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Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Birmingham, Alabama
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Date Posted 07/31/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mentor: Bradley K. Yoder, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); Laboratory: 1918 University Blvd. MCLM 689/609

The Yoder Lab at UAB is looking for a highly motivated postdoc interested in applying innovative intravital imaging approaches to understand how cilia defects contribute to cystic kidney disease.This NIH-funded position provides the opportunity to study the function of cilia in the kidney through in vivo imaging approaches incorporating a variety of mouse models and bioreporter systems. The lab is well equipped with multiple microscopes and imaging systems and uses the latest techniques to address biological questions related to cilia formation and function across different tissues. The selected candidate will analyze changes in cilia morphology, determine whether there are changes in signaling and transcriptional activity associated with cilia responsesto flow, injury, and subsequent repair.

More information on the Yoder Lab can be found here:

Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent degree is required. Highly motivated postdoctoral candidates with a strong research background in microscopy, image analysis, molecular biology, tissue culture, cell biology and experience with rodent handling and husbandry are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:  Interested applicants should send application materials to Dr. Brad Yoder at: The application materials should include: a current CV with contact information of at least two references and a brief statement of career goals, research background and interests.


About the University:

UAB is a major research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches UAB is a major 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 the nation. UAB has been ranked the top young university in the United States and the No. 12 young university worldwide in the Times Higher Education 2019 Young University Rankings. The UAB faculty is renowned for its excellence in interdisciplinary research programs.The successful candidates have opportunities to accept education and training in multiple- &interdisciplinary research environment..

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.

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.

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