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G200701- Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 06/30/2021
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mentor: Vivek Nanda, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL,

The Nanda Lab in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with a background in cardiovascular biology or similar field. The candidates will join a lab implementing a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches to identify the molecular mechanisms associated with a wide range of cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis, aneurysm and peripheral artery disease.

The duties will include but are not limited to: designing and executing complex experiments, developing new methods, collecting data, critically interpreting results and participating in the preparation of grant applications and manuscripts.

The candidates will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, an opportunity to benefit from strong collaborations and receive additional mentoring from established faculty including Drs. Rakesh Patel and Yabing Chen.

Candidates must have

  • PhD degree in life sciences or related disciplines

  • Strong hands on experience in cell biology, molecular biology as well as animal handling techniques

  • Excellent written and communication skills

Additional qualifications (not required) include

  • Knowledge in bioinformatics and genomics

  • Experience with gene editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9

Vivek Nanda is committed to maintaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment in the lab.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and contact information of 3 References directly to Prof. Vivek Nanda at

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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