The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) is a central hub to connect you to internal and external resources to support your career, research, and wellness. Our goal is that your time at UAB is one of both professional and personal growth, and we hope to be a component of that for every postdoc. We are available for individual consultations as you navigate your career journey and make decisions about steps after your postdoc.

Group of UAB students sitting outside on the grass on a sunny day. It is common to have a lot of questions at the beginning of your appointment here at UAB. The Office of Postdoctoral Education is here to assist with any of your questions and concerns. The Getting Started section contains a collection of resources that can help you with your first steps to being a UAB postdoc.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

A mentor and mentee in a lab. Upon appointment, a postdoctoral scholar is assigned to one of two distinct categories for payroll and taxation purposes:

  • Status Code 21: A Postdoctoral Employee is an individual who, while pursuing further training, provides services to UAB for compensation. These postdocs receive a salary, usually as part of an NIH-funded grant. Salaries and wages are fully taxable to the individual providing the services. Postdoctoral employees receive benefits as shown under the Benefits section.
  • Status Code 20: A Postdoctoral Trainee is an individual who is receiving a true fellowship, as defined by the IRS, and receives an amount to aid in the pursuit of research training. This amount cannot represent payment for the performance of any past, present, or future teaching, research, or other services. Postdoctoral trainees are provided health insurance with the opportunity to purchase dental options.

UAB is committed to ensuring compliance with sponsor and university requirements while providing effective stewardship of resources. In support of this commitment, it is important to remember that external support of research activities (including salary, supplies, stipends, etc.) must be processed through the UAB Office of Sponsored Programs.  This helps ensure transparency and facilitates compliance with UAB’s regulatory and other responsibilities by allowing for institutional reviews (e.g., COI, export control).

In accordance with IRS regulations, UAB does not withhold federal income taxes on status code 20 postdoc trainees, and the State of Alabama currently excludes fellowships from taxation in their entirety. Therefore, to the extent that a scholarship/fellowship is federally taxable to the individual, that individual will probably have to file federal quarterly estimated income tax returns and pay quarterly taxes in order to comply with individual income tax regulations. (For specific advice on an individual tax situation, a tax professional or the IRS should be contacted. Non-resident aliens should direct their tax questions to the International Scholar and Student Services opens a new website (ISSS) at (205) 934-3328. Postdoctoral trainees receive benefits as shown on Benefits & Compensation.

In accordance with regulations, federal and state income taxes are not withheld from stipend amount IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. You may be required to file federal quarterly estimated income tax returns and pay quarterly taxes to comply with individual income tax regulations.

It is important to consult an income tax professional or the IRS for advice on income taxes.

IRS Resources

Other Resources

Birmingham's Region's Field sign.Starting a postdoc comes with a lot of logistics and start up information, and we know this is even more so for international postdocs. UAB has a number of resources to support you in the process of transitioning to your new life as a postdoc in Birmingham.

  • International Student and Scholar Services opens a new website (ISSS) provides insight and support as you navigate the visa process for yourself and any dependents. ISSS also plans events for international scholars and their families to build community and enjoy cultural experiences in Birmingham.
  • The OPE is here as a support for both navigating your appointment as well as your relationship with your mentor. If you would like to speak to someone in the OPE about your transition or a current situation you are experiencing please contact us.
  • The National Postdoc Association (NPA) has created a detailed International Postdoc Survival Guide (pdf) opens a new website that includes information about expectations for the US postdoc experience, ways to build credit while in the US, tips for navigating the visa process, and testimonials from current and past international postdocs.
  • International postdocs are not eligible for US federal funding. However, there are many funding opportunities available for postdocs that do not take citizenship into account.

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African American and Black Specific Mental Health and Trauma Resources (pdf)

Provided are a list of mental health resources, both national and UAB specific.

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management

UAB is committed to maintaining a safe, secure, and healthy campus environment for all students, employees, and visitors. To that end, it is essential to identify warning signs of inappropriate behavior and intervene before a person can engage in violent activity toward themselves or others.

UAB CARES Suicide Prevention Initiative

No matter who you are in the UAB community, remember that you matter, and you are important. UAB is here and there is help available today.

Commission on the Status of Women

The UAB Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to promoting gender inclusion and equity by supporting and improving options and opportunities for women at every stage of their education and career.

Disability Support Services

DSS provides an accessible university experience through collaboration with UAB partners. These partnerships create a campus where individuals with disabilities have equal access to programs, activities, and opportunities by identifying and removing barriers, providing individualized services, and facilitating accommodations.

Employee Assistance & Counseling Center

UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers free, confidential support services for UAB Postdocs and members of their immediate household.

The Institute for Human Rights

The Institute for Human Rights at UAB serves as an internationally renowned platform for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration for scholars, educators, students, practitioners, and activists to raise awareness, engage in education, foster research, and design initiatives for practical action and outreach resulting in the promotion and protection of human and civil rights locally, nationally, and globally.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity is a defining feature of Birmingham's past, present, and future. At UAB, we are committed to capitalizing on what makes Birmingham and the University trailblazers in moving inclusion forward.

Safety Escort

The UAB Blazer Express Safety Escort provides late-night, on-demand van service for UAB students and employees 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. every day. UAB students and employees must present their UAB ID badge to be transported. Use the TapRide app or call 205-934-8772 to request a ride on campus.

Kognito

Online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you’ll know what to say in real life. You’ll learn how to determine when a friend needs help, how to talk with a friend who you’re worried about, and where you and your friend can turn to for help.

UAB BWELL Student Mental Health App

The UAB BWELL app, which is available in the Apple app store and at Google Play, encourages self-care habits and provides a plethora of useful mental health resources. Created in collaboration with UAB students, this app is a one-stop-shop for any and all of your mental health needs.

