and, as possible, aid scholars in decisions regarding future employment potential and career paths. Mentor review of postdoctoral scholar performance and career development should be conducted at least once per year. Unsatisfactory job performance or failure to comply with University standards of conduct should be discussed with the postdoc and documented in writing.

*Adapted with permission from Emory University Office of Postdoctoral Education website athttp://www.med.emory.edu/POSTDOC.

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