Mentor: Ganesh V Halade, PhD, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham located at 703, 19th Street South, ZRB 310A, Birmingham, AL 35294-0007 Telephone: (205) 996-4139 Fax: (205) 996-4006 E-mail: ganeshhalade@uabmc.edu

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual in the Department of medicine, division of cardiovascular disease to study resolution of inflammation in heart failure pathology after heart attack. Studies will focus on neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages and fibroblast to interrogate cell-signalling mechanisms in primary cells using molecular biology. Mechanistic studies will be coupled with tests of physiological measurements after surgically induced myocardial infarction in a survival mouse model. Current translational research experiments will be assayed by flow cytometry, gene array, histology and immunohistochemistry. Surgical, echocardiography, and histology skills are not immediately required, but essential can be learned during the course of studies. A fundamental training in molecular biology is required. The successful candidate will employ in vitro and in vivo models to examine the roles of lipid mediators in post-myocardial infarction and cardiac remodeling. Responsibilities will include maintenance of complete laboratory records, lab animal experiments and execution of experimental procedures, preparation of manuscripts and presentations at internal and national meetings as required.


Qualification:
The applicants must have a Ph.D. in biomedical science or other related disciplines, with strong background/expertise in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, cell biology, and cardiac physiology. Expertise in cell culture are highly desirable, handling of laboratory animals, minor animal surgery are beneficial, but not necessary. Expertise with basic techniques utilizing DNA, RNA, protein, and tissue culture is required. Candidate need to demonstrate independence and the ability to communicate.

If interested please send a CV, names of three references, and a description of research interests and career goals (1 page) to: Keri Nelson at kerid@uab.edu

Postdoc Awards and Benefits 

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 OPE 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.