Postdoctoral Position at the School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
The stipend will be commensurate with experience according to the NIH guidelines.
July 04 2019
Postdoctoral Position in Dr. Yi-Ping Li's Lab
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Postdoctoral Position at the School of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

NIH funded post-doctoral fellowship available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Yi-Ping Li. We are seeking two highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative postdoctoral fellows to join our lab located in the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. The postdoctoral fellows will join a dynamic multidisciplinary research team focused on solving the mechanisms and pathogeneses of aging and inflammation related diseases using a combination of both experimental biology and quantitative approaches. The stipend will be commensurate with experience according to the NIH guidelines.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a recent or upcoming PhD or MD/PhD degree. A strong record of peer-reviewed publications with at least one first-author paper published in high impact journals in related fields is essential. Candidates should have an excellent work ethic, initiative, time management skills, and be well-organized and self-motivated, with the ability to work independently, publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and collaborate with other team members. Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills, and strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities. 

Candidates should have research experience and a strong research background in at least one of the following areas: 

  1. Genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and cell signaling
  2. Mouse models of skeletal diseases and Metabolic diseases, stem cell biology, tissue regeneration, and CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing
  3. Computational biology, bioinformatics, and biostatistics, including analyses of RNA-seq data, ChIP-seq data, and proficient in statistical and programming languages
  4. Epigenetics, transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation, RNA biology and protein structure biology
  5. Aging biology, immunology, inflammation diseases and cancer immunotherapy

About UAB and UAB Medical School

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine is located in Birmingham, Alabama. UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.  UAB was ranked in the top 20 for NIH funding. This year the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) was ranked as the #1 Young U.S. university/Top Young University in the U.S. (50 years or younger)  in Times Higher Education’s university rankings for the second consecutive year. In the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine was ranked in the top 30 of medical schools in the USA.


About the Laboratory 

Dr. Yi-Ping Li’s lab has multiple research interests, including skeletal biology and age-related diseases; Innate/adaptive immune systems, and autoimmunity and inflammatory diseases; tumorigenesis and cancer immunotherapy; dental, bone, and craniofacial development and related diseases; cellular signal transduction mechanisms; and epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of gene expression. The lab has published research papers in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Genes & Development, Nucleic Acids Research, and PNAS. The lab is well funded with NIH grants and is committed to fostering a collaborative environment to promote creative scientific research and the career development of each lab member. Please see more information by visiting Dr. Li’s webpage: Yi-Ping Li

How to Apply:

Two positions are open immediately until filled. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for 3 references including your Ph.D. mentor, and a letter describing your research experience and interests to :, Dr. Yi-Ping Li, Jay McDonald Endowed Professor, School of Medicine (SOM), Department of Pathology.

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 veterans and individuals with disabilities.