TAO: Therapy Assistance Online

TAO includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. It also includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises, and practice tools, all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.

UAB Mental Health Ambassadors

Student Counseling Services offers students of all backgrounds, races, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures a safe place to discuss and resolve issues that interfere with personal and academic goals. We recognize and honor the complex intersectionality of all aspects of a person’s identity and presenting concerns.

Mental Health and Professional Development Graduate Courses

These courses are offered each Fall semester;

  • HB 710/GRD 703: Mental Health Promotion and Professional Development (1 credit). Introductory course exposes students to mental health topics relevant to the graduate and postdoctoral level, while teaching skills for managing personal mental health as well as supporting others.
  • HB 711/GRD 703: Advanced Mental Health Promotion and Professional Development: Service Learning (2 credits). Advanced course with a service-learning requirement. Students gain hands on experience in thinking critically about evidence-based approaches, innovative service delivery models, and research-practice partnerships to improve dissemination and implementation.

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Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB)

The CIRB is charged with the ongoing development of procedures for identifying, reviewing, and managing financial conflicts of interest as they relate to extramurally-funded research and all research involving human subjects regardless of the funding source.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

EHS ensures that UAB complies with occupational and environmental health and safety rules and regulations necessary to conduct research involving hazardous materials.

Ethics Matter

UAB is committed to conducting its affairs in ways that promote mutual trust and public confidence. All members of the UAB community are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of excellence, integrity, honesty, and fairness and for integrating these values into teaching, research, patient care, business practices, and other services of the university.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IACUC oversees the use of animals for research, teaching, and testing conducted at or by UAB.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The UAB Institutional Review Board for Human Use is a committee established under federal regulations to help protect the rights and welfare of human parti​cipants in research conducted under the auspices of UAB.

Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP)

IRAP supports electronic submission of funding applications and compliance forms and will seamlessly connect the operations of OSP, IRB, IACUC, IBC, Chemical Safety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and CIRB.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

ISSS provides immigration compliance expertise and cultural exchange events for approximately 1,600 international students, scholars, clinical faculty, researchers, IT professionals, staff, and visitors.

Libraries

The UAB Libraries provide access to an array of rich and diverse scholarly resources that inform intellectual, cultural, social, and economic transformation of its community. It also provides the essential expertise to support excellence in education, research, patient care, and community outreach that collectively advance the success and impact of UAB.

Office of Sponsored Programs

Offers guidance on finding funding, preparing proposals, submitting applications, managing awards, closing out your project, and commercialization.

Research Administration Network Group (RANG)

The mission of RANG is to effectively optimize, engage, and coordinate the efforts of the Office of Research and the campus community of research administrators and faculty to identify issues, develop solutions, adopt best practices, tools, and tactics in the research administration arena, and to include a faculty voice on issues to support ongoing efforts to reduce the faculty burden in research administration.

University Compliance Office

The University Compliance Office manages UAB's Compliance Program, which serves as the framework for identifying areas of risk, addressing concerns, and measuring results.

UAB campus buildings at twilight. OPE-sponsored awards include:

  1. Career Enhancement Award
  2. Internship Award
  3. Travel Award

For additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Career Enhancement Award (CEA)

Applications must be sent by email to the OPE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Four awards will be given to postdoctoral scholars to enhance their professional development.

Allowable expenses include internships up to a one month period and attending extramural courses (e.g. NIH, Cold Spring Harbor, Woods Hole, etc) to learn new skills. Funds cannot be used to travel to scientific meetings. Previous CEA recipients are welcome to apply but should state in their application the date(s) of previous awards as well as the report of the activity.

Applicants must submit:

  • an updated curriculum vitae
  • a short description (no longer than two pages) of the educational activity as well as the potential benefits
  • a letter from the mentor endorsing the activity
  • a letter of invitation from the sponsoring event (if possible)
  • a budget of anticipated expenses

All applications will be reviewed and ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. potential impact of the educational activity to your career development, and
  2. your research productivity during your postdoctoral training as judged by publications and presentations in national and international meetings.

Successful applicants will be notified in writing. All requests for reimbursement must be submitted within 30 days of the activity. See the expenditure guidelines at the UAB Financial Affairs website for a list of reimbursable items for employee or trainee travel opens a new website and the appropriate procedures. Airline tickets may be provided in advance by the UAB travel office.

Receipt of this award does not guarantee acceptance into the desired educational activity. Similarly, acceptance into a desired educational activity does not guarantee receipt of the CEA.


Internship Award

For more information or to submit your application, contact Joe Talty in the Postdoc Office at (205) 975-7021. Applications must be sent by email to the OPE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In order to enhance career opportunities available to postdoctoral scholars at UAB, the OPE provides assistance to fund internships in industrial, administrative, or academic settings within UAB or the Birmingham area. We believe that helping to provide such opportunities will add to the development and training experiences of postdoctoral scholars as they define their independent career paths.

