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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Mentor: Dr. Jereme Wilroy, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Post-Doctoral Training Opportunity in Exercise, Sport, and Post-Rehab Research at the University of Alabama Birmingham


A full-time, postdoctoral research fellowship position is available in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. Funding is available for one year, with the possibility for extended funding. If funding is extended beyond the first year, opportunities for focused training and experience in one domain are possible.

Post-Doctoral Researcher to pursue intervention development and implementation to benefit adults with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities. Areas of research include transitioning patients from post-acute rehabilitation to home, cardiometabolic exercise trial, physical activity behavior intervention, and sport science studies. Post-Doctoral Researcher will design, conduct, and evaluate research interventions; analyze and interpret data; perform scientific literature searches; participate in journal clubs, laboratory meetings, and department seminars and activities; assist with training of other lab members; write research papers for publication; present research findings at local, national, or international scientific meetings; apply for postdoctoral fellowships; assists PI with writing and submitting grant proposals to obtain extramural funding in support of research.

Expectations for applicants:

  • Highly motivated candidates with a PhD or equivalent degree in rehabilitation science, kinesiology, exercise physiology, psychology, physical therapy, or occupational therapy are encouraged to apply.
  • Area of prior research experience is flexible but demonstrated experience with adults with spinal cord injury or other non-ambulatory populations is highly desired.
  • Prior experience with recruitment of these populations from clinical and community environments is desired.
  • English fluency is required.

Please submit a curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch and a one-page cover letter detailing research experience and goals during a postdoctoral fellowship. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable, with as soon as possible preferred. Salary commensurate with experience level, following NIH guidance.

Email Jereme Wilroy, Ph.D. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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.

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