• Description
  • Mentors

The Section on Statistical Genetics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications from statistical and other cardiovascular scientists for postdoctoral positions in Statistical Genetics pertaining to Heart, Lung, and Blood phenotypes. Starting dates are open and flexible. Appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for another year depending on productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, but in all cases equals or exceeds the minimum NIH post-doctoral stipend. Applicants with a strong background in statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology or cardiovascular disease research are given preference.

The training program is designed for post-doctoral trainees who have received a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr.P.H., D.N.Sc., or equivalent degree in the basic sciences, from an accredited domestic or foreign institution; the program is for those who seek training at the interface between statistics and cardiovascular diseases.  Criteria for selection include: a demonstrated research ability in statistics or a relevant scientific discipline, interest and (to a lesser degree) experience in project areas, strength in computation, proficiency in verbal and written communication, and a genuine commitment to methodological and cross-disciplinary research in quantitative genetics.

Women, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Section on Statistical Genetics at UAB currently has 10 faculty members and 3 post-doctoral fellows. The Department of Biostatistics has 20 faculty members. For more information on the Section on Statistical Genetics, please visit our Website at http://www.ssg.uab.edu

The Application should consist of a brief letter of interest containing addresses, telephone number(s) and US citizenship or US permanent residency status (required for NHLBI T32 training programs); names of three of references, a full CV, and a one-page statement of interest. Please submit the application to:

Hemant K. Tiwari, Ph.D.
Professor & Head, Section on Statistical Genetics
Department of Biostatistics, RPHB 420C
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1665 University Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0022
Phone: 205-975-9298
Fax: 205-975-2541
Email: statgenetics@uab.edu


University of Alabama at Birmingham 5th in the Nation: The Scientist's "US Academic Institutions Best Places to Work" survey (Nov. 2008). Postdocs cite career development & networking opportunities as strengths (Mar. 2008).


Categories of Mentors:

  1. Core Faculty Mentors: Full-time, senior faculty who may be act as a primary mentor in the fellowship program.
  2. Statistical Genetics-Focused Support Mentors: Junior faculty in the Biostatistics department who may act as co-mentors.
  3. HLB-Focused Support Faculty: Well-established scientists at UAB whose research is squarely in the Heart, Lung, & Blood research areas who may act as co-mentors.
Core Faculty Mentors Statistical Genetics-Focused Support Mentors HLB-Focused Support Faculty
  1. Tiwari, Hemant, PhD
    - Program Director
  2. Beasley, T. Mark, PhD
    - Associate Professor
  3. Fernandez, Jose, PhD
    - Associate Professor
  4. Liu, Nianjun, PhD
    - Associate Professor
  5. Redden, David, PhD
    - Associate Professor
  6. Yi, Nengjun, PhD
    - Professor
  1. Cui, Xiangqin, PhD
    - Assistant Professor
  2. Howard, George, DrPh
    - Professor
  1. Ambalavanan, Namasivayam, MD
    - Professor
  2. Anantharamaiah, G., PhD
    - Professor
  3. Bailey, Shannon, PhD
    - Professor
  4. Bailey, William, MD
    - Professor Emeritus
  5. Ballinger, Scott W., PhD
    - Professor
  6. Blalock, Edwin J., MD
    - Professor
  7. Calhoun, David, MD
    - Professor
  8. Chatham, John, DPhil
    - Professor
  9. Darley-Usmar, Victor, PhD
    - Professor
  10. De Luca, Maria, PhD
    - Associate Professor
  11. Dell'Italia, Louis J., MD
    - Professor
  12. Glasser, Stephen, MD
    - Program Clinical Advisor
  13. Gupta, Himanshu, MBBS
    - Associate Professor
  14. Limdi, Nita, MD
    - Professor
  15. Oparil, Suzanne, MD
    - Professor
  16. Patel, Rakesh P., PhD
    - Professor
  17. Safford, Monika, MD
    - Inaugural Endowed Professor/Assistant Dean
  18. Schwiebert, Lisa, PhD
    - Associate Professor
  19. Segrest, Jere, MD/PhD
    - Professor
  20. Thannickal, Victor, MD
    - Professor
  21. Townes, Tim M., PhD
    - Professor