Mentor:  Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, SC711 Sparks Center, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0017. Email: ydwivedi@uab.edu

Post-Doctoral Position in Molecular Neurobiology of Mood Disorders

The laboratory of Mood Disorders and Translational Research is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow to study the molecular neurobiology of major depression using animal models, human postmortem brain, and peripheral blood cells. The major focus of this research is to characterize the role of miRNAs, long non-coding RNAs, and epigenetic modifications in this disorder. Applicants having a strong background in molecular and cellular biology, DNA/RNA sequencing and bioinformatics will be preferred. The candidate is expected to work independently and should have strong written and oral communication skills. Candidates with a recent Ph.D. degree and experience in the above mentioned disciplines should apply with a CV, statement of research interest, and a list of three references to:

Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D.
Elesabeth Ridgely Shook Endowed Chair in Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Translational Research
UAB Mood Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
SC711 Sparks Center
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0017
Email: ydwivedi@uab.edu

Salary is commensurate with National Institute of Health guidelines for Postdoctoral researchers.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

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.