Postdoctoral Training

Joseph Terrell Smith Jr., PhD.

Joseph Terrell Smith Jr., PhD, conducts research in the lab of Laurie K. Read, PhD. “Dr. Read has allowed me to mature as a scientist and to begin developing my own research ideas that were distinct from her own,” Smith says.

We give you the postdoctoral experiences you need to meet your career goals and advance to the next stage of your career.

Extend Your Expertise and Training

If you want to build on your accomplishments while exploring new avenues of research, we offer outstanding opportunities in broad areas of microbiology and immunology.

We give you:

You will help solve research problems, design methodologies and perform experiments. Your work will help advance research with the strong potential to attract and maintain grant funding.

We engage you as a key player on our research teams. You will:

  • prepare material for publication in scholarly journals
  • help write funding proposals and applications
  • present research results
  • participate in seminars, high-profile regional conferences and national and international professional forums
  • teach undergraduates in the classroom and one-on-one in the lab 

We encourage you to make the most of your time with us. We will help you determine the career path that best matches your ambitions and encourage you to explore and develop your interests.

Opportunities for Collaboration

You will have opportunities to participate in our established, collaborative projects, learning from experts in the following areas:

Collaborate With Experts Across Disciplines

You also will be able to begin building your own collaborative networks across disciplinary boundaries.

Your faculty mentor may involve you in collaborations with:

Bridge to a Successful Future

With your initiative and our guidance, you will gain the competitive edge you need to build an impressive CV and develop expertise for the long term.

You will contribute to your lab’s publications, scientific presentations and overall success.

We also encourage you to pursue your own independent research and support your efforts to obtain funding and fellowships.

Our postdoctoral scholars have a good track record of securing extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.

They have progressed to productive careers in academia, private industry and government.

Build Broader Connections

We encourage you to connect with postdoctoral scholars throughout the university and the nation. We give you many resources and platforms to network with the scientific community and grow as a researcher and an educator. 

Through UB’s Office of Postdoctoral Scholars and the UB Postdoc Association, you can take advantage of:

  • an annual postdoctoral research symposium where you can share your research and compete for awards
  • monthly Research in Progress peer-to-peer presentations
  • professional development training to build teaching, communication and other career-boosting skills
  • membership in the National Postdoctoral Association

Financial Support and Benefits

  • nationally competitive salary, based on experience and expertise (may be negotiable)
  • full benefits package for postgraduate associates, including health care insurance

How to Apply

  • Contact the faculty member you are interested in working with
  • Search UB Jobs for “Researcher” positions or the keyword “postdoctoral”