Award Description

  1. The OPE will fund up to two awards per year in the amount of $5000 each to aid scholars in their performance of internships within or outside of UAB. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase a percentage of a postdoctoral scholar’s effort from his/her mentor for the purposes of completing an internship.
  2. Postdoctoral scholars in their second or subsequent years of postdoctoral training are eligible. Interested scholars must submit:
    • an updated CV
    • a short description (no longer than two pages) of the internship and the potential benefits to your career
    • a letter from your mentor endorsing this activity
    • a letter of invitation from collaborative organization or company
    • a description of the internship training plan and evaluation process
  3. Following submission, applications will be reviewed and ranked according to:
    • potential impact of the educational activity to the career development of the applicant
    • research productivity of the applicant during their postdoctoral training as judged by publication and presentations in national and international meetings
  4. Applications for this award will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling receipt basis. Internships must be completed within one year of notice of award.
  5. Internships for a six-week period may be performed in an industrial, administrative, or academic setting. The length of the internship may be extended pending mentor’s approval and availability of supplementary funds from the internship host. This money is not to be used for the purpose of travel to scientific meetings. Acceptance into a desired internship does not guarantee receipt of the internship award.
  6. All awardees are required to present a summary of their internship experiences during the OPE career workshop series. In addition, awardees must provide their contact information upon the completion of their postdoctoral training in order to track their career paths. All participating mentors and internship hosts are required to submit evaluations of the postdoctoral interns and provide feedback regarding the benefit of the postdoctoral internship experience to their respective laboratories/offices.

Travel Award

Applications must be sent by email to the OPE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information, please call (205) 975-7020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Four travel awards will be given to postdoctoral scholars to enhance their professional development. Allowable expenses include travel to national or international scientific meetings for the purpose of giving an oral presentation (no posters). Funds are not to be used for the purpose of attending extramural courses (e.g. NIH, Cold Spring Harbor, Woods Hole, etc) or visiting laboratories to perform collaborative studies.

To apply, you must be a postdoctoral scholar in good standing at UAB. You must submit:

  • an updated CV
  • a short description (no longer than two pages) of the scientific meeting or conference as well as its potential benefits to your career plans
  • a letter from your mentor endorsing this travel
  • a letter of invitation from the meeting or conference organizers to give an oral presentation on research-related work
  • a budget of anticipated expenses

Applications should be sent by email to the OPE. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All applications will be reviewed by the office and ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. potential impact of attendance at the scientific meeting or conference to the career development of the applicant; and
  2. research productivity of the applicant during his/her postdoctoral training as judged by publication and presentations in national and international meetings.

Successful applicants will be notified in writing. All requests for reimbursement must be submitted within 30 days of the activity. See the expenditure guidelines at the UAB Financial Affairs website for all reimbursable items for employee or trainee travel opens a new website and the appropriate procedures. Airline tickets may be provided in advance by the UAB travel office.

Receipt of this award does not guarantee an oral presentation at the desired meeting. Similarly, an oral presentation at a desired meeting does not guarantee receipt of this travel award.

The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) and the Graduate School have established an incentive plan designed to encourage more postdocs to apply for individual fellowships.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit the completed applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Details

The OPE will provide a monetary incentive for postdocs to apply for individual fellowships funded by extramural agencies or foundations. Postdocs who apply for an individual fellowship (e.g. NSF Individual, NIH NRSA, Foundation Fellowships, or other) will be awarded $500 for submitting the application. It is given for first submissions only.

To qualify, the application must be reviewed by your mentor, prior to submission. Your mentor must provide written verification to the OPE that the application is considered competitive. After submission of the grant application, you will provide a PDF of the application to the OPE. The incentive reward will be authorized when you provide evidence that the application has been received by the granting agency.

If the application is funded, you will receive an additional financial reward of $1,500 per year for the term that the grant is funded. The supplemental funding will be provided by the OPE and the Graduate School. You will provide a copy of the award notice and the Request for Individual Fellowship Supplement Funding Form in order to receive the additional financial reward.

Eligibility & Requirements

This program is available to all postdoctoral scholars through the OPE. GME-appointed postdoctoral residents are not eligible. To be eligible for both the submission reward and the $1,500 supplement, the awarded funding must provide more than half of your current base stipend. Your eligibility for the supplement is contingent on your appointmetn as a status code 20 postdoc trainee.

Applications for and receipt of travel and other small grants are not eligible for an incentive award under this program.

Application Materials

To receive the application incentive of $500, the following materials are required:

  • a letter from the postdoc’s advisor verifying that the advisor reviewed the application and believes that it is competitive
  • documentation that the amount of the fellowship provides greater than half of the postdoc’s current base stipend
  • a PDF of the application
  • verification of receipt of the application by the funding agency

These materials may be submitted through the form below.

Application Incentive Submission Form

Note: Applications submitted prior to December 1, 2020 will not be eligible for the $500 application incentive, but active Individual Fellowships are eligible for the $1,500 annual inventive.

Application Incentive Form

Note: Applications submitted prior to December 1, 2020 will not be eligible for the $500 application incentive, but active Individual Fellowships are eligible for the $1,500 annual inventive.

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UAB student at a homecoming parade with strings of beads to hand out. Funding is an important part of the postdoc experience. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) provides support and avenues for postdocs to find internal and external funding opportunities.

The OPE sponsors several awards for postdocs, including:

  • a travel award,
  • a career enhancement award, and
  • an internship award

There are also a number of training grants at UAB that postdocs can apply to.

UAB and the OPE also encourage all postdocs to apply for individual fellowships. We provide tools you can use to identify funding options that align with your research interests and career stage. This includes a list of private foundation funding that does not have a citizenship requirement. Funding opportunities through the OPE are open to all current UAB postdocs to enhance their current and future career goals. Some of the training grant opportunities through UAB are limited to US nationals only.

If you would like to discuss which specific awards or grants would be appropriate for you to apply to, please contact us.

Postdoc conducting research in a lab. OPE's Certificate in Postdoctoral Professional Development supports postdocs who are interested in enhancing their professional development. The goal of the  certificate is to prepare you to be competitive for professional opportunities after the completion of your training at UAB.

The certificate includes 15 credit hours of courses (9 required/core + 6 electives). They address six core competencies described by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA):

  • leadership and management skills,
  • responsible conduct of research,
  • communication skills,
  • professionalism,
  • discipline-specific conceptual knowledge, and
  • research skill development.

