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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Birmingham, Alabama
 
 
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Date Posted October 21, 2019
Category
Postdoctoral-Medical
Employment Type 1
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Mentor:  Merry-Lynn McDonald, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham,  Email: mldonnelly@uabmc.edu


The laboratory of Dr. Merry-Lynn McDonald in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow. The ideal applicant has a PhD in genetic epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics or genetics and can program in R and at least one scripting language such a Python. Mastery of the English language including strong writing and public speaking skills is required. 

Dr. McDonald’s research emphasis is Network Medicine Approaches to Cachexia in COPD. Other projects in her lab include performing genome-wide association study analysis of data from the Million Veterans Program and genomics analyses using data from TOPMed.  This work is expected to yield several high impact publications. Resources also exist for trainees to develop their own projects.

UAB is a highly collegial and interactive environment. UAB has an active Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) which provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. A Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards is held annually. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment. To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://www.uab.edu.

Birmingham, Alabama is great place to live with warm weather the majority of the year. The city has vibrant live music and restaurant scenes. The cost of living is low and has been ranked the #1 most affordable US city by Forbes. Birmingham is located approximately 3 hours driving to Atlanta or Nashville and approximately 4 hours driving to Florida beaches or New Orleans.

To apply, interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, the names of 3 references addressed to:

 

Merry-Lynn McDonald, MSc, PhD
mmcdonald@uab.edu
 

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family --- friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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