Postdoctoral Definition

A postdoctoral scholar at UAB is expected to:

  • participate in a full-time regimen of advanced training and research
  • train under the supervision and direction of a faculty research mentor who will provide the opportunity for collaborative and independent research, as well as promote publication of findings as determined by mutual agreement between the postdoctoral scholar and the mentor
  • train as a postdoc, including all relevant academic activities related to the preparation for a career in research or academia. These are typically; manuscript preparation of research findings, reading broadly the literature, manuscript reviewing, presentations at meetings, attendance and presentation at seminars, organization and attendance at training related activities (including Grantsmanship workshops) and limited training in teaching related activities. All these activities should have the objective of enhancing the performance of the postdoc in the pursuit of the research related projects from which they draw their support. In many cases the training component of a postdoctoral fellowship may involve the joint preparation and development of proposals for extramural funding
  • have a temporary appointment, usually for a period of one year with the possibility of annual re-appointment for up to an additional three years, for a total not to exceed four years unless by exception of the Associate Dean of the Office of Postdoctoral Education
  • have been awarded a Fellowship or Traineeship or equivalent support for studies at the postdoctoral level

It is strongly recommended that a person who falls into one of the following categories NOT be appointed as a postdoctoral scholar:

  • registered students or candidates for a degree at UAB even if they already hold a doctoral degree
  • registered Residents and Clinic Fellows
  • individuals appointed for less than one year
 

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