Mentor Mohanraj Thirumalai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Service Administration. Email: email@example.com
Sponsor: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Duration: Three years
Academic Qualifications: PhD in Disability, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Health Behavior, Health Informatics or related field.
A highly interdisciplinary postdoctoral position is available immediately to join our project focused on developing and testing a technology driven health behavior change program for people with disabilities.
The successful candidate will participate in a funded project that involves people with disabilities, chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions and lung conditions, nutrition, exercise science, health behavior and cutting-edge technological solutions. Key responsibilities include assisting the mentor in implementing the research protocol, conduct qualitative research data collection (focus groups/interviews), data management, perform descriptive data analysis, assist with conference presentations and publications, create new and related research proposals for external funding agencies and primarily responsible for developing one’s own career.
Applicants should demonstrate past research productivity with preference given to candidates with significant publications and interest in grant writing opportunities. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV (with contact information of at least two references) to Dr. Mohanraj Thirumalai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.