F11002—Lung Biology and Translational Medicine

Mentor:  Dr. Victor J. Thannickal, Professor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd. THT-422, Birmingham, AL  35294-0006.  Telephone:  (205) 975-6376  Fax:  (205) 934-1721; Email:  vjthan@uab.edu


Lung Biology and Translational Medicine

Contact:

Division Director:  Victor J. Thannickal, M.D., Professor of Medicine,  Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine  Mailing Address:  UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine  1900 University Blvd. THT-422, Birmingham, AL  35294-0006  Telephone:  (205) 975-6376  Fax:  (205) 934-1721; Email:  vjthan@uab.edu

Postdoctoral Position Available

Postdoctoral positions funded through a T32 training grant are currently available to MD and PhD prepared trainees for careers in clinical and translational, and basic research in lung biology and medicine with a focus on stem cells and mechanisms of tissue repair and regeneration.

Research projects include studies in the pathophysiology and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and chronic airway inflammation; basic mechanisms in cell signaling, including biomechanical and biochemical effects of the extracellular matrix; molecular and cellular mechanisms of stem cell differentiation/fate and tissue response to injury; pathophysiology and treatment of chronic lung disease, free radicals, oxidative injury and antioxidants in pulmonary diseases.

Application Requirements:  The candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.  Candidate must have a M.D. or Ph.D. degree.  The position is available for 2-3 years, with additional opportunities for future funding.  Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to a academic research career.  Individuals are invited to send a current CV, a letter indicating an interest and describing research accomplishments and plans, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Victor J. Thannickal, E-mail: vjthan@uab.edu

Funding Available:  Amount of award is dependent on the applicant’s experience and follows NIH guidelines

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