Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics
Preceptor: Nita A. Limdi. Pharm.D, PhD, MSPH
Positions: 1 per year
Location: University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, Dept. of Neurology,
State Date: June/July
Yearly Stipend: NIH post-doc stipend levels (based on # of postdoctoral years).
Length: 2 years. The initial appointment will be for one year with renewal on a year-to-year basis for two years. Renewal of appointment is contingent on performance and availability of funds. Criteria for selection include a strong work ethic; scientific integrity and a solid track record (as determined by publication record, progress on grant applications).
Degree requirements: Pharm.D (residency or equivalent experience preferred); Ph.D.; M.D. with residency. The fellowship is designed to prepare the trainee for a career in academia, industry or government. A third year of training is optional and highly recommended, particularly for those with a clinical background and no prior research training.
Fellowship experiences typically include independent study protocol development and implementation, development of grant-writing skills, development of laboratory-based skills (may include: molecular biology, DNA genotyping, etc) and clinical research skills (particularly related to antiplatelet, anticoagulation and cardiovascular research, genetic and genomic data analysis, potentially pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic data analysis, statistical analysis, abstract preparation and presentation of research at national meetings, and manuscript preparation and publication.
Fellows will also participate in research seminars and journal clubs, and may have minimal didactic, clerkship and small group teaching responsibilities (<5% effort). Fellows are encouraged to pursue graduate level coursework.
- An introductory letter stating the applicant’s interests, long term plans, and pertinent biographical data including citizenship status, current address, telephone numbers and names of three references (with email and/or updated telephone numbers).
- Applicants current CV with publication record and/or thesis topic.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.