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Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
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Date Posted February 13, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mentor: Ravi Bhatia MD, Director, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, email: rbhatia@uabmc.edu.

A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr Ravi Bhatia MD for studies of mechanisms of leukemia stem cell transformation, growth regulation and drug resistance, and development of novel approaches to target leukemia stem cells.

Specific areas of investigation relate to interface between altered microenvironmental, metabolic and epigenetic mechanisms in altered growth and drug resistance of leukemia stem cells. Relevant laboratory publications include Cancer Cell, 2012 21: 266, Cancer Cell, 2012 21:577, Cell Stem Cell 2014 15:431, and J Clin Invest 2016 126(3):975.

An MD or PhD degree or foreign equivalent is required. A candidate with a strong background in molecular and cell biology, and experience in studying primary human and murine hematopoietic stem cells will be preferred. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

The UAB NCI-funded 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 pleasant, metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, and low cost of living.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae with the names of three references to Ravi Bhatia MD, Director, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, email: rbhatia@uabmc.edu.


Postdoc Awards and Benefits 

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 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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