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Department of Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 06/30/2021
Postdoctoral-Health Sciences
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mentor: Jianhua Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, UAB School of Medicine,

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Jianhua Zhang to test the hypothesis that strategies that enhance lysosomal function decrease α-synuclein fibril induced pathological α-synuclein accumulation and neurodegeneration in vivo. This requires 2 year commitment and may be extended based on where the research is at the end of the 2nd year. We use genetic, molecular, imaging and cell biological/biochemical approaches to perform mechanistic and translational studies on autophagy-lysosomal pathway and its contribution to diseases. For previous research, see:

Candidates should have a MD, MD. Ph.D. or Ph.D. degree. The ideal applicants should have demonstrated research productivity during PhD training, experience in immunohistochemistry and animal models, highly motivated, the ability to work in a team environment, strong written and communication skills. Interested candidate please send a CV along with statement of research interests, career goals and contact information for three references to:

Jianhua Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
BMRII 534 | 901 19th street South | Birmingham, AL 35294
205-996-5153 |

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.

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