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UAB Center for Exercise Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
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Date Posted March 25, 2020
Postdoctoral-Health Sciences
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mentor:  Dr. Marcas M. Bamman, Professor, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1918 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294.  Email: exercise@uab.edu 

Post-Doctoral Training Program

Program Title: Interdisciplinary Training in Pathobiology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Grant Number: 1T32HD071866
Sponsor: NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

The overarching goal of this training program is to develop future leaders in translational rehabilitation research who are specifically equipped to test and disseminate novel rehabilitative strategies that will alleviate functional impairment and compromised life quality in the face of chronic disease management. Exercise medicine is a major focus of this training program.

· Doctorate in a basic or applied biomedical science (e.g., PhD) or clinical doctorate (e.g., MD, DO).
· Interest in translational research ranging from mechanisms of disease pathobiology to rehabilitation strategies (e.g., exercise medicine, experimental therapeutics, device development).
· No more than 2 years of postdoctoral training.
· U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Support Provided to each Trainee:
· Stipend (typically for two years).
· Translational research mentoring team.
· Tuition and fees for any additional coursework.
· Health insurance.
· Travel funds.

Core Levels of Inquiry:
· Cellular and molecular pathobiology of disease.
· Rehabilitation science and exercise physiology.
· Rehabilitation medicine (i.e. clinical trials).

*Most trainees will be actively engaged in research across two or more core levels.

Areas of Concentration:
· Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders.
· Cardiometabolic Diseases.

*Cross-cutting themes with training opportunities include cancer and aging.

Application, Review, and Selection:
1. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV to exercise@uab.edu.
2. Applicants will be reviewed by the Executive Committee, followed by interviews of the top candidates.
3. Select candidates will prepare an Individual Development Plan with the primary mentor and translational mentoring team. To learn more about the primary mentors and their research programs, click here.

Learn more about the program under Training Opportunities at www.uab.edu/exercise.

Program Director:
Marcas M Bamman, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, and Medicine
Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine

Chelsea Crawford, PhD
Program Manager
Center for Exercise Medicine
Phone: 934-9211 Email: clcrawford@uab.edu

Executive Committee:
David Standaert, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
David Brown, PT, PhD, Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Science predoctoral program
Lou Dell'Italia, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine
Amie Brown McLain, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

About the University

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at UAB provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. The NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.

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 or call (205) 934-8762. Or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

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, 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 may also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

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