Mentor: Qin Wang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham,  Telephone: (205)996-5099; Email:

Postdoctoral position available immediately to study regulation of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. In particular, the project focuses on regulation of amyloid precursor protein trafficking and processing by alpha2-adrenergic receptor signaling using cellular and animal models as well as human samples. Highly motivated candidates with biochemistry, cell biology and neurobiology backgrounds are preferred.  Interested applicants should email CV and contacts of three references to Qin Wang, M.D., Ph.D. (    

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.