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B210201 - Department of Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 06/30/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The applicant should be familiar with concepts in some of these areas: cellular & molecular biology, oncology, and immunology and animal handling or other related experience. This position will require advance knowledge and capability to exercise independent judgment when carrying out research activities and performing non-routine and complex laboratory projects. An advanced knowledge of pancreatic diseases and pancreatic cancer biology is preferred but not mandatory.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform laboratory responsibilities related to the assigned projects that include cell culture, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology related to cancer biology. Schedule and perform experiments in research laboratory.
  • Ability to troubleshoot research projects both at the scientific and technical levels, interpret and analyze experimental data and maintain accurate records. May need to develop, adopt and implement new lab procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of data and figures for manuscripts and for scientific presentations using Power Point and other graphics software as needed.
  • Ability to establish animal models related to assigned projects in full compliance with UAB regulation.
  • Present data in laboratory meetings and other venues.
  • Ensure and document laboratory adherence to safety standards, especially in the use of hazardous items.
  • Assist with the implementation of new program and initiatives.
  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance responsibilities like performing mouse genotyping, ordering and restocking supplies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D., M.D/Ph.D. (in Microbiology and Immunology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Oncology or other related field) or M.D. (or equivalent, e.g. M.B.B.S) is required. Computer skills required; Power Point and other graphics software as preferred. Excellent skills in English (both verbal and written) required.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and their CV to

Kaitlin Taylor Richardson


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 some 25,000 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 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 or call (205) 934-8762. Or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

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