Co-Mentors: Drew Davis, MD , Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, UAB School of Medicine, ddavis@peds.uab.edu
James Rimmer, PhD , Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, jrimmer@uab.edu 

The UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine in conjunction with the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative is seeking a rehabilitation/exercise scientist to lead the development of a pediatric focused rehabilitation and exercise research program.  Candidates from a variety of training backgrounds with a PhD in a scientific field relevant to rehabilitation and/or exercise medicine will be considered.  The candidate will be responsible for coordinating a longitudinal study assessing and tracking the health and wellness of children with disabilities.  The candidate will be expected to publish papers and submit applications for NIH career development and/or R-level funding and appropriate foundation awards with strong mentorship from UAB faculty.  This appointment will be within the UAB Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, with the majority of effort going towards research located on the campus of Lakeshore Foundation. 

Candidates should submit the following items:

  •     Cover letter indicating current and future research interests and expected availability date
  •     Curriculum Vitae
  •     Description of past research experience and accomplishments
  •     Names and contact information of three references

To apply for this position or for more information, please contact Dr. Davis at ddavis@peds.uab.edu.

About the University:

UAB pursues the frontiers of education, research and health care and strives to be one of the most dynamic and productive universities of the 21st century. Our strategic plan, Forging the Future, is our roadmap for the next five years of growth. It outlines goals that share three themes: increasing access to our world-class educational programs, patient care, and research; enhancing the alignment of people and programs to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of 21st-century curricula, scientific investigation, and creative scholarship; and investing in grand ideas to tackle major problems facing society.

About Pediatric Rehab Medicine and Lakeshore Foundation:

The UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Children’s of Alabama provide clinical and rehabilitation services on the campus of Lakeshore Foundation, a world class U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training facility promoting physical activity through fitness, aquatics, recreation, and athletics.  Lakeshore Foundation serves as the home of the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative whose mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals with physical disabilities through comprehensive rehabilitation, exercise, wellness and sports science research. Currently, the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative under the leadership of Dr. James Rimmer, PhD has 25 ongoing projects including the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability.

The UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine consists of three full time clinical faculty and one adjunct faculty member who provide inpatient consultation and comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services, and serve in multidisciplinary outpatient clinics including the Spina Bifida Clinic, Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Concussion Clinic, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, Brachial Plexus Clinic, Neuro-Oncology Clinic, Spasticity Clinic, and Movement Disorder Clinic, among others.  Clinical research opportunities for this position will available in the inpatient or outpatient setting with acute or chronic conditions, or a combination thereof.

About our Postdoc office:

UAB 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. 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.