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Two students conducting a research study on the UAB campus. Each year, the UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education sponsors courses in lab management, translational science, grant writing, and job skills. The job skills and grant writing courses are also open to senior graduate students at UAB.

You can see a full list of available courses and when they will be offered on UAB's class schedule listing opens a new website.


Grant Writing Course for Postdoctoral Scholars

This course introduces postdoctoral scholars to every aspect of grant writing, including selecting funding mechanisms, writing individual grant sections, and understanding administrative policies. In addition, it provides participants with the opportunity to write a grant and have it reviewed through a mock-study section with faculty who evaluate trainee applications for the NIH.

Principles of Scientific Integrity

Topics covered in GRD 717 include:

  • the nature, extent, and causes of fraud in science;
  • UAB policies on fraud;
  • ideals of good science;
  • the responsibilities of authorship and peer review;
  • potential problems raised by the commercialization of research;
  • scientists as public policy advisors; and
  • ethical issues involved in animal experimentation and in clinical trials.

Lab Management Course for Postdoctoral Scholars

GRD 773 introduces postdoctoral students to every aspect of laboratory management, including hiring staff, managing start-up budgets, practicing safe laboratory practices, and time management.


Workforce reports show that pre- and postdoctoral trainees need to be informed and educated about careers within and outside traditional academic research to be job-ready in today’s economy.

CCTS Research Training Program

This program provides academic training in the principles required to excel in today's dynamic clinical research environment. This program provides research staff (study coordinators, billing staff, regulatory coordinators, etc.) with the basics of implementing and managing a clinical study or trial with an emphasis on good clinical practices, research compliance, and other key topics.

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To take credit bearing courses as a postdoctoral scholar, you must register as a non-degree seeking student. Learn more about registering for classes.

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