J13300-Center for Exercise Medicine

Mentor:  Marcas M Bamman, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, exercise@uab.edu


Applications are currently being solicited for two postdoctoral traineeships:

  1. Available Latest start date: 03 March 2014. Application deadline: 02 December 2013.
  2. Earliest start date: 01 May 2014. Application deadline: 28 February 2014.

Applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; thus positions may be filled prior to the application deadlines.


**Post-Doctoral Training Opportunities**
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
UAB Center for Exercise Medicine
Program Title: Interdisciplinary Training in Pathobiology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Grant Number: 1T32HD071866
Sponsor: NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

Purpose:
The overarching goal of this training program is to develop future leaders in translational rehabilitation research who are specifically equipped to test and disseminate novel rehabilitative strategies that will alleviate functional impairment and compromised life quality in the face of chronic disease management.  Exercise medicine is a major focus of this training program.

Eligibility:

  • Doctorate in a basic or applied biomedical science (e.g., PhD) or clinical doctorate (e.g., MD, DO).
  • Interest in translational research ranging from mechanisms of disease pathobiology to rehabilitation strategies (e.g., exercise medicine, experimental therapeutics, device development).
  • No more than 2 years of postdoctoral training (preferred).
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Support Provided to each Trainee:

  • Competitive stipend (typically for two years).
  • Translational research mentoring team.
  • Tuition and fees for any coursework.
  • Health insurance.
  • Supplies for research and educational purposes.
  • Travel funds.

Core Levels of Inquiry:

  • Cellular and molecular pathobiology of disease.
  • Rehabilitation science and exercise physiology.
  • Rehabilitation medicine (i.e. clinical trials).

    *Most trainees will be actively engaged in research across two or more core levels.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
  • Cardiometabolic diseases.
    *Cross-cutting themes with training opportunities include cancer and aging.

Application, Review, and Selection:

  1. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV to exercise@uab.edu.
  2. Applicants will be reviewed by the Executive Committee, followed by interviews of the top candidates.
  3. The selected candidate will prepare an Individual Development Plan with the primary mentor and mentoring team. To learn more about the primary mentors and their research programs, click here.

Learn more about the Center and training program at www.uab.edu/exercise.

Program Director:

Marcas M Bamman, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, mbamman@uab.edu

Executive Committee:
David Brown, PT, PhD, Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Science predoctoral program
Lou Dell’Italia, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine
Amie McLain, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
David Standaert, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

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