What Can the OPE Do For You?

The Office of Postdoctoral Education provides:

  1. website location for faculty to advertise their available positions for potential postdoctoral candidates to review. Send a description of the available position for posting to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  2. An information packet for faculty to give to postdoc candidates during recruiting and interviewing. The packet includes information about Birmingham and UAB postdoctoral issues such as insurance, vacation, maternity leave, policies and procedures, and available awards.
  3. Informational advertisement about UAB on a regular basis in journals such asScienceNature, and New Scientist.
  4. Opportunities for postdocs to compete twice yearly for Career Enhancement Awards (CEA) which provide up to $1500 for collaborative research with other universities, attending workshops or courses to learn new skills or internships up to 1 month.
  5. A twice-yearly grant writing workshop designed for postdoc participants to produce a grant at the end of the six week program. A Postdoctoral Scholar Award of $2000 is given to any postdoc who writes a grant and receives funding.
  6. Funding for postdocs to take 1 class each year that would enhance career development. Professional Development classes in areas such as English as a 2nd language, presentation skills, or research ethics are some that are frequently taken.
  7. Workshops or seminars on topics of interest to postdocs are conducted on an on-going basis. A recent seminar presented by the Associate Director of International Scholar and Student Services provided clarification about visa issues and recent visa changes.
  8. Open communication with the UAB Postdoctoral Association concerning issues of importance to postdocs.

UAB News

  • A public auction will dispose of surplus used equipment Aug. 18. An opportunity to preview the merchandise for sale is set for Aug. 14-15The University of Alabama at Birmingham will hold a public auction at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18 to dispose of surplus used equipment in the University Stores Warehouse, 3313 First Ave. North. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the sale. Items available for sale may be previewed from 8:30...

  • "We have a broader array of workers than you'd see in other cities, from hourly employees in mining and manufacturing to CEOs of biotech firms," says Jack Howard, Ph.D., associate dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business. "It's a laid-back culture, but there's a very strong work ethic."

UAB Research News

  • Shirey, who will be inducted in September, is nationally recognized for her innovative integration of teaching and learning strategies.Maria R. Shirey, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, has been selected for induction as a fellow into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. Shirey is nationally recognized for her innovative integration of teaching and learning strategies using research, evidence-based practice...

  • The Quad Rider makes it easy to shift gears and brake, enabling people with poor grip-control to safely cycle.The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Lakeshore Foundation are partnering with InvoTek, Inc., to create a gear and braking device that helps people with disabilities who have limited or no use of their hands operate a handcycle safely. InvoTek, a research and development company in Alma, Arkansas, has received a $175,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation...