Mentor: Dr. William "Jamie" Tyler  opens a new website, Department of Biomedical Engineering/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The Tyler Laboratory at UAB in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with at least 2 years’ experience in electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging. The ideal candidate will have experience investigating human cognitive, affective, sensory, or motor circuitry using EEG, MRI, and neuromodulation approaches. Experience in human subject research and/or working with patients is a requirement for the position. The position will lead the integration of noninvasive neuromodulation combined with neuroimaging to advance sleep medicine, exercise medicine, and rehabilitation science.

The Tyler Laboratory is located across multiple departments and facilities at UAB. These include the School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the UAB School of Medicine; Department of Occupational Therapy in the UAB School of Health Professions; and the Center for Engagement in Health Disability and Rehabilitation Sciences at UAB in collaboration with the Lakeshore Foundation. Our mission is to develop, apply, and validate neuromodulation methods and bioelectronic medicine tools to improve the lives of patients suffering from chronic disorders.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or similar field. The successful candidate will work on a team to: design and conduct human research experiments; manage IRB submissions; collect, manage, and analyze data; write research and review articles; and communicate findings to the scientific community, as well as the public.      

How to apply:

Please send a CV, a brief statement of research accomplishments and interests, and a list of references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About our Postdoc Office

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines. 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 Office of Postdoctoral Education 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.

About the University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with over 26,000 employees and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks 14 UAB graduate programs among the nation’s top 25 and 10 UAB specialties were ranked among the nation’s top 50 in the magazine’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals report. UAB research grants and awards are at a record high, exceeding $527 million in FY18, including $320 million in NIH funding for FY18. UAB ranks 31st among all universities in federal research funding and 15th among public universities. UAB's NIH funding continues to grow among peer institutions in the Southeast and beyond, with the university ranking 20th among all universities in NIH funding and eighth among public universities. The UAB Heersink School of Medicine is ranked 21st among medical schools in NIH funding and eighth among public medical schools.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion opens a new website, call (205) 934-8762, or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.