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Welcome to the UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education!

lisa_schwiebert_2009_3Lisa Schwiebert, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral EducationThe University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 250 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Career development opportunities to enhance and define the training experience are available to all postdoctoral fellows. Because of its commitment to the success of postdoctoral fellows, UAB ranks consistently as one of the top ten locations among US universities for training postdoctoral scholars.

The UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) was established in 1999 and was one of the first Postdoctoral offices in the country. Since its inception, the OPE has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining competitive terms, benefits and training programs for all postdoctoral fellows. It works closely with the University's academic administration, the UAB Council on Postdoctoral Education and the UAB Postdoctoral Association to address the needs and concerns of postdoctoral fellows in a timely and professional manner.

The goal of the OPE is to provide postdoctoral fellows with the opportunities and skills they need to be successful in their chosen careers. The possibilities for academic and research-related careers are ever changing; as such, we strive to prepare postdoctoral fellows for these possibilities. In doing so, the OPE is dedicated to making UAB the first choice among postdoctoral fellows as a place to work, live and succeed!

If you are considering a postdoctoral position here at UAB or are already in residence, we welcome your suggestions and look forward to working with you!

Best regards,

Lisa M. Schwiebert, Ph.D. 
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education

Postdocs in UAB News

  • Early palliative care offers statistically beneficial effects on patient survival and family caregiver burden, according to articles published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.Two papers recently published by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology highlight the need for a “culture shift” by clinicians and the general public to engage palliative care services long before a person reaches the final stage of life. Two articles reporting on 207...

  • Tollefsbol will donate the $5,000 award to a graduate student award fund.A biology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded the 2015 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction as a result of the quality of his scholarship and impact on his field. Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology, is a leader in the growing field of epigenetics. Tollefsbol is...

UAB Research News

  • Students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Photography in the South course curated “Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic,” from the Birmingham Museum of Art’s collection.Birney Imes, "Prairie Chapel Baptism," 1980, Collection of the Birmingham Museum of ArtA new show of photographs made in and about the South curated by students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham will open at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Thursday, April 2, for...

  • The runx2 master transcription factor functions differently in chondrocytes and osteoblasts, two key cells in bone formation.Amjad Javed and Haiyan Chen examine the effect of a runx2 deletion on bone mineralization. Amjad Javed, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has taken a major step forward in understanding the bone development function of a gene called runx2, which could lead to future ways to speed bone healing, aid bone bioengineering, stem osteoporosis and reduce...