The certificate is intentionally flexible in order to reinforce competencies through the core curriculum, while also allowing you to determine how you would like to invest in other competences through electives. Courses included in the certificate can be found in the tables below.

If you have questions about the certificate and/or would like to register, please contact OPE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Required/Core (9 credit hours)

Course Number

Name

Credit Hours

GRD 709

Grant Writing

3 hr

GRD 711

Research Lab Management

3 hr

GRD 717

Research Ethics

3 hr

Electives (choose six of the following)

Course Number

Name

Credit Hours

GRD 701

Presentation and Discussion Skills

3 hr

GRD 719

Introduction to Mentoring and Leadership

3 hr

GRD 727

Writing and Reviewing Research

3 hr

GRD 733

Managing & Leading Teams

1 hr

GRD 739

Experiential Practicum

3 hr

GRD 745

Communication and Diversity Leadership

3 hr

GRD 766

Intro to Online Teaching

1 hr

N/A

Discipline-specific Journal Club

1 hr

INFO 601

Introduction to Bioinformatics

3 hr

MBA 681

From Idea to IPO

3 hr

MBA 691

Technology Commercialization

3 hr

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.

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Courses

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

EXPERIENCES Program

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.

Blue gloved hands working with samples in a research lab. UAB has a strong and ongoing commitment to the responsible conduct of research (RCR). The campus offers many opportunities for initial and annual training including formal courses through:

  • the Center for Ethics and Values in the Sciences
  • the Graduate School
  • the Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE), and
  • through programs and training sponsored on a regular, ongoing basis by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).

All entering biomedical sciences trainees are educated during orientation about requirements to complete human subjects and animal use and care training programs. Completion of requisite training is arranged and documented by their specific graduate programs.

All trainees are required to participate in and satisfactorily complete Principles of Scientific Integrity (GRD 717) within the first year of training. Yearly refresher RCR activities are required, including additional ethics courses and/or utilizing Institutional resources such as training videos developed by the UAB Center for Ethics and Values in Sciences.

UAB has also developed a new scholarly integrity workshop “Ethics for Authors opens a new website,” which is organized around interactive and facilitator-led discussions and exercises.

All mentors are advised and encouraged to include and document discussions regarding RCR during their one-on-one interactions with their students, mentor/student meetings, lab meetings, discussions of authorship on papers, how to handle various types of data, etc. As an example, when manuscripts are written, authorship and peer review are discussed. These recommendations will be disseminated to all training faculty by email on an annual basis at the time trainee applications are solicited.

Finally, we note that UAB is one of eight institutions recently awarded funding by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Office of Research Integrity to develop strategies to integrate RCR educational materials into the graduate curriculum, for use by faculty and graduate students in discussion of scholarly integrity. UAB’s national and international leadership in the area of ethics training was reflected by presentations at the 2010 Project for Scholarly Integrity Capstone Conference and the 2012 ORI conference “Quest for Research Excellence” and were highlighted in Research and Scholarly Integrity in Graduate Education: A Comprehensive Approach, published in 2012 by the Council of Graduate Schools.

Year 1 Required Course — Principles of Scientific Integrity

Format

The Principles of Scientific Ethics course (GRD 717; 3 credit hours) includes a blended approach of on-line training and in-person discussion on topics related to the responsible conduct of research (RCR).

Specifically, the on-line training component includes completion of all RCR-related CITI Program modules. Participants are required to successfully complete each of these modules, achieving a score of 80% or better. Once completed, participants then attend an in-person discussion session that consists of an all-day (8 hours) Saturday workshop facilitated by training program directors, preceptors, and administrators. Three Saturday sessions are offered so that participants and facilitators can select a date that best fits their schedules. These sessions debate case-studies in a team-based learning format. They also allow for additional RCR-related activities, such as panel discussions with faculty and administrators regarding real-world RCR examples and role-playing RCR scenarios.

Subject Matter

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.

Among the areas previously discussed are:

  • Ethical Decision Making
  • UAB Policies on Research Misconduct
  • Protection of Human Subjects in Research
  • Welfare of Laboratory Animals
  • Best Practices for Data Management
  • Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest
  • Ethical Authorship and Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Best Practices in Collaborative Research
  • Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities
  • Expectations of the Peer Review Process

Faculty Participation

GRD 717 is led by Lisa Schwiebert, Ph.D, Associate Dean, UAB Graduate School, using a team-based learning approach. She is assisted by faculty facilitators, including T32 program directors, who maintain active research labs and have graduate faculty status. These facilitators lead discussions with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the responsible conduct of research.

How to Register

First you will need to apply to UAB as a non-degree seeking graduate student. Instructions can be found on Registering for Classes. Permission is not needed to take this course. Once you have been accepted to the Graduate School, you may register through Blazernet. If you have issues registering, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Important!

Please note that CITI Program modules for IRB and Good Clinical Practice are NOT sufficient to satisfy the course requirement. If you have completed research ethics training during a postdoc appointment, and it is listed on your transcript, please send a copy of your transcript to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our office to review.

Diverse group of students gathered around a laptop. A tuition benefit is offered to all postdoctoral trainees. Each trainee receives six (6) credit hours of tuition per appointment year. These courses are to be used to support you as your prepare to take the next steps in your career. Trainees commonly take courses in:

  • teaching,
  • leadership,
  • statistics,
  • bioinformatics,
  • biomedical sciences, and
  • business.

