Mentor: James J. Cimino, MD, Director, School of Medicine- Informatics Institute, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Email: 

Post-doctoral positions are available in the Informatics Institute, at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Our research focus is a wide variety of topics along the spectrum of biomedical informatics, from bioinformatics, through translational and clinical research informatics, to clinical informatics.  We seek a highly motivated individuals to who can participate in the exploration of informatics challenges that lead to hypothesis-driven research toward solutions that can then be implemented in laboratory or clinical settings. 

Candidates must have an MD or PhD in biomedical informatics, information science, computer science, biology or equivalent field. The candidate will have opportunities to write manuscripts, grants, mentor students, and present key findings from the project at national and international conferences. Further, candidate will also have multiple opportunities to use his/her efforts to collaborate on multiple projects in our laboratory. 

Appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension contingent on satisfactory performance. Please submit a letter of interest, with curriculum vitae, transcripts from college and graduate school, and three letters of reference to the e-mail address above. Referees may send letters separately, if desired.

Postdoc Awards and Benefits 

Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards.

The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.