J13180-Molecular and Cellular Pathology

Mentor:  Shannon M. Bailey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, sbailey@uab.edu 

A postdoc position is available to study the molecular mechanisms involved in alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.  Highly motivated individuals with a background in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and/or metabolism are encouraged to apply.  Required skills include protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis, western blotting, qRT-PCR, IMHC, cell culture, and small animal experience.  Please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and a list of 3 references with contact information to:  Shannon M. Bailey, PhD, sbailey@uab.edu

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