Postdocs are permitted to take graduate level courses. Undergraduate courses are not paid for by the OPE. Please reach out to the office to discuss further at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To take credit bearing courses as a postdoctoral scholar, you must pdfregister as a non-degree seeking student. You will not need to pay the application fee, and the OPE will pay for the courses. After being accepted as a non-degree seeking student, contact the OPE for instructions about how to register for courses. You are responsible for any late fees associated with late registration or failure to inform the OPE of course enrollment. Fees not associated with a course are not paid by the OPE.

To recieve this benefit (consistent with UAB policy for the Educational Assistance Program opens a new website) you must:

  • have at least a 3.0 graduate grade point average on any prior graduate course work taken at UAB, and
  • maintain an overall UAB graduate grade point average of 3.0 or better. If you fail to maintain the appropriate grade point average, you will not be eligible for the tuition benefit.
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Woman in a lab coat looking at results on a computer screen. A primary goal of the Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) is to to provide you with career support and resources for during your postdoc and beyond. A major component of this work is providing support for your continuing education through tuition remission.

All UAB Postdocs receive six (6) credit hours of tuition per academic year to be used toward taking graduate level courses. If you are interested in taking courses, start the process by registering for classes.

Each year, the OPE sponsors courses that help postdocs and senior graduate students prepare for entering the job market. These courses cover topics like Lab Management, Translational Science, Grant Writing, and Job Skills. You are eligible to complete graduate courses and certificates through the Office of Professional Studies and Experiential Learning opens a new website (OPSEL). The OPE also oversees a Certificate in Postdoctoral Professional Development designed to prepare you to be competitive for a variety of professional opportunities after the completion of you training at UAB.

A required part of your continuing education is the completion of the Principles of Scientific Integrity course. This course is a component of completing your Responsible Conduct of Research requirement. The course is taught by Dr. Lisa Schweibert, the Senior Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education.

The OPE also offers career resources, professional development workshops, and individual career consultations in order to support you in your professional development and career journey.

If you have questions about the content included in these pages or would like to discuss them in greater detail, please contact us.

Two postodcs reading a computer screen in a lab. Benefits to postdoctoral scholars vary according to the type of appointment. Due to IRS restrictions placed on non-taxed fellowships, retirement benefits are not allowed for postdoc trainees (Status Code 20). VIVA Health Insurance coverage is provided at no cost to the postdoc with the option of purchasing the dental and vision portion of the insurance plan. Because of their unique status as “Trainees" who do not receive a salary but rather a stipend, these Postdocs are eligible for student housing.

Postdoc employees (Status Code 21), because of their employee-employer relationship with the University, receive a salary. VIVA Health Insurance is available for purchase for UAB postdocs with the additional option of purchasing the dental and vision portion of the insurance plan. Status Code 21 postdocs are not eligible for student housing.

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  • Compensation & Taxes

    Compensation & Taxes

    Salaries

    All mentors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are strongly encouraged to follow the National Institutes of Health, National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipend level guidelines.

    The current compensation amounts for years of experience for 2021 can be found on the NIH website opens a new website.

    If it is impossible to fund according to the NRSA guidelines, the minimum starting salary at UAB is $47,484.00 (effective December 1, 2016) plus benefits.

    UAB is committed to ensuring compliance with sponsor and university requirements while providing effective stewardship of resources. In support of this commitment, it is important to remember that external support of research activities (including salary, supplies, stipends, etc.) must be processed through the UAB Office of Sponsored Programs. This helps ensure transparency and facilitates compliance with UAB’s regulatory and other responsibilities by allowing for institutional reviews (e.g., COI, export control).

    Taxes

    UAB withholds taxes (federal, state, FICA) from the wages of Postdoctoral Employees (status 21). Postdoctoral Fellows (status 20) do not have taxes withheld from stipends as stipends are not considered taxable income, but they are responsible for paying taxes. These estimated taxes are typically paid quarterly. Due to the intricacies of individual tax situations, please familiarize yourself with federal opens a new website and state opens a new website tax information. International trainees should consult the International Student and Scholar Services opens a new website office for further information on their tax circumstances.
  • Benefit Eligibility Table

    Benefit Eligibility Table

    Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

    Employment Category

    Status Code

    UAB paid Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

    Employee paid Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

    Postdoctoral Scholar Trainee

    20

    Yes

    Yes*

    Postdoctoral Scholar Employee

    21

    Yes

    Yes*

    Other Benefits

    Employment Category

    Status Code

    TIAA-CREF Retirement

    Viva Health Insurance

    Dental and Vision Insurance

    UAB paid Group Term Life Insurance

    Postdoctoral Scholar Trainee

    20

    No

    Yes

    Yes*

    Yes

    Postdoctoral Scholar Employee

    21

    Yes, 403(b) Plan matched up to 5% of salary

    Yes**

    Yes*

    Yes

    *Individual pays premium.

