Mentor: Rui Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB School of Medicine, email: email@example.com
A postdoctoral position is immediately available at Dr. Rui Zhao’s group in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Research interest of the lab is 1) to study brain cancer and genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis using stem cell models and 2) to study basic biological features of mouse and human stem cells. Some of our recent publications include J Neurooncol. 2019. PMID: 30460631; Cell Rep. 2017. PMID: 29166598; Stem Cell Reports. 2017. PMID: 29141234; Nat Cell Biol. 2017; PMID: 28846095; Stem Cells Dev. 2017; PMID: 27762676.
The successful candidate should be self-motivated, independent, collaborative, and excellent in communication skills. A Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology, genetics, or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences is required. Experience with cell/tissue culture and molecular and cell biology is required. Experience with stem cell research and animal models is preferred.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to:
Dr. Rui Zhao, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.