We are currently seeking creative, motivated, and inquisitive individuals at various career stages.


Interested undergraduate students at UAB or in the Birmingham area should contact Dr. Worthey (lworthey@uab.edu) directly for information on positions available. We are interested in students coming from both the Biology side and from Computer Science/Data Science/Statistics. We can offer a variety of projects ranging from software development through data analytics, to biomedical research.


Individuals interested in a PhD from UAB who have a strong background in biomedical science, computational biology, or bioinformatics should apply directly to the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) program, an umbrella program that houses eight distinct research themes. This includes the Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinformatics (GGB) theme, which most directly correlates to the work underway in CGDS.

Current UAB GBS graduate students should contact Dr. Worthey (lworthey@uab.edu) directly for information about lab rotations. The lab hopes to add 2 additional graduate students in 2020-2021. Funding for these positions is secured.

We are also interested in considering MSc students for positions within the lab. Interested students should contact Dr. Worthey (lworthey@uab.edu) directly for information about these types of positions.

We are also interested in partnering with our colleagues in Computer Science to train graduate students from within the computer and data science fields to work on biomedical applications and would be happy to explore possible positions in that area.


Individuals seeking a postdoctoral position should contact Dr. Worthey (lworthey@uab.edu) directly providing a resume, a brief research statement outlining both past and future research directions, and the contact information for references. Ideal postdoctoral candidates will demonstrate a dedication to research, be highly motivated and willing to learn new approaches, have a can-do attitude, and be willing to contribute to the integrity and motivation of the team.