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Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
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Date Posted June 29, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Sushant Bhatnagar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Alabama at Birmingham, sushantbhatnagar@uabmc.edu 
A postdoctoral position is immediately available within the basic, translational, and preclinical research program of the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism to study islet biology with the focus on understanding the regulation of insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells. The successful candidate will utilize knockout mouse models, molecular, pharmacological, and imaging approaches to decipher the signaling pathways in physiology, pathophysiology, and pathology states. The scope of this project also allows for the use of knockout mouse models to understand regulated secretion from non-beta cells in the disease states. Background in energy metabolism/secretory processes/islet biology is highly desirable. Prior experience in animal handling, cell culture, cloning, protein- and molecular-based assays is essential. Candidates with a Ph.D. in cell/molecular biology/physiology/pharmacology or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. Enthusiastic and highly-motivated candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter detailing research experience, and contact information of three references to Sushant Bhatnagar (Email: sushantbhatnagar@uabmc.edu)


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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