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.

UAB News

  • Mash will speak at the department’s Music Convocation on Oct. 8. The midday lecture is open to the public.Music technology expert David Mash will speak to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Mash will lecture on trends in music technology at the department’s weekly Music Convocation, set for 12:20 p.m. in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Mash will present an overview of current technological...

  • UAB’s Yakov Kasman will perform the Tchaikovsky Trio as part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s “Concertmaster and Friends” series Oct. 14.University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman, DMA, will perform as part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s “Concertmaster and Friends” series. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, at Samford University’s Brock Hall. Kasman will perform the Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor, scored for piano, violin and cello, along with some other...