    **Individual pays premium effective December 1, 2016.

  • 2021-2022 Benefit Summaries
  • University Benefits

    University Benefits

    • Viva Health Insurance: VIVA Health is the health care plan for Postdoctoral Trainees (status code 20) and Postdoctoral Employees (status code 21). Coverage under UAB's group health care plan must be elected on either the first day of appointment or the first day of the month following the date of appointment. The postdoc has 31 days from their starting date to complete hospital insurance forms either by participating in UAB New Hire Orientation or by scheduling an appointment with the UAB Employee Benefits. Some form of health insurance coverage is mandatory and proof of insurance is required if the University's health insurance is not elected. VIVA Health also covers medical evacuation and repatriation of remains for international postdoctoral scholars.
    • Group Term Life Insurance: Varies with salary. Provided at no cost to the employee. (Sponsored)
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance: $22,500.00 for accidental death; dismemberment coverage varies. Provided at no cost to the employee. (Sponsored)
    • Long Term Disability Insurance (Salary Continuation): After a 90-day waiting period, 66 2/3% monthly salary (not to exceed $10,000 per month) for the first 90 days of benefits. After 90 days of continued benefits, plan pays 60% monthly salary (not to exceed $10,000 per month). Proved at no cost to the employee. (Sponsored)
    • Voluntary Retirement Plans
      • 403(b) Plan: The 403(b) plan is a voluntary, defined-contribution, tax-deferred as well as Roth after-tax plan governed by the Internal Revenue Code 403(b). Eligible employees can choose between both TIAA/CREF and VALIC for investments. Vesting in the 403(b) plan is immediate. The University matches the individual’s contributions up to 5% of gross monthly pay not to exceed the IRS 401(a) annual compensation limit.
      • 457(b) Plan: UAB also offers a voluntary, defined-contribution, tax deferred as well as Roth after-tax plan governed by Internal Revenue Code 457(b). Similar to the 403(b) plan, the 457(b) plan offers the same expanded investment options, convenient payroll deductions, pre-tax contributions, and tax-deferred growth through both TIAA-CREF and VALIC. There are no University matching contributions under this plan.
  • Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits

    Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits

    • Postdoctoral Met Life Dental Basic Option: Preventive and diagnostic are covered at 90% UCR. Basic services are covered at 90% UCR subject to a $25.00 deductible. The postdoc will pay a monthly premium for single or family coverage.
    • Postdoctoral Met Life Dental Comprehensive Option: In addition to the basic dental benefits, the comprehensive plan covers major services at 60% UCR subject to the deductible. Orthodontic services are covered at 50% of UCR up to a $1,000.00 per patient lifetime maximum. The postdoc pays the full monthly premium for single or family coverage.
    • Vision Service Plan (VSP) Vision Plan: The VSP plan offers employees coverage for routine eye exams, lenses and frames, contacts, and discounts for LAKIK eye surgery. The postdoc pays the full monthly premium for single or for family coverage.
    • Group Universal Life Insurance Coverage, Maximum Coverage: Up to five times your Basic Annual Earnings, not to exceed $1.4 million. Guaranteed Issue - Three (3) times salary, not to exceed $500,000.00 during first 60 days of employment without evidence of insurability. Individual pays full premium. Rates vary based on age.
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Maximum Coverage: Lesser of 10 times your basic annual earnings or $500,000.00. Individual pays full premium. Rates vary based on coverage level.
  • Vacation, Sick, & Maternity/Paternity Leave

    Vacation, Sick, & Maternity/Paternity Leave

    • Vacation Leave: Six months after the effective appointment date, all postdoctoral scholars are eligible for ten (10) paid working days per year. Vacation days do not accrue and cannot be carried over from year to year. All requests for vacation leave should be made in writing and must be approved by the direct supervisor. Postdoctoral Scholars and their supervisors are responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
    • Sick Leave: 10 paid working days per year. Sick leave should not be used as vacation. Sick days do not accrue and cannot be carried over from year to year.
    • Maternity/Paternity Leave: 22 paid successive working days immediately following or just prior to birth or adoption of a child. If both spouses are employed as postdoctoral scholars, each one is eligible for a consecutive term of maternity/paternity leave. Additional, non-paid leave, following the provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act, must be requested and approved by the supervisor and UAB.
  • Student Loan Deferment

    Student Loan Deferment

    Postdoctoral scholars at UAB appointed via the Office of Postdoctoral Education as either postdoc trainees (status 20) or employees (status 21) may be eligible for an Education Related Student Loan Deferment under most federal loan programs, including Stafford, Perkins and similar loans. The specific qualification requires that the postdoc be "engaged in a full-time course of study in a Graduate Fellowship program.” To be eligible, the Graduate Fellowship program must:

    • provide sufficient financial support to allow for full-time study for a period of at least six months
    • require, prior to awarding of financial support, a written statement from each applicant that explains the applicants objectives
    • require a graduate fellow to submit periodic reports, projects, or other evidence of the postdoc's progress

    Lending agencies may differ in their deferral requirements, and therefore will make the final determination of eligibility.

    Forms should be submitted for signature of a University Official to our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Additional Benefits

  • Missing or Distressed Scholars

    Missing or Distressed Scholars

    UAB Police Emergency Telephone Numbers

    • ON CAMPUS: 911
    • OFF CAMPUS: (205) 934-3535

    Missing Postdoctoral Scholars

    1. Call and email the postdoc with a request to reply as soon as possible.
    2. Contact the postdoc’s mentor to determine if they have knowledge of the postdoc’s circumstances.
    3. If no response:
      • Call the postdoc’s emergency contact(s) and request that they contact the postdoc and ask him/her to reply to the program as soon as possible.
      • If the emergency contact reports that they are unable to reach the postdoc and they have significant concern, they should be instructed to call the UAB police and request that they visit the postdoc’s residence. You may need to provide information on the postdoc’s vehicle as well an address of residence.
      • Please Note: UAB legal recommends that UAB faculty or staff should not personally go to the postdoc’s residence, due to concerns for the personal safety of faculty or staff or other potential liability issues.
    4. If the emergency contact cannot be reached, UAB Police can be contacted for further assistance.

