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Mentor: Dr. Tanecia Mitchell, Department of Urology

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position Available

A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Tanecia Mitchell in the Department of Urology at UAB. The mission of the Mitchell laboratory is to investigate the significance of immunometabolism in disease using basic science and translational research approaches. In particular, we aim to understand the role of mitochondria, oxidative stress, and inflammation in immune cells using state-of-the art techniques. Our goal is to understand mechanisms contributing to kidney stone formation and to identify therapies to prevent stone formation. Our lab is extramurally-funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The ideal candidate should have research experience using cell culture models and mouse models. Expertise in immunology, cell biology, flow cytometry, bioinformatics, gene editing, and molecular biology are highly desirable. The applicant will have the opportunity to gain extensive training in clinical trials and human dietary feeding studies.

Responsibilities will include designing and performing experiments that support multiple research projects, analyzing and presenting data, assisting/mentoring other lab members, writing and publishing research articles, applying for postdoctoral funding opportunities, and presenting at national or international meetings. The applicant will also gain training in project management and professional development.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates interested in this position should be enthusiastic, highly motivated, independent, and have excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. They should also be able to multi-task, pay attention to details, and work effectively within a team.
  • Must be willing to work with human clinical samples and
  • PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or a related field.

If interested, please contact Tanecia Mitchell, PhD at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide the following information:  

  • Updated CV
  • A brief statement of research experiences/interests and career goals.
  • Contact information for 3 references. References will not be contacted until after initial discussions with the candidate.


Lab Information 


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. 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 Office of Postdoctoral Education 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.

About the University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with over 26,000 employees and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks 14 UAB graduate programs among the nation’s top 25 and 10 UAB specialties were ranked among the nation’s top 50 in the magazine’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals report. UAB research grants and awards are at a record high, exceeding $527 million in FY18, including $320 million in NIH funding for FY18. UAB ranks 31st among all universities in federal research funding and 15th among public universities. UAB's NIH funding continues to grow among peer institutions in the Southeast and beyond, with the university ranking 20th among all universities in NIH funding and eighth among public universities. The UAB Heersink School of Medicine is ranked 21st among medical schools in NIH funding and eighth among public medical schools.

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 opens a new website, call (205) 934-8762, or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

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