Mentor: Kasturi Mitra, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kaul 740B, 705 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294-0024, (205) 996-4178,

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Mito-Lab, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The candidate will examine: a) if and how mitochondrial structural changes (due to fission and fusion events) impact mitochondrial functions, specifically energy production, in real time; b) the role of mitochondrial fission and fusion molecules in carcinogenesis. The project will majorly involve advanced high resolution live cell confocal microscopy. The postdoctoral position is offered for 2 to 5 years depending on the productivity of the candidate.

The well-motivated candidate is required to have basic microscopy training and good communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in mitochondrial biology and have demonstrated their ability to work independently.

Interested individuals are encouraged to email their CVs (with a cover letter) including contact information of 3 references to:

Kasturi Mitra, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics (Primary)
Department of Cell Developmental and Integrative Biology, CDIB, (Secondary)
School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Scientist in UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Scientist in UAB Free Radical Biology Center
Scientist in UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center

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‚Äôs 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.