      The police have the responsibility to communicate further with the family depending on the nature of the outcome of the investigation. They may instruct the family to contact the local police department and/or the local fire department for further assistance if there is an urgent health concern. Depending upon the circumstances, the police may or may not communicate their findings with staff in addition to the family.
    5. If it is reported that the postdoc is found to be deceased or in distress, The Office of Postdoctoral Education Staff and others listed below should be contacted immediately:
      • Lisa Schwiebert, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education: (205) 934-3970, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After hours contact: (205) 965-6504.
      • Joe Talty, Program Director: (205) 975-7021. After hours contact (205) 999-3397

      UAB police will also contact the OPE if information is received by the agency that a postdoc is missing or in distress.
    6. The Office of Postdoctoral Education Staff should be in contact with the family to offer assistance as necessary. OPE will contact (based on the specific situation):
      • Media Relations
      • Housing and Residential Life
      • Student Counseling Services (after hours), (205) 934-5816, to offer grief counseling information to classmates as soon as practical.
      • Disability Support Services, International Postdoc and Scholars, etc.
      • Risk Management, Legal Counsel, etc.
      • Vice President for Postdoc Affairs/Provost
      • Family member(s) as appropriate
      • Registrar’s Office (in cases where Postdoc is deceased)

    Student Counseling Services

    Postdocs with Apparently Urgent Mental Health or Suicide Issues

    For situations involving mental health that are not urgent, contact UAB's Student Counseling Services.

    1. If the postdoc is on campus, someone (faculty, staff, or postdoc, as appropriate to the immediate situation) should take the postdoc to UAB Hospital Emergency Room immediately. If the postdoc is unwilling, or there is any reason to believe they will not be cooperative, contact the UAB police for further assistance.
      • UAB Hospital Emergency Room, North Pavilion opens a new website. 615 18th Street South (Walk-in Emergency Entrance on 18th Street South).
      • UAB Police: 911 (on campus) or (205) 934-3535 (off campus)
    2. The Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education or the Office of Postdoctoral Education staff should call the ER and speak to the Psych nurse to explain the situation. The ER physician will assess the postdoc and typically request an emergency psychiatric consultation.
      • UAB Hospital ER: (205) 934-5105
    3. If the postdoc is not on campus, ask the postdoc if there is a friend or family member who can come to get them at their residence or to meet them somewhere and transport to the ER. If the postdoc is unwilling, contact UAB police for further assistance.
      Please note: UAB legal recommends that UAB Faculty or Staff should not personally go to the Postdoc’s residence, due to concerns for the personal safety of Faculty or Staff or other potential liability issues.
    4. Follow the steps in #5 above.
  • Probationary Period

    Probationary Period

    Within the first 30 days of an appointment, it is required to draft an individual development plan (IDP). The IDP will state expectations for your research project as well as describe your career goals and objectives. A copy must be forwarded to the OPE for documentation (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Three months following the drafting of the IDP, you will meet with your advisor to formally review progress with regard to the research training.

    If it is determined that remediation and/or additional training is required in order to successfully perform the research project, a three month probationary period will begin. If research performance has not improved and/or if there is a lack of research progress as defined in the IDP following the probationary period or at any other time thereafter prior to the appointment end date, the appointment may be terminated with one month’s notice.

    Please note that, per the UAB Attendance Policy opens a new website, three consecutive absences without approval from your mentor at any time during an appointment may initiate the termination process. Further, if termination is based upon either academic or non-academic misconduct, advance notice of termination maybe waived. In any case of possible early termination, the case must be discussed with the Dr. Lisa Schweibert, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs prior to termination (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

  • Grievance Policy and Resolution

    Grievance Policy and Resolution

    The Grievance Policy and Resolution Procedure for postdoctoral scholars of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internal mechanism designed to assure prompt and impartial consideration of complaints that may arise in the workplace. The Dispute Resolution Procedure is available to all postdoctoral scholars. UAB postdoctoral scholars may use it without penalty or fear of reprisal.

    The procedure is a two-step process. A formal grievance may be invoked only after the prospective grievant has first reported the basis for their dispute to the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education (Associate Dean). The Associate Dean shall have a reasonable opportunity to resolve the dispute informally before a grievance can be initiated. If the Associate Dean's effort to resolve the dispute is unsuccessful, they will notify the postdoctoral scholar of their right to initiate a formal grievance.

    In order to initiate a grievance, a postdoctoral scholar must provide a written statement to the Associate Dean in which they state specifically the facts believed to support the charge and the desired outcome no later than 30 days following notification from the Associate Dean that a formal grievance may be initiated. After having determined that the facts stated by the postdoctoral scholar may be grieved, the Associate Dean shall notify the responding party that a grievance has been filed, shall provide a copy of the charge, and shall allow the responding party five (5) work days in which to provide to the Associate Dean their response to the allegation(s) made by the grievant.

    Guidelines for assessment and monitoring the performance of postdoctoral scholars in all aspects of their position are defined in You and UAB Handbook for Administrative, Professional, and Support Personnel. Guidelines in respect of scientific conduct are defined in the Faculty Handbook and Policies. Both documents can be found in the UAB Policies and Procedures Library opens a new website.

    Following receipt of the statement from the responding party, the Associate Dean will select a committee of three faculty members and two postdoctoral fellows to hear the grievance and shall provide to the Committee the written statements of the parties. The faculty members chosen to serve on the Committee shall not have had prior knowledge of the issue(s) grieved. After having chosen one of their number to be chairperson, the Committee shall determine the date of the grievance hearing and shall notify the parties of the date and time of the hearing, which shall not be sooner than five (5) work days from the date notification is sent to the parties by the Committee.

    Each party shall be required to provide to the Committee a list of potential supporting witnesses, if any, and a brief statement describing what information each witness has regarding the facts at issue. A witness should be a person with first-hand knowledge of facts pertinent to the resolution of the issue(s) grieved.

    The formal grievance hearing shall not be bound by formal rules of evidence or judicial rules of procedure. The Committee may hear any testimony or receive any supporting evidence that it deems to be pertinent to the issue(s) grieved. Both the grievant and the responding party may be present throughout the hearing. The grievant may also be accompanied by an advisor of their choosing, however, the advisor may not participate in the hearing, other than to advise the grievant.

