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Genetics - Dutta Lab
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 06/30/2021
Science-Molecular Biology
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

A postdoctoral position is available in July 2021 to highly motivated candidates to develop an independent research project and obtain training to become an independent Principal Investigator in Academia or Industry. The lab is moving from University of Virginia (http://genome.bioch.virginia.edu/) to University of Alabama in July and will have six other persons already working in the lab. The project will utilize modern molecular and cell biology techniques and mouse models to study the role on noncoding RNAs in cancer. The lab has additional interests in genome stability and genetics of cancers so there is an opportunity for cross-training in these fields.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


Prior experience with tissue culture, animal models, molecular biology skills (DNA/RNA/protein work), cell-based assays and bioinformatics is desirable. Candidates with a Ph.D. in cell/ molecular biology or a related discipline with at least one first-author paper in a respectable journal are encouraged to apply. Candidates thinking of doing a second postdoctoral fellowship may apply.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter detailing research experience and future aspiration and contact details of three references by email to: Anindya Dutta, MD, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics University of Alabama at Birmingham. duttaa@uab.edu

Representative Publications:

Publications from the lab can be seen in: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/genetics/faculty/anindya-dutta-ph-d

Saha S, Kiran M, Kuscu C, Chatrath A, Wotton D, Mayo MW, Dutta A, Long Noncoding RNA DRAIC Inhibits Prostate Cancer Progression by Interacting with IKK to Inhibit NF-κB Activation., 2020; Cancer research. 80(5) 950-963. PMID: 31900260 | PMCID: PMC7056510

Kiran S, Dar A, Singh SK, Lee KY, Dutta A, The Deubiquitinase USP46 Is Essential for Proliferation and Tumor Growth of HPV-Transformed Cancers., 2018; Molecular cell. 72(5) 823-835.e5. PMID: 30415951 | PMCID: PMC6294304

Lee KY, Im JS, Shibata E, Dutta A, ASF1a Promotes Non-homologous End Joining Repair by Facilitating Phosphorylation of MDC1 by ATM at Double-Strand Breaks., 2017; Molecular cell. 68(1) 61-75.e5. PMID: 28943310

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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