Welcome from the Director


I am delighted that you have chosen UNMC to pursue your postdoctoral training and I welcome you to the campus. UNMC regards its postdoctoral scholars as one of the main driving forces behind its success in biomedical research. We are committed to offering you an environment conducive to research, which is intellectually rewarding and will help facilitate your transition towards independence in a timely fashion.

The postdoctoral scholars at UNMC are productive; in a survey period between 2005 and 2011, scholars published 672 first author peer-reviewed articles (respondents; 74 PIs). 94% of postdocs surveyed in 2009 regarded the lab environment and mentoring at UNMC to be positive. Scientist Magazine listed UNMC as one of the best campuses for postdoctoral training in their 2010 survey.

This office will serve as a liaison between you and the administration, addressing your training needs, any concerns you may have, and will provide career development opportunities through workshops and seminars. In addition, it is a starting point for information, directions and resources that will make your transition to UNMC easier. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.



Iqbal Ahmad, PhD
Associate Dean, Office of Postdoctoral Education