    The grievant shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, to question witnesses indirectly through the Committee, to rebut adverse evidence, and to make a brief closing statement. Members of the Committee may ask any questions at any time during the hearing and may elect to disallow or to curtail testimony that the Committee determines to be unnecessarily redundant or not probative of the issue(s) being heard. Throughout the hearing, all persons present shall conduct themselves in an orderly manner.

    The Committee shall be responsible for the conduct of the hearing at all times. Hearings before the Committee are confidential proceeding and only those persons determined by the Committee to have a need to be present shall be included. Except for the grievant, the responding party and the advisor of the grievant, if any, all other witnesses shall be excluded from the hearing room, except when testifying. No more than one witness shall be called to testify at a time.

    All questioning of witnesses shall be by the Committee unless the Committee shall decide otherwise. Although the specific procedure for the conduct of the hearing may vary somewhat, the process shall generally include the following:

    1. call to order by the Chair;
    2. introduction of those present;
    3. statement of the issue(s) grieved;
    4. presentation of the evidence and testimony in support of the issue(s) grieved;
    5. questioning of grievant's witnesses;
    6. presentation of evidence and testimony in opposition to the charge;
    7. questioning of responding party's witnesses;
    8. closing statements.

    As soon as practical following the conclusion of the hearing, the Committee shall meet in private session to consider all of the evidence presented, and shall decide on one of two outcomes. The outcome shall be determined by a "preponderance of the evidence" standard, that is, that the facts more likely than not either prove or disprove the issue(s) before the Committee. The decision of the Committee shall be that the issue(s) is either

    1. proven by a preponderance of the evidence or
    2. not proven by a preponderance of the evidence.

    Following their deliberations, the Committee shall provide a brief narrative statement explaining its finding(s) and a summary of the supporting facts. The Committee's written decision shall be transmitted to the Associate Dean for appropriate action. The Associate Dean shall notify the grievant and the responding party of the committee's decision and any action to be taken as a result of the Committee's findings.

    Upon notification to the grievant of an adverse outcome, the Associate Dean shall also advise the grievant of their right to appeal the Committee's decision in writing to the Dean of the Graduate School. An appeal to the Graduate School Dean shall be limited to the presentation of new, previously unavailable evidence, and/or the identification of procedural error in the hearing process.

    After a review of any new evidence presented on appeal and a review of the process afforded the grievant, the Graduate School Dean shall notify the grievant, the responding party and the Associate Dean of their decision, which shall be final.

  • Tuition Benefit, Class Registration, and Dropping Classes

    Tuition Benefit, Class Registration, and Dropping Classes

    The OPE provides six (6) credit hours of tuition per appointment year for each trainee. Postdocs are expected to attend all courses they register for. Postdocs are highly encouraged to speak with the course instructor prior to enrolling in a class to ensure it will provide the information needed to help take the next step in their career, and that the postdoc is informed of the expectations of students taking the course. Postdocs will be allowed to register for classes, and drop classes until the Last Day to Drop/Add (Without paying full Tuition & Fees), as listed in the Academic Calendar opens a new website. If a postdoc wishes to drop a course after the Last Day to Drop/Add, they will forfeit the tuition benefit provided by the OPE for the next 12 months.

Diverse group of students working at a table. Welcome to UAB! You’ve joined a robust and vibrant community of scientists dedicated to advancing science and innovation. The Office of Postdoctoral Education is here for you as a hub for administrative, professional development, and wellness support.

Your postdoc is a time for training you as a researcher and supporting you in discovering and preparing for your future career. We view your training from a holistic standpoint with an emphasis on providing:

  • support
  • resources
  • avenues for continuing education, both through courses in the UAB Graduate School and grants to attend workshops outside of UAB.

As you explore the resources below we encourage you to reach out to the members of the OPE team with questions.


Getting Started

Getting Started

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

A mentor and mentee working in a research lab. Welcome to UAB. We are excited you have chosen to complete your postdoctoral training at our institution. Below are items which need to be completed. If you have questions about items below, please reach out to your department administrator or the Postdoc Office.

  1. INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCS VISIT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES (ISSS).
    ISSS is located in the beautiful international center on the second floor of Mervyn H. Sterne Library opens a new website on the corner of 9th Avenue and 13th Street South.
    Learn more about ISSS opens a new website
  2. VISIT YOUR FACULTY MENTOR AND DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS OFFICE.
  3. ON YOUR FIRST DAY OF WORK, COMPLETE YOUR I-9 FORM.
    Meet with your department administrator to complete this documentation.
    Learn more about I-9 forms opens a new website
  4. REQUEST BLAZER ID.
    Once your department has processed your hiring documentation, you will be able to fill out the form to request an BlazerID. If you have not been officially hired by UAB, your request will be denied. A BlazerID must be created prior to requesting a ONE Card.
    Learn more about Blazer IDs opens a new website
  5. GET YOUR UAB ONE CARD.
    Once your department has processed your hiring documentation, you will be able to fill out the form to request a ONE Card.
    Learn more about ONE Card opens a new website
  6. ENROLL FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE BENEFITS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR START DATE.
    You will complete enrollment through the UAB and Me Portal. You must have a BlazerID to enroll.
    Enroll for healthcare benefits opens a new website
  7. UNDERSTAND YOUR POSTDOC CLASSIFICATION.
    Postdocs are categorized into two statuses, 20 and 21. Your status as a postdoc has implications for tax withholding and filing.
    Learn more about postdoc classification
  8. ATTEND NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION.
    Contact your department administrator to schedule.
    Learn more about orientation opens a new website