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Epigenetics/ metabolism in lung injury and repair
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
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Date Posted August 21, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mentor: Yan Sanders, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: yans@uab.eduVictor Thannickal, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: vthannickal@uabmc.edu

A NIH T32 postdoctoral position of a co-laboratory project in the laboratories of Drs. Yan Sanders and Victor Thannickal at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

This position is to study the epigenetics mechanisms related to metabolic changes in lung injury and repair, and find possible targeted therapeutic methods for pulmonary fibrosis.  We will use established in vivo and in vitro models to explore how dysregulated metabolism alters histone modification and further affects gene expression and cell phenotypes; find novel epigenetic targets for pulmonary fibrosis.

We are looking for motivated candidates with experience in cell culture, molecular biology and hands-on mouse work. Prior experience in epigenetics is not essential. The successful candidate will have opportunity to participate and establish multidisciplinary collaborations and develop lasted genetic technology.     

Interested applicants should apply directly to yans@uab.edu or vthannickal@uabmc.edu by sending (1) a cover letter summarizing research interests and accomplishments, (2) a complete CV with a publication list, and (3) contact information for three references.

About the University:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at UAB provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. The NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.

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.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or call (205) 934-8762. Or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They may also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

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