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Department of Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Birmingham, Alabama
 
 
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Date Posted 09/24/2019
Category
Postdoctoral-Other
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Mentor:  Dr. Malay Basu, Assistant Professor, Division of Informatics, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, WP P220, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249-7331.  Telephone:  (205) 934-5251 ; Email:  malay@uab.edu 

The Computational Genomics Lab at the Division of Informatics in the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications for postdoctoral positions in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics. The candidate will work in various projects in computational genomics, comparative and evolutionary genomics, according to his/her preference. The candidate will play key roles in shaping the scientific environment and computational infrastructure of the division and will be expected to apply for research grants both to the US and agencies abroad. He/she will also help in teaching junior colleagues. Starting dates are open and flexible.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in relevant disciplines with strong background in quantitative sciences. Biological background is not essential. Programming skill in one programming language, such as C/C++, Perl/Python, or Java is must. R/Matlab experiences are desirable. Independent thinking, strong motivation and problem-solving skills are must. Criteria for selection include demonstrated research ability with publications in peer-reviewed journals, proven ability to independently develop research projects and strength in verbal and written communication skills.

Interested candidate should send a brief abstract of research interest, curriculum vitae with publication list, and names and contact addresses of three references to:

Malay Kumar Basu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Email: malay@uab.edu

The Division of Informatics at UAB was created January 2011 in the Department of Pathology. For more information on the Division of Informatics, please visit our Website 

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
ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages
applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. "A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment."Mentor:  Joanne E. Murphy-Ullrich, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Co-Director, BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Center, VH G001, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0019, Email:murphy@uab.edu

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, PhD, in the Department of Pathology at the Alabama at Birmingham. Our research examines the role of the endoplasmic reticulum stress protein calreticulin in regulating TGF-beta signaling and fibrosis through control of calcium-dependent signaling. This position is funded by a new grant to study the role of calreticulin in TGF-beta signaling in the kidney proximal tubule under diabetic conditions. The applicant will be expected to examine in vitro mechanisms of calreticulin-TGF-beta regulation under high glucose and oxidant conditions and also to perform in vivo studies using several novel mouse models of diabetic nephropathy. 

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D., or equivalent. Priority will be given to qualified candidates with a strong background in cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, animal models, and diabetes-related research. The candidate will be expected to write manuscripts and present his/her work at scientific meetings and assist with training of graduate level personnel in the lab. Salary (with benefits) will follow NIH guidelines commensurate with training and experience. Competitive applicants should have a proven track record with publications and the potential for career development. UAB is a highly collegial and interactive environment that has an active Office of Post-doctoral Education which provides mentoring and career guidance in addition to that provided by the mentor.

If interested, please send a letter describing your research experience/interest/future career goals, your CV, and contact information for three references electronically to murphy@uab.edu.

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