H13019—Genetics

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Mentor:  Keshav K. Singh, PhD, Joy and Bill Harbert Endowed Chair, Professor of Genetics, Pathology and Environmental Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, KAUL 620, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-00024, mito@uab.edu


POST DOC POSITIONS: MITOCHONDRIA, OXPHOS AND CANCER  

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Genetics, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and Center for Free Radical Biology at University of Alabama, Birmingham. Our group has a longstanding interest in understanding role of oxidative stress, mitochondria-to-nucleus retrograde cross talk, mitochondria-induced nuclear genomic instability and mitochondrial genetics in tumorigenesis and other human diseases.

We have excellent academic environment and research facilities at the Department of Genetics, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and Center for Free Radical Biology. UAB is a major research university and academic health center that offers a highly interactive scientific environment with state-of-the-art research and core facilities and multidisciplinary work environment. The Department of Genetics fosters collaboration with other basic science as well as clinical departments and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The candidate is expected to be self-motivated, resourceful and should have a recently obtained Ph. D. degree. Those with interest and experience in mitochondrial biology, biogenesis, oxidative phosphorylation and genetics, epigenetics such as DNA methylation and transgenic mouse and cell culture models of cancer and/or human diseases are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate must have experience in mitochondrial techniques, OXPHOS enzymatic assays, cell culture, and standard molecular and epigenetic techniques including cloning, real time PCR, transfection, Southern, Northern and Western analysis and immunoprecipitation. The candidate with experience in tumorigenesis assay such as soft agar, matrigel invasion and mouse xenograft are also preferred. The successful candidate is expected to design and perform experiments and interpret data independently.

Interested applicants should email (in pdf format) a cover letter with the description of research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references tomito@uab.edu. The cover letter should be addressed to: 

Keshav K. Singh, Ph.D., Joy and Bill Harbert Endowed Chair, Professor of Genetics, Pathology and Environmental Health, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, KAUL 620, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0024  

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to ethnic and cultural diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Applications from women and ethnic minorities are encouraged.

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